Seattle Public Schools’ professional references survey asks about job applicants’ ‘racial identity work’ and ‘anti-racist practices,’ images reveal


Images obtained from an anonymous source reveal Seattle Public Schools asking concerning ideological questions on a professional references survey such as whether the job applicant “engages in racial identity work” and their “culturally responsive and anti-racist” practices.

One of the questions in the survey asks if the candidate “engages in racial identity work to explore and interrupt their implicit biases.”

Another question asks the respondent about the “culturally responsive and anti-racist” practices of the applicant. “To your knowledge, in what ways has this candidate built their understanding of their own racial and cultural identity and the racial and cultural identities of others?”