The Pacific Educational Group is an educational entity centered on the concept of “white privilege” with a mission of training educators how to shape programs for minorities.
PEG teaches that minority students do not do as well because the traditional American education is structured around white cultural norms which are foreign for minority students. These cultural norms include, according to PEG, the idea that hard work leads to success, or showing up on time for school. These ideas are supposedly foreign to African-American culture.
Juan Williams, author and journalist, has spoken out against these conclusions, believing they grossly underestimate the capabilities of minorities and disparage black culture.
“These people (associated with PEG) are engaged in cultural, political arguments that are based on negative stereotypes of black capacity to achieve in any situation,” said Williams. “My mother never would have said, ‘You don’t have to be on time. If you are then you are acting white.’ That idea is tragically insulting.”