Dixie Heritage News – Friday, February 15, 2019
WE DIDN’T PICK THE FIGHT
In a strange turn of events the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) issued a statement on Tuesday claiming that the Confederate statue in Winston-Salem is owned by the County and NOT by the UDC. This declaration has allowed a lawsuit by the UDC, which we previously reported to have been dismissed, to be reconsidered by the Judge who has set its hearing for March 11th.
Sara Powell, the president of the UDC in North Carolina, said in said the group will force the City to put the statue back if Winston-Salem takes it down before the hearing.
The statue stands on property owned by Winston Courthouse LLC, which operates apartments in the renovated former Forsyth County Courthouse. Angela Carmon, city attorney for Winston-Salem, said this afternoon that the UDC’s statement will have no effect on the city’s plans to go forward with removing the statue because the city contends that the UDC , and not the County, owns the statue, and that therefore the state law does not apply.
THE DEVILS DOWN IN GEORGIA
As Georgia’s politicians continue to debate what to do with Confederate monuments, State Senator Jeff Mullis has introduced a bill that increases the penalty for defacing those structures.
The bill would allow the State or local governments to fine a culprit the cost of repairing a monument, as well as any attorney fees required to bring a lawsuit against the vandal. The fine would apply to anyone who damages plaques, statues and flags that celebrate religious, political, cultural or military figures, including members of the Confederacy.
Mullis’ bill is in contrast to a bill filed last week by State Representative Renitta Shannon, D-Decatur, that would ban the use of public money or property to display Confederate monuments.
Her bill would also eliminate a State law that preserves the engravings of Confederate soldiers on Stone Mountain.
State Senator Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, also filed a bill aimed at Confederate monuments. Her bill would move control of these monuments from the State to local governments paving the way for local municipalities to tear down more monuments.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Georgia has 114 Confederate monuments and statues on public property, the most in the country. All are marked fro removal.
MEANWHILE IN D.C. GEORGIA’S 3rd DIST. CONGRESSMAN receives a visit from a lobbyist representing The American Federation of Government Employees, a federal labor union who filed a complaint against Congressman Drew Ferguson because the Congressman’s library had a “racist book” in it.
The book in question? An 1887 biography of General Robert E. Lee titled Gen. Robert Edward Lee: Soldier, Citizen, and Christian Patriot.
Naturally the Demorats as well as the cuckservatives in the Congressman’s own party are demanding that he “publicly apologize to all of his constituents and the state of Georgia.” So far the Congressman’s only reply has been that he was unaware of the book and that it must have been placed in his office by a staff member.
ALABAMA CHURCH REMOVES JEFFERSON DAVIS’ PEW
In a statement on the St. John’s Episcopal Church’s website, Pastor Robert C. Wisnewski Jr. posted a message explaining that church leaders had voted to remove the pew, after determining that what it stood for did not represent the church’s values.
The church, which is based in Montgomery, where Davis lived before the Confederacy moved its capital to Richmond, Virginia, in 1861, had maintained the pew with a bronze plaque honoring Davis for decades, the pastor said.
MISSOURI SCHOOL NAME SOON TO CHANGE
Activists have discovered a St. Louis school named for Samuel M. Kennard, a secessionist who helped found the Veiled Prophet Organization, had served in the Confederate Army. So the school, built in 1928 must now change its name.
Kennard Classical Junior Academy is a school for gifted and talented children that is now in the crosshairs of the “equity task force” that’s working to come up with a new name for the school and “foster a more inclusive gifted program in SLPS.” That is because, they also figured out that almost all of the “gifted” students are white.
Kennard’s Parent-Teacher Organization collected nominations for a new name from parents and students. After a preliminary vote, finalists were narrowed to three people:
Clyde Kennard, a civil rights activist and veteran who pushed for admission to the University of Southern Mississippi. He shares a last name but no relation to Samuel Kennard. He also has no direct ties to St. Louis.
Mary Meachum, an abolitionist who helped lead slaves along the Underground Railroad from St. Louis to Illinois. She also started a school for black children on a Mississippi riverboat when Missouri outlawed the education of blacks in 1847.
