June 24, 2019
A survey measuring white privilege was reportedly distributed at the Life Sciences Secondary School, a school with almost no white students, on the Upper East Side in New York.
The “White Privilege Exercise” was found last week by a city worker on a bulletin board near the high school principal’s office, according to Republican city Councilman Joseph Borelli of Staten Island, the New York Post reported Sunday.
It is unknown who posted the survey or why it was posted.
“What could even be the purpose of this in a school that has so few white students? Is it to inflame tensions and single out?” Borelli said.
“Given the school’s abominable test and college readiness scores, perhaps the chancellor should be concerned that they are not teaching enough math and English,” he continued.
Of the 520 students at the high school, 3% are white, 16% were able to pass college prep level courses and 36% graduated at a “college ready” status, according to the Post.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 5:54 am