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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Links - 26th June 2021 (George Floyd Unrest - Ma’Khia Bryant Stabbing, Kenosha/Kyle Rittenhouse)

Ma’Khia Bryant Stabbing

‘I’m Going To Stab The F*** Out Of You, B****’: Video Emerges of Ma’Khia Bryant Before Shooting - "Video has emerged in the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was shot and killed while she was attempting to stab another girl, showing her screaming, “I’m going to stab the f*** out of you, b****,” as she lunged toward the girl before she was shot... Former President Barack Obama’s top advisor, Valerie Jarrett, also weighed in on the incident. “A Black teenage girl named Ma’Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability. Fight for justice. #BlackLivesMatter,” she tweeted... Rutgers University associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Brittney Cooper joined in, too: “A Black girl is dead because the cops brought a gun to a damn knife fight. If you don’t know how to de-escalate teen girls who are fighting, you should not be a police officer. I said what I said. #MakhiaBryant.” But others defended the officer. An Ohio criminal justice professor said the shooting, while a tragedy, was a “legally justified” use of lethal force.  Bowling Green State University criminal justice professor Philip Stinson, who specializes in fatal use of force scenarios by law enforcement, told The Columbus Dispatch, “My first impression is that the officer was legally justified in using deadly force.”... Retired Columbus SWAT officer James Scanlon made a similar argument. “An officer is justified in using deadly force if his life or the life of someone else is at risk,” he said. “Few would argue that there weren’t at least two lives there that were at serious risk.”  The officer shot Bryant “to save the life of someone he doesn’t even know,” Scanlon continued. “It’s a shame that no one has recognized that that officer, in all likelihood, saved one or more lives.” A neighbor of Bryant’s foster home, Donavon Brinson, who heard the shots fired and reviewed the incident on his security camera, stated that had the officer not acted as he did, more people might have died"

NBC omits crucial context from its coverage of Columbus shooting - "the network declined to air the part of the call in which a frantic woman can be heard saying, “These grown girls over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us!”... NBC likewise aired only a small portion of the police body camera footage, leaving out the part in which Bryant is seen clearly lunging with a knife at an unarmed woman. The network aired only a photo of the knife as it lay on the ground — after the shooting.  The rest of the report is also couched carefully in “police say” language, ignoring all the audio and visual evidence suggesting the Columbus police officer did indeed successfully thwart a stabbing attack...   NBC’s omission of the relevant details of the Bryant shooting comes not long after Holt drew applause for claiming “fairness is overrated.”  "The idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in," he said during a journalism awards ceremony in March.  Holt, who got his current job after anchor Brian Williams was demoted for lying, added, “Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of journalistic responsibility or some kind of agenda, in fact, it’s just the opposite."  He continued, saying, "Providing an open platform for misinformation, for anyone to come say whatever they want, especially when issues of public health and safety are at stake, can be quite dangerous.” OK, but what’s the line on when a news network intentionally omits crucial context from a major story?"

WATCH: Girl almost stabbed by Ma'Khia Bryant expresses gratitude to police who saved her

Libs on Twitter offered advice on how police could've handled the Columbus knife-attack shooting in a non-lethal manner and it's hilarious. - "as long as they were already going to "re-imagine policing" they might as well re-imagine things like physics, human nature, and even the passage of time.  As the old saying goes, "When seconds count, non-lethal alternatives are only minutes away."... "Long sticks."  I don't know why we haven't thought of this before. As any 7-year-old boy who is not about to be stabbed to death can tell you, long sticks can be quite an effective deterrent... How about "de-escalation?" Why, he could have just shouted, "drop the weapon."  Sounds solid. Sure, the other girl probably would have had a knife plunged into her chest somewhere between "the" and "weapon" but that's where you resort to real "physical force." We're talking about that reliable between-classes middle-school move known as, "tripping."  Now that I'm thinking about it, why didn't he just tie her shoe laces together? Both funny and effective!... Rubber bullets! Brilliant, assuming the assailant was using a rubber knife.  Tear gas? Why not infect her with Covid, it would be about as effective.  How about "nightstick + tackle?"  Tell you what, show me how that's done first, just so I can get the hang of it.  A Taser is certainly an option, in fact were I to see a ten-inch steel blade speeding towards my heart I'd totally want my life to depend on the reliable Taser.  Hey, it works the majority of the time. And there's always dogs. Of course, we'd have ensure every police officer is equipped with a highly trained canine and is him or herself trained to use the dog.  This defunding thing is starting to sound really expensive.  How about tranquilizer darts! Tranquilizer darts are an excellent option for those situations in which you find yourself wanting to write a novel or a movie script. Otherwise, as anyone who has ever watched a nature show knows, tranquilizer darts can easily take a few minutes to take effect, which would have been about two minutes and 59.99 seconds longer than the young girl about to be stabbed had.  Hey, better sorry than safe!... And, possibly my favorite suggestion:      Toss a Nerf football toward her"

Frank J. Fleming on Twitter - "Being woke is so confusing. Words can be literal violence but someone getting stabbed will make you just shrug your shoulders."

CNN guest calls Ma'Khia Bryant's attempted stabbing a "schoolyard fight" - "Jake Tapper had former NAACP lead Cornell Brooks on the show to talk about yesterday’s Ma'Khia Bryant incident. Brooks makes the argument that people have a right to question the response made by Officer Nicholas Reardon to shoot Bryant."

George Floyd Lead Attorney Tweeted Columbus Girl Was Unarmed. NY Times Leaves That Out. - "Benjamin Crump, who had led the legal team that represented George Floyd’s family, leaped to a conclusion, tweeting that the Columbus police had “killed an unarmed 15yo black girl named Makhia Bryant.” In a report on the incident, The New York Times decided to sanitize Crump’s tweet, quoting him but leaving out the part of the tweet where Crump said Bryant was unarmed."

Black Lives Matter Activist: Teen Knife Fights Happening for 'Eons' - "Teenagers have been involved in fights with knives for a very long time, activist and Black Lives Matter supporter Bree Newsome tweeted Tuesday.  “Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons. We do not need police to address these situations by showing up to the scene & using a weapon against one of the teenagers. Y’all need help. I mean that sincerely”... During Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s the ReidOut, host Joy Reid spoke about the fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, saying she remembered fights at school where a student had a knife “and teachers were able to defuse that, and they didn’t have guns.”  In a subsequent post, Newsome said people “should be frightened that the ruling white elite have done such a thoroughly successful job of not only disconnecting us from the means of basic self-sufficiency but also convincing us we need armed white officers to manage our children & communities”...   “‘People have been murdering other people for hundreds of years. We don’t need the police to intervene or interfere in a long standing tradition we have had in our society.’ You are an extremist,” another commented."
No wonder it's been so dangerous to be black for so long, since the person most likely to kill you is another black person

BLM activist says police shouldn't use a weapon to stop someone from getting stabbed - "For Newsome, who defends riots and looting, a knife fight is just no big deal, and the officer's responsibility wasn't to the person being threatened with the knife, but to the person wielding it... Noted D-celebrity Kathy Griffin echoed Newsome's belief that a casual neighborhood knife fight was nothing to call police about, writing "that never happened in your school or neighborhood?"... Turns out lots of people don't think teens should just be allowed to stab one another willy-nilly... The conversation has gone from defund police, to abolish police, to let kids murder each other because that's more rational than trying to stop it."

WATCH: 'You Shoot Us, We Shoot You,' Columbus Protester Tells Cops - "A protester in Columbus, Ohio, called for revenge following the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Tuesday"
The police should just let people kill each other

BREAKING: White House press sec blames racism for police shooting of teenager who was trying to stab a person - "White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took questions from reporters today about the police shooting of Makiyah Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, and read out a statement revealing the Biden administration's position on the shooting."

YOU'RE NEXT': LeBron James Posts Photo of Columbus Police Officer Present at Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting - "The officer has been identified as officer Nicholas Reardon"

'That Girl Getting Stabbed Wasn't In Danger,' Says Man Who Flops Any Time Another Player Gets Within Six Feet Of Him | The Babylon Bee

Cop Suspended Without Pay For Mocking NBA Star LeBron James In Viral Video - "James captioned the picture of Officer Reardon – “YOU’RE NEXT” – followed by an hourglass that implied a countdown, and the hashtag “#ACCOUNTABILITY.”  The since-deleted tweet sparked immediate outrage on social media, including from a number of professional athletes.  Deputy Marshal Silvester was one of many law enforcement officers who posted short video clips showing themselves pretending to reach out to the NBA star for advice on how to handle an array of urgent situations...   “So, you don’t care if a black person kills another black person, but you do care if a white cop kills a black person, even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black person?”"

Police Officer Who Mocked LeBron James Signs Book Deal - "Bellevue, Idaho, Marshal deputy Nate Silvester told the media told KTVB that he was returned to duty after his suspension."

Man Loses His Business After Insulting LeBron James On Facebook - "Stephen Bruno Jr. is a Louisiana man who, up until recently, operated a PJ’s Coffee franchise in New Orleans"

'I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant,' LeBron James admits - "An Ohio bar banned showing NBA games until James was expelled from the league, reported an increase in traffic and positive support."


Kenosha/Kyle Rittenhouse

Christiaan Triebert on Twitter - "A teenager faces charges in shootings that left 2 people dead in Kenosha, WI. The @nytimes Visual Investigations team reviewed hours of livestreams to track 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse’s movements during and leading up to the shootings... At 23:19, Rittenhouse is seen in this YouTube livestream. He's being chased into a parking lot. While he is being pursued, an unknown gunman fires the first shot into the air. Rittenhouse turns toward the sound of the gunfire as another pursuer lunges toward him. He then fires four times with his assault rifle, and appears to shoot the man in the head."
When even the NYT admits that it was self defence. But of course their readers didn't get the memo

Column: Here’s why Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen shooting suspect in Kenosha killings, is likely to get off - "Yes, it seems certain that Rittenhouse was in violation of Chapter 948.6 of Wisconsin law when he was guarding business properties with a weapon of war slung across his back. That law bans minors from carrying guns, and Kenosha County’s criminal complaint notes the maximum penalty for that offense is nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine.But even those who break that law don’t forfeit their right to “use force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm (if they) reasonably believe that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to (themselves),” as Chapter 939.48, Wisconsin’s self-defense law, spells out.According to prosecutors, video from the scene and witness accounts, the legally relevant portion of the story picked up a little before midnight: For unknown reasons, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, who had earlier been yelling angrily at the armed men who had come to the protests, was at a run, chasing Rittenhouse along Sheridan Road and into the parking lot of a used-car dealer.When Rosenbaum, who was unarmed, finally cornered Rittenhouse, he grabbed for the teenager’s gun. Multiple shots rang out, and Rosenbaum fell, mortally wounded.Did Rittenhouse have a reasonable belief under the circumstances that if Rosenbaum got his gun he would suffer death or great bodily harm? Jurors in Wisconsin are instructed that “reasonable” means “what a person of ordinary intelligence and prudence would have believed ... under the circumstances that existed at the time.”Tensions were high late into the protests against the police shooting of Jacob Blake two days earlier. Gunshots from other weapons were heard immediately before and after the shots that killed Rosenbaum. Whether you think Rittenhouse is a hero for helping guard against a repeat of the vandalism the night before, or if you think he’s a reckless wannabe cop who had no business in Kenosha, you’ve got to concede that, at that moment, he was probably terrified.Rittenhouse hustled away. Soon a group of people began chasing him up Sheridan Road, shouting “Beat him up!” “Get him! Get that dude!” and “Get his ass!” according to the prosecution’s summary. One of the pursuers took a swing at Rittenhouse and knocked his ball cap off.Were those running after him simply trying to effect a citizen’s arrest in the belief that Rittenhouse had just committed a crime and might be a danger to others?“Whether or not the people chasing him thought they had the right to chase him is irrelevant,” said Richard Kling, a veteran Chicago defense attorney who teaches evidence and forensic science at Chicago-Kent College of Law.Rittenhouse stumbled and fell as he ran. One of his pursuers took a flying kick at his head and missed as Rittenhouse fired two errant shots from the ground. A second pursuer, Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, swung a skateboard at Rittenhouse, hitting him on the shoulder, and grabbed and tried to hang onto Rittenhouse’s rifle. Rittenhouse shot Huber in the chest during that struggle, prosecutors said, killing him.A third victim, Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, of West Allis, Wisconsin, who survived, first held up his hands in a gesture of surrender at a distance of a few feet. In one of his hands, he held a gun. But when he “moved toward” Rittenhouse, prosecutors said, Rittenhouse fired, striking him in the arm."

BREAKING: Rittenhouse will not be charged for gun offenses in Illinois—gun did not cross state lines

I Live in Kenosha Where Jacob Blake was Shot. We’re at War. - "To my friends and family members who are watching my city be razed from afar, and yet still wish to look me in the face and say that the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t inherently violent or that BLM leadership is opposed to violent measures, I would kindly ask that you come stay with us over the next week"

Video evidence appears to show first Kenosha shooting victim charging shooter, using N-word while taunting militia members

Facebook - "WATCH: Leftist rioters and looters in Kenosha, Wisconsin cheer as police officers and business owners are violently mobbed."

