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Students Forced to “Apologize” for Being White & Christian


Written By: Alex Newman | Published : August 28, 2017

Amid a public uproar at a North Carolina school board meeting over far-left “equity training” for government-school teachers, allegations were made by furious parents that a teacher forced white and Christian students to stand up in class and apologize for their “privilege.”

According to local parent Farren Wilkinson, who testified at the Rockingham School Board on May 8, a teacher in the district, later identified as Tarsha Clarke, bullied and publicly humiliated students in her class.

“I just want to share light on a situation that happened at Western Rockingham Middle School where a teacher caused some of her students to stand up and apologize to other students based on their unequal opportunities of education,” said the mom.

Other parents quoted in media reports said white children were forced to apologize in front of the class for their “white privilege.”

“So I would like to know how our schools can allow an educator to humiliate, bully and degrade students,” Wilkinson added, noting the obvious fact that “children are not responsible or accountable for any inequalities that are believed to be present within the school system.”

“This is not a matter of race but a matter of a teacher using fear and the embarrassment of children to satisfy her own personal anger or beliefs,” continued Wilkinson.

“The actions of this educator do not provide safe, nurturing, dynamic, and integrative learning,” Wilkinson said after referring to the school district’s Orwellian mission statement.

Outraged parents who called the school were apparently informed by administrators that the scandal had been “taken care of,” Wilkinson said. “But how was it taken care of? What did happen? What was her training? What were the consequences for her actions?”

She also noted that scandals such as this one is why parents were seeking a way out of government schools and why enrollment in government schools continues to decline. “They’ve lost faith in the public school system,” Wilkinson said, drawing loud applause from attendees at the meeting.

After Wilkinson’s testimony, another parent, Robert Jeremy, who said he had a 9-year-old son, expressed outrage to the school board because of the racism, bigotry, and hate expressed by the teacher against the young child based on his “race,” Christian views, and heterosexuality.

“When did it become a good idea to attack a child at a school because they were white, or they were black, or they were straight, or they were Christian?” asked the outraged dad. “Or because they believed in something moral that they were taught at home?”

“You see I teach my child and my two older daughters family values, Christian values,” he continued. “I teach not to judge somebody by the color of their skin but by the color of their heart. And my child will not be insulted, reprimanded, corrected because he has a good moral fiber.”

The scandal, first reported by the American Lens before being picked up more widely, comes as parents and taxpayers nationwide become increasingly outraged over the racist indoctrination being pushed on children in government schools.

In a false statement riddled with spelling and grammar errors, school officials essentially accused the outraged parents of lying. “In regard to your additional requests, I can not [sic] speak on any individual, however any allegations brought to our attention are investigated thoroughly and proper disciplinary action is taken if needed,” said Stephanie Wray, principal at the school involved. “Again, I can not speak regarding specific individuals due to personnel law, however the particular incident you asked about was unfounded to happen at our school.”

U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), a non-profit grassroots organization of parents, released a statement slamming the broader environment.

“This story is an example of a teacher clearly acting contradictory to the interests of the parents, apparently with support of the school leadership,” said Michigan PIE Chapter President Melanie Kurdys, who is also a member of the USPIE Rapid Response Team. “We support the teaching profession, but we are concerned that teacher preparation programs, conferences and selected curriculum condone and encourage a particular political ideology.”

“It appears some teachers believe they are empowered to indoctrinate children by whatever means necessary,” Kurdys continued. “Our public schools should focus on teaching academics free of political bias. If public school leadership does not respond quickly and engage parents of all perspectives, enrollment will continue to decline. Parents will not allow their children to be bullied by the very people entrusted to educate them. USPIE stands with parents and all public school employees who fight back to protect our children.”

Far from being an isolated phenomenon, this sort of hate, extremism, and indoctrination of children in the classroom is occurring across America. Parents must protect their children from it.

Lib Media Hiding This Dark Secret About Woman Who Toppled Confederate Monument


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URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/lib-media-toppled-monument/

When 22-year-old college student Takiyah Thompson toppled a monument of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, she instantly became a hero of the liberal media — a counterbalance to the sick violence we saw in Charlottesville this past weekend. That sentiment only grew after, as WTVD-TV reports, Thompson was arrested at a news conference in which she demanded amnesty for the protesters.

Take, for instance, this headline from the liberal Huffington Post: “Takiyah Thompson, Hailed As ‘Hero,’ Showered With Support For Toppling Confederate Statue.” The media breathlessly reported everything that Thompson said at the news conference, an event put on by the Workers World Party, a group that Thompson belongs to.

Much less — in fact, next to nothing — was said about the Workers World Party, the Marxist-Leninist group that has taken credit for organizing the monument-toppling. There was a reason for that: For Thompson’s story to fit the narrative, the Workers World Party’s history needed to be obscured.

As The Daily Caller points out, the WWP has some very dirty secrets. It’s a pro-North Korean, anti-American organization that often espouses violence and crime to get its way. The Daily Caller describes the party, founded in 1959, as a “hard-line offshoot of the more moderate Socialist Workers Party.”

