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Today’s blacklisted Americans: School board votes to pay whites less than non-whites

Whites to the back of the bus in Minnesota
Whites go to the back of the bus in Minnesota

“Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” The Mankato School Board in Minnesota voted unanimously last week to pay its white teachers less than its non-white teachers, while also voting to place them in “work environments based on their race.”

Board members hotly defended the policy vote earlier this month claiming it wasn’t “segregation,” according to AlphaNews on Tuesday.

“When you’re one [minority] of a [white] majority it can be very isolating and lonely,” declared board member Erin Roberts. “To have a support system in place for them is not to segregate them, it is absolutely to support them … It’s not about trying to throw the few [BIPOC] individuals we have into one building. It’s about showing them they aren’t alone.”

“It creates global citizens at the end of the day,” Vice Chair Kenneth Reid ridiculously stated.

Yeah, and I say the sky is orange, and thus it must be so.

This is the same school board that demanded that any person wishing to make a statement to them during comment period must dox themselves, identify themselves and state their address. The result of course is that people stopped speaking up, out of fear that antifa mobs — the modern Democratic Party’s KKK division — might attack them or their homes.

The school board passed this law now because the Minnesota state legislature recently voted an amendment to state law that allows for such discrimination. Since federal law supersedes state law and the federal civil rights acts forbid such discrimination, any white teacher who sued in the federal courts should easily win, while also getting this law ruled illegal.

Of course, we no longer live in “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but in a land ruled by people who are aggressively working to make it a bankrupt and starving Venezuela. Laws no longer matter and can be ignored. And to treat people equally is now considered evil. If you say “All lives matter” you must be destroyed.

And if you were born white, you are now a second class citizen in Minnesota. Get to the back the bus, boy!

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  • Phill O

    Teachers need to sue their butts.

    Organizations know they can discriminate because not many are will to pay the legal fees to take them to task (ARA?)

  • Larry Folds

    Do people not know how to protest a majority white school district or know how to vote out these crazy zealots? I feel absolutely nothing for people who will ALLOW this to happen. You get what you deserve.

  • It has been the White Race who has been the world builder, the makers of cities and commerce and continents. It is the White Man who is the sole builder of civilizations. It was he who built the Egyptian civilization, the great unsurpassed Roman civilization, the Greek civilization of beauty and culture, and who, after having been dealt a serious blow by a new Semitic religion, wallowed through the Dark Ages, finally extricated himself, and then built the great European civilization.
    These European White Men, then, with civilization in their blood and in their destiny, crossed the Atlantic and set up a new civilization on a bleak and rock bound coast. It was the White Men who drove north to Alaska and west to California; the men who opened up the tropics and subdued the Arctics; the men who mastered the African Veldts; the men who peopled Australia and seized the gates of the world at Suez, Gibraltar and Panama.
    It was the White Race who produced men like Columbus who crossed the unknown Atlantic; men like Magellan who first circumnavigated the globe; men like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Bernini, Rubens, Raphael and thousands of other geniuses who created beautiful and exquisite productions in the fields of sculpture and painting; geniuses like Beethoven, Bach, Wagner and Verdi who created beautiful music; men like James Watt who invented the steam engine; men like Daimler who invented and built the reciprocating internal combustion engine; production geniuses like Henry Ford, inventors like Thomas Edison; such a prodigal genius as Nikola Tesla in the field of physics and electricity; literary geniuses like Shakespeare, Goethe and thousands of others, untold geniuses in the fields of mathematics, in the fields of chemistry and physics.
    It was the White Man who spanned the continents of the world with railroads and super highways and electrical power lines. It was the White Man who created the miraculous world of electronics, ushering in the telephone, the radio and television. It was the White Race, who in a combined burst of energy and genius sent rockets to the moon and planted the feet of the White Man on extra-terrestrial territory in the last decade. [Note: The 1960’s.]
    The brilliant accomplishments of the White Race are endless and rapidly expanding even as this is being written. All one has to do is leaf through the pages of an encyclopedia to appreciate the magnificent legacy of achievements wrought by the White Race through the centuries.
    What other race can even come close to this remarkable record of creativity, achievement and productivity? The answer is none. None whatsoever. None can even come close. In contrast, the black man of Africa never so much as even invented the wheel.

  • Enrico Falcone: To me, your obsession with race only proves that you are a bigot. It wasn’t “the White Man” did all these things, it was many brave and brilliant individuals. And if you were interested at all in looking closely beyond race, you would discover that many were not “white.”

  • Richard M

    The only sane response is to pull your children out of that school district.

    Or if you are a teacher, quit your job.

  • If I were a white teacher in this district I’d be looking to move as soon as possible, when will the insanity end in these liberal test tubes.

