Students of a Minnesota high school walked out of class last week after their principal was heard attacking straight white people.
The students complained that “you’re only allowed to speak your mind if you agree with the administration” as they blasted Farmington High School Assistant Principal Laura Wagner after she eliminated the school’s class king and queen because the titles weren’t “inclusive” enough, per BizPacReview.
Principal Wagner sent an email to staffers announcing the end of the king and queen titles saying that the school’s “presence looks like…as we switch to royalty instead of a king and queen.”
Wagner spoke of how faculty Tiffany Fearing was concerned about the “wellbeing” of students.
“Per usual we have some keyboard warriors who are making Tiffany concerned about student wellbeing. I think her concerns are valid and I want to make sure we are showing up for her and our students,” Wagner wrote. “This would be a great time to use your straight, white, privilege to reassure and support students and staff in doing what they believe is right for our school community.”
When Wagner’s comments were made public, parents were outraged over the anti-white attack. The controversy eventually sent the kids to perform a walkout in protest, per Alpha News.
One student who helped organize the walkout said students were “pretty hyped about” the email.
“I’m at school to learn, not to get political views,” he said, adding that he believes all students are equal.
“You’re only allowed to speak your mind if you agree with the administration,” he continued.
“Wagner is acting like you should be ashamed if you’re straight and white,” said Scott Duellman, a parent of Farmington students. “It’s like she’s saying, ‘You should be ashamed if you don’t stand in our corner,’” he said.
Duellman acknowledged some of the “terrible history” in America but said we should stop the divisive language and move forward.
“We’re past slavery. I was not a part of that. My parents were immigrants. I had nothing to do with it. My kids had nothing to do with it. Yes, this is America, and we’re white. But we shouldn’t be ashamed of something I can’t control,” he said.
Wagner has a history of anti-white hate, Alpha News added.
“Wagner was one of 162 principals statewide who signed the ‘Good Trouble’ pledge in 2020, which aims to “decenter whiteness” in school structures,” the site said.Commentary