“Organizers and protesters in Durham sent a clear message: Love does not trump hate; only mobilized people’s power can tear down white supremacy,” the group said in a piece published right after the Durham incident.

The group also stuck up for North Korea’s right to nuclear weapons, saying that Pyongyang is merely “trying to keep from being crushed by the immense force deployed by U.S. ‘capitalist democracy.’”

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“It is the right of oppressed people to choose the form of their struggle,” a WWP article from this past Monday reads.

“Those who come from the oppressor nation must not dictate how it should be done … And the same is true on the international arena. If the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have decided that the only way they’ll be safe from another U.S. attack is to have a nuclear deterrent, the best thing we in the U.S. can do is try to make sure that such an attack by the U.S. never happens.”

No matter how you feel about Confederate monuments, this is not the kind of person you want to “shower with support” over a decision to commit politically-motivated vandalism. This is an extremist far outside of the mainstream of American opinion.

Whether or not you agree with what she did — and we do not — that side of the story needs to be told.

North Carolina Man Convicted for ISIS North America Plot


Reported By Elliot Friedland Wednesday, June 28, 2017

URL of the original posting site: https://clarionproject.org/north-carolina-man-convicted-isis-north-america-plot/ 

Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

A North Carolina man who plotted to kill hundreds of people in an ISIS terror plot has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, “planned to carry out his attack in the following few days at a concert, bar or club where he believed that as many as 1,000 people could be killed using the assault rifle and silencer,” according to a federal indictment.

The attack would have been similarly to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which killed 49 people.

Court documents say he was planning to unveil an “Islamic State of North America” with his attack.

Justin was reported by his father in 2015, when Rich Sullivan, a retired marine, telephoned the FBI to inform them about his son’s possible Islamic State sympathies. Shortly afterwards, Justin offered money to an undercover agent he believed was an Islamic State sympathizer to kill his parents to prevent them from thwarting his plans.

Justin still faces a separate trial for the murder of 74-year-old John Bailey Clarke, his neighbor, whom he is accused of shooting. If convicted, he faces the death penalty.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elliot Friedland

Elliot Friedland is a research fellow at Clarion Project.

HS Science Team Names Rocket After Trump Because It “Conquers All”


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URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/hs-science-team-rocket-trump-epic/

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Part of being the president is hosting all sorts of visitors to the White House. President Donald Trump appeared to have had a blast doing just that with a group of North Carolina students. The high-schoolers, preparing for a national rocketry competition, stopped by to show off their competition-winning rocket that they named after the president himself.

Trump and students from Victory Christian Center School in Charlotte met in the Oval Office on May 12 to discuss the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

“Guess what the name of the rocket is?” Trump said to gathered reporters. “It’s called ‘Trump.’”

“It better work well!” he joked to the students.

When Trump asked why they had named their rocket after him, one student replied, “Simply because it conquers all.”

 

The media did show the meeting in the Oval Office, albeit quite briefly, and most certainly didn’t dwell on it.

The media also didn’t dwell on another important fact: the students were minorities who had been saved from their wretched public schools by a special voucher program in North Carolina that helps low- and moderate-income families afford private school tuition, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Trump has made it quite clear, both through his own words and the appointment of Betsy DeVos to serve as Education Secretary, that he is in favor of voucher programs like the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships and other programs like charter schools that help break up the failing public school monopolies that trap many low-income students in terrible schools that prevent them from fully realizing their full potential.

Further debunking the media narratives surrounding Trump, watch the video again and take note of how happy and excited most of the students appeared to be to meet with the president, despite constant suggestions from the media that Trump hates minorities and poor people.

Truck Rolls Through Protesters Attempting To Block The Street


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URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/handle-libs-blocking-your-street/

This past Monday was May Day, the high holy day of the godless commie year. Normally, May 1 festivities are limited to countries where socialism is a lot bigger. However, given that Trump’s victory has led to the American left dropping any pretense of not being socialists, it was time for some antifa-ing in the streets this year.

There were plenty of May Day protests from Philly to Portland this year, although the numbers seemed to come in at well below organizers’ expectations (85 percent short in Los Angeles, for example).

But, God bless ’em, the liberals did what they could — and what they could do was block roads. The left is usually pretty good at this, but in this video posted to YouTube, one truck driver was even better.

According to the uploader, DC Statesman, this video was recorded during a May Day protest in Durham, North Carolina. To be fair, Durham isn’t exactly a hotbed of leftist sentiment, but after managing to rustle up a few politically challenged community college students and some high-visibility orange vests, they decided to block themselves a street. Unfortunately for them, the driver of the Dodge truck was having none of it. He inched through the crowd as these protesters tried to desperately assail the truck and force him to stop. Alas, it was to no avail.

Take a look:

Whoops. That doesn’t look like it ended the way these leftists were hoping.

