Six Sentence Story- Shelter- Six of one… Half dozen of the Other

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The year is 2022 when political correctness, creative definitions, and semantics have become the framework for a shelter against the truth.

“Ms. Collins, it’s been brought to my attention that you’re teaching Critical Race Theory and are in direct defiance of our Govenor’s ban on the subject.”

The principal ‘steepled’ his fingers over his nose as he waited for the new teacher’s response.

“Oh no, sir, there’s no CRT in MY 7th grade classroom, and I just want to inform YOU that Ibram X. Kendi ONLY offers college level theories. “

“You separated the class according to race, handed out Black Lives Matter stickers, and shamed a student, who didn’t want to participate, with a lecture on her ‘white fragility’, all captured on the video that I was given.”

“Ms. Collins, this is MY school and I just want to inform YOU that I’m not firing you, I’m ONLY “letting you go”.

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28 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story- Shelter- Six of one… Half dozen of the Other

      1. There’s outrage when racism is taught in their own kids’ schools.
        I agree that people who don’t have kids, or grandkids, in public schools haven’t a clue. πŸ˜‰

      1. Zelda Winter

        Oh I’m so happy I could do that!! This is the Best part of blogging–when we can affirm one anotherπŸ’– Blessings to you!!

  1. All racism is deplorable. Here in South Africa with the legacy of the evil apartheid system, it ranks lower on the political agenda than one might expect. But when you consider the competing issues – extreme poverty, lack of access to basic services, unemployment (youth unemployment is at a staggering 75%, I heard on the radio yesterday), inadequate housing, land ownership – perhaps it isn’t such a surprise.

  2. A thought-provoking six, Susan. ‘Political correctness… as a shelter against the truth.’
    Made me think of a story from when I worked in West Africa a hundred years ago. I remember being at a talk on prejudice given by a local woman. On the board she wrote some headings and under each heading the ways in which white colonisers had reinforced the idea of white superiority. Lots of vocal agreement from the mostly male audience. There were only a few white folk there. Then she took her chalk, scored out ‘white’ and wrote ‘men’, scored out ‘black’ and wrote women. Toital silence form the flabbergasted men in the room.

    1. Wow. Thanks for that example!
      Shocking people’s beliefs can be a powerful tool to contrast a bias from common sense. I deeply appreciate your comment and your point. ❀

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