Professional victims ensnare another Karen

The Left does not play well with others

One day after surviving a seven-way primary election for WI superintendent of public instruction, Deborah Kerr finds herself fending off charges of “racial insensitivity.”

As that political philosopher Gomer Pyle would say, Surprise! Surprise! 

Ms. Kerr, who identifies as a Democrat, is the moderate-conservative choice to be public education’s statewide leader. (Beggars can’t be choosers.) She came in a close second to the teachers union’s houseplant, Jill Underly. 

Ms. Kerr had responded to an on-line post asking for the first time they were called the N word. She said once in high school someone did so in apparent reference to her full, luscious (possibly pouting?) lips.

Ms. Kerr, we must report, is blonder than Dagwood’s wife.

Sound the triggered alert!

Who brings this obscurity to the front page of the Wisconsin State Journal, you ask? It is a New York University doctoral student (check) who does a podcast called “Race Through Education.” (Check again.)  Instead of Readin’, Writin’, and Ropin’  our public schools now teach Race blamin’.

⇒ Hardly George Corley Wallace at the schoolhouse door. Night riders in white sheets. Redlining real estate. Talk about micro-aggressions! 

“When I read her statement, I was livid,” said one Madison Payton. Of course he was! He is a professional victim!

Today’s ‘dog bites man’

Black man accusing conservative of racism leads and bleeds. Catnip to the news media. Like that Native American getting into the face of that kid from Covington Catholic whose mistake was to wear a MAGA cap. Like Jacob Blake was fixing to surrender his knife. Any moment now.

This is the Cancel Culture at play. A 44-year-veteran reporter for the New York Times was forced out after he used the term in a discussion of racism with high school students on an educational trip. He was asked by a student whether a 12-year-old should have been suspended for making a racial slur. The NY Times reporter asked whether the child “had called someone else the slur or whether she was rapping or quoting a book title. In asking the question, I used the slur itself.”

The episode has roiled the Times’ newsroom. Half the paper’s employees saying they feel they can’t speak freely on the job, according to an internal survey. Remember that the next time some Prog wants a “conversation” about race.

“Regardless of Intent.”  Read the column the New York Times spiked.


We are living in a period of competing moral certitudes, of people who are awfully sure they’re right and fully prepared to be awful about it. Hence the culture of cancellations, firings, public humiliations and increasingly unforgiving judgments. — Bret Stephens in that spiked column.


Then again, the Madison public school system fired a black man for using the term in the same educational setting. (More here.) Which is why express qualified dittoes for Rush Limbaugh, who passed away Wednesday 02-17-21. 

“Rush’s Monument,” declares writer Andrew Klavan, is this: “Let us all speak, and fearlessly.” Disgust over the virtue police is what elected Donald Trump.

Karen v smudge

Who blew the liberal dog whistle on Ms. Kerr?

Who? Who? That would be Nada Elmikashfi, chief of staff to State Rep. Francesca Hong, D-Madison. She called Deborah Kerr a “Karen.”  Wikipedia declares:

Karen is a pejorative term for women seeming to be entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is normal. The term also refers to memes depicting white women who use their privilege to demand their own way.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Nice to know social justice warriors get a free pass for their intolerance. Needs be a corresponding term for the race scolds. Word of advice: Don’t apologize; it only encourages them.

What would be YOUR terminology?

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36 Responses to Professional victims ensnare another Karen

  1. jyvurentropy says:

    Wait…a WHITE woman thought she had a place in that conversation? A white woman tried to make a conversation about the racism black people face ABOUT HER. I’m a Republican. I voted for Trump. I am not into the identity politics.
    But YES the lefties are absolutely right to be upset about this.
    Come on. Really? You’re really dying on THIS hill?
    Just because we conservatives can see thw harm of all the woke stuff doesn’t mean we have to go so far in the other direction we start excusing and minimizing REAL racism. Which is what you are doing here. Just because the left sees racism everywhere, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. even a broken clock is right twice a day. Maybe don’t pick those times to point out how ridiculous they are. Because they aren’t at all here. They are correct to be outraged.