  • Alej Marcos

    Robert Zimmerman
    December 27, 2021 at 2:36 pm
    Enrico Falcone: To me, your obsession with race only proves that you are a bigot. It wasn’t “the White Man” did all these things, it was many brave and brilliant individuals. And if you were interested at all in looking closely beyond race, you would discover that many were not “white.”

    And you have the gall to ask us for money ?

    How many Mexicans have walked on the Moon? Which African invented the polio vaccine? Which Chinese brothers invented powered aircraft flight? &c., &c., &c., &c.

    “Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.”

    Please take every black person in Minnesota with you. That might make healthier societies in Minnesota.

  • Like the Associated Press (AP) capitalizing the word “Black” in every article, this salary proposal is just more condescension with the assumption that African-Americans ARE inferior and need special care.

  • Tim

    That school district is going to be bankrupt after all the lawsuits that will be filed. That is so incredibly illegal. Do they not have lawyers to advise them not to do that?

  • George C

    Robert Zimmerman: What I worry about is that there are individuals copying and pasting large amounts of text from decades old documents just to make reading the comments section an unpleasant and unproductive waste of time. A way to kill the community. Google index poisoning has become a common enough organized activity since 2005 that you can not say for sure who the original author of Enrico’s stuff was.

  • Edward

    William Flyer wrote: “Like the Associated Press (AP) capitalizing the word “Black” in every article, this salary proposal is just more condescension with the assumption that African-Americans ARE inferior and need special care.

    This is what was meant by the phrase, “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

    The “Soft” Bigotry Of Low Expectations The phrase was originally coined by Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush. It refers to the fact that the left’s approach when it comes to minorities — especially in the black community — is based on the notion that they are unable to achieve success in American society.

    They couch this belief in the idea that racism in 21st century America is too much of a burden for black Americans to overcome. This faulty belief has manifested itself in the way many leftists approach issues pertaining to black Americans and other minorities.

    Rather than acknowledge equality, the leftt declares inequality and forces their own solution: equity. Or in this case an many other cases, inequity. After all, someone has to do something to equalize the declared inequality. “Separate but equal” has become “together but unequal.” The left has always treated minorities as inferior, whether overtly or covertly. The news media praised the election of Obama as an omen of a post-racial America, but Obama actively caused the reverse, and we still suffer from his ill influences.

    Here’s the truth: There is no such thing as “soft” bigotry.

    Bigotry is bigotry, plain and simple. The left’s low expectations of minorities are indicative of a type of racism that is even more damaging than the overt racism exhibited by the likes of David Duke and Richard Spencer. Why? Because most people don’t recognize it as bigotry.

    The bigotry is “soft” because it is covert and difficult to detect. This is why it has been so successful. It is a trap that is easy to fall into. That is why the board thought they would get away with their vote. They thought that their critics would be easy to refute.

  • C. S. Lewis didn’t call it by that name, but he certainly understood the soft bigotry of low expectations:

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. But to be punished, however severely, because we have deserved it, because we ‘ought to have known better,’ is to be treated as a human person made in God’s image.

  • Cam

    If Parents don’t start ki lli ng traitor Race Dividing school board members and officials and teachers will we never win …..

  • Jester

    Oh man, how funny to watch Robert parrot a story with an obvious racist bias and then watch the racists who he’s been grifting from come out of the woodwork and get upset when he’s careful not to overtly agree with them. I love it! It so satisfying watching you morons shriek in fear as you watch your world a change around you.

    And Cam, careful with those threats.

  • wayne

    excellent example, great piece of writing!

  • MrTea

    The notion of “soft bigotry” does not begin to get at what civil society is up against. The radical left has been using education itself to destroy us from within. Productive behavior and the inclination to pursue it have been warred against. To wit:

    The famous math teacher Jaime Escalante built an advanced math program in a tough “barrio” high school in LA, celebrated in the film “Stand and Deliver”. The rest of the story has never been told besides one independent web site called EndTeacherAbuse. The LAUSD destroyed the program after Escalante left though he tried to hand it over to a protege’.

    LAUSD did the same thing to Teacher of the Year Rafe Esquith who had elementary-grade students from English-learner, immigrant households doing Shakespeare at an adult/collegiate level.

    Now Michael Bloomberg says he is going to fund $750 million in charter/choice schools around the nation. I hope he consults with Eva Moskowitz, a veteran of who tenacious battles to achieve some choice and results in NYC through the Success Academy programs. Go look at the Alternet site’s snarling derision of her to sample the only thing the leftist opposition has to offer education policy. On a more hopeful note the New Yorker earlier this year wrote about “The Rise in Black Homeschooling.”. The big city liberal one-party system cannot be fixed. (Chicago has a appointed school board system).