Chris Wallace, We Were In Kenosha. White Supremacists Didn't Cause Violence - "If Chris Wallace’s goal during Tuesday night’s debate was to deflect from the months of left-wing violence from Black Lives Matter extremists and Antifa and instead blame it on President Donald Trump and his supporters, he did an excellent job... Ignoring for a moment that Trump’s criticism of Joe Biden was absolutely warranted and that Wallace asked Trump to condemn white supremacists but did not ask Biden to condemn Black Lives Matter arsonists and looters, the question itself was specious. The violence in Kenosha was spurred by left-wing extremist groups, not white supremacists. We know — because we were there. Kenosha was up in flames, reduced to the same lawlessness that swept Minneapolis, Portland, Atlanta, and now this small Midwest town. Monday night in Kenosha, a day after law enforcement shot Jacob Blake, men and women stood with baseball bats and guns in front of their businesses and homes, trying to defend themselves against the extremist violence of the Black Lives Matter left. Since there weren’t enough police to control the situation, officers focused on defending public buildings, such as the courthouse, while leaving citizens to fend for themselves.A woman, who said she had lived in Kenosha for more than 40 years, broke down in tears, saying her city felt like a “war zone” and she was “terrified.” According to locals and reporting, the violence was caused by out-of-state agitators. On Thursday, local and federal law enforcement officials stopped an out-of-state caravan of vehicles filled with fuel cans and illegal fireworks. “The vehicles contained various items, including helmets, gas masks, protective vests, illegal fireworks, and suspected controlled substances,” according to police, who arrested nine people for disorderly conduct.The vehicles were reportedly connected to the Seattle-based Riot Kitchen, a group of radical-left protesters. While several mainstream media accounts portrayed the group as friendly helpers, the stories couldn’t explain why they were loading up so many cans of gas and why the Riot Kitchen crew fled from police. Sam, an Indian immigrant who owns a family-run car dealership downtown, lost “every dime” he had, and the 20 people Sam employed have all lost their jobs “for nothing.” Sam said his family had been “in tears” for days after rioters burned his lot two nights in a row, destroying all the cars, and looting his office before burning that as well." “I’m a taxpayer,” said Sam, distraught that law enforcement did nothing to protect his business, which was left to the mercy of the mob. “This is not the America I came into. … What did we do to deserve all this?” he asked. “I’m a minority too. I’m a brown person. I have nothing to do with this.” Contrary to what Wallace implied, neither did white supremacists or militia groups. Black Lives Matter rioters were in fact proud to take credit. Sam told The Federalist that more than a week after the Blake shooting, Black Lives Matter rioters came back to his shop in broad daylight to make “music videos” in the wreckage of his business “like they were so proud of it,” taunting him with, “this is what you get.” Desperate pleas for mercy from the rioters confirmed who was instigating the violence. If business owners were trying to avoid losing everything to white supremacists, they wouldn’t have displayed placards signaling support for BLM and signs reading “minority-owned” in their storefronts — yet that’s exactly what they did... Whether Rittenhouse, an Illinois native, belonged in Kenosha in the first place is debatable, but nothing suggests the boy was motivated by white supremacy or was part of a larger militia group. In fact, the Anti-Defamation League found no evidence he was or is connected to any extremist movements.Yet Democrats and their friends in the corporate media, such as Wallace, have tried to paint Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist” in order to deflect all blame from the real agitators, left-wing groups such as BLM and Antifa. Rittenhouse’s guilt has not been confirmed in a court of law, yet Wallace defamed him with gross charges of racism on national television with 29 million people watching.Biden did the same on social media in a wholly inappropriate smear. On Monday, Biden tweeted a video featuring Rittenhouse, with the caption, “There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night.”... Trump pointed out that the majority of violence in places like Kenosha is coming from “the left-wing, not from the right-wing.” Democrats’ “right-wing extremists” narrative has become increasingly difficult to defend, with accounts from on-the-ground reporters shattering their talking points. A recent study found that 95 percent of riots in the United States this year have been tied to Black Lives Matter. Taking his cues from Wallace, Biden shouted at Trump to denounce Proud Boys, a right-wing group. The only instance of Proud Boys in Kenosha, however, wasn’t during the nights of violence, but during the day. Two demonstrators sporting Proud Boys paraphernalia engaged in a verbal confrontation with three dozen BLM demonstrators, who were present to protest Trump’s visit.Reporters said the two demonstrators did not appear to be armed and were being followed by the large group of BLM protesters. When the clash appeared volatile, law enforcement encircled the two Proud Boys demonstrators, who “appeared to be frightened,” walked them to nearby squad cars, and removed them from the area. It’s safe to say the duo didn’t “add to the violence,” to use Wallace’s words. Despite the endless accounts this summer of violence instigated by left-wing groups — which have left police officers dead, businesses and homes reduced to ashes, and communities in anarchic disarray — Democrats and the media keep pushing their “white supremacist” talking point.Many voters and residents of these torn cities aren’t buying it. “You’re telling me you’re going to burn down my neighborhood?” Valerie, a 25-year-old black woman and former Democrat from the inner city of Milwaukee, told the Federalist in Kenosha of Black Lives Matter. “No, I don’t want to be a Democrat anymore.”"
It was only wrong for Rittenhouse to come from another state - but not the violent rioters

Kenosha shooting victim seen in video confronting armed men - "One of the two protesters allegedly slain by teen vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this week confronted armed men shortly before he was killed, shouting, “Shoot me, n—a,” according to reports and video footage.Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, can be seen in the online video approaching a group of men on a crowded street in Kenosha as he moves closer and closer"
If you ask for it...

Kenosha protests: Looter knocks out man trying to protect store - "Harrowing footage captured the moment a looter knocked out an elderly shop worker as he tried to defend his store amid the on-going Kenosha riots.And in another incident, a pizza store employee was filmed elsewhere in the city pleading with rioters to stop, asking ‘Are you trying to get Trump re-elected?’...  Elsewhere, a protester was seen pointing a gun at a reporter during an interview as a crowd marched through the streets.Elijah Schaffer said he was interviewing the unidentified man when he pulled out a pistol from his waistband and pointed it at his camera, showing him what he would do ‘if cops rolled up on us right now’.‘It’s been a while since I had a gun pointed at me, even if it was just to make a point’"

Ben Shapiro - "WATCH: Leftist rioters and looters in Kenosha, Wisconsin cheer as police*** officers and business owners are violently mobbed."

The Media Lynching of Kyle Rittenhouse - "You might think that people who get paid to write for prestige publications would be better journalists than mere bloggers, but then you encounter people like David Graham, who not only writes for the Atlantic, but actually teaches journalism at Duke University. In a remarkably counterfactual column Tuesday, Graham claimed that the riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, “could cost Trump the election.”... Trump “not only didn’t condemn Rittenhouse’s actions, but defended him,” Graham huffed, before misquoting the president... One of the hazards of 21st-century liberalism is that its adherents inhabit an echo-chamber of agreement. Practically every university professor and the vast majority of journalists share the same fanatical antipathy toward Republicans, so that inside their hermetically sealed cultural bubble, “seldom is heard a discouraging word” about the liberal agenda. Anything that contradicts their beliefs, liberals dismiss as “right-wing talking points” attributed to the malign influence of Fox News or “conspiracy theorists.” This atmosphere conducive to liberal prejudice is what leads to such incidents of political tone-deafness as Hillary Clinton’s infamous characterization of Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables.”Within the liberal echo chamber, David Graham may sincerely believe that the Kenosha riots will hurt Trump’s reelection chances, and none of his journalistic or academic comrades inside the bubble will tell him he’s crazy. No one employed at the Atlantic or Duke University would dare speak a word critical of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, nor say anything favorable about Trump. Open dissent from officially approved groupthink is impermissible at elite institutions, and so Graham is (or at least pretends to be) astonished by Trump’s unwillingness to condemn Kyle Rittenhouse. But the fact that Graham edited Trump’s words to omit reference to the Kenosha mob’s attacks on Rittenhouse (and to the video recordings of those attacks) suggests that Graham is aware of how facts contradict the liberal narrative, even as he seeks to suppress those facts... in a video interview by Richard McGinnis, recorded that night before the shooting, Rittenhouse explained his armed presence in Kenosha as a humanitarian mission... from other video evidence it is clear that the man who first attacked the teenager was not acting in a spirit of non-violent protest. In a scene captured on video by Townhall reporter Julio Rojas, Rittenhouse’s group is confronted by an angry mob, including a man with a shaven head wearing a burgundy T-shirt, who repeatedly uses a racial epithet as he shouts at the armed civilians, “Shoot me, n***a!”... After noting how freedom-of-information access made it easy to obtain records of Rosenbaum’s crimes, the obvious question was asked: “It’s not difficult to do. If amateurs will do it for free, ask yourself, why won’t your journalists do it for pay?”... It was Rosenbaum who instigated the deadly violence that erupted Aug. 25 shortly before midnight. He is seen on video chasing Rittenhouse down a street and across a parking lot. According to a police affidavit, witnesses saw Rosenbaum assault Rittenhouse, attempting to grab the teenager’s rifle before Rittenhouse fired multiple shots, five of which hit Rosenbaum, who died on the scene. After analyzing video of that fatal encounter, one popular YouTuber had this reaction: “That’s the ultimate ‘play a stupid game, win a stupid prize.’ You’re running, chasing somebody down. The person you’re chasing has a rifle. What did you expect?” This was an open-and-shut case of self-defense, and what happened next? According to witnesses, corroborated by video, Rittenhouse was apparently ready to remain on the scene of that shooting until people in the mob began shouting threats. Clearly fearing mob violence, Rittenhouse fled north on Sheridan Road. He ran less than two blocks before he was attacked again. First an unidentified man knocked his hat off, then Rittenhouse stumbled and fell, when he was attacked by a second unidentified man who fled after Rittenhouse apparently fired two shots. That’s when Rittenhouse was attacked by 26-year-old Anthony Huber, who hit him with a skateboard while attempting to grab Rittenhouse’s rifle. In this brief struggle, Rittenhouse fired once, a fatal shot that the medical examiner said pierced Huber’s heart and aorta.Some in the media have tried to portray Huber as a heroic figure. In fact, he was a convicted felon who in 2012 pleaded guilty to serious domestic violence charges of strangulation and false imprisonment; more recently, in 2018, Huber pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in a domestic abuse case. Almost instantly after shooting Huber, Rittenhouse was confronted by 26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, who is seen on video with a pistol in his right hand. Rittenhouse fired his rifle again, inflicting a ghastly wound on Grosskreutz’s right bicep. Was Grosskreutz a noble hero? Well, online records indicate that he was arrested on burglary charges in 2013. The disposition of that case is unknown, but in 2016, Grosskreutz was found guilty of carrying a firearm while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin. Grosskreutz is also reportedly associated with a radical group in Milwaukee called the People’s Revolution Movement.After shooting Grosskreutz, Rittenhouse then fired several shots into the air — evidently to discourage further attacks — and walked away. He surrendered to police the next day at his home in Illinois. Here’s an interesting point: The media have made much of the fact that Rittenhouse is an Illinois resident, but his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, is less than 20 miles from Kenosha — closer than West Allis, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb 40 miles north of Kenosha, which is where Grosskreutz lives. If the issue in Kenosha is armed troublemakers coming from out of town, Grosskreutz is at least as guilty as the teenager who shot him. Furthermore, video evidence suggests, the pistol-wielding Grosskreutz cgould have been charged with aggravated assault against Rittenhouse. Nobody inside the liberal media echo chamber wants to acknowledge this, however, just as the media have shown a remarkable lack of curiosity about the self-described revolutionary organization to which Grosskreutz allegedly belonged... The question deserves to be asked, however: Why did officials allow this mob scene to happen?...
'“People in charge from the governor of Wisconsin on down refused to enforce the law. They stood back and they watched Kenosha burn. So are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder? How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?”'... while the riots in Kenosha were allegedly about “systemic racism,” all three of the “mostly peaceful protesters” shot by Rittenhouse were white."
Liberals claim Rittenhouse travelled to another city, so that show he is evil. Yet, many of the protesters and rioters aren't protesting in their own cities. Presumably travelling to support liberal causes like rioting shows your nobility

REEPoster-In-Chief - Posts | Facebook - "Media vs Reality:
"Kenosha shooting victims identified, remembered as 'sweet,' 'loving' guys by family and friends"
"Karly Ashmus: Anthony was a pos. Sorry not sorry. He drugged me in high school and forced himself on me. And only stopped because I started puking. And everyone is calling this bitch a fucking hero""

Suspected Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse spotted cleaning graffiti - "The suspected teen shooter who killed two Kenosha protesters and injured a third Tuesday night was photographed cleaning graffiti in the city just hours before the violence."
So much for liberals claiming that Rittenhouse went hunting for humans

Kyle Rittenhouse Was Working as a Lifeguard in Kenosha the Day of the Shooting, Went to Clean Vandalism at School After Work - "the weapon Rittenhouse was using to protect himself and others never crossed state lines... When Rittenhouse arrived at the mechanics shop, he and others stood guard to prevent further destruction. Later that night, long after the 8 p.m. curfew had passed, the police began to disperse a group of rioters. His lawyer, John M. Pierce, explains that while dispersing the mob, they maneuvered a mass of individuals down the street towards the auto shops. Rittenhouse and the others were threatened and taunted, but he did not react. “His intent was not to incite violence, but simply to deter property damage and use his training to provide first aid to injured community members”... After the situation seemed to be diffused, Rittenhouse became increasingly concerned about people who were injured at the gas station, so he went in that direction with his first aid kit. He helped those he could find who were injured, either by administering aid or directing them which way to go for help beyond what he could offer... Rittenhouse stopped to ensure care for his attacker, hardly sounds like someone who had went to the riot with intent to kill."

