Did you hear the latest? President Obama has announced he will “no longer be thrifty with tax money”. Kind of reminds me of when the Nazis announced, late in 1944, that they would “no longer coddle the Jews”, or when al-Qaida recently announced that they will “cease being so tolerant of those who burn the Quran.”
But back to reality. None of the above would be so ignorant of their own past attitudes and policies. The establishment Left, on the other hand, excels in displaying total ignorance of their own attitudes and policies. Portland Realist brought one such example to my attention:
No longer colorblind
Schools’ new approach turns racial issues into cultural lessons
BY JENNIFER ANDERSON
The Portland Tribune, Jan 19, 2012
A black teacher at a North Portland’s Open Meadow School sent an email to fellow teachers and staff last week with the subject line of “Whiteness,” asking for “articles or anything that helps explain what ‘Whiteness’ is and the impact it has.”
At nearby Jefferson High School, the white principal is working with her majority-white teaching staff to be more culturally responsive to the largely black student body.
Across town at mostly white Mt. Tabor Middle School, the black principal is encouraging open discussions in the classroom about the recent black-on-white assault of a 14-year-old girl on a MAX train.
At Marshall Campus library last week, 70 Portland Public School teachers — all but 10 of them white — ranked themselves in order of their self-assessed “White Privilege,” then candidly shared their feelings and experiences with racism.
Why all the talk about race in the schools, if we live in a nation where children “will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character?” to cite Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his birth this week?
For decades, it seemed that the right thing to do was foster a “colorblind” society, where race doesn’t matter — a la Stephen Colbert’s “I don’t see color” shtick.
Now education and government leaders here and nationally have adopted the opposite thinking, that we must focus on race at all times — because not doing so is actually setting the cause of racial equality back even further…
The “Mainstream Media” acts much like “Big Brother” in Orwell’s 1984. “Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia”. Never mind that everything you’ve seen, read, hear and know tells you otherwise. Never mind that, for the last several decades, race and racial disparities have been in the headlines in newspapers across the country. Never mind that schools have been indoctrinating black students to be proud of their racial heritage while, at the same time, doing everything in their power to cause white students to be ashamed of their own. Never mind that, even as early as the 1970’s, when I was in high school, schools were keeping inventory of their students by race. We must ignore long-standing government programs such as “No Child Left Behind”, forced integration and the anti-white violence it has engendered. We must pretend that we never saw the multitude of studies that showed how black students were disciplined more than white students – and how teachers must therefore be held accountable for their “racism”.
All of that is in the past, and we must now make believe that it never happened. Now we are told that, in the past, schools were “colorblind”. It is as if we were told today, in the year 2012, that “American society has been ignoring Martin Luther King too much, that the time has come to start naming streets after him and maybe even recognizing him with a holiday”. It makes us want to scream at the newspaper (or television, if you numb your mind with that device), “HELLO!! Where have you been the last 50 years?”