They really do think that racism is good.
Apparently, the RI Foundation’s racist pay boost for Providence teachers of the right race is not the only policy of its type in the country. This is in Minnesota:
The Mankato School Board voted unanimously earlier this month for a policy that may grant additional pay exclusively to non-white teachers.
The board is chaired by Jodi Sapp, who previously came under fire for requiring concerned parents to dox themselves in order to comment on school matters. Under her leadership, the board voted to amend district policy so that non-white teachers only may receive “additional stipends” to become mentors to other non-white colleagues. The new policy will also have the district “placing American Indian educators at sites with other American Indian educators and educators of color at sites with other educators of color.”
One cannot avoid the conclusion that in both cases, those involved genuinely believe that racist policies are good. The challenge of reaching such people is the same as it has been throughout history.