Kyle Rittenhouse Was Protecting Community During Kenosha Unrest, Lawyer Says - WSJ - "A lawyer representing Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of shooting and killing two protesters, on Saturday characterized the teen as “a Minuteman protecting his community when the government would not” during unrest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake... He and a friend decided to arm themselves and help protect a local business, the lawyers said, after hearing about a call for help... In a detailed account released Friday, the Kenosha Professional Police Association stood behind the officers, saying they gave Mr. Blake several chances to cooperate before resorting to deadly force... In a detailed account released Friday, the Kenosha Professional Police Association stood behind the officers, saying they gave Mr. Blake several chances to cooperate before resorting to deadly force"

Discover Blocks Credit Card Donations To Christian Site Collecting For Alleged Teen Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

Trevor Sutcliffe on Twitter - "Per documents from the Superior Court of Arizona in Pima County, the crimes for which Kyle Rittenhouse's 1st attacker, Joseph Don Rosenbaum, was imprisoned and made to register as a sex offender involved the molestation and rape of five separate boys between the ages of 9 and 11."
So much for the left trying to turn him into a hero
Keywords: Joseph Rosenbaum

'Duke Nukem' Voice Actor Says 17-Year-Old Kyle Rittenhouse Deserves to Be Raped in Prison Daily - "John St. John, the voice actor famous for legendary video game Duke Nukem, who is also and an ordained minister, retreated from backlash on social media after his controversial comments about alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse sparked a firestorm. “This little murderer needs to be sentenced and spend a life in prison getting a** banged daily. F*** you, you misguided little pr***,” St. John tweeted."

Orwell & Goode on Twitter - "This dude is wishing for a minor to be r*ped in prison..."

Facebook - "On the right, and among allies of Donald Trump, there is prideful boasting over Kyle Rittenhouse’s shooting of 3 people in #Kenosha. 2 are dead by the 17-year-old’s semi-automatic rifle. What occurred was sin, nothing else. He hunted black people. #BlackLivesMatter to God, Kyle."
Definitely Only Liberal Opinions Here, Don’t Worry Zuck: "You know who the real victims were when that white boy shot 3 white men?  Black people."
I see some leftists call this white supremacy. I challenged one Communist and he quoted the Wikipedia definition, which means basically anything a leftist doesn't like is white supremacy. Then again, politeness and working hard are white supremacy too, so

Kyle Rittenhouse GoFundMe campaigns removed - "GoFundMe said the campaigns were taken down for violating its terms of service but did not specify further. Its terms prohibit “activity that GoFundMe may deem in its sole discretion to be unacceptable.”... A campaign for Mr. Rittenhouse created on rival crowdfunding site Fundly raised more than $50,000 within several hours Wednesday, meanwhile, but subsequently disappeared as well."

Facebook - "Logic, Empathy, Honesty
This may well end up being my final post. I just want to implore people to look into the facts of the recent Kenosha shooting.
Being heavily distorted by mainstream media, implying a far right extremist shot some peaceful protesters, and showing a video that's been deliberately cut to hide the true events, the full video (which will be linked below) shows that a group of violent rioters, who had allegedly just finished throwing Molotovs at local businesses, chased down a 17 year old boy and started kicking him as he lay defenseless on the floor.
He then shot at his attackers in self defense, and as soon as they retreated, he walks calmly to the police to turn himself in.
That the mainstream media is working so hard to lie about this event is evidence that I have been wrong for the longest time about one of my fundamental guiding principles.
I set up this page because I believe rational discussion and open debate should always take place. That violence is never the answer, even in the face of violence.
What i've seen from this event is that a concerted effort exists by those who control the public discourse to lie, to sow discontent and violence against people they oppose politically.
This is too far embedded, and the powers too absolute, for discussion to be a reasonable response.
These people want us dead, and they control the entirety of public discourse in service to this goal. They are evil, personified, and self defense against this blatant and overwhelming force of oppression is absolutely justified.
I'm sure that I will be banned for this post, but I have no intention to remain a part of this ecosystem, but I would love if you can carry on this message in any form:
We are under attack, those who believe in free speech and free expression, and are in physical danger from a media and government empire that will continue to do everything it can to justify violence against us.
From this point on, any person killed as we defend ourselves from harm is a moral victory.
Goodbye, friends. I hope you all stay safe."

Mike Coudrey on Twitter - "But, but, but he was just a”peaceful protestor” holding a cell phone..."
"Gaige Paul Grosskreutz, the anarchist who was shot in the arm is a felon, and not allowed by law to be in possession of a firearm."

Yacks on Twitter - "c-c-call the police, t-his is literally terrorism"
"People with “eat the rich, kill all fascists, guillotines now, ACAB” in their bio when someone gets shot at a violent riot ""

Jack V Lloyd on Twitter - "The same people who say to not defend property that isn't yours also suggest that #libertarians are coldhearted and selfish. It is as if they would chastize you for stopping a robber pilfering an old lady because it wasn't your purse. #libertarian #taxationistheft #ancap #mises"

Will Chamberlain on Twitter - "The Democrat platform: You don’t need your guns, because you should call the police Defund the police, because they make criminals unsafe If you defend yourself from a criminal using lethal force, we will prosecute you"

‘It’s playing into Trump’s hands’: Dems fear swing-state damage from Kenosha unrest - "Ingram, a Democrat who runs a massage therapy business, said the war-zone images of his city on TV — armed people running through the streets, burned cars and broken windows — were bolstering President Donald Trump's get-tough message... some Democrats fear that the looting and rioting and clashes are feeding Trump’s argument that this is what life would be like under the so-called radical left. The worry is that especially among suburban swing voters, the more upheaval and violence they witness, the more their sympathy for peaceful Black Lives Matters protesters will wane. “There’s no doubt it’s playing into Trump’s hands,” said Paul Soglin, who served as mayor of Madison, on and off, for more than two decades... “The National Guard ought to be on the corners right now,” fumed resident Ron Dooley, who said he was on his way to check whether his favorite diner had been burned down. “Look at this.” he said pointing to blocks of boarded-up storefronts. “It looks like I’m in the slums of L.A.”... Billy Stevens, an African American man who was helping paint the murals, agreed that the violence and destruction on display in the city give Trump more to point to in his reelection campaign... Soglin, though, said he’s concerned some Democrats aren’t paying close enough attention to the business owners and residents in communities coming under attack who want protection. The situation is likely having the biggest effect on swing voters... John “Sly” Sylvester, a longtime Democrat and radio personality who has been active in the labor movement, said he feared Democrats have a "blind spot" to rioters and looters.“I think there are some people on the left who don’t understand the concept of how important public safety is to people”"

How Chaos in Kenosha Is Already Swaying Some Voters in Wisconsin - The New York Times - "In Kenosha County, where the president won by fewer than 250 votes in 2016, those who already supported Mr. Trump said in interviews that the events of the past few days have simply reinforced their conviction that he is the man for the job. But some voters who were less sure of their choice said the chaos in their city and the inability of elected leaders to stop it were currently nudging them toward the Republicans.And some Democrats, nervous about condemning the looting because they said they understood the rage behind it, worried that what was happening in their town might backfire and aid the president’s re-election prospects... Mr. Geraghty said he disliked how Mr. Trump talked but said the Democratic Party’s vision for governing seemed limited to attacking him and calling him a racist, a charge being leveled so constantly that it was having the effect of alienating, instead of persuading, people. And the idea that Democrats alone were morally pure on race annoyed him.“The Democratic agenda to me right now is America is systematically racist and evil and the only people who can fix it are Democrats,” he said. “That’s the vibe I get.” Mr. Geraghty said he understood peaceful protesting but felt frustrated with Democratic leaders who seem afraid of confronting crowds when things turn violent. He was angry at the statement by Gov. Tony Evers on Sunday, which in his view took sides against the police in a knee-jerk way that worsened the situation... Scott Haight, who was boarding up a line of businesses in a Kenosha strip mall on Tuesday, said he blamed Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a Democrat, for what he said was irresponsibly stirring up emotion. (On Monday, Mr. Barnes said the shooting “wasn’t an accident.”)“It’s like ‘What, are you trying to burn our city down?’” Mr. Haight said.Mr. Haight, 59, said he was a “lifelong Democrat” but had decided not to vote this year."
I saw people on Twitter condemn the New York Times for accurate reporting. Apparently they can only report news that advances the liberal agenda

Unprofessional Madman - Posts | Facebook - "This is where the "punch nazis" rhetoric has brought us.People attempting to commit acts of assault believing their moral righteousness will stop a bullet.This rhetoric is dangerous and needs to stop.
Even if you think someone's political leanings qualify them as a "nazi," it is still a profoundly bad idea to try and punch them.You won't be scoring some grand victory against the oppressor, you'll just be giving them the justification to respond with potentially lethal force.
(Also, it is possible new evidence will emerge that shows the shooter instigated the violent confrontation. But for now, it does appear that he was acting in self-defense).
And since a bunch of people will likely call me a "nazi" for suggesting it's foolish to assault your political enemies, know that I have a deep love for the Jewish people and I'm a proud supporter of #BlackLivesMatter.The world isn't as black and white as you wish it was.
TELL YA WHAT if a guy is running for public office while wearing a nazi armband and talking about eliminating the Jewish menace, absolutely you should get a bunch of your friends together and beat the shit out of him.The problem is defining Nazi as "anybody who voted for Trump"

Progressive journalist doxes and stalks private citizen who donated to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense - "The Guardian reported on Friday on the data breach, revealing the names and workplaces of many of those affected by the breach, including Utah paramedic Craig Shepherd... The article includes a photo of reporter Jason Nguyen at Shepherd's front door. Though no house number is revealed, many identifying markers are included in the photo."

Utah Fire Department Launches Investigation After Journalist Doxxes Paramedic For Donating $10 To Kyle Rittenhouse - "Nguyen was roundly mocked on social media, but doubled down on his efforts to expose the Utah paramedic, who he later revealed donated only $10 to the Kenosha teen. According to Nguyen, the West Valley City Fire Department is now “conducting an investigation after a paramedic is caught donating $10 to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse using his government email.”... Rittenhouse’s mother announced a lawsuit against Joe Biden, who baselessly claimed that Rittenhouse is a “white supremacist.” There is no evidence that Rittenhouse harbors racist views."

A Utah reporter ran a hit piece on a man who donated $10 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund and got rightfully body checked for his nonsense - "While celebrities and politicians like Kamala Harris are praised for bailing out Antifa/BLM rioters, anyone who legally donates to the legal fund of a conservative who arguably acted in self defense is treated as a Klan member who hates puppies and sunshine... If you want a look at the difference between equality and equity, this is it. Equality says you are to be treated respectfully and fairly – to "do justice and love mercy." "Equity" says you must be condemned if the powerful or the mob want blood."

Thread by @ggreenwald on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App - "Some journalists go to war zones. Some confront security state agencies and repressive regimes. Some uncover the fraudulent schemes of Wall Street tycoons. And then some bullies abuse the profession to harass and expose private, powerless people.
I wonder what this journalist would say if someone showed up uninvited at his door to "get his side of the story," and put pictures of the front of his house and posted it on Twitter for all to see?
I know what they would say: we're being harassed! I'm endangered! They would beg social media companies to delete the picture and ban whoever did it. These journalists think they can do anything they want to private, powerless people and nobody can answer back."

Vox's defence of Critical Race Theory

What is critical race theory? Schools, lawmakers, and scholars are divided. - Vox

This mischievous article claims that GOP bills are to try "to stop schools from teaching about racism or any topics that confront America’s history of racial and gender oppression", which is an outright lie.

For example, Texas House Bill 3979 says that teachers "may not be compelled to discuss a particular current event or widely debated and currently controversial issue of public policy or social affairs" (i.e. it's against compelled speech, and unless current affairs is a school subject why would this be controversial?).

It also says that teachers must "strive to explore that topic from diverse and contending perspectives without giving deference to any one perspective". In other words, it is against indoctrination (which liberals used to also be against, when they didn't like what students were being indoctrinated with)

It also says that teachers cannot "require, make part of a course, or award a grade or course credit, including extra credit" student political lobbying or activism

Also, teaching the following is banned:

Racial/sexual superiority
Inherent racial/sexual guilt
Advocacy of racial/sexual discrimination
Condemning people based on race/sex
Collective guilt/responsibility based on race/sex
Meritocracy/hard work are racist/sexist
Slavery was the true founding of the US (or otherwise teaching the 1619 project)
Slavery and racism were the authentic founding principles of the US

Opposing almost all of these (certainly, all but the last 3) are views that liberals used to have before Critical Race Theory came along. So the fact that liberals are now upset that you can't teach students racial/sexual superiority reveals how they now support racism and sexism, and the fact that they claim that these bills are against "teaching history" suggests that they don't know what they are talking about, or do and are lying about it.

Similarly (via reddit), in Idaho, public schools are not allowed to teach that:

That any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior;
That individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin; or
That individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.

Also, "No distinction or classification of students shall be made on account of race or color".

