Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

‘Racist Peanut Butter Sandwich’ Principal Driving White People From School, "Our Whitness Constantly Being Thrown in Our Face."

More than half the teachers have left and 50 families have fled. Left standing is a K-8 principal of Mexican descent who has, as teachers and families claim, created a hostile environment for white people.

In lily white Portland, Oregon. 

But there’s more. This looks like a future trend in Portland Public Schools because, as Jennifer Anderson writes in the Portland Tribune (here), more than 93 other Portland Public Schools teachers and staff have been sent to reeducation camp to learn about the evils of whiteness at a cost of thousands of dollars. This, as the district goes hat in hand to voters for money for bonds and art instruction.


The reeducation program is called “Courageous Conversations” and has as its basic idea that everything taught must somehow be culturally relevant to everyone except white people. Oh, I’m sorry, I meant, “kids of whiteness.” .

“We all agree in teaching Courageous Conversations,” says one teacher. “The issue is, it’s gone past the point of comfort. Even the kids of whiteness `in our building feel they aren’t part of the building anymore.” [emph added]

It’s no wonder. This is the same woman who in so many words said discussion of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in class was somehow racially insensitive,

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez said, according to the Tribune. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

But that was just the beginning. More than half the staff has left the school since Gutierrez took over. “White flight” from the heavily minority school has begun, so much so that if there’s any more attrition it could affect funding.

Reporter Anderson spoke with 20 current and former teachers at Harvey Scott K-8 who fear retaliation for coming out about how dysfunctional the school has become since Principal Verenice Gutierrez took over in 2010.

Things have gotten so bad they tell Anderson that they’ve had mediators come to meetings, but not to help with getting along, to help white people to get with the program:

Mediators have come to Scott multiple times to lead staff meetings, all paid for by the district. Among them is equity coach Kim Feicke, whose biography cites her expertise in working with “white educators to understand the impact of white culture on teaching, learning and school culture in order to effectively shift current practices.”  [emph added]

It sounds like Principal Gutierrez thinks the predominant white culture is bad for kids learning math and science, that is to the extent they do in the school –Harvey Scott is in the bottom 15% of  similar PPS schools.

“Our whiteness is constantly thrown in our face. We’re taught we’re incapable of teaching students of color.”

The teachers tell the Tribune they’ve gotten no help from their union about the obvious reverse discrimination. Check out this passage:

Gutierrez frequently talks about her desire for Scott to become a Spanish immersion school, to overcome the problems with a “monolinguist” society.
This month, she told staff about how she wants to improve communication with families: “I say to HR, I only want to interview bilingual (teachers) and they don’t get it. That’s what Scott needs.”
But some of the bilingual teachers at Scott, who happen to be white, say they feel alienated because of the color of their skin.
Gutierrez told her staff that after one white bilingual teacher left, “I made sure we got a native speaker (as her replacement) … so there’s no accent. [emph added]

Please check out the video by the folks who have brought you the “Courageous Conversations” and take note of the tautology by the first couple of speaker about black and brown achievement.

Whites outperform black and brown students, therefore schools should gear studies toward those students while suggesting some fundamental unfairness of white achievement

 There’s more. Read it here. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Rees Lloyd: BENGHAZI-GATE: A Disgrace To The Nation By Obama, Media–And Us If We Remain Silent

 What is now being called  “Benghazi-Gate” by internet journalists and bloggers but being ignored by the major American media, other than investigative reporters of Fox News, is a disgrace to the nation, and a disgrace to those of the major national media who pose and posture as impartial, objective, independent journalists.


Whatever the politics, party, or choice for president any American may have, the impartial, independent, objective reality is that what happened in Benghazi–and in its aftermath — is a national disgrace.

It is now beyond all reasonable doubt that the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama, and Obama himself,  did not speak truth to the American people of what happened at Benghazi, nor how, and why it happened. 

The repeated representations of the Obama administration — and Obama himself, including at the United Nations — have now been exposed as utterly false political concoctions that Benghazi was a spontaneous response by a mob to an internet purported “trailer” to a (non-existent) film bashing the Prophet Muhammad as, among other things, a child-molesting sexual predator who married his favorite wife at the age of 6 and consummated the marriage when she was 9 years old.” (That allegation, of course, happens to be a factually correct, in contrast to the contrived false representations of the Obama administration about Benghazi.)
Obama’s false representations, like the false representations in the Watergate scandal, are a poison that damage the body politic, and the soul, of the  nation. That poison can only be remedied by exposure of the truth by Obama and his administration–and/or by the media.

It is the media, after all,  who tout that their very reason for existence is to serve “the public’s right to know” the truth of the government. And it is government, after all, which exists to serve the people, not the other way around. 

Our American government exists  by the “consent of the governed” under our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. But the “consent of the governed” becomes a meaningless hoax if that consent is obtained by hiding the truth, or deliberately covering it up by false representations. Lies.
  
But Obama, while asking Americans to re-hire him as President for another four years, refuses to forthrightly address the Benghazi scandal and answer the critical questions presented.

Obama’s refusal to deal honestly with what is rightly now deemed “Benghazi-Gate” is a disgrace not only to Obama and his administration, but to the nation itself.

Simply stated: Americans died, and Obama lied. And continues to lie. Blatantly. Boldly. In utter contempt of the American people, to whom he and Joe Biden pose the question: “Who do you trust?”

Meanwhile, the major media, led by the New York Times, does not fulfill its duty to serve “the public’s right to know.” It fails to cover the Benghazi scandal. Whatever happened to the NY Times boast of “all the news that’s fit to print”? In truth, the NY Times and others of the major print and broadcast media, including the networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) are not reporting on the Benghazi scandal. Instead, they are covering-up the Obama cover-up, as utterly contemptuous of “the people” as is the Obama regime.