Betty Wheeler, who founded what was then called Metro High School in 1972 and served as principal until her retirement in 1997. She graduated from SLPS’s first high school for black students, Sumner High School in The Ville neighborhood, and is the daughter of Missouri’s first black state senator. Wheeler died in 2011.
Kennard PTO plans to hold a second vote in the spring within the school community to select its final choice for a new namesake.
MEANWHILE AT A VIRGINIA SCHOOL
Photos were shared on social media in which students posed on school grounds while wearing Confederate Flags at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Virginia during its “Country vs. Country Club” school-spirit day on Monday. Now the Bedford County School District is “investigating,” according to an email sent to parents.
Bedford County spokesman Ryan Edwards told Fox News the particular day during “spirit week” encouraged students to dress as either a farmer or a “highty-flighty high society-type.” Two students arrived at school wearing Confederate flags as capes, three students wore the Gadsden flag, with the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” and a fourth wore an American flag.
“At some point, one student sent a group text to those wearing the flags around their necks between fifth and sixth periods, telling them to meet at a location for a photo op,” Edwards told Fox News. Edwards said the photos were taken during a 30-second window when no teachers or administrators were present.
The district spokesman clarified to the outlet that the students were allowed to wear the flags and that they do not have a policy that would prohibit Confederate clothing being worn.
AND AT A CALIFORNIA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
After a spirited 5½-hour public hearing on Tuesday, northern California’s Dixie School District school board voted against changing its controversial name.
Board members rejected all 13 name changes proposed in petitions, the Marin Independent Journal reported, but said they would allow more discussion at a future meeting. The San Francisco NAACP as well as U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman and state Sen. Mike McGuire are among Change the Name’s supporters likely to reintroduce this at the future meeting.
Efforts to change the Dixie School District’s name failed in 1997, 2003 and 2015.
FEDERAL JUDGE PAVES WAY FOR FLORIDA REMOVAL
District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington dismissed a lawsuit this week filed against the City of Lakeland. Now the City can remove a statue of a Confederate soldier from a park where it was erected in 1910.
JUST SAY THAT ITS NOT A MONUMENT
The Confederate War Memorial, located in a Dallas cemetery, must come down according to some liberals in that city.
The City Council vote was 11-4 on Wednesday to declare that the monument was “a non-contributing structure for the historic overlay district.” This means, according to the Council, that it is no longer a “monument,” or a “grave marker,” or any other type of structure that may be protected by law.
If this gambit works, well lets just say that the precedent it will set could be overwhelming across the nation.
The Council has also appropriated $480,000 to destroy the monument. Stupid Council members. Don’t they know that all they have to do is tell the Police to ignore the protestors who will destroy it for free?
NON-HERITAGE NEWS AFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
Last week we featured Dissident Mama’s article on how MAGA has become the new Battle Flag. This week, in Newsweek, appears an article about how a school staff member upset two teenage brothers of “Pacific Island” heritage by wearing one of President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats on school grounds.
Jennifer Zapien said her twin 13-year-old boys were offended by the MAGA hat the yard duty aide had worn Tuesday to Anderson Middle School in California. She said that she was unhappy that a staff member could do something that made her sons uncomfortable: “It’s like a Trump rally in a classroom. If a student is not allowed to wear a Confederate shirt to school, (the aide) should not be allowed to wear a MAGA hat to school.”
The superintendent of the Cascade Union Elementary School District said the aide in question had been on staff for more than three years and did not mean to cause offense.
THE ALIEN HORDE IS ADVANCING
One of our readers, who is also a Missionary in Mexico, reports that because he has a children’s home, he was contacted by the Mexican Federal Government and asked to help with the “caravan” that is now over 12, 000 strong that is coming from Central America.
“We sent our lawyer to Mexico City to represent us at a meeting about the crises of the Caravan where most of the President’s Cabinet were present. The Mexican Federal Government plans to register these Caravans and release them in waves of 2,000 at a time.”