Apparently these are all bad things to mandate, and liberals believe that some sexes, races, ethnicities, religions, colours and national origins are inherently superior or inferior, that people should be adversely treated based on these and that there should be collective responibility based on this.

So, apparently, liberals are saying that we should blame all Muslims for Islamist terrorism that they were not personally responsible for. Oklahoma basically combines Idaho and Florida, together with a prohibition on mandatory diversity training.

Meanwhile, Florida's Rule: 6A-1.094124 states that:

Instruction on the required topics must be factual and objective, and may not suppress or distort significant historical events, such as the Holocaust, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the civil rights movement and the contributions of women, African American and Hispanic people to our country, as already provided in Section 1003.42(2), F.S. Examples of theories that distort historical events and are inconsistent with State Board approved standards include the denial or minimization of the Holocaust, and the teaching of Critical Race Theory, meaning the theory that racism is not merely the product of prejudice, but that racism is embedded in American society and its legal systems in order to uphold the supremacy of white persons. Instruction may not utilize material from the 1619 Project and may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence. Instruction must include the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.

Apparently factual and objective teaching of history without suppression or distortion is a bad thing, and that not teaching that "racism is embedded in American society and its legal systems in order to uphold the supremacy of white persons" is the same as not teaching racism; indeed, a classical definition of racism would hold that teaching *this* is itself racist. Presumably liberals would claim with a straight face that The Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits racial discrimination is an evidence of embedded racism to uphold white supremacy, but since teaching is meant to be factual and objective this disqualifies that claim.

The only arguably contentious bit of the state bills "banning Critical Race Theory" is some's stipulations about teaching American independence, but that is clearly a response to the excesses of the 1619 project. Of course, Vox pretends that only conservatives oppose the 1619 project, when in fact many historians have, for example 12 Civil War historians and political scientists who research the Civil War, and a fact checker for the project blew the whistle on his correction being ignored. But whatever it is, this is very different from, as liberals claim, banning discussion of racism or history.

Indeed, even by Vox's description of it, Critical Race Theory is poisonous, since one of the tenets of Critical Race Theory Vox mentions is that "colorblindness, objectivity, and neutrality" are a bad thing.

Links - 26th June 2021 (1) (Critical Race Theory)

James Lindsay, intentionally unendurable intellect on Twitter - "Critical Race Theory, n.: A neo-Marxian framing of race that erects "white supremacy" as a societal superstructure pursuant to Herbert Marcuse's ambitions to use "the ghetto population" ("Essay on Liberation," 1969) to achieve a communist revolution in the West."

NYC pyscho fantasizes about shooting white people in Yale talk - "A New York City-based psychiatrist told an audience at the Yale School of Medicine in April that she had fantasies of “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”  Dr. Aruna Khilanani spewed the race-hating virtual remarks — in which she also said she’d walk away from the shooting “with a bounce in my step” and that white people “make my blood boil” and “are out of their minds and have been for a long time” — at the Ivy League institution’s Child Study Center on April 6...   A flyer promoting the talk and posted online by Weiss titled the lecture, “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind” and included “learning objectives” such as “Set up white people’s absence of empathy towards black rage as a problem” and “Understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.”... Later in the talk, Khilanani claimed that conversing with white people about racial issues was “useless because they are at the wrong level of conversation...   “They have five holes in their brain. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall.”... The psychiatrist — who says in her profile on the Independent Doctors of New York website that she has “expertise in treating patients who may be curious about questions around their identity” — claimed that Yale promised her footage of the talk would be released to the public the next Monday.  Instead, after a series of delays, it was released internally, only available to anyone with a school ID.  In recent weeks, Khilanani took to TikTok to push for video of her talk to be made public.  “Yo, white amnesia is an amazing thing,” she said in her most recent posting earlier this week. In her interview with Herzog, Khilanani also shared an email she said was forwarded to her from the dean that read: “Good morning, I was surprised to see the announcement for tomorrow’s [talk].  “I imagine replacing the words ‘white mind’ with ‘Asian mind’ or ‘gay mind’ as we work towards equity and inclusion and unity. I wonder what impact this presentation will have,” the dean wrote.  Khilanani responded, “When I’m breaking this down psychologically, what they’re saying on some level is like, ‘We need things to be the same. If you can say “white,” we can say “Asian.” ‘  “Psychologically, they’re actually making a false equivalence,” she said. “What they’re doing psychologically is obliterating the difference between white and Asian, and if you obliterate the difference there’s no f–king problem here, so shut up, you’re the real racist. That’s how it functions psychologically.”"
Of course on Facebook I saw some people accusing others of taking her words out of context, and slamming other white people who criticised her. How the cultists of Critical Race Theory react when their beliefs are exposed
Naturally, she still has a job

Aruna Khilanani says 'shoot whites' Yale talk was taken out of context to 'control the narrative' - "This prompted the university to later restrict online access to Khilanani's lecture that was laden with expletives as officials said it was "antithetical to the values of the school."... “There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."... "Too much of the discourse on race is a dry, bland regurgitation of new vocabulary words with no work in the unconscious. And, if you want to hit the unconscious, you will have to feel real negative feelings. My speaking metaphorically about my own anger was a method for people to reflect on negative feelings. To normalize negative feelings. Because if you don’t, it will turn into a violent action.”...   In her talk, Khilanani recalls a White therapist calling her anger on racism "psychotic", adding that she had spent “years unpacking her racism to her,” despite the therapist getting paid for these sessions. "This is the cost of talking to White people at all — the cost of your own life, as they suck you dry,” Khilanani says about that, then further revealing that this prompted her to take "some actions" five years ago.   “I systematically white-ghosted most of my White friends, and I got rid of the couple white BIPOCs (Black and Indigenous people and people of color) that snuck in my crew, too”"
Good luck claiming you were taken out of context if it were any other race

NYC shrink who talked about shooting white people now says they are 'psychopathic' - "“Would it be fair to say, based on your expertise, that white people are psychopathic?” Hill asked Khilanani at one point.  “I think so, yeah,” Khilanani answered. “I think that there’s many lies … the level of lying that white people do that has started since colonialism, we’re just used to it.”  After Hill asked her to elaborate, Khilanani continued: “Every time that you steal a country, you loot, you say you’ve discovered something. I mean, this level of lies is actually part of history.    “We don’t say that we killed all these people, we got rid of all the Native Americans, we say we discovered America. You don’t talk about the level of death. You don’t talk about the level of what actually occurred,” she went on. “You wipe the slate clean, you sanitize the violence – and you actually got lost along the way, trying to go to India — and then you say you discovered something. And this level of ‘discovery’ is everywhere. You discovered vegetarianism. You discovered yoga. You discovered — everything is a discovery and it’s all actually stolen.”...   “We keep forgetting that directly talking about race [with white people] is a waste of our breath,” Khilanani said at the time. “We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero to accept responsibility. It ain’t gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall.”  At still another point in the Yale remarks, Khilanani said that white people “sound demented. They don’t even know they have a mask on. White people think it’s their actual face. We need to get to know the mask.”... Khilanani said her statements were meant “for people to reflect on negative feelings. To normalize negative feelings. Because if you don’t, it will turn into a violent action.”"
In reflection, liberals claiming that being against CRT means you don't want to teach history is classic gaslighting, since CRT is about fabricating history (the 1619 project is another great example)

WATCH: Yale lecturer who talked about killing white people defends her lecture, calls critics 'defensive' - "Dr. Aruna Khilanani, who was recently heard giving a lecture to Yale medical students about how she had fantasies about killing white people and then wiping the blood off her hands, appeared on Marc Lamont Hill's show to discuss what she feels are very reasonable views."

Psychoanalyst calls whiteness incurable 'parasitic like condition' - "A white New York City psychoanalyst is under fire after publishing a report decrying his skin color as a “malignant, parasitic like condition” without a “permanent cure.”  Dr. Donald Moss — a published author who teaches at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute — published “On Having Whiteness” last month in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  “Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has — a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which ‘white’ people have a particular susceptibility”...   “Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse”...   In his bio for the American Psychoanalytic Association, he said his work from the mid-1980s has been trying to “understand and dismantle structured forms of hatred … racism, homophobia, misogyny and xenophobia.”"
Imagine saying this about any other race
We are still told that liberals don't hate white people
More proof that anti-racists are the most racist

Andy Ngô on Twitter - "Dolezal. Krug. Vitolo-haddad. It's not a coincidence that every high-profile case of a busted fake person of color has been a white woman who teaches critical race theory in academe."
Weird, you'd expect them of all people to know best that being white would give them White Privilege

White GWU history professor admits she lied about being Black - "A George Washington University professor admitted in a Thursday blog post that she has for years been falsely claiming to be Black, when she is in fact White and Jewish.Jessica A. Krug, who teaches Black history at GWU, made the startling admission in a blog post on Medium titled, “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.”"
White privilege means that white people want to pretend to be black because of white supremacy

Musician went on a 'Tinder date from hell' with race faker Jessica Krug - "A Tinder user has revealed how bogus black professor Jessica Krug spewed anti-white hate and lectured him for hours about systemic racism on a 'date from hell'.Musician Ken Pazn, 30, was expecting an afternoon of flirty fun after he swiped right on Krug's profile and suggested a romantic stroll in Manhattan.But he was soon regretting the February 2018 hook-up after Krug began boasting of her hatred of white people and attacked him for being too 'passive' in the 'war' on gentrification.'I have never met anyone more racist than her,' Pazn, who is Afro-Latino, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.'It was all F whites, F the police, F capitalism, all of that stuff. You could not believe the look on her face when I revealed I had friends of all races.'I feared she was ready to fistfight me if challenged any of her views. I would have liked some physical action – but not that kind.'... 'Please be about something larger than yourself. I am all about surviving pending revolution,' Krug goes on... 'I think it's a little hypocritical when people resent individuals for being a different ethnicity. They throw around terms like white privilege but I myself feel very privileged to be Afro-Latino.'To be honest her opinions are pretty standard in the New York arts and music scene. I don't agree with them but these are the sorts of people Tinder routinely matches me up with... Pazn said settling on a venue was far from straightforward as Krug refused to go to 'gentrifier spots', warning him in a message that she wouldn't deal with 'stupid nasal voices talking about how edgy our hoods are.'... 'There was something off about her demeanor though, she didn't smile much, she wasn't very tactile.'The conversation immediately turned to politics... It became pretty clear she wanted me to criticize white people.'I tried to switch the topic to salsa dancing but it was soon back to politics. She told me this story about how she had encountered a white guy at some event and almost started a fight with him.'I asked if she had white friends at the college where she worked. She said she worked with whites but didn't trust them.'We covered the history of world colonization, the European invasion, Christopher Columbus – I was there for a date and instead I was getting a lecture.' Pazn decided to tell Krug how some kids at his black and Hispanic-dominated school had been picked on or even beaten up because they were white. She replied: 'Ok, so what?'With the date descending into frosty awkwardness, he tried to impress her by revealing he could speak fluent Russian because his parents had lived there for a while.'I noticed she had a Marxist symbol, maybe a hammer and sickle tattoo, on her back. I thought telling her this could boost the attraction levels,' he said. 'She responded by attacking my parents for 'poisoning my upbringing' and 'kissing white a**' by taking me to a predominantly white country.'I asked her what she thought of about Che Guevara. She didn't like him either - because he was too white.'I stuck it out for a few hours hoping it would go somewhere. But unless that meant going to war against white people and taking back what had been stolen from Indigenous people, it wasn't happening.'Pazn said he was so despondent after he got home from the disastrous rendezvous that he decided against further Tinder dates.He says it's becoming impossible to meet people within liberal arts circles who do not have some degree of sympathy with Krug's radical anti-white positions. Pazn actually Tweeted about his 'date from hell' last Wednesday, coincidentally one day before Krug outed herself as a white Jewish woman from Kansas City, Missouri who had spent decades posing as a black and later black-Hispanic academic and prominent opponent of systemic racism... 'I think it's hilarious this whole time she was masquerading as a Latina. It also explains why her butt was flat, she wasn't packing much peaches,' Pazn joked.'I had always thought that maybe she hated herself because she was so light-skinned. Now it's obvious that was the case.'What most disappointed me about all this is that she's a college professor. To think of someone teaching this racist ideology – because it is racist – to impressionable young people is really worrying.'I did actually come across Jessica's dating profile again but quickly swiped left. I don't think she's going to find what she's looking for unless Malcolm X pops up on Tinder.'She's actually more suited to the blackface character Robert Downey Jr plays in Tropic Thunder.'"
Naturally, this Uncle Tom's lived experience that people in the liberal arts are racist against white people like Krug will be ignored, so liberals can continue to pretend that it's only a small, unrepresentative minority who are like this (when they aren't defending it as "anti-racism")

Jessica Krug claimed 'earliest memories' were of police brutality

Race faker Jessica Krug was applauded when she hailed boy's murder as a 'revolutionary moment' - "Race faker Jessica Krug was applauded at a university conference when she hailed the murder of a 15-year-old boy hacked to death outside a New York bodega as a ‘revolutionary moment’ because he wanted to be a cop, DailyMail.com can reveal.Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz was chased though the Bronx and butchered with machetes by a Dominican street gang who mistook him for someone else in a notorious 2018 killing.But speaking on a Columbia University panel, Krug dismissed Guzman-Feliz, a member of the NYPD’s Explorers youth program, as a ‘collaborator’ who worked against his own community and was targeted because ‘snitches get stitches’... A family source revealed that the identity politics stalwart even skipped her mother Sherry’s funeral in 2013, perhaps because relatives would rumble her attempts to pass herself off as a black woman and radical opponent of the white patriarchy."
Amazingly it was pretending to be black that did her in, not this. It tells you a lot about the left
At least Rachel Dolezal wasn't actively poisonous

Interracial couple condemns critical race theory - "An interracial couple from Chicago has condemned the controversial critical race theory movement — arguing that it “hurts” the black community by victimizing people of color.  “When I hear the ideas of critical race theory, they don’t remind me of my experience here in Chicago at all,” Takyrica Kokoszka, a black woman and Chicago public school teacher...   “Our school that our kids go to, there’s a lot of questions coming from the community about why not more black students are on grade level,” Takyrica said.  “We are looking to explain it away using critical race theory. Instead of us actually digging deep and looking into all the nuances that are involved with school achievement, we’ve watered it down. We’ve dumbed down the reason now to ‘It’s because the system is racist.'”  In fact, the couple believes the critical race theory movement underestimates and oppresses people of color.  “We believe that it hurts our black and brown community that the message is: ‘You’re a victim. You can never make it until we tear down all these systems and structures,” Martin said.  “Black people overcame slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow… and all of a sudden black people cannot succeed?”  The controversial ideology is also harmful and confusing to interracial children.  “Our kids, are they half-oppressor, half-victim? How does that work?” Martin asked."