Only Fox News, so belittled and dismissed by the Obama regime and liberal elitists as not a “real” news medium, continues to do investigative journalism which was once the pride of journalists generally, almost daily exposing new facts which expose the lies of Obama and his regime.

The failure of the NY Times and other major print and broadcast media to treat the Benghazi scandal as “non-news,” failing to report on it, is a disgrace to modern journalism itself.

I respectfully suggest that “We, the People” should demand that politicians and media elites cease and desist to participate in treating Americans like ignorant lemmings to be led by lies, and to report truthfully on Benghazi and its aftermath in fulfillment of their respective duties.
 
In that regard, I submit for your consideration an op-ed column in the Washington Times today by three Senators demanding that Obama answer “Five Unanwered Questions.” Their demand ought to be supported by all Americans, whatever their party.


We are but days before choosing who will serve as president of the United States, in the U.S. Senate, and in the House.  In doing so, we will be deciding, as free Americans, what kind of nation America shall be — as the differences between the two candidates for president,  and the two parties,  as to the nature of government and governance,  could not be more stark: The one, Romney and his party, stand for a nation of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise; and the other, Obama and his party, stand for big government, personal dependency on government, and European-style democratic socialism with a government-managed economy and, among other things, socialized medicine (Obamacare).
  
The decision of what kind of nation America is to be should be made by free, fully-informed Americans regarding Benghazi, far and away the greatest national scandal since Watergate. The decision on the presidential election, and what kind of nation America shall be,  should not be made with vital facts concealed and covered up by by a President and Commander-in-Chief who refuses to address critical questions forthrightly and honestly about a terrorist attack by Muslim fanatics in which Americans were murdered, and American military ordered to “stand down” not to go to their rescue. 

       

“All that is necessary for evil triumph, is for good men to remain silent,” said the conservative sage and statesman Edmund Burke  many generations ago.

What Edmund Burke said then remains true today. To the degree that we Americans of this generation remain silent in the face of this Benghazi scandal, and the refusal of  Obama and the major media to let the truth be known in order for Americans to decide who will be their president and what kind of nation we shall be,  to that degree we Americans, “We, the People,” are as culpable as is Obama and the major media supporting him, in disgracing the nation. Enough is enough.
(Rees Lloyd is a longtime California civil rights attorney, a veterans activist, and a member of the Victoria Taft  Blogforce.)

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‘Racist Peanut Butter Sandwich’ Principal Driving White People From School, "Our Whitness Constantly Being Thrown in Our Face."

More than half the teachers have left and 50 families have fled. Left standing is a K-8 principal of Mexican descent who has, as teachers and families claim, created a hostile environment for white people.

In lily white Portland, Oregon. 

But there’s more. This looks like a future trend in Portland Public Schools because, as Jennifer Anderson writes in the Portland Tribune (here), more than 93 other Portland Public Schools teachers and staff have been sent to reeducation camp to learn about the evils of whiteness at a cost of thousands of dollars. This, as the district goes hat in hand to voters for money for bonds and art instruction.


The reeducation program is called “Courageous Conversations” and has as its basic idea that everything taught must somehow be culturally relevant to everyone except white people. Oh, I’m sorry, I meant, “kids of whiteness.” .

“We all agree in teaching Courageous Conversations,” says one teacher. “The issue is, it’s gone past the point of comfort. Even the kids of whiteness `in our building feel they aren’t part of the building anymore.” [emph added]

It’s no wonder. This is the same woman who in so many words said discussion of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in class was somehow racially insensitive,

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez said, according to the Tribune. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

But that was just the beginning. More than half the staff has left the school since Gutierrez took over. “White flight” from the heavily minority school has begun, so much so that if there’s any more attrition it could affect funding.

Reporter Anderson spoke with 20 current and former teachers at Harvey Scott K-8 who fear retaliation for coming out about how dysfunctional the school has become since Principal Verenice Gutierrez took over in 2010.

Things have gotten so bad they tell Anderson that they’ve had mediators come to meetings, but not to help with getting along, to help white people to get with the program:

Mediators have come to Scott multiple times to lead staff meetings, all paid for by the district. Among them is equity coach Kim Feicke, whose biography cites her expertise in working with “white educators to understand the impact of white culture on teaching, learning and school culture in order to effectively shift current practices.”  [emph added]

It sounds like Principal Gutierrez thinks the predominant white culture is bad for kids learning math and science, that is to the extent they do in the school –Harvey Scott is in the bottom 15% of  similar PPS schools.

“Our whiteness is constantly thrown in our face. We’re taught we’re incapable of teaching students of color.”

The teachers tell the Tribune they’ve gotten no help from their union about the obvious reverse discrimination. Check out this passage:

Gutierrez frequently talks about her desire for Scott to become a Spanish immersion school, to overcome the problems with a “monolinguist” society.
This month, she told staff about how she wants to improve communication with families: “I say to HR, I only want to interview bilingual (teachers) and they don’t get it. That’s what Scott needs.”
But some of the bilingual teachers at Scott, who happen to be white, say they feel alienated because of the color of their skin.
Gutierrez told her staff that after one white bilingual teacher left, “I made sure we got a native speaker (as her replacement) … so there’s no accent. [emph added]

Please check out the video by the folks who have brought you the “Courageous Conversations” and take note of the tautology by the first couple of speaker about black and brown achievement.

Whites outperform black and brown students, therefore schools should gear studies toward those students while suggesting some fundamental unfairness of white achievement

 There’s more. Read it here. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com