Examples of Critical Race Policy materials that
were being used at Coca-Cola
Blacklists are back and American Airlines want ’em! American Airlines has instituted an investigation into the opinions of one of their pilots, Guy Midkiff, because he committed the “crime” of criticizing the introduction of the bigoted and Marxists program called Critical Race Theory (CRT) in his local schools.
The attacks against him by one group that supports CRT have been vicious and slanderous, as documented at this story. The members of this group, the Southlake Anti-Racism coalition (SARC), have repeatedly commented on American Airlines’ Twitter feed, accusing Midkiff of harassing students and women while calling him a racist, all without any evidence. Some examples:
- Hey @AmericanAir, why is this man saying he is a pilot for your airline? He is consistently harassing minority females in Southlake and now is going after our students!
- Your employee has been harassing students and community members relentlessly for months for speaking out against the racism they experience in our town.
- Or you are…literally just a grown man harassing students? And almost exclusively Black women and girls? Just an observation. Your racist dog whistling comes across loud and clear.
The last comment was made in direct response to Midkiff, who had simply pointed out that SARC was almost certainly a fraud, making believe it was made up of students but in truth run by leftists using kids as a cover, a tactic these leftists employ routinely.
Midkiff might be wrong, but that doesn’t make him a “racist” who is “harassing students … black women and girls.” It means he is speaking his mind. If these “students” and “black women and girls” don’t like it that’s just too damn bad. The First Amendment gives us all the right to say things that offend others. Their right options are to respond publicly and with reason, proving Midkiff is wrong, not move to silence him and get him fired from his job.
American Airlines sadly immediately bowed to these slanderers and began an investigation against Midkiff, even though he had been their pilot for the last 32 years.
“We are troubled by the allegations of harassment and are focusing our investigation accordingly. American expects our team members to treat all people with dignity and respect at work and in their communities,” an American Airlines spokesperson told The Texan.
The last link above also noted that an American Airlines senior executive who also lives in Southlake, Don Casey, testified in support of introducing Critical Race Theory in his schools. I wonder if he had anything to do with starting this investigation. Maybe he believes he has the right to silence dissent, just like those students.
Midkiff has refused to back down, as that last linked article above also notes, quoting him extensively in response to American Airlines’ investigation and the accusations against him.
Midkiff said SARC has used “unethical tactics to accomplish their objective,” including ridiculing parents who testify at school board meetings and tagging candidates as racist. “Southlake Anti-Racist Coalition (SARC) is a group of mostly college-age adults that use this doublespeak/Orwellian term and have bullied and attempted to cancel parents concerned about critical race theory in our schools,” Midkiff wrote in a statement to The Texan.
“I am dedicated to defending my country and protecting my children by exposing the tactics of the SARC organization that many in the community describe as a hate group.”
Midkiff criticized “the media’s complicity in this effort to target my community,” referring to the “flawed reporting” of NBC News in particular.
He added, “I have a right to defend my community and family, and will continue to speak truth to power in the best interest of my country.”
Good for him. The right response to bullies like this is always to stand strong and fight back. If you do so they will almost always back down, as bullies usually do. And if they don’t, you will at least succeed in shining the light of truth on their intolerant tactics. You might also be able to win a big victory in court, for a lot of money.