I’m A Mom Seeking Records Of Critical Race and Gender Curriculum, Now The School Committee May Sue To Stop Me (Update) - "I became concerned that Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender theory were integrated into lessons when an elementary school principal told me that teachers don’t refer to students as “boys” and “girls.” Additionally, I was told a kindergarten teacher asks five-year-olds, “what could have been done differently on the first Thanksgiving” in order to build upon a “line of thinking about history.” I asked why kids could not be called “boys” and “girls” and was told it was “common practice.” I asked for clarification on the “line of thinking” about history but got no answers. The more questions I asked, the less answers I received. Then I asked for a tour of the elementary school and the Superintendent offered me an in-person or virtual tour, but never responded with a date and time despite my numerous follow-up emails and phone calls. After almost a month of radio silence the Superintendent then told me that now they were not offering tours due to Covid restrictions. Yet the Superintendent offered tours of other schools to campaign for a school bond...   By contrast, curriculum for two charters schools in South Kingstown (Kingston Hill Academy and The Compass School) is available on their websites. I scheduled a tour of a private school in five minutes. Why was it so hard to get a tour and see the curriculum in my own public school district? At this point I had reason to believe that the school district was hiding information and deliberately stonewalling me. I started using the APRA request google link on the school district’s website to request public documents that might answer my questions about CRT, gender theory, and other concerns. When I requested the emails of a school committee member the estimate of what they would charge me came back as $9,570. Who can afford that? Under the APRA, “a reasonable charge may be made for the search or retrieval of documents. Hourly costs for a search and retrieval shall not exceed fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour and no costs shall be charged for the first hour of a search or retrieval.” Additionally, each copy costs 15 cents.  I amended my request to narrow the scope of requested emails to six months and requested digital copies instead of hard copies. That $9,570 estimate dropped to $79.50. I quickly realized that if I structured many specific and narrow requests, I could afford to purchase the public information which was otherwise inaccessible to me due to the non-responsiveness of my school leadership. I felt like I had cracked the code to this mystery of inaccessible information.  These initial high estimates of public records requests are common barriers to parents obtaining information about their children’s school district. A parent in another Rhode Island school district received an estimate of $17,295.75 to obtain public information related to the cost of an athletic field. Access to public information is not cheap. Or equitable.   I continued to submit small and numerous public record requests to investigate my school district. The school department continued to respond in the statutory time period of ten days. A school committee member even made a snarky reference to my APRA requests in an email. Evidently my APRA requests were not problematic if they were the subject of sarcasm from a school committee member.   No one in the school department ever told me it was a problem while I was in constant contact with them to request and purchase information. I purchased over $300 worth of public information and shared it to a private Facebook group to raise awareness about indoctrination in Rhode Island schools. I developed a growing network of likeminded teachers, parents, and community members who gave me information about CRT and gender theory infiltrating Rhode Island school districts.  Then, on Friday, May 28, the school committee set an agenda item for a public meeting to discuss “filing litigation against Nicole Solas to challenge the filing of over 160 APRA requests.” My school committee now is considering suing me because I submitted a lot of public records requests to get answers to my questions which the School District would not answer. This same school committee which told me to use a statutorily prescribed process to obtain one piece of information (curriculum) is now having a public meeting to discuss suing me for using the same statutorily prescribed process to obtain other information. The message was clear: ask too many questions about your child’s education and we will come after you. The most puzzling part of this shameful abuse of government power is that numerous attorneys with whom I’ve consulted cannot figure out the basis of a claim against me.  There is no limit to submitting public record requests. Further, the APRA statute contemplates multiple requests made in a 30-day period for the purpose of cost. It states: “[M]ultiple requests from any person or entity to the same public body within a thirty (30) day time period shall be considered one request.” Accordingly, I did not submit 160 requests – I submitted ONE.   I suspect the South Kingstown School Department is displeased that a parent has found a way to legally compel responses to difficult questions surrounding CRT and gender theory in public school. I suspect they are also displeased about my criticism of the antiracism policy and appointment and hiring policy, both of which are under review and breathtakingly racist.   The Access to Public Records Act prohibits a government body from compelling a citizen to justify or explain her requests for public information...   If the school system starts to bully you because you are asking too many questions, then you’re winning. Don’t give up."
Transparency - for taxpayer funded projects - is bad if it threatens the liberal agenda

Jonathan Kay: Oh look: Now the ravines are racist, too - "Toronto boasts the largest urban ravine system in the world. In all, it’s 11,000 hectares... It’s often in the moments after I’ve been on these outings — when I look at my phone for the first time in hours, and scroll through the day’s ludicrous shrieking contests (“No, YOU’RE the racist!”) — that I realize how much our information environment pollutes our understanding of race relations. The multicultural reality I see every day is idyllic, but also badly out of step with Critical Race Theory. Our prime minister has called his own country a genocide state, and his government is now set to spend hundreds of millions of dollars indoctrinating civil servants with imported American materials so they can learn how racist they are. What you see in the Toronto ravine system (and at thousands of similar nature areas across Canada, for that matter) is inconveniently off-message: There simply isn’t enough racism.   So how do journalists resolve this conflict between reality and ideology? Behold the Globe & Mail’s recent double-bylined feature arguing that non-white people face “barriers” when they try to access Toronto’s ravine system. By way of evidence, the two reporters offer the account of a Black woman who said she worried that a white person might see her near the ravine and “call the police.” The woman is an experienced hiker, yet offered no evidence that she’d witnessed anything close to this kind of treatment. Just the opposite: the only interactions she detailed to the Globe were encounters in which “perfectly polite” park-goers tried to help her, on the mistaken possibility that she might need directions.   As I read the article, I wondered how two Globe & Mail journalists — one of them being an “Urban Affairs Reporter,” no less — could visit Toronto’s ravine system and come away with this kind of narrative. But then I re-read the thing and realized that my premise had been faulty: Nothing in the text suggests that either journalist (both of them as white as can be, by the way) had actually visited the ravine as part of their reporting, let alone interviewed anyone they’d met there. Over 22 paragraphs, all the quoted interviewees were either activists, bloggers, academics or government officials. The Globe & Mail offices sit literally three blocks from a bike trail that goes up along the Don River into the heart of the ravine system that these two journalists purported to describe. In the amount of time it took them to speak with a “doctoral student who researches the engagement of recent immigrants with the urban forest” (as one interviewee is described) these reporters could have walked to the ravine and engaged with a whole bunch of real live immigrants themselves. Crazy, right?   These reporters weren’t wrong to conclude that some people face “barriers” in accessing Toronto’s ravine system. They’re the same barriers that held me back for 20 years: ignorance of my natural surroundings, force of habit, and an unwillingness to venture outside my climate-controlled comfort zone. And it’s a pity that I only started enjoying this “Toronto treasure” (as the Globe rightly calls the ravine system in the headline) after the pandemic knocked me out of my rut. Once that happened, the actual business of physically getting to the ravine was easy. Anyone can go — even Globe & Mail reporters."

Thread by @realchrisrufo - "There is a civil war erupting at @SandiaLabs.Following my investigation, a dissident electrical engineer named Casey Peterson emailed all 16,000 employees denouncing critical race theory in the lab and hoping to spark a rebellion against Sandia executives... Within hours, Sandia executives dispatched a counterintelligence team to lock Peterson out of the network and scrub his communications from internal servers—which, via the Streisand Effect, made the video even more viral and sparked widespread unrest against Sandia executives.By the afternoon, executives were panicking about the brewing rebellion, placed Peterson on paid administrative leave, and established a "security review board" to "evaluate whether [his] actions have comprised or posed a threat to Sandia computing and security systems."Peterson—who took a stand at grave risk to his career—says he is speaking on behalf of all of Sandia employees who are "scared to speak out" because of the lab's repressive culture. "If I get fired because of this," Peterson says, "the fight does not end, it only intensifies."This is the first explicit rebellion against critical race theory in the federal government—and the coalition is growing. "We need to completely rip [critical race theory] out of Sandia root and stem," Peterson says. "It is cancer and we need to get it out of the labs right now."Sandia executives have made it clear: they want to force critical race theory, race-segregated trainings, and white male reeducation camps on their employees—and all dissent will be severely punished. Progressive employees will be rewarded; conservative employees will be purged. Keep this in mind: Sandia Labs is a federally-funded research agency and designs America's nuclear weapons. Senator @HawleyMO and @SecBrouillette have launched an inspector general investigation, but Sandia executives have only accelerated their purge against conservatives."

Michelle Singletary: Structural racism helps schemers attract Blacks to pyramid scams - "Institutional racism has created such a huge wealth gap in America that pyramid scheme promoters are able to persuade Blacks to put aside common sense with promises that they can have a piece of their denied American Dream."
Amazing. There's nothing that can't be blamed on "racism"

To Learn How Racism Lives In Design, Just Cross the Street
aka "The Unintentional Racism Found in Traffic Signals"

San Diego Public Schools Will Overhaul Its Grading System To Achieve ‘Anti-Racism’ - "San Diego's public schools want to be anti-racist, so they're…abolishing the traditional grading system?  "This is part of our honest reckoning as a school district," San Diego Unified School District Vice President Richard Barrera told a local NBC affiliate. "If we're actually going to be an anti-racist school district, we have to confront practices like this that have gone on for years and years."  District officials evidently believe that the practice of grading students based on their average score is racist, and that an active effort to dismantle racism necessitates a learning environment free of the pressure to turn in assignments on time. As evidence for the urgency of these changes, the district released data showing that minority students received more Ds and Fs than white students: Just 7 percent of whites received failing grades, as opposed to 23 percent of Native Americans, 23 percent of Hispanics, and 20 percent of black students. Under the new system, students will not be penalized for failing to complete assignments, and teachers will give them extra opportunities to demonstrate mastery of subjects... Grades "shall not be influenced by behavior or factors that directly measure students' knowledge and skills in the content area," which sounds like a recipe for highly subjective grading. And a great deal of leniency will now be given to students who don't do the work for a course, including those who don't show up at all: Attendance can no longer be a factor in grading.  In any case, ending these kinds of grades doesn't actually eliminate the underlying inequities that produced the disparate Fs. It may actually cover those inequities up: Given that grades are a tool for evaluating students' progress, the district is essentially announcing that it will no longer gather as much evidence about the negative social phenomena it would probably like to address. Better grades do not mean students will suddenly have a better grasp of the material. They certainly won't be better prepared for college (where traditional grades are very much still a thing).   Indeed, this comes perilously close to addressing poverty by no longer tallying the number of homeless people—or, to use a timely example, President Donald Trump's frustration that increasing COVID-19 testing will make the epidemic look worse... Eliminating grades and standardized testing has become something of a crusade for California progressives. California's public universities, for instance, announced earlier this year that they would no longer require applicants to take either the SAT, a measure on which white students have historically outperformed others. But this elides a serious problem for minority students: Other admissions criteria—such as legacy considerations and extracurricular activities—favor privileged applicants even more dramatically than grades and tests do. The wealthiest (and usually whitest) students have better access to résumé-padding activities; yes, they can also hire tutors and take test prep courses, but there's only so much extra value to be extracted from these things." This person on Facebook claimed that critical race theory had no influence in the school system so people raising concerns about it were stupid, and dismissed an example of a teacher trying to brainwash students with (anti-)racist hatred as isolated and unrepresentative, and a NY Post story about it being instituted in New York City's school system because it was the NY Post The liberal answer will be to end grading in colleges too