Forgive me if I’m wrong, but of the Mexican government can make this throng march in such an orderly column, notice the soldiers in the truck in the photo, and if the Mexican government can break them up into groupings of 2,000 – why can’t the Mexican government just dispel them and send them back to wherever they came from?
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is on fire this week.
He called the “Green New Deal” a sign of “just how nutty Democrats are getting,” telling donors in a conference call Tuesday night that it’s a “kooky” approach that would entail bans on cars, planes, trains and cattle. “I would say it was half-assed, but that probably gives it more credit than it deserves,” Cruz said, before dropping a reference to “unicorns and daisies floating in the sky.”
He also rightly voted against the most sweeping “conservation” legislation in a decade, which sailed through the Senate 92-8. His office provided an explanation Wednesday.
After Tuesday’s conviction of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Cruz introduced a bill that would make the drug kingpin pay for a border wall with the 14 billion that the government is estimated to confiscate from his bank accounts and cash stores.
49,000 to about 300
If Beat-off O’Rourke isn’t going to run for president, it’s hard to understand why he’s showing so much ankle. Between the interview with Oprah and his pathetic attempt at a rally in El Paso – we bet that he will run.
Fox News reporrted that the President’s rally had about 49,000 with more standing outside in the cold watching on screens than could be fit inside the arena. Meanwhile, across town, at his counter-rally, Beat-off was reported to have just under 300 people.
No wonder President Trump advised Beat-off to quit while he’s behind and save himself the embarrasment of an overwhelming defeat.
Public Education a New Marxism for Our Day
by Al Benson, Jr.
Al Benson, Jr., is the Editor of the Copperhead Chronicle. In addition to writing for Southern Patriot and other publications, he is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South.
Back during the “conservative” Reagan administration we got the federal Department of Education. Reagan was supposed to kill it, but he didn’t because he realized where his bread was buttered. I wonder if even he realized where the idea for that federal department came from. Most folks don’t have a clue. However the idea of a federal department of education was not new with Reagan, or even with Carter before him.
The idea wasn’t new with either one of them. It goes all the way back to 1932, and possibly before that.
In 1932 American Communist Party leader William Z. Foster wrote a book, Toward Soviet America and in it Comrade Foster listed several objectives to be forwarded to make this country into a Soviet America. He wrote:
“Among the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are the following; the schools, colleges and universities will be coordinated and grouped under the National Department of Education and its state and local branches.”
And he continued:
“The studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of the new socialist society.”
If you think this could not possibly have happened take a look at the trend of public (actually government) education in the years since Comrade Foster outlined all of this. We’ve got the federal department of education he endorsed. We’ve had it since Reagan was in office. By now it has cost billions and what has it contributed to the educational process in America? Our kids are more dumbed-down than ever. Most of them can’t find the United States on a world map. And if you think that’s an exaggeration, then take a map of the world sometime, cover the names of all the countries and ask the kids how many of them they can identify. Most kids will be lucky if they can come up with a dozen.
The schools have truly been cleansed of “religious” influences, if by “religious” you mean Christian. Just about all other religions still have free reign in “our” public schools, including secular Humanism. They are all permissable in one form or another, even encouraged. But let a teacher even once mention Jesus Christ in a public school classroom and she may not last until the end of the school day before she is fired. So the one “religion” that really matters, Christianity, has been expunged from public school classrooms. You will notice that kids never have Christmas break anymore. Now it’s “holiday break” or “winter break” or some other such innocuous name-anything but Christmas break.
And we have people on the Fake News Media now telling us that “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to the whole community.” Whether you realize it or not, that means “the state.”
Back when Obama roosted in the White House, his federal education Czar proposed government boarding schools. He said, “certain kids we should have 24/7.” Why? What entitlement do the feds have to your kids? Well, none really, unless they fully intend to propagandize them under the false banner of “education.” If that is their real aim they will always claim a prior right to that of the parents because in their fevered minds the state really owns the kids. And all this has not changed very much just because Trump got into office. The federal education Leviathan pretty much follows its own agenda no matter who’s in office.
