DC Elementary School hosts race based affinity groups for parents and caregivers; email makes clear that all are not welcome


F.S Key Elementary School’s “equity team” sent an email on November 28th, 2021 with information about upcoming “affinity dialogue groups” for parents and caregivers, defined by the school as “brave spaces where everyone in that group shares a particular identity.”

The email makes it clear that the groups are not open to everyone; instead, they explicitly state that “only people who can speak from the “I” or “we” perspective with that particular group can be part of it.” This is a violation of federal law.

Below is the full text of the email that was sent by the school’s equity team; it can also be viewed here as a webpage.

The school’s “equity plan” is below:

The school’s equity page is here.