Why must Ms. Carusi run for school board against a black man?
Cue the Church Lady: Could it be RACISM!?
Kaleem Caire Cris Carusi
Candidates for Seat #3 on the Madison school board
My condolences to Cris Carusi who, as far as the Policy Werkes can determine, is your standard-issue Madison liberal. But the poor lady suffers from insufficient melanin. The woman is white as Wonder Bread. For “Activists shine light on racism,” the Wisconsin State Journal reports this Sunday morning (12-30-18). And the light shines on Ms. Carusi;
Carusi declined to say if the race of other board hopefuls played a role in which of three [ school ] board seats she chose to run for.
Are you getting this? Cris Carusi is guilty of racism most foul unless she can prove otherwise for — according to a race hustler named McNeil who said:
Liberal whites can choose not to challenge liberal people of color for elected positions and pointed specifically to Cris Carusi’s campaign for Madison school board.
Carusi, the record shows, filed for Seat #3 before Kaleem Caire but, hey! You white privilege is showing, lady.
Afraid to speak out against the idiocy
But the real story is how many folks to whom reporter Chris Rickert (who does excellent reportage) reached out for comment and how few responded. So toxic is race. (We tried but failed to instill courage in several of them who know better but are afraid to touch Madison’s third rail.)
Aside from Blaska (who apparently knows no better) there is only Rick Esenberg, head honcho at the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. But WILL is based in far-off Milwaukee, safe from the scolding shores of the Peoples’ Republic.
Maybe common sense really is hopeless
More telling in a curious sort of way is John Sharpless, who recently retired as UW-Madison’s last conservative professor.
Sharpless … saw nothing to be gained in taking on the beliefes of groups like Groundwork and Families for Justice. “It’s an ideological minefield,” he said in an e-mail. “As an old, ‘fragile’ white guy, anything I would say would be dismissed as self-serving or, at worst, the typical rantings of a racist.”
That’s the sad state of public discourse in Madison WI where a much respected university professor is afraid to speak out. Sadder still for the young people whose lives are in the balance. When every failure is attributed to white privilege, implicit bias, etc. instead of personal conduct, their doom is sealed.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Even if every white person in Madison apologized for his/her subliminal racism, how would it help young Jermaine finish his homework? How would their white re-education camps help Aliya form a stable, nurturing family?