    In the SF Bay Area the Richmond, Oakland, and Emeryville school districts in succession were mismanaged into state trusteeship while driving ever-more radical leftist propaganda into the curricula (look up Oakland’s “Ebonics Resolution”), local one-party operatives followed this up by doing the same thing to the community college district that runs 4 CC campuses from a HQ in Oakland. All the while the most successful, richest “high tech” firms in the world grew up adjacent to these areas, fueled by ever-larger proportions of imported employees, driven by the B-1 visa program (widely abused and frequently in overt violation of the law as well) all the while with their executives (Bill Gates himself included) proclaiming that they must rely on imports because “we can’t find Americans who can do these jobs”.

  • Edward

    MrTea wrote: “The notion of ‘soft bigotry’ does not begin to get at what civil society is up against. The radical left has been using education itself to destroy us from within. Productive behavior and the inclination to pursue it have been warred against.

    The school system is an excellent example of low expectations. A large number of high school students drop out because they believe they are not expected to succeed. The schools, the news media, and several entertainment media reinforce this concept. Giving certain students priority in college acceptance also shows the low expectations of the education system.

    Critical Racism Training (CRT) is yet another form of this form of bigotry. It declares certain groups inferior. This is why the Minnesota schools are planning different pay for different skin colors. Everyone gets pay raises except for one group, because everyone else is not expected to do well enough to deserve the higher pay. If they were expected to do as well, then pay would be merit based, not skin color based.

    Racism must be carefully taught, and this careful teaching is the purpose of CRT. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: Rodgers & Hammerstein understood this in the 1950s. The left is now using this knowledge to destroy us from within, through our school system.
    Mandy Patinkin: medley: “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught” from South Pacific & “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods (4 minutes)

  • Alej Marcos … if race is as determinative of one’s performance as you appear to believe, we Caucasians would still be hung up on the Divine Right of Kings and serfdom.

    How many Mexicans have walked on the Moon?

    How many Mexicans fought – and died – beside Anglos for Texas independence from tyranny? And Mexican scientists who played a leading role in developing the birth-control pill and (more in the news today) monoclonal-antibody treatment.

    Which African invented the polio vaccine?

    African-American Charles Drew developed the techniques to store blood for later transfusion, which has saved a lot of lives over the years … as has Ben Carson, in a more up-close-and-personal way. Native Africans Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko invented something more mundane that also saves lives: a soap that kills mosquito larvae (that spread malaria) when it accumulates in pooled water.

    The Tuskegee Airmen also saved many lives, in the face of those who said men of African heritage were incapable of flying fighter aircraft.

    Oh, and it’s a native of South Africa, often mentioned on this site, that is doing more than any other at present to take humanity beyond this planet.

    Which Chinese brothers invented powered aircraft flight?

    The Chinese invented the first rockets – and gunpowder – and paper, and printing, and the compass – and a lot of other things over the years.

    I have a recommendation:

    Stand against white supremacy …
    Stand against white submission …
    Make it about liberty for all …
    … and fight like Hell to protect it.

  • Questioner

    First of all we have to be very grateful to Mr. Z. for taking on the dangerous task of defending the white man (or the people of European origin) against these evil, communist attacks in America and for making his website available for this purpose.

    We should therefore actually be sure that Mr. Z. should be an ardent anti-communist. It is all the more difficult to understand that for his absurd argumentation, which he puts forward in the comment above, he is using precisely the method of deconstruction, which is loved and often used by the communists, in which Mr Z. argues that there are no groups of people with special characteristics, but always only individuals who performed or caused the outstanding achievements mentioned.

    In doing so, he practically questions the existence of a certain European culture (and also of an ethnic group) which, in my opinion, created the conditions for these people in first place to be able to do their outstanding work.

    Unfortunately, this method of deconstrution is exactly the same approach that today’s communists or leftists use. It is a shame.

    [Additional remark: “Strangely enough, this line of argument is only ever put forward against white man, but never against other culturally and ethnically disctinctable groups of people.]

  • Questioner

    Jester Naybor:

    Yes, Chinese culture (or Chinese men) is aside the European culture another great human culture that made important things. For example, the uncovered paper money.

    Oh, by the way, I’ve hardly heard that it wasn’t Chinese men or the Chinese culture that produced these achievements, but only individuals who were otherwise unrelated to China. Remarkable, are not?

    One more addition: Yes, the invention of the rocket and gunpowder are attributed to the Chinese. But it was only the Europeans (or the white man) who advanced these oriental curiosities to that breakthrough technologies in terms of its application as we know it today.

  • Questioner, the argument that one’s demography determines their destiny, relative to others, is an argument as collectivist as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”.

    An argument that flies in the face of the demonstrated capability of the human individual – regardless of their demographic – to adapt, innovate and overcome the challenges in front of them to better both their own condition, and that of their neighbors (and Naybors).

