From Brett Corrigan, the newest Friend of McHenry County Blog. Corrigan is a 16-year old student at Jacobs High School.
District 300 Hires Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Adrian Harries, director of “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for D300” is listed under “Curriculum Development” on the District 300 web site.
Previoiusly, Adrian worked at Evanston public school as principal.
During his time as principal he instructed his staff to segregate in an email.
His email instructed “white” staff to room 126 and “staff of color” to room 226 for a racial-equality agenda for “courageous conversation” so staff could discuss “racial awakening”.
He segregated his staff on two separate occasions or what’s been reported.
According to North Cook News:
This spring alone the students have been subjected to
– a “Privilege Walk,”
-a lecture by a man discussing his life as a transgender Latinx man,
=activities aimed at “unpacking the ‘N-word’” and
-a policy change to curb bullying with “restorative actions” rather than discipline.
Also from the article:
“It’s all about shaming some kids because of their so-called white privilege,” one local parent told North Cook News.
“These programs only lead to even more division.”