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‘OPPRESSED OR OPPRESSORS’: Nevada mom sues school for forcing bi-racial son to take ‘anti-white’ classes

Students in the class were also tasked with labeling themselves as either “oppressed or oppressors.” 

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A Nevada mother is suing her son’s school because he was forced to take a class about “anti-white” race theories. 

Gabrielle Clark, the African-American mother of one student attending Democracy Preparatory Academy, filed a lawsuit against the charter school, alleging her son was unable to opt-out of a sociology class involving Critical Race Theory, BizPacReview reports. 

In a Fox & Friends interview Monday, Clark spoke about the federal lawsuit and why it was a necessary step. 

The class, titled “Sociology of Change,” promoted “antiwhite racism to students with some materials discussing internalized privilege and the existence of oppression.” 

Students in the class were also tasked with labeling themselves as either “oppressed or oppressors.” 

William Clark, a biracial student in 12th grade, was required to “make professions about his racial, sexual, gender and religious identities…which were subject to the scrutiny of interrogation and derogatory labeling of students, teachers and school administrators,” court documents show. 

When pressed by Clark’s mother about removing her son from the class, the schools principal – Adam Johnson – informed her it was required and her son would receive a failing grade for opting out, BizPacReview reports. 

Clark told Fox she was outraged by the class being taught in the first place. 

“You can’t do that at a job. You shouldn’t be able to do it at a school. It put a target on my son’s back. If somebody didn’t like what he had to say, then that would have put him in danger. And I think that was a grievous wrong,” she said. 

“He was asked to answer the questions and then the teacher would then scrutinize and label whether or not his particular identities were under the category of oppressor or privileged or oppressed,” she added. 

Clark encouraged other families to reach out to her “because it didn’t just violate my so’s civil rights, they violated all the children’s civil rights by asking those questions.” 

Topics covered included “internalized oppression” and systemic racism, calling for students to “unlearn” some of their beliefs, attitudes and behaviors, as shown in a Twitter thread of some class materials. 

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Tony

    December 28, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Contact America Center for Law and Justice.

  2. John

    December 29, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Nobody can choose as to who they were born. We are all in this world together so we should all respect and enjoy our differences. We are very lucky to be in this great country.

  3. Gray

    December 29, 2020 at 11:40 am

    This article is one more of a score of reasons that one must conclude the teachers unions should be defunded.

    • John Wilch (TSGT, USAF Ret.)

      December 29, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      10-4, Good Buddy!

  4. Tom

    December 29, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    OMG. This is outrageous! It sounds and acts like Soviet Russia and the CCP. This is where we are headed everywhere if we let this nonsense continue. It’s an existential threat to American culture and values. Conservatives must get on school boards everywhere and bring some sanity to educating our children. We’ve been complacent too long.

  5. Rodney Cooke

    January 2, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Piss poor school systems matched only by a piss poor Congress. Get those pending anti-lynching bills sent to the White House and then see how the school systems teach that.

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Alabama Judge Removed from Bench, Called Another Black Judge ‘Uncle Tom’

Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton also called another judge a ‘fat b****’ and an employee a ‘heifer’

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Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton was removed from the bench over several ethical violations. (Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama )
Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton was removed from the bench over several ethical violations. (Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama )

One Alabama Judge is being removed from her bench after committing ethics violations and using horrifically racist rhetoric towards a Black judge. Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton called one judge an “Uncle Tom” which is a derogatory term used to accuse a Black person of being a traitor to the Black community and being “overly allegiant to White people” explains Fox News.

Blocton herself is Black. On December 10, all nine judges on Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary acted to remove Blocton from the bench. They also ordered her to pay the costs of their proceedings.

Findings from a commission that filed a complaint against the judge for ethics violations found she “engaged in a pattern of practice of making inappropriate comments – for example, calling one judge ‘Uncle Tom’ and another judge a ‘fat b****’ and calling an employee a heifer.”

Blocton also repeatedly abused staff, attorneys and litigants, and verbally abused and belittled another employee. Fox News reports:

Blocton also used several Facebook aliases to communicate with litigants in pending domestic-relations cases in an effort to affect the outcome of those cases, according to the commission.

She also engaged in “a pattern of dishonesty and deception” by using the aliases to provide information to litigants in cases and asking potential witnesses to delete evidence related to the commission’s investigation and attempting to influence testimony.

According to an initial complaint made against the judge in May, one person involved in divorce litigation said the judge used online aliases to send several threatening messages which included, “THE DEVIL IS WATCHING U,” “LEAVE THOSE BLACK WOMEN DEMOCRATS ALONE.”

The commission failed to gather enough evidence to support other allegations against Brocton, including that the judge was using drugs, was mentally unstable and made an inappropriate campaign contribution to a Birmingham mayoral candidate.

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Districts Screening Teachers for Racial Biases: ‘Can you Teach Students That Don’t Look Like You?’

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Although teaching is generally a more liberal profession, it is liberals themselves who appear to have the least amount of faith in teachers if they feel compelled to ask questions such as “can you teach these students, even if they don’t look like you?”

As insulting as it may be, that is the wave of the future as districts begin “screening for racial biases during teacher job interviews” reports EdWeek.Org. In its report, EdWeek writes “teachers’ racial biases result in lowered expectations for students of color, discriminatory disciplinary practices, and curricula that don’t represent students’ cultures.”

But, “experts say that school districts are increasingly asking teacher-candidates questions about cultural competency, race, and equity during the application and interview process.” Experts also say districts’ attempts to diversity their teaching force to better “match” their students, progress is slow.

Chairwoman for the diversity, equity, and inclusion committee of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Karen Rice-Harris, stated:

“Ultimately, when we’re looking for people to serve our students, my key questions are: Can you teach these students, even if they don’t look like you, [even if] you’re not familiar with their culture? How are you going to teach them as if they were your child, your cousin, your brother, your sister?”

Rice-Harris also says questions about their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, empathy, and students’ social-emotional needs must also be asked of the potential teachers by administrators.

Lauren Dachille, founder of a teacher-hiring software company that works with roughly 500 districts across the country, says after the death of George Floyd, “now that we’ve become a little more aware of the concept of anti-racism and maybe a little more woke as a culture, I do think that districts have started to emphasize these questions a little bit more.”

Dachille says many districts ask about the teachers’ past experience working with diverse groups of students, and inquire on how they will create a classroom culture for all students to feel valued. Districts also want to know whether or not teacher candidates believe all students have the capacity to learn and thrive academically, she said.

Below are some examples of the interview questions Rice-Harris believes shoud be asked of  teacher-candidates to determine their commitment to diversity, equity, and empathy:

•    Sometimes, there is a belief that a commitment to diversity conflicts with a commitment to excellence. How would you describe the relationship between diversity and excellence?
•    What elements would you find in a curriculum that honors inclusion of different cultures, abilities, and perspectives?
•    An overrepresentation of students from historically marginalized populations receiving special education services continues to exist. Why do you think this occurs and how would you address this issue within your role?
•    How do you foster relationships with students who may not meet your academic or behavioral expectations?
•    What is the difference between sympathy and empathy? How can each impact your ability to teach?
•    Provide an example of how you have/could address the social and emotional needs of students to foster increased student-engagement and learning.

Dachille claims candidates appreciate and expect such questions. “I have heard districts say that candidates appreciate the screen for cultural competency, and they have had high-quality candidates give in their feedback that that is something that drew them to the district” she said.

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