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Pushed by the liberal media and embraced by pop culture, the sports world, corporate America and Silicon Valley, the Democratic Party’s social justice narrative is now the hip thing in America — never mind that there’s little truth to the message.

With the fall return to school now underway, the electioneering campaign can boldly reach its full potential in the liberal bastion that is education, as resistance is futile in the face of such support.

An example of this was seen in Minnesota recently, when Hopkins Public Schools Superintendent Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed welcomed teachers and staff back by urging them to examine their “whiteness.”

At the heart of the left’s message is the toxic ideology known as critical race theory, which states that America is a racist nation and that all white people are inherently racist — the belief, kicked around for years on college campuses, was mainstreamed in America during the Obama years and is instrumental in the left attacking society.

And the message being propagandized by the liberal superintendent is steeped in this toxic ideology, as Mhiripiri-Reed exploits George Floyd, whose death may have had more to do with a fentanyl overdose than the actions of police officers, according to autopsy results, to comment on racial injustice.

“In our communications to staff and families, we have referenced a dual pandemic,” she said in a video address. “Mr. George Floyd – rest in power – is seemingly the contemporary face of the pandemic of racial injustice. This pandemic of systemic racism has soiled this country, not just since slavery, but since the genocide of the Native Americans and the American Indians who resided on and cared for this land.”

How’s that for identity-based liberal indoctrination?

After citing the “research” of four “high school scholars” — see young teens — Reed declared that “whiteness” is the enemy to an equitable society.

“Hopkins Public Schools can no longer be a place where scholars experience racism,” she proclaimed. “Racism does not only not belong in our schools, it does not belong anywhere, and in order to eradicate racism, we need to examine the role that whiteness plays in our macro-system of white supremacy.”

Mhiripiri-Reed thanked the members of an “Anti-Racism Task Force,” which consisted of a group of more than 30 teachers and students.

As she explained, the task force “studied the 13 characteristics of white supremacy and used the research to form an anti-racist learning framework.”

It’s rather remarkable that the progressive left have identified more than a dozen characteristics of white supremacy, given that it’s largely a myth; a liberal construct. But then, that’s a consistency with the left — beginning every conversation with the acceptance that their beliefs are the truth.

The superintendent goes on to explain that it is no longer acceptable to be passive in fighting racism, declaring that not being a racist is not enough.

“Researchers who have studied what it means to be anti-racist explain that it is not the responsibility of people of color to fix racism, or to explain to white people how not to be racist,” Mhiripiri-Reed said. “Rather, anti-racism requires an understanding of history and an understanding of how people of color have been historically and systematically impacted by racist institutional policies and human practices.”

“Becoming anti-racist is a journey that begins with self-reflection,” she said. “Without blame or shame, we must recognize that we were conditioned to operate within a system of racism that pervades throughout every aspect of our daily existence. Yet each of us still has the responsibility to engage in self-education and self-analysis.”

After recognizing her own “privilege of being light-skinned, well-educated, and being in a role that is given formal authority,” Mhiripiri-Reed encouraged educators to look for ways to “more deeply examine” their own “racist beliefs.”

“If you are white and/or if you are privileged in another way, I ask you to engage in the same self-analysis to see your own privilege and to examine your whiteness,” she said.

And we wonder why our streets are full of inadequately informed young people who hate America for being such a racist nation?

Tom Tillison

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