Alex Newman, writing in The New American for February 4, 2019 has observed, accurately, that “Education, it turns out, is the secret weapon of those seeking to build what they frequently refer to in public as a New World Order. And they not only admit it, they boast of it in public.” And Mr. Newman further observes: “…if the overwhelming majority of children in the coming generations are sufficiently indoctrinated, every struggle between freedom and tyranny will eventually be lost Every. Single. One.”
That is something the people of this country, especially the Christians, really need to reflect on as they decide how they will educate their children.
Last week we reported about a gentleman who was wearing a Confederate Flag hoodie while eating in the Dining Hall (TDR) at American University and the literal witch-hunt that followed. Ultimately, the school rightly decided to let the martter drop, deciding that the man wearing the hoodie had not broken any rules or laws. But the feminazi student who incited the whole matter still won;t let it go. Below is a lengthy article, written by Lucas Trevor, that appeared in The Rival, a student publication at the University. Terevor interviews the frminazi, Sociology major Francis Hernandez:
Photo taken by Francis Hernandez.
Francis Hernandez talks TDR incident, racial climate on campus
by Lucas Trevor (as published on The Rival website).
A little over a week ago a man wearing a confederate flag print sweatshirt entered TDR. In the days that have followed there seems to have been more questions than answers about the incident. I sat down with American University sophomore Francis Hernandez, the person who first posted to Facebook about the incident and was a firsthand witness to the situation.
Can you start by telling me about what happened in TDR the night of the incident?
I’ll start with just like a run down. I was in TDR, getting dinner I think, and I see this kid, with the hoodie of course, and for a second I was confused. You know maybe it’s like the British flag or something, because honestly I’m not very good with flags. So then my friend Katherine comes up to me, and asks if I had seen the kid. We both confirm that it was actually a confederate flag hoodie, and not a Union Jack or something. A bunch of students started crowding around, looking at him, and a lot of people seemed surprised. I kept hearing, “I can’t believe he would dress like that here,” stuff like that. As if anywhere but here would have been okay.
There was Spanish night in the corner. Students who had reserved seats sitting in the corner, in this sort of enclosed space. People from Aramark were there, who were not TDR staff, kind of supervising. So I asked them, “Do you work for TDR, or do you work for Aramark?” I explained the whole situation to them. I showed them the kid, and initially the man, Ross Carlton I believe, initially he said, “unfortunately there isn’t anything we can do.” As a result I had to victimize myself to him, explain to him that I felt unsafe, and anxious. The kid made it so that I could no longer enjoy my meal, and I’m sure I’m not the only student in here feeling this way. I asked him to “please do something.” He responded by calling [American University Department of Public Safety], but he didn’t really offer to do anything until I showed him how visibly affected I was. Which to me is complete BS, it shouldn’t be that way.
I approached the guy later, and this whole time I had been sort of observing him. I was worried he was gonna do something. Eventually I confronted the guy myself, which I did not mention in my post. A little after that an AUPD officer came in, and I approached him. I assumed the officer was there about the kid. The officer brushed me off. I asked if he was here about the kid, he respond very passively, saying, “yes.” I asked if the cop could at least stand by him. I know cops can’t do much at all. I really feel it was a slap in the face to send a cop there. As if students who have had trauma with cops don’t get into this school, and don’t go to this school. The officer really deflected a lot. He asked, “has he actually done anything?” I said, “I mean he’s wearing that hoodie, you know exactly what he’s doing by wearing that hoodie.” But the cop basically said that he wasn’t breaking any rules. I respond, “rules don’t equate to what is right.”
After that, the officer slowly made his way over. They talked, a lot of people have been saying they were smiling and laughing. I only personally saw the last half of their encounter, but they shook hands, they smiled at one another. In my opinion, racists shouldn’t be treated cordially. I understand it’s part of his job, but it really was a slap in the face. To have my intentions questioned, and to have him sit down with this man, converse with him, as if he deserved respect.
