Colorado principal promotes tutoring program for “Students of Color”

Nothing to see here, it’s all a misunderstanding. Andre Pearson, the principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora, Colo. sent out a  letter promoting an after-school tutoring program open only to students of color. How do you think that went over?

Why is Pearson not on suspension or fired? If this was a tutoring program and the principal opened up a tutoring program exclusive to white students in Hartford, how do you think it would go over?

“I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox, who is white. Cox’s 10-year-old daughter needs tutoring. After receiving the notice, other parents complained to the school’s principal, Andre Pearson.

“We have come so far in all of these years to show everybody that everyone is equal, that everyone should be treated equally … this is a form of bullying,” Cox said.

Of course, the school district is now claiming it was all a big mistake. The principal made a mistake.

If you don’t watch the video, you’ll miss the audio of the voicemail Pearson left for Nicole Cox.

This is Andre Pearson. It’s focused for and designed for children of color, but certainly, if we have space for other kids who have needs, we can definitely meet those needs.

Notice that the program is “focused for and designed for children of color.” What the hell does that mean? Are we now creating different curriculum for students that have different skin color? Will the media ask what’s different about this program as compared to a regular after school tutor program?

Pearson’s welcome statement at the Mission Viejo Elementary school website reads in part…

I want to ensure that our students have the best academic and social environment from the time they step into the building until the time they leave.

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  1. Lynn on February 15, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Where is the ACLU when you need them?

  2. JBS on February 15, 2013 at 7:27 am


  3. Dimsdale on February 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Of course, on the other side of the coin the parents of the “students of color” should be outraged because the principal, and by representation, the school, thinks the “students of color” need the tutoring more than the “students of not color”, i.e. they are less intelligent.? Either way, it is more liberal racist claptrap disguised as “diversity”.
    As an aside, how is “student of color” different from “colored students”?? What defines “color” anyway?? Should light colored blacks get less attention than darker colored blacks?? Are Asians included in the “color” definition?
    Inclusion is the new exclusion.

    • Lynn on February 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm


    • stinkfoot on February 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Sounds like a “shady” policy.? Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    • Dimsdale on February 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      I hope this story doesn’t “color” your thinking!? 😉

  4. Eric on February 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I’m red with rage! ?Stinkin’ liberals. Just when you think they couldn’t get any lower, one of them goes and lowers the bar… again!?

  5. ricbee on February 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    A principal being this stupid is hard to imagine.

  6. PatRiot on February 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Bigot: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.?? source –
    PatRiots revisionist dictionary.?Bigot: synonym?- progressive politician/activist.

    • ricbee on February 19, 2013 at 12:05 am


  7. dennis on February 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I just wanted to make the point that “white” is a color.? Unless the revisionists have made it not a color. If I were any of these persons of color (including white)?I would ask the principal for a clarification so he would have to go on the record.?This is the low info people that elected this empty suit twice, and they don’t even know they are low info voters.


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