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”.

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

  1. Sadje 01/18/2022 / 11:03 am

    It still is going on in many places.

      • Sadje 01/18/2022 / 9:15 pm

        I think people are desensitized to this now. They only react when it hits the media

      • Susan St.Pierre 01/18/2022 / 9:22 pm

        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. 😉

      • Sadje 01/18/2022 / 9:49 pm

        Very true Susan

  2. Susan St.Pierre 01/19/2022 / 9:35 pm

    Seems the same hogwash defenders of it took part in that article. 😉

  3. Anonymous 01/20/2022 / 7:58 am

    Good use of the prompt as shelter from the truth.

  4. UP 01/20/2022 / 8:07 am

    oh, dear.

  5. messymimi's meanderings 01/20/2022 / 7:39 pm

    It makes me tired to think about it all. The same drivel just gets repackaged over and over.

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/20/2022 / 7:45 pm

      Agreed. Adults can’t be bothered to be influenced. BUT, for those trying to poison our children’s minds, though, our loss of interest is a big opportunity. 😉

  6. Zelda Winter 01/20/2022 / 8:51 pm

    Oh WOW, Brilliant finale!!

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/21/2022 / 7:23 am

      Your comment made my morning. Deeply appreciate it. 😊

      • Zelda Winter 01/21/2022 / 7:32 am

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

      • Susan St.Pierre 01/21/2022 / 8:24 am

        I agree. You are most kind, new friend. 😊❤

      • Zelda Winter 01/21/2022 / 3:19 pm

        I do my best 🙂 Happy weekend to you! ❤

  7. Chris Hall 01/21/2022 / 3:53 am

    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.

  8. Anonymous 01/21/2022 / 6:22 am

    Good one that last line illustratiing the political correctness.

  9. Keith's Ramblings 01/21/2022 / 11:06 am

    Will things change or will they just linger in a different guise? Who knows

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/21/2022 / 11:16 am

      Marxists are clever and patient. We’ll see as long as we’re watching. Thanks.

  10. Eugenia 01/22/2022 / 8:42 am

    Unfortunately, a sign of the times. Excellent take on the prompt!

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/22/2022 / 9:40 am

      Thanks so much, Eugi. If we just shrug and accept it, we’re in big trouble. It’s up to each of us to point it out and say “NO” in our own way. ❤

      • Eugenia 01/22/2022 / 8:10 pm

        Yes, I agree totally.

  11. jenne49 01/23/2022 / 7:40 am

    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.

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/23/2022 / 8:41 am

      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. ❤

      • jenne49 01/23/2022 / 9:16 am

        Ah yes, common sense, that rare commodity! Thanks for that, Susan.

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