Rumors were the kid’s girlfriend was there, and that she got him to leave. She apologized to a black student on the kid’s behalf, which is just BS again. I made a comment to him as he left, basically F you, but that was really it.
So you posted on Facebook about the incident, and you detailed essentially a more abridged version of what you just described. What has the response been like both in comments on the post, but also you mentioned you have received personal messages?
Something that was preposterous to me was how much effort went into responding to this incident, as opposed to dealing with it when it happened. What do you mean by that?
I had to force action for them to do anything period. But the day after people were inundating my inbox. The spokesperson of AU, Mark Story, he reached out to me, asking me to post their official notice. Why is it that the Universities response is ALWAYS to make students labor.
I also just got a lot of white men in my DMs, who were acting as if this was a singular incident. Of course they were feeling victimized because white fragility is pervasive. I just got so many people in my DMs, who were so bold, who I have never interacted with before, who claim to understand my frustration, and then try and neglect and deflect everything I said. And that happened a bunch of times, I have many. So many people at this school… I just have no problem calling out the racists at this school.
One common comment that I have seen on posts about this, is that for students from the South, this is not a big deal. What is your perspective on that?
Those people need to check their privilege as to why they have never had to think about this issue. Why have they never been confronted with what that flag means? I know what the United States is. How pervasive these people are. The people who created this flag themselves have stated what this flag is for. The flag is racist, it promoted slavery, and people want to hide it under the guise of protecting history. History needs to be remembered, not glorified. I think to anyone who says that I just can’t.
I was called into [Center for Diversity and Inclusion] shortly after the incident. The women I met with said that the two most common responses were outrage, or exactly that. “I don’t know what the big deal is?” We just can’t let ourselves become desensitized to this. I almost left TDR because I was so anxious, but we can’t just do that. That’s where allyship comes in.
We must speak up for those that can’t speak up for themselves.
I really don’t know. I am continuously disappointed by the lack of really allyship here. I find so much of it to be just performative. To everyone who thinks this flag is harmless, and something that should be preserved through history, I think people need to examine inside of themselves why this has never been an issue for them. People need to deconstruct their social location, and think about why things at home might be so different.
Finally, I think I was most disappointed with the students that day who, “couldn’t believe this was happening on this campus.” This stuff happens everyday on campus. It happens to students like me, it happens to students in classes, it happens with professors. This isn’t an isolated incident, this is pervasive. It comes through in almost all settings on this campus, personal, private, professional, everything. People need to stop being shocked that this is happening here, and realize that we are merely a reflection of what is happening in the larger world. Racists and racism is everywhere, and it’s not just bad people. It’s systemic, and it affects people.
As you stated before a lot of people are “shocked” by what happened, because AU is such a liberal campus. Do you think AU is as liberal as people think?
Yes, absolutely. And I really don’t draw positive connotations from that. I think liberalism is an ideology that permeates a lot of inequalities under the guise of commercialism. Democrats will fight for what’s “right” as long as it makes them popular. So yes, I do agree that this is a liberal campus, but it is a white liberalism.
You made a point to say in your post that you did not want to take up space that was not yours. You said, “it is critical to center Black students and their voices (particularly Black women and non-binary/trans Black folk) in this conversation.” Why do you think focusing on those voices is so important?
Because when people take up space that we are not supposed to, we facilitate the performative action. I singled out trans, non-binary Black folk, because those are the most marginalized people in our community. Those are the voices most likely to be silenced. The confederate flag is a symbol of white supremacy, of course I find it threatening. But it is specific for Black students, so we should center Black students and their narratives in this.
I was hesitant to talk to anyone, because I don’t want this to seem like I’m “milking this,” or for it to come across as me “raging against AU, because that is not what this is. It is me trying to be an ally. It shouldn’t be on the shoulders of a Black student to speak up. Allyship should be so that the people who are most affected can remain safe. So many people reached out, and I felt like it was important to not put myself at the center of that, and to let some time pass. I asked for links to work by black activists, and unfortunately I didn’t get a lot. But I really think that should be the focus here.
