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Megyn Kelly Vs. Yankee Radio Rwanda

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A few years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts here about the racialist radicalism of Tommy Curry, a black philosophy professor at Texas A&M. Here’s one of them, but there are several, all around the same time. Among the many shocking things he said on the record, “In order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people might have to die.” He rejects the “integrationist” philosophy that strives for people of all races to live together in peace, and believes that contemporary America is a “slaveocracy.” He says that black Americans should strongly consider violence to better their condition here. You get the idea. I drew attention to the racist radicalism that Curry preached, and caught hell from some liberal voices, including the Chronicle of Higher Education; many liberals believe that it is somehow racist to hold black people responsible for what they say. Curry is now teaching in Scotland.

I could not have imagined that Tommy Curry’s hateful philosophy would so quickly go mainstream in America. But that’s where we are. Megyn Kelly and her husband have decided to leave New York City. According to the Daily Wire:

Kelly, who founded Devil May Care Media, revealed a letter that her boys’ school administrators circulated among parents and faculty during an episode of her podcast, “The Megyn Kelly Show,” on Monday. Kelly said that she and her husband were pulling their children out of school and leaving New York City over the “out of control” racial social justice agenda in the city’s schools.

“It’s out of control on so many levels, and after years of resisting it, we’re going to leave the city. We pulled our boys from their school and our daughter is going to be leaving hers soon, too,” Kelly said. “The schools have always been far-left, which doesn’t align with my own ideology, but I didn’t really care. Most of my friends are liberals, it’s fine. I come from Democrats as a family.”

“I’m not offended at all by the ideology and I lean center-left on some things, but they’ve gone around the bend. I mean they have gone off the deep-end.,” she continued. “This summer in the wake of George Floyd, they circulated amongst the diversity group – which includes white parents like us, there are people who want to be allies and stay attuned to what we can do – an article, and afterward they recirculated it and wanted every member of the faculty to read it.”

Here’s the letter, written as a blog post by Nahliah Webber, and appearing at Education Post, a blog for education activist. Excerpts:

There’s a George Floyd in every school where Black children learn. Black children are screamed at, berated, surveilled and searched in schools. Black children are slammed and dragged, kicked and prodded in classrooms. Black children are denied an education and disrespected because of their culture. Black children are groomed for containment. We’ve got children walking on tape with hands over their mouths like prisoners in training.

Black children are suspended, detained, “demerited” and isolated in schools for trivial things every day. And there’s a killer cop sitting in every school where White children learn. They hear the litany of bad statistics and stereotypes about “scary” Black people in their classes and on the news. They gleefully soak in their White-washed history that downplays the holocaust of Indigenous, Native peoples and Africans in the Americas. They happily believe their all-White spaces exist as a matter of personal effort and willingly use violence against Black bodies to keep those spaces white.

Yet whenever we talk about what’s wrong with the systems that train and socialize young minds to become violent and depraved adults who, say choose to choke people out as part of their jobs, all we ever hear is that Black children, Black families, Black communities, Black-NESS are “behind” and stuck in gaps. Conservatives, liberals and progressives alike grow their careers and feed their families off of myths about Black deficiency.

More:

White children are left unchecked and unbothered in their schools, homes and communities to join, advance and protect systems that take away Black life. We never talk about this moral and human failing in White culture as something that needs to get fixed now. Instead, we pour millions of dollars into discussions, conferences, professional development, curriculum and consultancies that talk about fixing Black people. And I’m tired.

I’m tired of White people reveling in their state-sanctioned depravity, snuffing out Black life with no consequences and then having the nerve to tell Black children that they are “behind” and need to work harder.

I’m tired of White people telling Black kids that they need to be held “accountable,” yet killer cops go free when they take Black life and White teachers go free when they miseducate Black kids.

I’m tired of White people taking their violent culture, standards and metrics into Black spaces and telling Black children that they don’t measure up. Because who is really failing here?

Where’s the urgency for school reform for White kids being indoctrinated in Black death and protected from the consequences?
Where are the government-sponsored reports looking into how White mothers are raising culturally deprived children who think Black death is okay?
Where are the national conferences, white papers and policy positions on the pathology of Whiteness in schools and how it leaves White children behind as adults?
Why isn’t Bill Gates throwing billions into school programs teaching White kids how not to grow up racist and choke out Black life?

And:

Because that’s where the problem is—with White children being raised from infancy to violate Black bodies with no remorse or accountability. That cop didn’t just learn how to snuff out George Floyd’s life in a police training or on the job. He spent a lifetime preparing for that moment with his parents and family, teachers, coaches, neighborhoods and churches.

Read it all. You really should. It is deranged. This is Rwandan radio stuff — propaganda to inspire and cultivate race hatred as a precursor to violence. The Left is planting seeds of race hatred everywhere.

It is not, sadly, a surprise that people believe this garbage. But it is extremely alarming that race hatred like this is being mainstreamed in public and private schools. I see that a much-praised children’s book called Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is part of the curriculum at many elementary schools — for example, in suburban Philadelphia. A Philly TV station did a puff piece about what a glorious thing this book is. The book was cited by School Library Journal as one of its Best Books of 2018.

You can listen to the book being read aloud here, and see its illustrations. There’s a lot of historical truth in this book, but good grief, is it ever simplistic and manipulative. It teaches little white kids to confront their parents, because their parents have been lying to them.

 

I certainly don’t object at all to black history being taught; in fact, I welcome it. But I very much object to the manipulative way this story book treats children, to turn them against their parents — even thinking of their parents as collaborators with racism.

I had a long conversation this morning with a man from within a major American institution, one that has been considered institutionally conservative, who reported to me that anti-white wokeness has captured the leadership, which is transforming the mission of the institution from top to bottom to reflect racialist priorities. I hope I can write with more specificity later; he asked me to hold off now, because he’s afraid for his job. He reached out after reading Live Not By Lies because he wanted to assure me that everything I talk about in the book is happening in his organization right now — including people being forced out for not accepting wokeness — while the great majority of people who support the organization’s mission remain completely in the dark. He gave some specifics, which were simply jaw-dropping to me as someone who knows this institution’s reputation.

Something quite horrible is being prepared for this country by its progressives. Megyn Kelly and her family are right to exit those schools, and NYC. Get to somewhere safer and more sane if you can, while you can. But don’t think that you will be able to escape it completely. We’ve got to fight. There’s no alternative. But we have to make our stand in places we might actually win.

Do you know what your kid’s school is teaching about race, sexual orientation, and similar woke topics? You had better make it your business to find out. Don’t think for a second that the fact that your kid attends a Christian school means it’s going to be okay. Look at this Catholic school in the Baltimore area.

UPDATE: A reader writes:

So my son goes (went, I guess) to the same NYC (private) school here with Megyn Kelly’s son. Collegiate.

It is in fact getting ridiculous, the last PA (parent association) zoom was basically hijacked, once they had everyone’s attention they spent the first 50 minutes of the darn thing turning it over to the latest DEI coordinator who began with his pronouns…where he went from there I’d guess a handful of the 100+ attendees have any idea. Next meeting will be held without me, learned my lesson. They are beginning to incorporate it into the curriculum directly, optional clubs etc being insufficient for the mission.

Great for Megyn she has the flexibility to just leave NYC, as you really don’t have any school options to escape this here.

Collegiate’s tuition is $56,000 per year. You pay that to have your son taught to hate white people (including, if he’s white, himself).

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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