‘Hire parents to direct her children’
If they’re not doing the job, can we fire them?
Because if they were doing the job,
might we not need school resource officers in the first place?
I do pity Jennifer Cheatham, superintendent of Madison schools. Try as she might, she will never be able to bow and scrape low enough to satisfy the social justice warriors.
In the wake of a disciplinary incident at Whitehorse middle school that may well have gotten out of hand, Ms. Cheatham announced a new round of racism re-education camps and a report-your-teacher racism hotline, among other burnt offerings to the goddesses of identity politics.
Not enough for Brandi Grayson, the community organizer who shut down traffic over the Tony Robinson Jr. case, thereby diverting an ambulance on call. Last week Monday (02-25-19) Ms. Grayson’s Young Gifted and Black joined forces with the Freedom Inc. Youth Brigade to drive the Madison school board off the stage to seek refuge in the catacombs of the Doyle administration building.
Because, to these folks, everything is racism. Ms. Grayson is up on Brenda Konkel’s Progressive Dane website (where else?) with an absurdly long (3,569-word) farrago of grievances and virtue posturing. (Read it here if you’re a masochist.)
Brandi Grayson accuses the superintendent of stealing her idea. That, in itself, is further evidence of racism. More proof of Jennifer Cheatham’s inherent racism, says Ms. Grayson:
Where did her idea come from? A Black activist? Me? Who she failed to give credit to? That is white supremacy in action.
Nice ego trip, Ms. Grayson.
We’ll cut to the chase with Brandi Grayson’s latest set of demands. Although school resource officers had nothing to do with the incident at Whitehorse, no list would be complete without the first.
• End the contract with Madison Police Department.
About which, Grayson says:
Who gets to define culturally responsiveness? … The people who think the answer to the challenges Black children face is to put police in schools?
Maybe if you ‘directed your children’ in the first place
What the remainder of Grayson’s demands amount to is that she and her self-appointed crew will decide what and who are racist. No time for due process.
• Hire parents and community members instead of police to direct our children
Blaska’s COMMENT: “Direct our children”? What does that mean? Direct them to do the right thing? Why are parents not doing that already?
• Allow the community’s initiative access to schools to provide rapid response advocates for our children and their families.
What is “the community’s initiative?
• Engage the community by engaging organizations and individuals that are doing the work
An endless loop of self-reference. “Engage the community by engaging organizations …”? To do WHAT?
• Implement a zero-tolerance policy for administrators. Send the message that racism in any form will not be tolerated. As well as abuse in any form.
Think about this, folks. Teacher tells kiddo to turn off the smart phone. RACISM! Call the hotline! Some of these folks have declared that those “Everyone is Welcome” yard signs in four languages are a sign of white supremacy.
• Allocate funds to support a reporting system of racist incidents. Overseen by a community lead organization — like the peoples initiative, Building Capacity for Protecting Black children.
Yield control of school district employees to an outside, unelected group? In other words, Brandi Grayson will decide what is racist and what is not.
• Provide training that include all realms of racism. Training provided by the community for the community.
I was trained by Brandi Grayson. I’m still going to pee on the carpet.
• File a complaint with DPI. Petition to have Mr. [name redacted here] license revoked.
• Support the community in demanding the arrest of [ name redacted].
Hang him high / hang him low. Or allow the district attorney to determine whether to charge on the merits. If he do not? More racism!
More identity politics
What makes Erica Janisch, running for alder in Madison district 20, “better qualified than my opponent is that I’m female,” she tells the WI State Journal today. ‘Nuff said.
Then again, this female is running against Christian Albouras, who sits on the ad hoc committee on police policy and procedures — the never-ending committee studying the wrong thing, that is to say: the police, instead of crime.
Both correctly identify crime as the big issue in Meadowood. Sure enough, Albouras is all about community centers, neighborhood initiatives (whatever those may be), community building, after-school programming, youth/family engagement and “root causes that may be fueling crime such as poverty/unemployment.”
In a town plastered with Help Wanted signs? Mr. Albouras, it’s the other way around; crime fuels poverty.
One of these people will replace Matt Phair on the Common Council. Sigh.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Speaking of community organizers, both aldermanic candidates in Madison’s District 2, where Ledell Zellers is retiring, claim to be one. Sigh, again.
Don’t nobody in this town work for a living?