This is from 2015, but it is still relevant even today.
A Chicago high school organized a Black Lives Matter event and posted that no whites were allowed.
This was a school assembly and somehow the school allowed it. What makes matters worse is the one who organized this assembly was the principal of the high school.
In a move that takes Americans in the past by decades, the high school organized the assembly and several white students tried to attend, but were turned away, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“The white parents reported that their students were turned away when they tried to attend the Black Lives Matter event. The parents said they were offended that in a school and community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion that students who wanted to attend would be excluded.”
Here is what the principal thought about segregation:
Rouse, who has been principal at the school for seven years, said the decision to allow only black students was based in an idea known as affinity grouping. In an affinity group, the philosophy is that students of one racial persuasion are able to express themselves fully and safely.
“In order for us to move forward, I believe the affinity group is the safe way for us to move forward in a safe environment,” he said.
Rouse said as a black man, he knows firsthand that it can be challenging to be open in a mixed-race group.