California district blacklists white people in invitations for school event

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News

Yesterday, Fox News issued a report revealing that a school district in California held a school-sanctioned event for employees of color, in which the district specifically asked attendees to not invite white people.

The San Fransisco-area-based Acalanes Union High School District held an “equality and inclusion” event on February 8, where the event’s organizers explicitly asked that attendees not invite anyone who is white, due to feelings of “uneasiness and mistrust” from minorities.

Dr. Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, the district director of Student Support Equity and Inclusion, wrote in an email to attendees,

Hello POCC staff, we are ready for our first coming together in 2023. We are looking forward to seeing our people of color in the district. Please invite any employee of color to this event. Be reminded that we have avoided inviting people that are not of color as there remains feelings of uneasiness and mistrust and we need this to be a safe space for our people of color. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

This report was first unearthed by Libs of TikTok.

A local father named Mark Woolway shared his thoughts on the out-of-balance power structure in the school system, one which can result in discriminatory events such as this. He said,

That’s a reflection of this broader problem that there is no diversity of opinions and thoughts. All these school board votes are five to nothing. Again, reflecting this monolithic worldview that is being imposed upon the kids.

Author’s Biblical Analysis

Christians can see the obvious infraction at the hands of this California school district.

While almost all American citizens agree that “traditional” white-against-black racism is sinful, we need to remember that racism in the opposite direction is equally sinful. Many social justice activists would argue that reverse racism and discrimination against whites is “acceptable” and in many cases even encouraged as a form of “reparations to even the scales.”

In scripture, however, we see that vengeance belongs to no one but the Lord.

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.  – Romans 12:19

Additionally, this report highlights a soteriological reminder for us as we consider the criteria for salvation.

Many woke elites, and even some who proclaim to follow Christ, would, by virtue of their arguments and opinions, claim that being a minority is somehow “more virtuous” than being a white person because of the historical evils, perceived or real, perpetrated by white people against minorities.

Not only is this belief inherently racist, but it also undercuts the gospel of grace. Sinners are not saved by their skin color (praise God!); they are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ and Him alone.

When we get to glory, we will witness and join an untold number of saints, from all ages of history. In no way to undercut the real differences between races, and the uniqueness each race brings to the human experience, race will not matter when we are in glory.

All that will matter then is whether you and I, as hell-bound sinners, trusted in the name of Jesus Christ for salvation and received the free gift of eternal life.

Again, this is not to downplay the uniqueness of races, or to try to blot out the real and distinct differences between races. Each race is an example of the creativity and beauty of God’s design, and this uniqueness can be a great reflection of the glory of God.

However, in the final analysis, your race is not what saves you. My race is not what condemns me. We must remember to keep that which is of preeminence at the forefront of our hearts and minds.

Racial unity is not the cure for sin. The grace of Jesus Christ, the Second Adam who makes right everything the First Adam made wrong, is the cure.

Let us always keep the spread of the gospel for the glory of God in the preeminent place in our hearts. At the end of the day, that is all that matters. Consider the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch:

Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.  – Acts 8:35-38