‘White Supremacy’ Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More. - The New York Times - "As July 4 and its barbecues arrived this year, the activist and former N.F.L. quarterback Colin Kaepernick declared, “We reject your celebration of white supremacy.”  The movie star Mark Ruffalo said in February that Hollywood had been swimming for a century in “a homogeneous culture of white supremacy.”  The director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of New York City’s most prestigious museums, acknowledged this summer that his institution was grounded in white supremacy, while four blocks uptown, the curatorial staff of the Guggenheim decried a work culture suffused in it.  The Los Angeles Times editorial board issued an apology two weeks ago describing itself as “deeply rooted in white supremacy” for at least its first 80 years. In England, the British National Library’s Decolonising Working Group cautioned employees that a belief in “color blindness” or the view that “mankind is one human family” are examples of “covert white supremacy.”... News aggregators show a vast increase in the use of the term “white supremacy” (or “white supremacist”) compared with 10 years ago. The New York Times itself used the term fewer than 75 times in 2010, but nearly 700 times since the first of this year alone. Type the term into Twitter’s search engine and it pops up six, eight or 10 times each minute. The meaning of the words has expanded, too. Ten years ago, white supremacy frequently described the likes of the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke, the neo-Nazi politician from Louisiana. Now it cuts a swath through the culture, describing an array of subjects: the mortgage lending policies of banks; a university’s reliance on SAT scores as a factor for admissions decisions; programs that teach poor people better nutrition; and a police department’s enforcement policies. Yet the phrase is deeply contentious. Influential writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ibram X. Kendi, a Boston University professor, have embraced it, seeing in white supremacy an explanatory power that cuts through layers of euphemism to the core of American history and culture. It speaks to the reality, they say, of a nation built on slavery. To examine many aspects of American life once broadly seen as race neutral — such as mortgage lending or college faculty hiring — is to find a bedrock of white supremacy... But some Black scholars, businessmen and activists — on the right and the left — balk at the phrase. They hear in those words a sledgehammer that shocks and accuses, rather than explains. When so much is described as white supremacy, when the Ku Klux Klan and a museum art collection take the same descriptor, they say, the power of the phrase is lost.  Prof. Orlando Patterson, a sociologist at Harvard University who has written magisterial works on the nature of slavery and freedom, including about his native Jamaica, said it was too reminiscent of the phrases used to describe apartheid and Nazi Germany. “It comes from anger and hopelessness and alienates rather than converts,” he said.  The label also discourages white and Black people from finding commonalities of experience that could move society forward, Professor Patterson and others said.  “It racializes a lot of problems that a lot of people face, even when race is not the answer,” Professor Patterson said.  Glenn C. Loury, a conservative-leaning economics professor at Brown University, hears in the term an attempt to spin a mythic narrative about a fallen America. “So we declare structures of our country are implacably racist,” Professor Loury said. “On the other hand, we make appeals to have a conversation with that country which is mired in white supremacy? The logic escapes me.”  Then there are those whose cultural signposts are found outside the Black-white divide. The essayist Wesley Yang, the son of Korean immigrants and the author of “The Souls of Yellow Folk,” often examines racial identity and has found himself watching the debate over these words as if through a side window. Did this thing called white supremacy really so neatly define the lives of Black people and Latinos and Asians?  “The phrase is destructive of discourse,” he said. “Once you define it as something that has a ghostly essence, it’s nowhere and everywhere.” The rise in the use of “white supremacy” is in some ways a puzzle easily solved. Prof. John McWhorter of Columbia University, a linguist, explained that such expressions are like a crocodile’s teeth. Old ones wear down and are shed; new and sharper ones appear.  “Words lose their rhetorical strength,” he said. “Fifty years ago, in a Norman Lear sitcom like Archie Bunker, if someone was accused of being ‘prejudiced,’ you sucked in your breath.”... The phrase traveled into popular culture along several lines of transmission. In academia in the early 1980s, Richard Delgado, a University of Alabama law school professor, and Prof. Derrick Bell of Harvard Law School developed what became known as critical race theory. Favoring storytelling and the righting of wrongs, it held that white supremacy and racism were longstanding fixtures of American history and life, and that individual racism was less remarkable than the systemic racism embedded in the culture, including the law... Critical race theory, however, met with decades of resistance, from conservatives and from liberals alike, who saw its claims as too sweeping.  But in 2008, the concept broke through to a broad audience, when Mr. Coates started writing a series of essays in The Atlantic and several popular books, in which he argued that the United States was mired from its inception in the muck of white supremacy and racist violence. Schools, language, the economy and politics: Nearly everything in the United States, he wrote, bore the mark of a white supremacist identity... Mr. Coates’s work helped reshape how scholars and activists talked about racism... Angela D. Dillard is a professor of Afro-American and African studies at the University of Michigan. She has examined the history of racism in her work and views it as a near-permanent feature of American society. Yet the words “white supremacy” catch in her throat.  “It’s really jarring to the modern ear; it gets in the way,” she says. “It conjures the movie ‘Birth of a Nation’ and Richard Wagner booming over the speakers.”  It became more jarring when she heard the words applied to herself. She was an associate dean of students at Michigan when the university decided that it could not, as a public institution, deny Richard Spencer, a white racist and neo-Nazi, a chance to speak on campus.  Student protesters staged a sit-in at the dean’s office in 2017 and held up signs stating: “U of M Upholds White Supremacy as Usual.”  “To have students screaming at me that I was supposed to dismantle a white supremacist university,” said Professor Dillard, who is Black. “What does that even mean? It was like they were reading me out of the race.”... “I wish people would stop talking about white supremacy and privilege,” Professor Fields said in an interview. In an allusion to the Sermon on the Mount and class powerlessness, she added, “If you believe that white working people are privileged and responsible for all your pain, tell me when the meek inherited the earth.”... “We used to draw a bold line between those who went around hanging blacks and other behavior,” she said. “We’ve come to realize white supremacy permeates our society.”... Asked if white supremacy defined his family’s story, Mr. Rogers paused and replied: No. White supremacy, he said, was what his great-grandfather endured in Tulsa and Representative John Lewis faced in Selma. To argue that such primal violence and discrimination extended to the modern day struck him as defeatist."
The "myth" of the slippery slope

Teachers presenting white privilege as fact are breaking the law, minister warns - "Teachers who present the idea of white privilege as a fact to their students are breaking the law, the women and equalities minister has told MPs.  Responding to the general debate on Black History Month being held by MPs, Kemi Badenoch took to the despatch box to describe critical race theory as “an ideology that sees my blackness as victimhood and their whiteness as oppression”.  The minister went on to hit out at schools who had expressed support for the “anti-capitalist” Black Lives Matter movement, arguing they had neglected their duty to political impartiality by embracing the group.  She added that the government was against “the teaching of contested political ideas as if they are accepted fact”. “We do not want to see teachers teaching their white pupils about white privilege and inherited racial guilt” she told the Commons... It comes after the government was criticised for banning the use of  teaching material that calls for the end of capitalism — describing it as an “extreme political stance”... “Some schools have decided to openly support the anti-capitalist Black Lives Matter group — often fully aware that they have the statutory duty to be politically impartial.” she said.  “Black lives do matter, of course they do, but we know that the Black Lives Matter movement — capital B, L, M — is political.  “I know this, because at the height of the protest, I’ve been told of white Black Lives Matter protesters calling — and I apologise for saying this word — calling a black armed police officer guarding Downing Street a ‘pet n*****’.  “That is why we do not endorse that movement on this side of the House. It is a political movement and what would be nice would be for members on the opposite side to condemn many of the actions that we see of this political movement, instead of pretending that it is a completely wholesome anti-racist organisation.”"

James Lindsay, sitting strongly again on Twitter - "People are going to say I'm a deplorable Trumper now, just like how they said after the Grievance Studies Affair that I was discrediting higher education and scholarship. No. The Critical Theorists are the problem, and they're the ones being showed up as such. We were tolerant."

James Lindsay, sitting strongly again on Twitter - "The first wave of retaliation against POTUS will be to publicly say he doesn't know what Critical Race Theory really is, and thus he's straw manning it, which is a ploy for fascistic overreach. Meanwhile, they'll start quietly rebranding anyway. Critics of CRT will be "alt-right""
Average left-leaning people who don't really understand what Critical Race Theory is will see this move as Trump being racist because according to Critical Race Theory, all criticism of Critical Race Theory is motivated by racism. That's how it will be widely framed."

Jonathan Kay on Twitter - "The other day a white coworker was complaining about a POC coworker being late always, and then she stopped herself and said “the emphasis of being organized and punctual is a toxic white trait that I have to get over” and I just nodded solemnly"
"To fight white supremacy, it's important to show up to every meeting 15 to 20 minutes late"

James Lindsay - Posts | Facebook - Teen Vogue retweeted: "While we’re working to abolish the police, we must also work to dismantle what the police were put here to protect: property. What is more evident of the legacy of settler colonialism & its violence than the idea of the ownership of land?"
"Dismantle private property, they say. Probably need to start taking them seriously and saying no. They won't go easily, but it's the better option than continuing to try to appease them. Where's your Woke breaking point? Finding it is important. The operating system of Critical Theory is to question the foundational assumptions of society, and by question they mean dismantle. They've questioned them and count on the fact that we think questioning them is unthinkable. That is, they mean what they say. Don't soften it. If you're a person who is leaning left and finding yourself uncomfortable with Woke stuff and still saying, "they just..." after translating their radical nonsense into something more liberal and sensible, STOP IT. They mean the radical thing, and they're playing you."

North Korean defector slams 'woke' US schools - "A North Korean defector said she viewed the US as country of free thought and free speech – until she went to college here.  Yeonmi Park attended Columbia University and was immediately struck by what she viewed anti-Western sentiment in the classroom and a focus on political correctness that had her thinking “even North Korea isn’t this nuts.”  “I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” Park told Fox News. “I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.”  The 27-year-old told The Post that she could’t believe she would be asked to do “this much censoring of myself” at a university in the United States.    “I literally crossed the Gobi Desert to be free and I realized I’m not free, America’s not free,” she said.
North Korean defector Yeonmi Park said after attending Columbia University that US schools are forcing students to think a certain way and are worse than the indoctrination in her home country...
Her professors gave students “trigger warnings,” sharing the wording from readings in advance so people could opt out of reading or even sitting in class during discussions, Park told The Post.  “Going to Columbia, the first thing I learned was ‘safe space,’” she said.  “Every problem, they explained us, is because of white men.” Some of the discussions of white privilege reminded her of the caste system in her native country, where people were categorized based on their ancestors, she said. Park said Columbia failed to teach students to think critically and believes “even North Korea is not this nuts.”
In one class, a teacher discussing Western Civilization asked students if they had a problem with the name of the topic – most students raised their hands, according to Park. Some, she said, mentioned issues with the “colonial” slant of the discussion.  And classes often began with professors asking students for their preferred pronouns, with the use of “they” becoming scary as she feared being socially penalized for not being inclusive enough in her vocabulary.  “English is my third language,” she said. “It’s very hard for me to say he and she sometimes, I misuse them.”
Park, 27, transferred to Columbia University in Manhattan in 2016 and eventually learned to “just shut up” so she could get good grades and graduate...
She also was chided for saying she enjoyed the writings of Jane Austen.  “I said ‘I love those books.’ I thought it was a good thing,” Park told the network. “Then she said, ‘Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were racists and bigots and are subconsciously brainwashing you.’”  Park said North Korea students were constantly informed about the “American Bastard.”  “I thought North Koreans were the only people who hated Americans, but turns out there are a lot of people hating this country in this country”...
Park said American students don’t understand real oppression or “how hard it is to be free.”
Cancel culture and shouting down opposing voices is becoming an issue of self-censorship.   Park, who chronicled her escape from North Korea and life in the repressive regime in the 2015 memoir “In Order to Live,” said Americans seem willing to give their rights away not realizing they may never come back.  “Voluntarily, these people are censoring each other, silencing each other, no force behind it,” she said.  “Other times (in history) there’s a military coup d’etat, like a force comes in taking your rights away and silencing you. But this country is choosing to be silenced, choosing to give their rights away.”... Park said she knows what a country could become with rights and discourse stripped away...
Park, who grew up in the last Stalinist dictatorship and witnessed people dying from starvation, said Americans are obsessed with oppression even though there is not much oppression they’ve witnessed firsthand.  “This a completely nuts, this is unbelievable,” she said. “I don’t know why people are collectively going crazy like this or together at the same time.”  She said the situation in North Korea is one thing because the people don’t have access to the internet and have limited exposure to the globe, but students here have much more access to information...   “In some ways they (in the US) are brainwashed. Even though there’s evidence so clearly in front of their eyes they can’t see it.”"
Clearly she just doesn't understand Critical Race Theory!
Clearly this North Korean defector who knows what hating America is like has bought in to the "myth" that liberals hate their countries

