If you thought the Pigford Affair was bad, wait until you hear what the Marxists have in mind for one Mount Vernon school district. EAG News reports that the Mount Vernon City School District in N.Y. hosts monthly weekend conferences for all to discuss community issues. One of those issues, according to a recently released official document, is reparations.
The first conference on October 18th, discussed, “Should the Longfellow Elementary and Middle Schools be Renamed for Benjamin Turner and Rebecca Turner…” and “Multi-Cultural Awareness Conference: Reparations for Mount Vernon.”
The October conference, attached to the district’s schedule included a 48-page document titled “The Case for Reparations.”
Written earlier this year by Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, The Case for Reparations ultimately supports the passage of H.R. 40, a bill that has been introduced by Rep. John Conyers at the start of every Congress since 1989. Conyers is about as far left as one can get.
H.R. 40 or the bill “To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.”
The school officials, parents, children plan to discuss “district funding fairness” and giving the vote in district elections to immigrants.
These conferences are looked upon as an “opportunity to engage our community and begin important conversations that will address some of the social inequalities that students and residents of Mount Vernon experience in their day-to-day lives.”
They appear to be committed to social justice education aka Marxism.
The staff receive professional development from the Leftist Annenberg Institute for School Reform, an institute that helped fund communist Bill Ayers among other communists.
The idea for reparations doesn’t only stem from the notion that whites enslaved blacks and must pay back the descendants. It extends into the modern day notion that whites are responsible for all the evils that befall blacks even to this day.
NYC School Racist Suspensions on the Rise
• Number of Black Students who were suspended in 2010: 38,190
Percentage of total suspended student who were Black: 52
• Number of Latino Students who were suspended in 2010: 27,173
Percentage of total suspended student who were Latino: 37
• Number of White students who were suspended in 2010: 5,141
Percentage of total susepnded student who were White: 7
• Number of Asian (and other) students who were suspended in 2010: 2,938
Percentage of total susepnded student who were Asian or other nationality: 4
It’s all about “social justice” and “fairness” as Marx and Lenin might have defined it. Someone in power metes out the justice to be fair to those who don’t fare well. Since control rests in the hands of the elite few, the determinations are not made according to who deserves rewards or punishments but rather to who they deem worthy.
In the case of school discipline, the social justice activists would say the minority students have to be disciplined less because they are obviously victims of racism. It can’t possibly be that they are out of control more than their white counterparts. Even if they are, it’s the white man’s fault.
In case you didn’t know, 15 Caribbean nations are demanding reparations from countries that benefitted from the slave trade, with Britain as the primary target.
Flaming liberals could better serve the black community by educating them properly.
The communist-inspired NAACP likes to go to the U.N. for help in their bizarre demands as they paint themselves victims equal to the victims in the mid-East for example. They went to them in the case of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. U.N. Chief Navi Pillay has called for reparations as a result of these appeals. The U.N. is always on the side of whatever will rob the Great Satan of its wealth and resources.
Many people haven’t fared well in history. If we start giving reparations, where does it stop? No one who enslaved any U.S. black is alive today and no victim is alive today. The whole idea is absurd. Unfortunately, the more people hear it, the more they get used to this ridiculous idea and the more it seems reasonable, but it’s not.