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    • jyvurentropy says:

      Also you are really out here trying to compare the n-word to the word Karen. Disgusting.

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      • Liberty says:

        Where was Blaska doing that? I’m not seeing it.

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      • Dejohnaise says:

        I can’t disagree with most of what you wrote… But if we aren’t going to tolerate insults and name calling based on race, then we aren’t going to tolerate insults and name calling based on race. Nada may as well have used the n-word as far as I’m concerned.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        It’s about time white people came up with their own version of “Karen”: I propose Kaneesha.

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    • Liberty says:

      Based on what I’ve read, it sounds like Kerr was trying to relate to Black people. While her statement comes across as phony, pandering, and perhaps unintentionally insensitive, I don’t see this as meeting the definition of racism.

      We have Black students being denied a quality education because of politics and unions who put teachers’ needs first. White liberals refuse to keep peace in classrooms and deny students police protection.

      White liberals want to lower academic standards for Black students, giving them the message that they’re less-than.

      We have Black children being gunned down in city streets by thugs and leftists don’t see to bat an eye.

      Now THESE THINGS are racist.

      So forgive us if we’re not outraged by a misplaced comment.

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    • David Blaska says:

      No question, Deborah Kerr was shucking and jiving for some Black support. When victimhood is the “In” club, Ms. Kerr (no Republican) wanted membership. If she is guilty of racism, it is trying to play the race hustler’s game to claim some of that sanctifying oppression.

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      • AdamC says:

        Many white women are oblivious to what the SJW’s have in store for them until it hits them squarely head-on. White women have been the biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action for decades. There is massive resentment of white females just under the surface and SJW ax-grinders like Nada E and her foul-mouthed nasty boss are always ready to pounce.

        I bet they even have a prepared Greta-style ‘toolkit’ to unleash at times like this, i.e. hours after the election.

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      • Liberty says:

        “If she is guilty of racism, it is trying to play the race hustler’s game to claim some of that sanctifying oppression.”

        If anything, her actions have shown her weaknesses and that she’s willing to patronize, then surrender to the mob.

        Looks like Wisconsin public school students lose out again. Does anyone aside from you and a few other care if these kids get an actual education?

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    • georgessson says:

      Juvie -Triggered much ? Or -Projection? “Outraged” ? Sheesh, gimme a break…. Time to get back to yer safe-place.

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    • Liberty says:

      “I’m a Republican. I voted for Trump. I am not into the identity politics.”

      I’m having my doubts.

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  2. Balboa says:

    Again this is a big whom Cares? Keep on voting and wasting time and energy like it matters. Prefilled ballots are already to go for the other candidate, it is shoe in.

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  3. georgessson says:

    Ben Shaprio, “School Sends Parents INSANE “White Identities” Chart” – 02/16/2021

    I made a text list of the Chart’s 8 categories, from Worst to Best… Afterwards is a link to Ben’s VID.
    Let’s strive & struggle so that we may ALL be “White Abolitionists…

    The 8 White Identities –

    By Barnor Hesse

    There is a regime of whiteness, and there are action-oriented white identities. People who identify with whiteness are one of these. It’s about time we build an ethnography of whiteness, since white people have been the ones writing about and governing Others.

