Minneapolis Teachers Union Contract Says White Teachers First to Go in Case of Layoffs

Aww hell ah!

What did white people even do? What is the accusation?

The College Fix:

A Minneapolis teachers union contract states white teachers will be laid off or reassigned before educators of color if a reduction in staff is initiated, Alpha News reports.

The Star Tribune reports the “seniority-disrupting language” in the policy is rare among school districts across the nation, and at least one Constitutional law attorney has called the contract’s proviso a violation of the Constitution and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

But the moved is billed as a way to retain teachers of color by those who support it.

“It can be a national model, and schools in other states are looking to emulate what we did,” Edward Barlow, a member of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers executive board, told the Star Tribune. “Even though it doesn’t do everything that we wanted it to do, it’s still a huge move forward for the retention of teachers of color.”

The policy is reportedly the result of a new collective bargaining agreement reached between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Minneapolis Public Schools to end a strike during the spring.

Greta Callahan, the president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers

Alpha News, which obtained a copy of the agreement, reported Aug 14:

One of the proposals dealt with “educators of color protections.” The agreement states that if a non-white teacher is subject to excess, MPS must excess a white teacher with the “next least” seniority.

“Starting with the Spring 2023 Budget Tie-Out Cycle, if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the District shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population,” the agreement reads.

According to the United Federation of Teachers, “excessing” means “reducing staff in a particular school when there is a reduction in the number of available positions in a title or license area in that school.”

The agreement adds that non-white teachers, as well as those working in various programs, “may be exempted from district-wide layoff[s] outside seniority order.” The agreement also prioritizes the reinstatement of teachers from “underrepresented populations” over white teachers.

The policy, however, is a violation of the Constitution and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, according to Washington D.C.-based attorney and education watchdog Hans Bader.

It’s obviously a violation of the Civil Rights Act, and it just shows that the Civil Rights Act was always a hoax. Whites are already being racially discriminated against all over the place and none of the courts are doing anything about it. I don’t even know why the courts would need to interpret anything – it seems like prosecutors could just bring charges against anyone openly saying they’re going to violate the law in this way. It should not be controversial that this is illegal.

The Civil Rights Act itself should be repealed. That’s the best option. If these people want to ban whites from working, whites should be allowed to start their own companies without brown people.