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VA High School Teacher Says ‘Following Directions’ and ‘Sitting Quietly’ is White Supremacy



There are calls for a Virginia high school teacher to resign after he posted a video suggesting encouraging students to behave is White supremacy. Josh Thompson, an English teacher at Blacksburg High School, posted a video to the popular social media platform TikTok in order to criticize the concept of students behaving themselves and sitting quietly.

Originally posted in May, Thompson said in the video, “I stated that PBIS is a White supremacy with a hug and a lot of y’all wanted to know more about that…to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.”

PBIS refers to the learning model, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Thompson’s video appears to have been removed from TikTok as of Tuesday morning, in which he expressed his belief that behaviors such as sitting quietly and being told what to do is part of “White Culture.”

“So if PBIS concerns itself with positive behaviors, we have to ask ourselves, ‘Okay well what are those positive behaviors?’ And it’s things like making sure that you’re following directions, and making sure that you’re sitting quietly, and you are in your seat and all these things that come from White culture.”

Thompson continued, “The idea of just sitting quiet and being told stuff and taking things in in a passive stance is not a thing that’s in many cultures. So if we’re positively enforcing these behaviors, we are by extension positively enforcing elements of White culture. Which therefore keeps Whiteness at the center, which is the definition of White supremacy.”

The Montgomery County School District told Fox News of the video that, “A teacher is entitled to their personal belief regarding any division program. The statements made by this teacher do not reflect our PBIS program or the behavioral expectations that we have of students in our schools.”

The school added, “MCPS has used PBIS in our schools for eight years. We are proud of our PBIS work. This work helps create a standard for social-emotional learning and behavior expectations in the school building.”

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  1. Mary

    October 4, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Firstly this guy is white; secondly most people cannot learn in a chaotic system. So who are the cultures that teach just the opposite of a calm atmosphere. Well, think of any terrorists and people who capture innocent people and use them as an example of punishment by torturing and killing them. This definitely shows the difference of a learning example.
    You can figure out who the torturers are for yourself.

  2. willyb

    November 28, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Following directions and sitting quietly…that’s how we got to be supreme.

  3. Kim

    November 30, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    The bigotry of low expectations.

  4. Heartland Patriot

    December 1, 2021 at 11:45 am

    One of the tactics of these radicals is to create chaos to break down the current system. Once the system is broken enough, the leftists will push forward “the fix” of authoritarian socialism. Of course, this time it will be the Chinese Communist version of authoritarian socialism.

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Report: Critical Race Theory Ideas Exist in Over 230 Colleges, Universities




According to CriticalRace.Org, a database with information from more than 500 institutions, over 236 colleges or universities include some form of mandatory student training of coursework related to critical race theory (CRT). compiles the research and told Fox News the programs focus on concepts such as “anti-racism,” “equity,” “implicit bias” and of course critical race theory. Among the educational establishments, 149 institutions ”have some form of mandatory faculty or staff training, with 138 mandating school-wide curricular requirements.” was founded by Williams A. Jacobson, a Cornell University law professor. “Our database shows how race has become a pervasive focus in higher education with a near universal insistence that racism is systemic in the United States” said Jacobson.

“Higher ed is focused on what divides people, exacerbating rather than solving problems” he added. Many authors whose writings explicitly call for racism and discrimination are part of the curriculum.

Fox News reports:

Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, whose book explicitly calls for discrimination, are widely included among books and writings in universities, according to Jacobson. For example, Northwestern University’s medical school made Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist” mandatory reading for the summer of 2020. Other institutions included Kendi’s writings as resources for students.

The purported “anti-racism” or CRT-associated content is ubiquitous – appearing within curriculum, staff trainings and sometimes within training related specifically to hiring. For example, the University of Central Florida committed in 2020 to conduct implicit bias training and other trainings for everyone who participates in our hiring and search committee processes.

Some have required diversity-related content as part of students’ core courses. At Western New England University, for example, the class of 2022 was required to complete at least one “Anti-Racism and Cultural Competency Course.”

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Secretary of Education Says Civil Rights Law Allows Him to Challenge GOP Mask Mandate Bans



Miguel Cardona

In an interview with the New York Times, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said taking legal action against Republicans blocking mask mandates in schools is not outside the realm of possibility.

Cardona stated he was “appalled that there are adults who are blind to their blindness, that there are people who are putting policies in place that are putting students and staff at risk.” He argued federal civil rights give him the justification to take action against Republican governors making executive orders banning mask mandates.

During Wednesday’s press briefing, President Joe Biden said he would allow the Department of Education and Miguel Cardona to explore legal action. “Unfortunately, as you’ve seen throughout this pandemic, some politicians are trying to turn public safety measures into political disputes for their own political gain” said Biden.

In typical liberal fashion, Biden relegated to the word science as an end all be all. Biden said of school boards implementing mask mandates, “I will stand with those who are trying to do the right thing” because they are “following the science” and putting “students first.”

Biden says his administration will not tolerate “intimidation and threats” against schools and schools boards from Republican governors. Cardona sent letters to Republican Governors of Florida and Texas last week threatening to withhold money.

“Any threat by Florida to withhold salaries from superintendents and school board members who are working to protect students and educators (or to levy other financial penalties) can be addressed using ESSER funds at the sole and complete discretion of Florida school districts” wrote Cardona.

As National Review writes, “rather than outlawing mask-wearing in public schools, states such as Florida and Texas have banned mask mandates, leaving it up to parents, rather than the government, to make the decision for their children.”

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