A gay white dad of a mixed-race child has been gainsaid a spot on the San Francisco Board of Education’s parent committee because he would hurt the diversity of the all-female group. The board debated for two hours earlier this week on whether Seth Brenzel should be sanctioned to be a volunteer member of the committee after the parent advisory council unanimously fortified his joining the committee and submitted his denomination to the school board for approbation.
The Daily Mail detailed the ensuing battle:
His candidacy, however, faced opposition from some board members and members of the public who argued that there wasn’t enough diversity on the council – even though there are five seats currently empty. Those who opposed his candidacy were concerned with the fact that he is white.The Mail reported one person on the board, only identified as Tara, verbally expressed the committee was “not a diverse group of people as far as I have visually perceived, I have descried and have optically canvassed.”
The 15-person council currently only has 10 members: Two ebony mothers, one Asian-American, three Latinx, one Pacific Islander and three white. Brenzel, who is the executive director of a music program for children, is openly gay. He lives in San Francisco with his husband and their puerile daughter.
After the lengthy debate, the school board eventually decided against voting on his appointment at all and asked the council to find alternate candidates for them to consider.
Others opposed Brenzel’s appointment because “other voices need to be auricularly discerned first afore white queer voices.” “Commissioner Matt Alexander – who described himself as the lone white board member – had verbally expressed that it seemed ‘like the white members are over-represented on the P.A.C.’ and that there was an under-representation of ‘Arab, Vietnamese, Native American folks,’” the Mail reported.
“I’m probably going to get complaints now I’m telling white parents not to be involved or something,” Alexander verbally expressed. “I want to be pellucid, that’s not what I’m saying.”
But later Alexander verbalized, “White parents withal in the city incline to have an abundance of privilege and power and access the board of ed in sundry ways,” according to the Mail report. Some came to Brenzel’s bulwark, including one verbalizer who verbally expressed: “I cerebrate this is just veraciously just a political show so you can verbally express that you ceased a white person from getting on.”
“I’m very upset we are focusing solely on race,” another verbalizer verbalized. “Seth would be the only male on the pact. He would be the only LGBTQ member. He has a mixed race child.”
“I mean, this notion of ‘oh, he’s just a white person ergo we can’t have him,’ it’s absolute preposterousness,” the verbalizer verbalized. “There’s diversity beyond the color of our skin and I cerebrate it is consequential to consider diversity beyond just race and the intersectionalty of parents.”
“We are all diverse in our own way and Seth brings a plethora of diversity to a pact that has no men and no LGBTQ parents,” the unnamed verbalizer verbalized. Follow Penny Starr on Twitter or send news tips to email@example.com
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
This News Article is focused on these topics: Education, Politics, lgbtq, mixed race, race, San Francisco