Critical race theory on a mural!
We hate this mural. Well, maybe “hate” is too strong a word. …
No, it isn’t. We hate, hate, hate this mural because it teaches grievance, racial enmity, and victimhood. Its message: Blame Whitey for Your Failure.
The damn thing blights the outside wall of a pharmacy at the corner of Monroe and Harrison Streets, the very beating heart of progressive Madison WI. It is a product of something called the Monroe Street Anti-Racism Project. The guilty white woman in charge told Channel 3000:
“The first thing I saw was that very tall white woman standing in the middle amongst all of these black children,” she said. To me, just that visual really made me feel uncomfortable to be honest. It kind of made a sinking feeling in my stomach, like ‘Oh my gosh, this is us. This represents me and white society.’”
Speak for yourself, guilty white woman. A letter to the newspaper editor encapsulates the problem:
It highlights the idea that based on skin color, you’re either destined to thrive or to fail. No matter what. It evokes a sense of futility and pessimism that can be found all too frequently in discussions of race.
The woke progressive vending machine on the left side of the mural offers these choices to kids of color: Poverty, no home ownership, environmental racism (huh?), food desert, prison, police brutality, income gap, poor education, poor health care.
Who is dispensing money for these choices: the lone white person in the mural. Faceless, of course. In other words, your teacher is a racist. Great. And we wonder why only 10% of black kids can read at grade in Madison’s public schools.
The cure for this racial iniquity? “No Cops In Schools” — the beachhead of the Defund the Cops movement. “Restorative Justice” (aka: the revolving door), and “College Attainment.” Is it too churlish to point out that one an attain college and success in life, generally, by the real vending machine choices available right here in Madison WI:
- Go to school, behave, and listen to teacher
- Don’t do drugs or gangs
- Don’t do crime if you don’t want to do time
- Quit eating at Mickie D’s; Eat healthy
- That first job leads to a better job
- Start a savings account
- Report the shooters to police
- Stop playing the victim
- Only in America can you reach your full potential
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Let’s get Prof. John McWhorter’s forthcoming book into the hands of the guilty progressives in the Monroe-Dudgeon neighborhood. Its title: Woke Racism; how a new religion has betrayed black America.