    1. White Supremacist
    Clearly marked white society that preserves, names, and values white superiority

    2. White Voyeurism
    Wouldn’t challenge a white supremacist; desires non-whiteness because it’s interesting, pleasurable; seeks to
    control the consumption and appropriation of non-whiteness; fascination with culture (ex: consuming Black culture without the burden of Blackness)

    3. White Privilege
    May critique supremacy, but a deep investment in questions of fairness/equality under the normalization of whiteness
    and the white rule; sworn goal of ‘diversity’

    4. White Benefit
    Sympathetic to a set of issues but only privately: won’t speak/act in solidarity publicly because benefitting through whiteness in public (some POC are in this category as well)

    5. White Confessional
    Some exposure of whiteness takes place, but as a way of being accountable to POC after: seek validation from POC

    6. White Critical
    Take on board critiques of whiteness and invest in exposing/marking the white regime; refuses to be complicit with the regime; whiteness speaking back to whiteness

    7. White Traitor
    Actively refuses complicity; names what’s going on; intention is to subvert white authority and tell the truth at whatever
    cost; need them to dismantle institutions

    8. White Abolitionist
    Changing institutions, dismantling whiteness, and allowing whiteness to reassert itself.

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    • John Popanz says:

      Although former President Trump did more for POC than any previous president the liberal hate, censorship and cancel culture will continue until all opposition is eradicated..

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      • Liberty says:

        True, John.

        Whenever I would ask people “How exactly is Donald Trump racist?” not one could reply. Complete silence. They couldn’t even give one example to back up their statement.

        How many people voted for Biden based on their misdirected hatred for Trump?

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    • Liberty says:

      This IS absolutely insane. It’s also racist, and if I might add, abusive to children. It will damage the sense of self worth of a generation of young people, just like the “self esteem” movement created a generation full of narcissists.

      Parents should be appalled!

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  4. AdamC says:

    Surely we need a full criminal investigation of this matter!! This situation is worse than the Little Rock school crisis of 1957, Jim Crow era and in fact the entire history of human slavery….combined!!

    Tears!! Rending of garments!! Statements of unending outrage!! Trauma and more trauma!!

    Trump and white supremacy are the root causes of this deep upon Wisconsin that shall never be erased.

    Outrage!! Tears!! Trauma!! Tears, tears, tears!!!

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    • AdamC says:

      *deep stain

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      • pANTIFArts says:

        Side Note- (and possibly satire)
        The unmanned Mars rover “Perseverance” just successfully touched down on the Martian surface (3:57 EST). Two 15yr olds and a 17yr old promptly jumped in it, and fled the scene. Officials report that “the vehicle was running, unlocked and unoccupied. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases”.

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    I loved Deborah Kerr in “Heaven Knows Mr. Allison.”

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  6. sentient7 says:

    Why continue a dialogue with those whose apriori assumptions are off-base? Nice try Dave, but I think we all can apply the lesson’s from this link to clarify the nature of civic discussion.

    Enjoy
    https://quillette.com/2021/02/10/unspeakable-truths-about-racial-inequality-in-america/

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      Excellent find, sentient7. A crystal clear example of actually speaking “truth to power”, delivered by someone to whom “Black lives matter” is not just a meaningless trope.

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  7. jimydandy says:

    Does this mean white popcorn is now taboo?

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  8. Batman says:

    Dejohnaise says:
    Agreed – Hong is a nasty skank!

    Where is your humanity man?
    Batman’s sources inform that State Rep. Francesca Hong is simply starved for affection, if you know what I mean, and that is why the poor woman comes across as sour as she does.
    The fact that Nada Elmikashfi perpetuates that unpleasant attitude is on her.

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    • georgessson says:

      Bats, It’s sad that both have “traction” in the public realm. “Dumbing Down” is finally here, and apparently will be present for decades to come. Soon, any word over four letters in length will be irrelevant -and wimpy….

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  9. Batman says:

    Dave says:
    The Left does not play well with others

    A bit of an understatement that, and more specifically others who do not think EXACTLY the way they do.

    Wondering how many hip wokesters are on record denouncing this past summer of (fiery) love that had zero effect on *The Man* but crushed the working class?

    #nevertrustwokecultists

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  10. Balboa says:

    Don’t you carry hot sauce in your pocket or purse

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  11. madisonexpat says:

    Perhaps “teaching” kids about race and sexuality indicates they are not about teaching.

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