Let me here say I don’t quite grasp this whole blocking-the-road tactic, which doesn’t seem to have any connection to what any of these people are putatively supposed to be protesting. What do they think it’s going to do?

Has any driver caught in one of these antifa-created traffic jams thought to themselves, “Oh, now I get it! They’re blocking this intersection because they want to drive home the necessity of intersectionality in a post-capitalist America! I’m going to turn around and go to that ‘revolutionary’ bookstore downtown which smells like pot, mold, and worthless postgraduate degrees, and I’m going to buy a copy of bell hooks’ ‘Teaching to Transgress!’”

You know, that’s actually a better rationalization than I’ve ever heard any of these erudite individuals give. I probably should have asked for royalties.

H/T WZ

North Carolina House Passes Bill To Protect Motorists Who Hit Protesters While Driving


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A bill that has passed North Carolina’s House of Representatives would shield motorists who unintentionally hit protesters blocking roads from civil liability, WFAE reported.

House Bill 330, introduced by Rep. Justin Burr, “provides that a person driving an automobile while exercising due care is immune for civil liability for any injury to another if the injured person was participating in a demonstration or protest and blocking traffic.”

It passed the House of Representatives by a 67-48 vote on Thursday, the Raleigh News & Observer reported.

“As we’ve seen, time and time again, as folks run out in the middle of the streets and the interstates in Charlotte and attempt to block traffic,” Burr said. The Republican said he wants to make sure “drivers don’t have to fear driving through Charlotte or anywhere in North Carolina.”

“This bill does not allow for the driver of a vehicle to target protesters intentionally,” he added. “It does protect individuals who are rightfully trying to drive down the road.”

Protests blocking roads and highways were common in Charlotte after the death of Keith Lamont Scott last year.

“These people are nuts to run in front of cars like they do … and say, ‘me and my buddy here are going to stop this two-and-a-half-ton vehicle,’” Rep. Michael Speciale, who supports the bill, said. “If somebody does bump somebody, why should they be held liable?”

Needless to say, Democrats pitched a fit.

We all know this is being done to try to make a point about protests,” said Democrat Greg Meyer. “It is just going to embarrass us. There is no good reason to pass this bill.” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yes, apparently, protesters blocking roads for no good reason aren’t going to embarrass the state of North Carolina, but a bill protecting motorists from lawsuits will.

The bill now heads to the Senate for approval. One hopes the upper chamber acts quickly and passes this bill.

School Wants to Implement New Class That Will Have ALL The Liberals Crying — Do You LOVE This?


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| on April 12, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com/school-wants-implement-new-class-will-liberals-crying-love/

Liberals say that one reason for banning firearms is because of the accidents that happen every year involving them. We know that some education can cut those numbers astronomically.

And one state is taking the steps to do just that.

A new piece of legislation introduced in North Carolina will give high school students one more class to take: firearms education.

House Bill 612, filed this week by Representative Jay Adams, would give the state room to develop a firearms education course and allow the class, which would include “firearms safety education as recommend by law enforcement agencies or a firearms association”, to be offered as an elective to high school students.

The course, which would be developed by the North Carolina Board of Education, would not allow live ammunition in the classroom and would also cover the history and mechanics of firearms with a firm emphasis on the importance of gun safety.

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This class would have something for everyone. Each student likes a certain subject, this class would not only cover safety but also teach students about the math, history and science of guns.

That’s a a lot of subjects in one class. It should keep students pretty engaged.

The bill seems to be getting a lot of positive feedback.

“I think education, first and foremost, is essential, before actually obtaining a firearm,” Allen Shaw said.

“If they have the opportunity to buy, they should have the opportunity to be educated. We’ve got too many people out there right now that are wanting to buy guns that don’t have any background with them.”

“Gives the kids a chance to learn how to work them,” said Danny Davis.

“It would be a very beneficial course,” said Tres Cobb, a gun owner and full supporter of the bill.absolutely

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Of course, this hasn’t come without criticism from individuals who feel the course would encourage students to become shooters…

“I don’t even see the point in that,” Jenny Rorie said“I don’t think they should, there’s enough violence going on without them doing that.”

“I think it would hurt and help. It’s kind of like a catch-22,” said Tanica Wilkerson.

“I think high school is a little early. I think some of those kids are not ready for that type of environment, to be exposed to something like that. I don’t feel like they’re mature enough.”

Under federal law, citizens under the age of 21 can’t purchase handguns, but 18 year-olds can purchase shotguns or rifles. These are the types of guns that would be part of the proposed high school course.

The bill says live ammunition won’t be allowed in class, but it doesn’t say whether guns can be present.

While adults argue over this bill, 6-year-old Evelyn had some of the best insight:

“If you see someone around you with a gun, you need to know how to handle it.”amen

Her parents did not give their opinion on the bill but did say teaching kids how to properly handle a firearm was an important lesson.

The bill has passed its first reading in the house. It’s now on its way to the House Committee on Education for debate. If passed, it will take effect at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

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