Sorry we got caught
Have you read a less sincere “apology” than that uttered by Madison WI public schools for its discussion groups segregated by race like some Mississippi Burning bus station?
“This message did not convey our intention in a manner that supports our core values. Our wording in the communication we sent lacked clarity,” said Madison West high school principal Karen Boran. (More here.)
No, your wording was very clear, madame principal. What’s more, it perfectly conveyed your core values — troubling though they be.
You segregated by race school-sponsored discussions of “all the police brutality and violence that is going on in our country and or [sic] communities even after the verdict on Derek Chauvin and the murder of another young Black female.” Further, you indoctrinate political views and woe be any voice raised timidly in dissent. Further, who tradduce the presumption of guilt fundamental to our system of justice. Madison’s public schools take as a given that America is racist, police are “brutal,” and the police officer who likely saved two black girls from being stabbed to death in Columbus OH is a murderer.
You “apologized” (if that is what it was) only when threatened with a federal civil rights lawsuit by the WI Institute for Law & Liberty. But you will do it again. Because the Madison Metropolitan School District teaches identity politics, preaches victimhood, and practices race shaming. Our schools (putatively, anyway) offer the keys to success and happiness — an education. But MMSD runs shrieking from demanding personal responsibility in favor of collective guilt.
Anyone really think these ladies are Bull Connors?
The reason young Javon is stealing cars?
Crying ‘racism’ once too often
Bret Stephens of the New York Times dares speak truth to the powerful intimdators of modern-day progressivism:
Maybe the balance of our sympathies should lie not with the would-be perpetrator of a violent assault but with the cop who saved a black life — namely that of Tionna Bonner, who nearly had Ma’Khia Bryant’s knife thrust into her. Morally and philosophically, liberalism believes in individual autonomy, which entails a concept of personal responsibility. The current model of anti-racism scoffs at this: It divides the world into racial identities, which in turn are governed by systems of privilege and powerlessness. …
The idea that white skin automatically confers “privilege” in America is a strange concept to millions of working-class whites who have endured generations of poverty while missing out on the benefits of the past 50 years of affirmative action programs.
Back in March, former Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz said the same thing in a city that desperately needs to hear it:
I still meet most of the liberal litmus tests. … But I start to get off the liberal train at the identity politics station. … I find it both unconvincing and deeply offensive. The basic idea is that the world is divided into “oppressors” and victims and that none of us control which group we fall into — that’s determined only by our race and gender. So, if you are a Black woman who went to Harvard Law you are a victim. If you are a white guy with a high school education who cleans her office, you are an oppressor.
Once we abandon the idea of individual responsibility, that undermines everything.
Bret Stephens predicts the bottom line: A progressive “crackup similar to the one in the late 1960s that broke liberalism as America’s dominant political force for a generation.”