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Delaware to Let Students Decide Race, Gender

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White boys could soon self-identify as black girls in Delaware.

The state Department of Education is considering sweeping regulations regarding discrimination that would allow children to determine their gender and their race.

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The proposed “Regulation 225 Prohibition of Discrimination” could set the stage for a gender-bending, cultural appropriation free-for-all in the nation’s first state.

“All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race,” the proposed regulation states.

The state educators use a term called “Protected Characteristics” to describe race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity and other characteristics protected by state or federal law.

And the proposed regulation should scare the living daylights out of every mom and dad in the state. It clearly states school leaders would not necessarily be required to notify parents if Billy suddenly decides to identify as Sally.

“Prior to requesting permission from a parent or legal guardian, the school should consult and work closely with the student to assess the degree to which, if any, the parent or legal guardian is aware of the Protected Characteristic and is supportive of the student, and the school shall take into consideration the safety, health and well-being of the student in deciding whether to request permission from the parent or legal guardian,” section 7.4.1 reads.

The Delaware Department of Education believes it is best equipped to handle your child’s gender or pigmentation change. In other words, government knows best.

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“I’m outraged,” Delaware Family Policy Council President Nicole Theis told me. “Every parent should be outraged by this.”

The Delaware Family Policy Council is leading the charge to fight the proposed regulation – urging moms and dads across the state to rise up and fight the Department of Education.

“Literally, if a parent affirms their child’s biological sex, and now race, they are positioned as discriminatory through policies like Regulation 225,” Theis told me. “These policies are setting parents up as a ‘non-ally’ and unsupportive, even abusive, if they affirm their child’s biological realities and work through confusion versus embracing it.”

But this is what happens when the government assumes they can do a better job than you when it comes to parenting your child.

“This is a 5-alarm alert for parents,” Theis told me. “The effects of the deliberate conditioning of children as early as pre-school into believing they can deny biological facts and realities and identify as whatever gender or race they feel, and to what end?”

The Delaware Family Policy Council also has grave concerns over safety and privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms.

“No student should ever be pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex – yet these are exactly the kind of situations Regulation 225 promotes,” she said.

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The Delaware Dept. of Education’s decision to ignore the biological realities of our God-given plumbing and reproductive parts has opened up a gender-bending Pandora’s Box.

Would a white child who identifies as black be eligible for Affirmative Action scholarships?

Would a black child who identifies as Hispanic be permitted to wear a sombrero on Cinco de Mayo?

Would a Hispanic child who identifies as Polynesian be permitted to wear a Moana costume on Halloween?

I reached out to the Delaware Dept. of Education seeking answers – but so far, they have not returned my messages.

That being said, I’d like to know how they’re going to handle the gender-fluid, Asian-American football player who suddenly decides during halftime that he’s a Caucasian female?

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