Obviously you have received a lot of negative responses, both in person but also online from students and members of the community about your post. Have you received any positive messages, from students who support your perspective, and what you said?
The day of the incident someone approached me and said that essentially the hoodie made them uncomfortable too. I identified them as a person of color, they did not self identify, I didn’t ask them in the moment if they were a person of color, but it was very important to me. There were a lot of people of color in TDR that night, but the one thing that I focused on was all the white students who were looking around and acting like it wasn’t their job to do anything. That’s what allyship is. Being a true ally is being an anti-racist. I confronted this kid because I want him to know that apart from what the school can do, someone was watching him. Somebody was making sure he wasn’t gonna do anything.
A lot of people have been commenting on my post asking, “how is this violence,” or saying, “you obviously don’t know what violence is. Wearing that hoodie is a violent act. That flag is a violent symbol. It is a symbol of white supremacy. So many white people that night responded with, “thank you… thank you for saying something.” They patted themselves on the back, and probably think to themselves that they have done something productive when they really haven’t.
Over messages I did get a lot of support, and messages of solidarity, but ultimately there is no need to thank me. I tried to say that. To as many people as possible. I even had one student message me, they said they checked the database and they couldn’t find Ross Carleton in the student database. There was some confusion, Ross was the Aramark representative I spoke to not the kid who wore the hoodie, but that’s allyship. That’s actually supporting people of color.
That really is what the cisheteropatriarchy is. If you are white and cis and hetero, and you are not actively working to deconstruct those systems of power, then you are complicit. The amount of gaul the white men at this school have to message me with their two cents, that’s not just innocent. I’m not surprised that people disagreed with me, but the amount of white men in my DMs infantilizing me, and depoliticizing me, and trying to make my reaction about emotions. The one guy I mentioned to you, he said “well these are just my two cents, take with it what you will, I’m glad you are passionate about something most teens are not.” That wording is not innocent. I am 19 years old yes, but I am a grown women, and you will refer to me as such.
Do you think the administration’s response was adequate, and what should they be doing that they are not?
I understand that a school cannot govern what someone wears, because it can so easily be turned against people. Consuelo (Grier) in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion brought up that if clothing started being regulated, it would most likely flip, and be turned against Black and brown kids. Black and brown kids are not allowed to wear things certain places that white kids are. I understand that.
I think the first thing the university should have done was denounce the violence that hoodie represents. I get that they cannot remove a student because of their clothing, but you can ask someone to be removed if they are causing a disturbance. I don’t know the legality of it, but I do think that there could have been more done there. A lot of people have asked me what I think should be done, and what should the response have been? I think first off the University needs to hire people who are trained in this, in interdisciplinary, sociology, but also other fields. Be it cultural anthropology.
The University needs to stop making students labor for them. AU is just a constant cycle of performative actions and regressive systems. They make students of color do their own labor. Ms. Burwell’s council of diversity and inclusion? The University needs to step up. They can afford to take care of their flowers and their cute grounds for tours, they can afford to hire people to do this work, and to address these issues.
Second, AU’s first response, the one they wanted me to post, it implied neutrality. It said “we understand how this could be seen as offensive.” AU can’t be neutral and objective on this issue. Anyone dedicated to real change on this issue can’t be objective. They made sure to make students happy, but also to make the people behind the doors happy. In my opinion AU stands behind everything in this world that is wrong, like cis-hetero white supremacy.
A simple example of this would be fossil fuels. This University is invested in fossil fuels, and we know that it’s gonna damage people in the, and please but quotes around this, “global south.” We can’t act like AU doesn’t prioritize certain human lives over others. AU does not do the work that is needed. AU is just gonna remain neutral. It is preposterous that people were reaching out to me, and wanting me to tell everyone that AU is aware, and AU is doing something. And I said no. If I had posted that statement it would have made me complicit. It is important to stand against these things, these systems. That hoodie is not up to interpretation. That symbol is not up to interpretation. I can’t respect any actions by AU that isn’t outright condemning the actions.