Spence School showed vid that 'tarred and feathered' white women - "An ex-top trustee of Manhattan’s elite Spence School says she yanked her daughter out over her growing disgust with its racial indoctrination — capped by a class video that “tarred and feathered’’ white women.  Hispanic tech exec Gabriela Baron fired off a scorched-earth letter to the prestigious Upper East Side institution last week seething that the video — shown to her eighth-grade daughter and classmates on graduation day — “openly derides, humiliates and ridicules white women."... Baron said the footage, featuring racially charged comedian Ziwe Fumudoh, was just another indication of what she and her husband “see happening at Spence (and many other schools in NYC). “Over the last several years my husband and I have grown increasingly concerned about certain trends at Spence, including what we believe is a de-emphasis of academic rigor and a single-minded focus on race, diversity and inclusion that is now driving the School and everything that goes on within its walls,’’ wrote Baron, the daughter of Cuban immigrants.  Spence is among a slew of posh “woke” private schools in New York City that have come under fire for allegedly putting political correctness before actual learning and common-sense."...   The caption to introduce Lebowitz read, “Author, Public Speaker, White Woman.’’ At one point, Fumudoh remarked to her, “I believe that you are not concerned with how annoying white women can be.’’ The host also said, “What percentage of white women do you hate? And there is a right answer.”...   “Had the video derided and ridiculed Asian women, Black women or Hispanic women, the Spence community would declare with one voice that it was blatantly racist,” said the mom, executive vice president of strategy at the tech software firm KLDiscovery, according to her LinkedIn page.  “In fact, had a similar video been shown making fun of ANY OTHER racial group, Spence, its faculty, the Board and the entire community would be whipped into a frenzy,’’ Baron said. “Is Ziwe’s video somehow not racist and acceptable to Spence because it attacks whites?”... “We just left this school bc of its growing far-left indoctrination,” wrote Kelly, who reportedly pulled her daughter from the institution, as well as her two sons from the prestigious all-boys Collegiate School, this past winter over the academies’ “woke” policies...   Baron said Spence’s showing of the video to its middle-school students on their special day earlier this month was only the final straw for her and her husband at the PC-obsessed all-girls institution — which has a task force to make sure it is “the anti-racist institution it aspires to be.”  She said that several years ago, students in Spence’s lower school were “required to make politically-oriented protest posters.’’ Baron said that when she protested, she was falsely told by school officials that this was not the case."
Of course liberals will keep pretending that Critical Race Theory is only about acknowledging the existence of racism, and that these are all isolated instances which don't mean anything and we shouldn't try to prevent racist indoctrination. Or they'll say if the New York Post says the earth is round, that means it's flat

Dad who pulled child from 'woke' Manhattan school says he is not alone - "A dad who yanked his daughter from her $43,000-per-year Manhattan private school in outrage over the “woke” teaching of critical race theory says other angry parents are now following his example — as he described the movement as a form of “child abuse.”  “Nobody I’ve spoken to believes this is good for children,” Harvey Goldman told The Post Wednesday. “I am personally hearing from a handful of parents who are also pulling their kids out of the school  — and their friends are, too.”  Goldman said the Heschel School, on West End Avenue near 60th Street,  has taught inappropriate lessons centering on race and gender, which many parents have no clue about.  “Heschel was asking fourth-graders, if they were transgender, what would their pronoun be?'” he said.  Kids at a different school on the Upper East Side were also given a book called “Jacob’s New Dress,” Goldman said.  He argues that kids that young aren’t capable of understanding “woke” issues — and that it often confuses or troubles them. “My friend has a kindergartner and her child came home and asked, ‘Mommy, am I bad because I’m white?’” he said, adding that the child attended the Upper East Side school.  “To me that is straight-up child abuse,” he said. “It’s like telling kids their skin color is bad.”  He added, “We need to let kids be kids.”"

Head of NYC's Elite Dalton School Resigning After Pushing 'Obsessive' Social Justice Agenda - "The head of The Dalton School — an elite private school located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan — is resigning after pushing what parents call an “obsessive” and “wildly inappropriate” social justice agenda, which even included reenactments of “racist cops” in science classes... faculty members of the K-12 school issued an eight-page anti-racism manifesto, which demanded sweeping changes in personnel, academic curriculum, as well as treating black students differently in discipline matters and in assessing their academic performance.  The document also included statements that directed all administrators, faculty, and parent volunteers to “undergo yearly anti-racist training,” and demanded that all Dalton administrators and staff produce “public anti-racism statements.”  In January, an anonymous group of parents wrote a letter objecting to Dalton’s new guidelines.  “Every class this year has had an obsessive focus on race and identity, ‘racist cop’ reenactments in science, ‘de-centering whiteness’ in art class, learning about white supremacy and sexuality in health class”... “Wildly inappropriate, many of these classes feel more akin to a Zoom corporate sensitivity-training than to Dalton’s intellectually engaging curriculum”... By February, the school’s director of DEI (“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”) Domonic Rollins stepped down “in pursuit of other opportunities.”"
These are the same people who are against "religious indoctrination" and quote Ignatius of Loyola as an example of child abuse

Columbia professor says parents should pull kids out of NJ school - "A prominent black Columbia University professor has called on New Jersey parents to pull their kids out of a prestigious Bergen County, NJ, prep school after an English teacher resigned over what she called a “hostile culture of conformity and fear” created by critical race theory.  “All hail Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood school, which teaches students ‘antiracism’ that sees life as nothing but abuse of power, and teaches that cringing, hostile group identity against oppression is the essence of a self,” John McWhorter, who is also a contributor to The Atlantic magazine, tweeted... In a resignation letter posted Tuesday on the website of the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism, English teacher Stangel-Plowe accused Dwight-Englewood administrators of “failing our students” by embracing critical race theory... “Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on. This is the dominant and divisive ideology that is guiding our adolescent students.”... “One student did not want to develop her personal essay — about an experience she had in another country — for fear that it might mean that she was, without even realizing it, racist,” the teacher wrote. “In her fear, she actually stopped herself from thinking. This is the very definition of self-censorship.”  Stangel-Plowe also claimed that Dwight-Englewood Head of School Rodney De Jarnett “told the entire faculty” on multiple occasions in 2017 and 2018 “that he would fire us all if he could so that he could replace us all with people of color” and described a recent faculty meeting that was “segregated by skin color” and at which white teachers were told “to ‘remember’ that we are ‘White’ and ‘to take responsibility for [our] power and privilege.” McWhorter, an associate professor of English and comparative literature at the Ivy League school, has drawn a substantial following on social media for his criticism of critical race theory."

Columbia Prof John McWhorter Calls on Parents to Pull Kids from New Jersey Prep School over CRT - "  Stangel-Plowe went on to explain that “the school’s ideology requires students to see themselves not as individuals, but as representatives of a group, forcing them to adopt the status of privilege or victimhood.”  “As a result, students arrive in my classroom accepting this theory as fact: People born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed,” Stangel-Plowe said.  The teacher explained that “this orthodoxy hinders students’ ability to read, write, and think,” as she now finds that her students “recoil from a poem because it was written by a man,” and “approach texts in search of the oppressor.”"

Teacher forces California 3rd-graders to ‘map’ sexual identities, assess ‘privilege’ - "A class of third-graders in a California elementary school were forced to undergo a lesson on “social identities,” designed to indoctrinate them on Critical Race Theory. The lesson required the children to classify their racial and sexual identities before “ranking” themselves based on their “power and privilege.”... After discovering that Critical Race Theory was being taught at R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School through “whistleblower documents and parents familiar with the session,” Rufo explained that a third-grade teacher at the school had asked his students to create “an ‘identity map,’ listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics.”  The purpose of the exercise was to teach the children that they live in a “‘dominant culture’ of ‘white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian, English speaker[s],’ who, according to the lesson, ‘created and maintained’ this culture in order ‘to hold power and stay in power,’” Rufo said...   The third-grade class were shown a series of slides that instructed them on “social identities.” Apparently, one’s social identity has “been created by society" and it determines “[g]roups or categories that we get lumped into,” which is “sometimes not our choice.” This includes one’s family structure, which the teacher has taken to be much broader than simply mother, father, and child.  Awareness is drawn to “families” such as those with “two moms, two dads,” without making any distinction from “mom and dad” families, in an attempt to give the former categories a kind of credence or normality.  The students were expected to draft short essays, “at least one full page in writing,” in which they would assess their own “intersectionality,” including their sexual identity, and ordering themselves according to the principles of intersectionality. To help the students identify what rung of the intersectional hierarchy they fit into, the teacher’s presentation offered a “social identities” page, listing such identities as “transgenderism and non-binary sexuality.”... Parents of the children who caught wind of the new curriculum “were shocked.” One parent who spoke to Rufo, wishing to remain anonymous, said the school was “basically teaching racism to my eight-year-old.” Another said that Critical Race Theory divides society between “the oppressor and the oppressed, and since these identities are inborn characteristics people cannot change, the only way to change it is via violent revolution.”  “Growing up in China, I had learned it many times,” the parent said. “The outcome is the family will be ripped apart; husband hates wife, children hate parents. I think it is already happening here.” These parents, along with a handful of others, organized to meet with the school’s senior management team to raise their concerns. The school subsequently suspended the race theory program.   Of particular note is that R.I. Meyerholz is not a “white dominant” community itself. Ninety-four percent of the school’s pupils are non-white, with a majority Asian-American population, even though the school is situated in the prosperous city of Cupertino, where the median salary is over $170,000. Meyerholz performs in the top one percent of California’s schools, despite intersectionality criteria defining the 94 percent non-white enrollment as disadvantaged.  The Asian-American community “significantly outperform all other racial groups, including whites, in terms of academic achievement, college admissions, household income, family stability, and other key measures,” Rufo explains. Asian-American parents know that “[a]ffirmative action and other critical race theory-based programs would devastate their [child’s] admissions to universities and harm their futures.”  The movement to indoctrinate America’s children into the Marxist critical race mindset is not confined to southern California. The Illinois State Board of Education recently approved a new rule called “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards.” Should the board have the new standard ratified, teachers in Illinois will be forced to “embrace and encourage progressive viewpoints and perspectives,” including “systemic racism.”  Failure on the part of teachers to implement the new ruling will open them up to losing their license to teach in the state...   Students of a politically left-leaning persuasion stand to benefit greatly from the new mandates, as teachers are encouraged to “substitute ‘social justice work’ or ‘action civics projects’ for more traditional forms of testing when deciding on a student’s grade”... Paradoxically, and perhaps unintentionally, the new guidelines for teaching in the state of Illinois suggest that there is “not one ‘correct’ way of doing or understanding something.” However, to elect not to teach children about Critical Race Theory is soon to be a punishable offense."
Liberals complain that not letting schools that receive public funding indoctrinate students with Critical Race Theory is a violation of free speech (even though having a curriculum is otherwise uncontroversial and they want to ban Intelligent Design in science class), but of course forcing teachers to teach it is no issue

Leaked Audio: Superintendent Tells Teachers CRT ‘Isn’t Optional Anymore…If You’re Not Willing Then Maybe This Isn’t The Right Place For You’ - "an anonymous teacher in Beaverton, Oregon, sent me a recording from a zoom call in which the superintendent clearly implies that teachers who are not ideologically aligned with the administration on its “anti-racism” agenda would not be welcome to continue teaching in the district... The term “anti-racist” was popularized by thought leader Ibram X. Kendi in his book “How To Be An Antiracist,” which asserts that individuals must choose sides: either “racist” or “anti-racist.” Kendi claims that in order to be “anti-racist” one must actively advocate for a specific left-wing ideological and political agenda in both word and deed. His theories, which are heavily informed by Critical Race Theory, have been widely implemented in education circles, including in Beaverton."
In their eagerness to deny that the problem is systemic, maybe liberals will claim that the recording is fake

Watch: Virginia Teacher Slams Loudoun County School Board over Critical Race Theory - "A Virginia school teacher from a neighboring county slammed the Loudoun County School Board over Critical Race Theory at its meeting on Tuesday, and encouraged students not to allow “anybody to tell you that you cannot accomplish anything because of your skin color, or to hate yourself because of your skin color.”  “Parents, the longer that you wait and you don’t hold your child’s schools accountable gives these guys more time to dictate what’s best for your child’s physical, mental, and emotional health,” said Fairfax County school teacher Lilit Vanetsyan. “Don’t be afraid to speak out for your kids, because they are voiceless, and they rely on you,” Vanetsyan added. “You should be afraid of them rooting for socialism by the time they get to middle school.”...   Loudoun County Public Schools has been facing heavy backlash from concerned parents rallying to recall the school board members pushing critical race theory.   Critical race theory is an academic movement transpiring at schools across the country, teaching children that the United States is fundamentally racist, and they must view every social interaction and person in terms of race in order to be “antiracist.”  The school board members in question were found to be part of a Facebook group that created and shared a list of parents who opposed the “racist” curriculum."

Virginia mom who survived Maoist China blasts school board's support for critical race theory - "Xi Van Fleet, a mother who lived through Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution before coming to the United States blasted a Virginia school board during a public meeting over it's support for critical race theory.  "I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools," Xi Van Fleet told the Loudoun County School Board members. "You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history." "The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people," she said. "The only difference is they used class instead of race." "We were taught to denounce our heritage, and Red Guards destroyed anything that is not communist…statues, books and anything else," she continued. "We were also encouraged to report on each other, just like the Student Equity Ambassador program and the bias reporting system."  "This is indeed the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution," she said. "The critical race theory has its roots in cultural Marxism. It should have no place in our school."   Van Fleet says she was six years old when the Cultural Revolution began in China. She says students and teachers were immediately pitted against one another by hanging "Big Posters" all over the school where students could write criticisms of anyone who was deemed "ideologically impure."   "One of the teachers was considered bourgeoisie because she liked to wear pretty clothes," Van Fleet said. "So the students attacked her and spit on her. She was covered with spit… and pretty soon it became violence."... she is warning everyone that the same types of censorship on speech and thought that happened under Mao in China is currently happening here in America. "I can’t really just say what I mean, even though the other side can say whatever," she said. "To me, and to a lot of Chinese, it is heartbreaking that we escaped communism and now we experience communism here.""

