No, your Curmudgeon isn’t talking about Afghanistan. That particular obscenity already has enough commentators piling onto it. Our focus this evening is something closer to home:
A group of 162 principals and assistant principals at schools in Minnesota issued a public letter calling for “de-centering Whiteness” and “dismantling practices that reinforce White academic superiority,” while claiming that their efforts meant they were making a “sacrifice” for “our children.”…
They ask rhetorically, “How might we get in Good Trouble today?”
(1) De-centering Whiteness. Understanding that traditional organized whiteness ensures domination through forms like PTAs and Unions. We purposefully call out and lift up historically non-represented voices of color in our spaces to hold weight and power.
(2) Dismantling practices that reinforce White academic superiority like bias in testing and the labeling, tracking and clustering that reflect an Americanized version of a caste system in our schools.
(3) Reconstructing “school” upon our full in-person returns where business-as-usual, like schedules and staffing, are open to drastic changes. and engaging in that preparatory work now.
(4) Speaking truth to power. Where our commitment to holding ourselves and those who serve under us accountable to this work is just as importantly extended to those who serve over us.
Your Curmudgeon is unable to think of a condemnation severe enough for the villains who penned that statement. They will condemn white children to a no-standards, no-learning “education.” They will castigate white parents for insisting that their kids do their homework, study for tests, and in general take school seriously. They will insist that black kids who refuse even to remain in their seats (much less study for tests or turn in their homework on time) are learning acceptably even so. They will say anything, anything rather than confront the fact of black intellectual deficiency.
Persons who refuse to accept what has been so plainly demonstrated would rather see the whole of the American educational system kowtow to black “self-esteem” than confront the evidence and assess it soberly. Maybe they’re right. White kids seldom riot or assault their “educators.” But it occurs to your Curmudgeon that perhaps a few more assaults are what’s needed to rouse those aforementioned “educators” from their politically-correct slumbers.
Americans with children in the “public” schools must get them out immediately. Anything less constitutes consenting to child abuse at the government’s hands. Paid for by your taxes, at that.