Pushing back against the woke racists

will get you called ‘racist’

We expected getting old would take longer. We remember the 1970s (albeit through a purple haze). “I’m O.K., you’re O.K.” was the social mantra. Then there was that guy that gave everybody hugs. (Keep away from Blaska!) One cartoon had a mafia hitman saying to his capo, “Hey boss, I read this book. Guess what? We’re O.K.!”

Forty years later, you are not O.K. if you are a) white, b) male, c) heterosexual, and d) old. In other words, you are guilty of WHAT you are rather than WHO you are. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “content of your character” turned upside down. Guilt by association. (Today’s McCarthyism).

Do penance. Submit to BLM re-education. (Mandatory for all City of Madison supervisors and at too many private sector companies.) Post that Black Lives Matter yard sign. Venmo the Black Jesus his money. Vote identity, not policy. Debase yourself, former mayor Paul Soglin! Confess, you unknowing racist!

Critical Race Theory objectifies people based on race,” states this valuable resourceNational Review defines it:

Critical Race Theory (CRT), once regarded as a lunatic doctrine propounded by obscure leftists at over-priced northeastern colleges, has proliferated into K–12 classrooms, federal, state, and local government, businesses, and even pre-schools. As such, it’s no longer merely lunatic, but dangerous.”

Parents at a liberal private school in New York City rebelled:

“Every class this year has had an obsessive focus on race and identity, ‘racist cop’ reenactments in science, ‘decentering whiteness’ in art class, learning about white supremacy and sexuality in health class.” (Source here.)

Madison reading proficiency

7% of black students are proficient or better at reading

Madison WI schools are forcing students of color into honors classes in order to make their numbers look better. One parent told The Werkes:

“As with graduation, the District is redefining honors in a way that lowers pretty much everything in as many ways as they can think of. The result will likely be that the District’s numbers will look good (and appear to be in compliance with the OCR stuff it needs to be in compliance with), but that students will be poorly served.  They will not be prepared for the real world beyond the reality of the MMSD.”

We have come full circle from segregated drinking fountains. “Beloit College creates campus leisure space for ‘Blacks Only’” The mayor of Chicago will only do interviews with black journalists. MMSD is paying social justice warriors to set up blacks-only student clubs.

Republicans to the rescue

So, good on State Sen. André Jacque, R-DePere; and Reps. Rick Gundrum, R-Slinger, and Chuck Wichgers, R-Muskego. They’re putting up legislation to ban Critical Race Theory in our public schools, including the University of Wisconsin sytstem. Sure, it’s veto bait. Gov. Evers can wear those concrete overshoes to his re-election campaign. (More here.)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: The devil is in the details. No school district is going to call it by what it is. Enforcement is problematic. Parents, be vigilant. If five progressives live in your town, four of them will be on the school board. School choice is looking better all the time.

When will modern-day Jim Crow get the heave-ho?

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6 Responses to Pushing back against the woke racists

  1. Balboa says:

    See you are not getting it, the only way to make this more equitable is to celebrate our diversity and culture. Our culture chooses not to be able to read, write and do math so therefore everyone else must do the same. I mean the future is defined by only black lives matter, everyone else can just go back to whatever country from which they or ancestors came.

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  2. One eye says:

    Depere, Slinger, Muskego …. will look them up on Zillow.
    Steeling myself for the possibility I’d have to put up with (gasp) Trump signs.

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  3. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    If anyone wants to know just how far educational standards have fallen in the last 100 years, check out a copy of the McGuffey Reader, which used to be the standard reading text in public schools across the country at a time when most kids didn’t go beyond eighth grade. In it you’ll find quotations from Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, Pope, Keats, Byron, Shelley, Tennyson, Emerson, Thoreau, and all the other stellar names in what used to be the Western literary canon. Kids were expected to memorize and recite them. I shudder to think what kids today are being forced to read now that the merit of a literary work is based solely on the author’s skin color.

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    • Bill says:

      Gary,

      Amen to that brother.

      I was taught to read using the McGuffey Reader and taught my brothers and sisters to read using the McGuffey Reader. Also taught my own children to read using the McGuffey Reader.

      There are so many children out there in this country today who cannot read, or read with such a poor comprehension rate that it is appalling.

      Our standards of education have really slipped in this country. Consider this rendition of Danse Macabre filmed in Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNMzBnuBC6Y

      Someone commented that these were not high school kids, they were young people who were going to a school in Poland like the Juilliard School of Music. To that statement, the person who filmed this video replied: “Honey, we are a film school and we record concerts. This orchestra is from a high school in another city in Poland.”

      Can anyone point to a high school in America that could play this or any other piece of music of this quality with the precision that those kids displayed?

      Understanding comes from reading history.
      Culture comes from understanding history.
      Music, like a fine wine helps one appreciate culture.
      Appreciation of your culture is a prerequisite for being a good citizen.

      We have lost that in this modern day America. The left is steadily trying to destroy any remaining vestiges of our American culture.

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      • Normwegian says:

        My sister gave her banker at Summit Credit Union a hand-written note. He handed it back to her and said, “could your read this to me, I cannot read cursive.”

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        • Good Dog, Happy Man says:

          Proglobotically wouldn’t be good to write, “Stick ’em up. It’s a robbery.” in cursive.

          When the old folks wanted to keep something secret from the young snickerwrappers, they’d begin to speak in German, Norveegun or Yiddish.

          We could write in cursive to keep secrets from the millennials.

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