Finally, what are your thoughts on the media response to it. A number of outlets including the Washington Post wrote stories about it, do you think they took the issue seriously?
A lot of people reached out from various student news organizations and I will tell you I originally decided not to talk to anyone about the incident. I did give permission to the Eagle to use my photos, I don’t know if they actually did. I didn’t give them that permission until after they had published. I gave NBC4 permission to use the photos, and the Washington Post did not reach out to me. The reason I posted this was so that students would know.
You can’t trust AU to be held accountable for anything, and I’m quite sure they would not have sent out an email if I had not refused to post their statement. I responded to what AU wrote me, “as with other things, AU’s response was performative and full of words which suggest neutrality. Thus I will not be doing them the favor of posting it under my post. As with other incidents I recommend sending the post to all students as this was not an isolated incident, and there are definitely AU students who espouse hatred, and they need to know that AU will not tolerate bigotry. AU students want change not apologies.”
I posted this on Facebook mainly because I was surprised that people were surprised. It still shocks me that people are not actually aware of these things because of their privilege. I wanted people to know that this happened, because I couldn’t trust AU to report on it. I don’t know if anyone was gonna post a full account of what happened, or if anyone did, but I chose to because I did say something to him. I wanted the actions taken and AU’s response to be clearly spelled out.
As for student media outlets, we can’t keep pretending that media is supposed to be neutral. Media is operating under the guise of neutrality. But we all have biases that permeate our work. A lot of student media was focused on “the scoop.” For example, I didn’t choose to talk to the Eagle because they have had a problematic history. I think student media outlets, just like professional media, they need to be more conscientious of how they portray information, and how they influence people. Headlines can seem neutral and not be neutral. Real world example, the migrant caravan.
I don’t know how much people know, but it was a caravan of I think about 5,000 people, of Honduran migrants. All these news outlets were reporting that they were a “horde” or they were “storming the border,” all these words have assumptions and connotations tied to them, that help permeate a certain idea about people. Just from there I think student media outlets, just like professional media outlets need to be more responsible, and I think we shouldn’t be detached from it.
Is there anything else you want to say about the incident, or the aftermath, or anything like that?
Just that I’m not afraid of the white men in my DMs, and being an ally is more than just saying you are one.
Cortez, The Conquering Hero
by Earl P. Holt III
Much like her storied namesake – She took D.C. by storm;
With endless theorizing – Straight from a college dorm.
With childish “economics” – A social warrior, too!
Promising a “Green New Deal” – and free incomes to boot.
The devil’s in the details – A fact she must have spurned
Dispensing pricey coffee – And Marxism she learned.
Blind to worldly evidence – Oblivious to Marx;
Not knowing Karl from Groucho – Pervading her remarks.
She’s never heard of Pol Pot – Or Stalin, it would seem;
Nor sees that Mao and Castro – Are also on her team.
Socialism’s ingenue – Like all the ones before;
Can’t help expose her true self; a power-hungry bore.
FROM THE EDITOR
Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.
Still defending against charges of “racism,” embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has vowed to remove the Confederate statues and monuments in the Commonwealth.
Amid calls for his resignation, Northam told the Washington Post, “I will take a harder line…If there are statues, if there monuments out there…they need to be in museums.”
In his first sit-down interview since the photo of him in blackface and a clan sheet came to light, Northam promised that he will commit the rest of his three years as governor to the fight for racial equality. In addition to seeking to tear down all of the Commonwealth’s Confederate statues he is also proposing to change the names of buildings, roads, and other locations that memorialize Confederate figures.
Appearing in the same rag, I mean newspaper, an op-ed written by former FBI Director James Comey calls for the removal of the Commonwealth’s Confederate monuments.
As you read above, a Georgia Congressman is demanded to apologize for having a biography of Robert E. Lee in his office.
And the article we printed above from the American University student paper. That, coupled with Al Benson’s article pretty much sums up the state of education in our Country.
This is the mentality that we are fighting against. We did not pick the fight, but having been attacked, we certainly will not back down from it. Will you fight with us?
Until Next Week
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