What kind of country allows family and friends to embark on a three-day Labor Day weekend smoking up ribs and burgers on the grill, dipping into ice chests packed with beer and soda pop? Zinnias and phlox full flower in the garden, sandhill cranes honking in the distance, the weather is glorious in early autumn. Unemployment is at record lows, even for minority races.
Tell you what kind of country: a great and generous country! Can we hope that even the progressives and socialists in our midst can put aside the vinegar and vitriol for these few days to celebrate America’s goodness? That Bernie, Elizabeth, and Satya can celebrate the wonder of America?
One can hope — but not expect.
Wash away our sins, oh Goddess of Guilt
We’d settle for teaching to read
It is astounding that a reported 5,000 Madison public school teachers (the district claims a total 5,468 “staff members”) celebrated racial discord Monday (08-26-19) at Memorial Coliseum in anticipation of the new school year. It is beyond irony that their teachers union endorsed Ali Muldrow and Ananda Mirilli, who accused school teachers, administrators, and school resource officers (all four of them minority races) of racism most foul.
As if to wash away their sins the 5,000 penitents endured Dr. Bettina Love. According to one eyewitness account from a publication that trades in racial grievance:
Dr. Love warned that nothing triggers rage in white culture more than blackness with ambition, with drive, with purpose, with aspirations. That’s the trigger of white rage according to Dr. Love. The problem is not with black people being here. They brought us here so that’s not the problem, Dr. Love said. It’s blackness with ambition that is the trigger.
“Whiteness does not like black excellence,” Dr. Love said. “So, Madison, you’re calling yourself a city that’s gonna do black excellence? Look out!”
What utter poppycock! How counter-intuitive!
Turning classrooms into angry places
It is not black ambition that drives white Americans crazy — it’s not enough ambition … If we could get blacks to be ambitious enough to go to school and finish school, not having children until they are married, to stop killing each other in record numbers like they’re doing in Chicago. …
How did we got to point so many school teachers … transform little kids’ classrooms into angry places that teach America is responsible for all the world’s evils? It happened because … education departments on college campus have completely swallowed social justice ideology and marxist pedagogy … to teach that that primary purpose of the classroom is not … to teach mastery of a subject … but to transform American to make young people to believe the worst about their country.
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Ms. Vicki recommends the Netflix special Sticks & Stones by comedian Dave Chappelle (caution: he works blue).
Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special may be
the most politically incorrect comedy show ever
National Review praises Chappelle for “saying some needful things about the Jussie Smollett hoax in one of the best segments.”
We’re paying for these academic credits
Witnessing Whiteness for
K-12 Teachers, Staff, Parents
Designed to help white people notice and respond to interpersonal, institutional, and cultural racism, this 10-week, sequential series connects the content of the Witnessing Whiteness book with participants’ own experiences of whiteness through dialogue and activities. For teachers looking for continuing eduction credit, MMSD and Edgewood College have approved this workshop for 1 unit of credit.
The more credits district teachers get, the more they get paid. Begins October 7 at Sennett Middle School.