WATCH: Black mom SLAMS critical race theory saying it's 'teaching hate' - "A mother in Florida, which has banned the implementation of critical race theory in classrooms and in curriculum, spoke out against the ideology. Her name is Keisha King, and she gave her testimony to the State Board of Education... "Just coming off of May 31, marking the 100 years of the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like critical race theory, that children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021. "That is not teaching the truth, unless you believe that whites are better than blacks. I have personally heard teachers teaching CRT and we have had an assembly shut down because a Duvall County public schools system consultant thought it would be a great idea to separate students by race.  "This is unacceptable. CRT is not racial sensitivity or simply teaching unfavorable American history or teaching Jim Crow history. CRT is deeper and more dangerous than that. CRT, in it's outworking today, is a teaching that there is a hierarchy in society where white, male, heterosexual, able-bodied people are deemed the oppressor and anyone else outside of that status is oppressed"... "I don't know about you, but telling my child or any child that they are in a permanent oppressed status in America because they are black is racist, and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children or any child is racist as well."  "This is not something that we can stand for in our country"... "And don't take it from me, look at the writers of these types of publications, our ancestors, white, black, and others hung, bled, and died right alongside each other to push America towards that more perfect union. If this continues, we will look back and be responsible for the dismantling of the greatest country in the world by reverting to teaching hate and that race is a determining factor on where your destiny lies."... "Parents are waking up for the first time in decades," she said. "We've been sending our kids off to school every morning, thinking they're getting a quality education. COVID has pulled back the 'educurtain' and it's not pretty. That's why these groups are rising up.""

Rob on Twitter - "Critical Race theory is based on Critical theory, given to the world by Marxists from the Frankfort School in Germany. When Hitler cracked down on them they moved. Yes they moved to Columbia University in NYC and they remain there to this day."
"I wonder why Hitler "cracked down" on them"
"Because they were Communists. Remember WWII when Germany declared war on Russia? Or maybe you don't."
"so you agreed with Hitler and the Nazis on this, just so we're clear"
Hitler was anti-smoking, built highways & enacted environmental protection laws. Therefore we should all smoke, not use highways & destroy the environment

Believing "we're all just human" is one of "28 Common Racist Attitudes" according to our moral betters at the YWCA and Disney. No, I'm not kidding.

MSNBC Host Joy Reid Says Parents Who Don't Want Critical Race Theory Taught in Schools Are Racists - "Reid discussed the growing movement in the U.S. to reframe how American history is taught and said that "some parents opposed to CRT aren't too pleased," before playing a video clip of an emotional mother expressing her opposition.  "Just because I do not want critical race theory taught to my children in school does not mean I am a racist damnit," the unnamed mother said tearfully in front of a room with others and was met with clapping.  Reid laughed at the mother's statement and said, "Actually, it does."... Reid brought Hannah-Jones on her show and asked her to respond to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's belief that 1619 is not an important date.  McConnell and GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona criticizing President Joe Biden's administration for praising the 1619 Project and the administration's proposed priorities for education programs to address systemic racism in schools, Newsweek previously reported.  Reid pointed out to Hannah-Jones that although McConnell does not believe 1619 is important, he considers "dates like 1776—the Declaration of Independence, 1787—the Constitution, Civil War," to be of importance.  "When you hear people like him saying that teaching the actual facts of American history are divisive, maybe that's because we have a divisive history in this country," Hannah-Jones said. "So he's not arguing that we shouldn't teach the truth. He's just saying that the truth is too difficult for apparently our nation to bear and that we're far too fragile to be able to withstand the scrutiny of the truth.""
Liberal dogma = gospel truth

A Model for Fighting Critical Race Theory in America's Schools - "parents of various ethnicities, faiths and ideologies scored a victory against Marxist critical race theory in highly publicized school board races in the Dallas suburb of Southlake. Organized and conscientious parents voted in new board members committed to resisting left-wing indoctrination with landslides of nearly 70 percent. As parents across the country fight back against attempts to institutionalize critical race theory in their children's schools, Southlake developed a blueprint for winning back our school districts. The first step: understand what and who you are fighting. The district's controversy began in 2018 when two high school students said a racial slur on TikTok. The teens apologized but still had to leave the district and move from the town as the reaction shifted from atonement to reckoning. Activists introduced the well-prepared $3 million Cultural Competency Plan (CCAP) in Southlake, under the guise that the plan was about inclusion and diversity.  A careful read of CCAP shows the plan was anything but inclusive. It calls on the district to root out "microaggressions," and details how the district would track them for inclusion on a student's "discipline offense history."  The plan also would require "diversity and inclusion training for students as an 'enrollment to graduation' process in all grades and on CISD campuses." It proposes a critical race theory curriculum for each grade and regular surveys of students on "inclusion and diversity." It would establish a hotline for reporting violations "that inhibit progress toward cultural competence goals."  CCAP also would require all school clubs undergo "equity audits," mandate that the district hire a Director of Equity and Inclusion and force teachers to undergo equity and inclusion training. What's more, it instructs the district to create a PR campaign with magazine ads and professionally produced video "featuring...equity messaging."  In total, CCAP mentions "equity" 135 times and focuses on behavioral conditioning, not education. Agreeing to CCAP would mean accepting the view that our republic is irrevocably flawed and that the absence of racism is impossible—and that opportunity and resources must be allocated to reflect this disparity. This is what critical race theorists mean by "equity." Whereas "equality" treats everyone the same regardless the circumstance, "equity" treats everyone differently because of the circumstance. Southlake parents recognized this danger masquerading as education and clearly articulated their objections based on the publicized facts of the plan.   Several groups began a public bullying campaign to coerce community members into supporting CCAP, or else have their characters impugned. They sent out mailers to every household, naming and smearing private citizen parents for speaking out.  The second step: gather numbers. One parent alone is easily attacked by the well-funded and well-organized opposition. Good, decent people may be scared to speak up because no one wants to be falsely maligned as a racist simply for opposing Marxist bigotry in schools. Southlake families organized online and in person with regular meetings and daily communication. It took a year to get to election night success. You cannot be afraid to speak in defense of your children and of your neighbor who echoes your concerns. Fear has no place here: you must speak out in defense of your children and of each other. If you cannot speak up for your own children against Marxist indoctrination, who will? This is part of parenting. The third step: organize. Several Southlake parents created a political action committee to raise money and endorse candidates. Several subcommittees were formed within the group and parents volunteered their time and talents to the committee they could best serve... Soccer moms, football dads and grandparents sat across from school board, city council and mayoral candidates and grilled them on critical race theory. These were not seasoned, K Street political pros and the PAC doesn't raise money through questionable third-party operations (i.e. ActBlue)—the donor list is public.  The fourth step: demand answers. Southlake parents filed public information requests and discovered that several school board members may have violated Texas's Open Meetings Act... The board even hired a PR firm, Sunwest Communications, to develop "a comprehensive proactive and reactive strategic communications plan to include a proposed action plan, timeline, and recommendations to obtain broad community support for a revised Cultural Competence Action Plan." Coincidently, after the firm was hired, NBC showed up in the community with cameras to do hit pieces. The fifth step: outreach. Our candidates ran civil campaigns focused on the issues and held weekly events for months leading up to the election. They rented ice cream trucks for cul-de-sac socials and BBQ meet-and-greets. They did everything they could to be visible and accessible"

Facebook - "Biden’s race-based preferences for black farmers over white ones ruled unconstitutional bc it is unlawful, “in trying to end one type of discrimination…[to] creat[e] another.”"
"And the response is "this is why we need Critical Race Theory," which means the point of Critical Race Theory is partly to undo the Constitution."

Pentagon whistleblowers: Troops segregated for 'privilege walks,' critical-race theory reading lists - "Sen. Tom Cotton has revealed some of the hundreds of whistleblower complaints from service members who object to critical race theory indoctrination in the military, including airmen being divided by race and sex into groups for “privilege walks.”  The service members also spoke out against receiving reading lists of critical race theory books as part of the Pentagon’s new anti-extremism and diversity training within the ranks.  “This is about a very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping into some parts of our military,” Mr. Cotton said at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing...   Critics say it is sowing division in the ranks.  “One Marine told us a military history training session was replaced with mandatory training on police brutality, White privilege, and systemic racism. He reported that several officers are now leaving his unit citing that training,” Mr. Cotton said. “Another service member told us that their unit was required to read ‘White Fragility’ by Robin DiAngelo, which claims ‘White people raised in Western society are conditioned in a White supremacist world view.’”  He said an airman complained that an exercise called “privilege walk” was a “racist exercise.”  “Members of the wing were ordered to separate themselves by race and gender in order to stratify people based on their perceived privilege,” Mr. Cotton said in describing the airman’s complaint...   “We’re hearing reports of plummeting morale, growing mistrust between the races and sexes where none existed just six months ago, and unexpected retirements and separations based on these trainings alone”...   Mr. Cotton asked Mr. Austin whether he believes the military is fundamentally racist and whether service members should be treated differently based on race or sex. Mr. Austin answered no to both questions, and he said he welcomed service members to make complaints through their chain of command or the inspector general.   “I would also say that diversity, equity, and inclusion is important to this military now, and it will be important in the future,” Mr. Austin said. “And so we’re going to make sure that our military looks like America and that our leadership looks like what’s in the ranks of the military.”   The complaints follow Pentagon efforts to stamp out extremism in the ranks after current and former troops were identified in the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. In February, the Pentagon directed military units to hold a one-day “stand-down” to address extremism within the ranks.  The service members’ complaints also point to emerging polarization in the military ranks.  “Enough is enough,” Mr. Crenshaw said in a Twitter post when announcing the whistleblower site. “We won’t let our military fall to woke ideology.”...   “There’s a cultural identity that takes place in the military, which is actually really hard to emulate anywhere else, but it happens in the military,” Mr. Crenshaw told Fox News on Friday. “That’s what we should be talking about when we say the military is inclusive.”"
When you understand that the point of CRT is to destroy things, this makes sense
So much for the US military not being captured by left wing extremists. When extremists try to root out "extremism", it's a good bet that they're imposing their own form of it
If the military should look like America, given that most Americans are overweight or obese, they clearly have a lot of work to do

Antisemitism BEFORE Critical Race Theory
Left-wing Antisemitism: Jews are really colonizers, look at Israel
The average American: It is NEVER right to racially discriminate or believe in racial stereotypes.
Right-wing Antisemitism: Jews secretly run everything like the banks and media
Antisemitism AFTER Critical Race Theory
Left-wing Antisemitism: Jews are really colonizers, look at Israel. Jews are actually white & benefit from "whiteness"/'white privilege' and white supremacy. So it's ok to discriminate againt them [EQUITY]
The average American: It is NEVER right to racially discriminate or believe in racial stereotypes. It is ok to discriminate against people if they benefit from racial 'privilege' and blame them for things happened in the past based on their skin color as 'antiracism.' That' what the media, universities, Ibram Kendi, Robin DiAngelo, and Nikole Hannah-Jones tells me
Right-wing Antisemitism: Jews secretly run everything like the banks and media The media & education system says all whites are racit but Jews 'hide behind' their whiteness & never get blamed. I'm now taught it's ok to think of racial groups as oppressors/oppressed"

Facebook - "Critical Race Theory is like the most magical racism ever. Not only does it manage to be intensely racist against white people and any race that outperforms blacks, it is also intensely racist against brown and black people by naming almost every virtue "white culture." Critical Race Theory manages to be racist against literally everybody. It's a sight to behold. Nothing but poison."

‘Anti-racist’ messages and policies hurt Democrats: Yale study - "The study, done by Micah English and Joshua L. Kalla, wanted to see "how racial attitudes shape policy preferences in the era of Black Lives Matter and increasing liberal views on racial issues".  The Yale students tested this by "examin[ing] the effect of describing an ostensibly race-neutral progressive policy with racial framing, as used  by  Democratic  elites,  on  support  for  that  policy".  They found that "despite leftward shifts in public attitudes towards issues of racial equality, racial  framing decreases  support  for  race-neutral  progressive  policies". These findings are not surprising. Earlier this year, VOX reporter Jerusalem Dumas found, using Data for Progress polls, that "describing measures to permit more housing construction as a way to reduce segregation and promote racial justice made respondents much less likely to support them".  According to New York Magazine's Intelligencer, the Democratic Party has gone through two race-focused shifts since 2008. The first began when Barack Obama was elected; the backlash he faced from Republicans showed White liberals just "how deeply racial resentment inspired American conservatism". Thus began the White liberals' quest to right racial wrongs.  The second shift came in 2016, when Democrats stopped hiding the fact that their policies were intended to 'help' minorities and instead began emphasizing that fact. Policies that had long been neutral soon became explicitly 'anti-racist', in hopes of attracting support from the aforementioned White liberals. As studies are finding, however, this recent shift has cost the Democrats, as their policies become associated with not only anti-racist themes, but critical race theory. Voters who don't want race to infiltrate every aspect of their lives are distancing themselves from the party, which is not good news for Democrats."
Interestingly the study found that "the class frame most successfully increases support for progressive policies across racial and political subgroups", which suggests that there is something to the theory that the relentless emphasis on race is just a way to distract from class

Woke Teacher Tells Kids to SIT for Pledge of Allegiance - YouTube - "PragerU Kids' Jill SImonian reacts to a video of a woke schoolteacher defending Critical Race Theory in his classroom and instructing students to sit for the pledge of allegiance."
Clearly the teacher just wanted to teach history

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