Playing the race card to excuse the failure of others; Part #1 of 3

Excusing irresponsible behavior by blaming The Other is how

Identity politics hurts the most vulnerable

The Lord High Commissioner of Blaska Policy Werkes advised a candidate running against incumbent Alder Mo Cheeks two years ago. We started by bellowing into our candidate’s face: “YOU X#!*X#X RACIST!”

“W-W-WHAT?” the discombobulated candidate yelped.

Get used to it, we counseled. Never mind that you have lived in your neighborhood 30 years. Does not matter that you are vice president of your neighborhood association, etc. You are a white man running against a black man in The Emerald City. That makes you a racist. Sure enough, he was soon played the race card, face up.

As was school board candidate Cris Carusi in today’s Wisconsin State Journal (12-30-18).

Race-shaming is big business in Madison WI. Scam artists have set up shop their race swindles in town, selling white guilt to the easily fooled: Groundwork and Families for Justice.   Continue reading

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Basing school discipline on race only hurts minority kids

Madison teachers are NOT racists

“A school unable to discipline students
will be hard-pressed to teach them.”

Excerpted from Jason L. Riley in the Wall Street Journal:

[Washington] was demanding racial parity in school discipline, regardless of who was being disruptive, which is as silly as demanding racial parity in police arrests, regardless of who’s committing crimes. …

Jason L. Riley

Jason L. Riley

Like other liberal advocates of school-discipline reform, [then-U.S. Education Secretary] Arne Duncan … insisted that blacks are suspended at higher rates than other groups only because school officials are racially biased. “It’s not caused by differences in children,” he said. “It is adult behavior that needs to change.”

Yet many of the schools where these uneven discipline rates persist have minority principals and no shortage of minority teachers and administrators. What would be their motive for singling out black and brown kids for suspensions and expulsions, unless those students’ behavior warrants it? And why shouldn’t we expect to find varying rates of misbehavior among racial and ethnic groups in school, when that is exactly what we find outside school?

The bigger problem with these anti-suspension crusades is that they ultimately harm the groups they are supposed to help. After New York City made it more difficult to remove troublemakers from the classroom, schools with the highest percentages of minority students were more likely to experience an increase in fighting, gang activity and drug use. 

A federal report on school crime and safety released last year by the National Center for Education Statistics found that 25% of black students nationwide reported being bullied, the highest proportion of any racial or ethnic group.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Blaska is running for Madison school board to return discipline, accountability, and performance to the head of the class. BTW: Looks like there might be a primary on February 19 as another status quo, business-as-usual candidate emerges.

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Merry Christmas and peace to people of good will


From the indentured servants at the Stately Manor, the unlettered field hands at the Experimental Farm, and the white lab coats at the Policy Werkes (and Tanning Salon):

Merry Christmas to friend and foe alike, even if the little lights aren’t twinkling.

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A speech every Madison high school principal should give 

Attention students: You are not a victim

Written by political commentator Dennis Prager:

To the students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.

I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.

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We are not playing identity politics

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This is what I’m up against, folks

Social justice warrior issues warning to Blaska:

“Someone … should ask him not to ‘put his life on the line’ by running for school board. [that] his life is not worth putting in jeopardy.” 


Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores


Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores is a member of the anti-cop Community Response Team that has been hounding Police Chief Mike Koval for the last five years.  Amelia Royko Maurer is its leader. Kilfoy-Flores joined with Sharon Irwin in hauling the chief before the Police & Fire Commission. (The city wound up paying Koval’s legal bills.) CRT reflexively opposes additional police officers, the MidTown police station, and all things cop. Kilfoy-Flores and CRT mainstay Nino Rodriguez are regulars supporting Freedom Inc.’s disruption of Madison school board meetings.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Learn to spell, Shadayra. It’s Blaska.
B-L-A-S-K-A for Safer Schools.
P.O. Box 44663
Madison WI 53744-4663

 

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The lunacy of crying ‘Racism’ over school suspensions

Making the numbers work

Race-based ‘disparate impact’ hurts all students — and teachers

slightly abridged and adapted from Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute


The Obama administration held that the only possible reason why blacks are disciplined in school more than whites is teacher and administrator bias. Never mind that teaching is the most “woke” profession in the country after ­social work. And so school districts left disruptive students in the classroom rather than remove them. The ­results were predictable: chaos and less learning than ever.

Earlier this year (2018), a cellphone video captured a classroom assault emblematic of the post-disciplinary era.

A physics teacher in Texas had confiscated a student’s smartphone. “Give me my f - - king phone,” the teen yelled, towering over the teacher sitting frozen behind his desk, grinning nervously, the very image of submission.

Then the student violently shoved the teacher in the face. Still impassive, the teacher pushed the phone across the desk back to the student, who grabbed it with a self-righteous shrug and strode away. The school principal explained that it “was just a bad day the student was having,” and commended the teacher’s ­response.

At Milwaukee South Division high school last year

Making the numbers work

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