    An argument that denies those self-evident truths that America was explicitly founded to respect and protect – and are also respected and protected, to varying but high degrees, by the other nations that make up today’s Western Civilization.

    An argument that is all too often used by one group, to justify their use of coercive force to lord it over others. And not always Caucasians; the Japanese, Han Chinese, and the Hutu of Rwanda have all shown similar inclinations in the past and/or present to wield such force. As have tribes throughout history.

    My own observation of history also leads me to a parallel conclusion, as well: all human advancement, outside of Divine intervention, is derived from the responsible exercise of individual initiative … individuals from that first person in China, whose name is lost to antiquity, who figured out how to combine sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter to drive that first rocket, through Goddard, Werner von Braun (and his “nagging” colleague John Hobolt), to Elon Musk and his challenges to the conventional wisdom regarding how to put things and people into space.

    Practically every innovation we benefit from today, is attached to the name of an individual going beyond what others told them to do, sometimes even in conflict with the thinking of those telling them what to do.

    The collectivism of committees and Five Year Plans – whether guided by a sense of tribal superiority, or by busybody hubris that Knows Better™ – has a far, far less stellar record with respect to advancing the human condition. Among other things, the not-invented-here and tribal parochialisms that can take over such venues has a tendency to pigeonhole the next man-with-the-answer as irrelevant, simply because of where they came from.

    I find it rather amusing, and irritating at the same time, that today’s urban pigeonholers who look down their noses at those from American Flyover Country seem to believe that their soy milk originates on the supermarket shelf … and the power they use to charge their iThingies magically comes out of the wall socket. It never crosses their mind that it is the individuals of Flyover Country whom they depend upon to bring that to them … and how vulnerable they have made themselves to any diminishment of said individuals’ willingness to keep bringing it to them, because they look down their noses at them (us).

  • Oldsage

    The poor fool of a board member clearly does not understand the word minority. The smallest minority in the world is the individual. The poor soul is full of himself.

  • wayne

    Jester Naybor–
    Again, good stuff.

    Phill O-
    I agree lawsuits need to be undertaken, on its face the school board is violating any number of federal & minnesota state laws and doing so under the color of law.
    That being said– I have zero faith in that ever happening.
    We are so far past that route it’s unreal, we live in a post-constitutional environment and all bets are off.
    Welcome to obamas amerika.

    “I Will Not Be Leaving Quietly”
    Five Times August

  • wayne

    Unfortunately, it’s going to look more like this, than it is channeling the bob dylan protest song thing’.

    Metallica, Megadeth, and The Who
    “Eminence of Holy Wars and Creeping Death” (2018)
    Bill McClintock

  • Cotour


    (Feel free to copy and share with a friend.)

    “Agent provocateur: An agent provocateur is a person who commits or who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act, so as to ruin the reputation or entice legal action against the target or a group they belong to or are perceived to belong to. They may target any group, such as a peaceful protest or demonstration, a union, a political party or a company.”

    Ray Epps clearly appears to be an agent provocateur who has been assigned by his government handlers (?) to gather together and agitate extreme emotionally pumped-up Right-wing Trump zealots and direct them into the Capital building in order to destroy the Trump MAGA movement and its credibility in America during the January 6th riot. Clearly.

    I wrote on January 7th about the great damage that was done by those who entered the Capital during that riot. IMO if you were foolish enough to participate in such an offence to our country you deserve some kind of legal consequences. Highly unacceptable and injurious to our country.

    BUT, what do we find behind those unacceptable activities? A retired, former military agent provocateur (?). Has Mr. Epps been arrested for his actions like the so many who were identified after the fact? No, he was not. Why not? Because he is a government operative attempting to destroy a political movement? Looks like a duck to me. The truth is a female dog.

    What does the Constitution structure? The Constitution structures political warfare. What are the rules in warfare? There are no rules.

    Ray Epps, organizing and agitating, just doing his assigned job.

  • Socrates

    White liberals are self loathing and committing white cultural suicide. They destroy the cultural institutions and practices that have led to a Cambrian explosion of creativity and prosperity for all people of the Earth. They also put in place systems and social practices to discourage white proliferation. It’s no wonder the birth rate among upper class whites is below replacement rate.

  • Freeland_Dave

    Well, to be honest, I feel that all public school teachers today, with very few exceptions, are grossly overpaid. So if they halve the salaries and benefits of white teachers and give black teachers 5% more than they pay white teachers I am good with it.

  • Edward

    Alej Marcos,
    You asked: “How many Mexicans have walked on the Moon? Which African invented the polio vaccine? Which Chinese brothers invented powered aircraft flight? &c., &c., &c., &c.

    If you are going to cherry pick accomplishments that support the bigotry of low expectations, then don’t bother complaining about the perceived bigotry. You have become part of the problem, not part of the solution.

    As I said about the soft nature of the low expectations, it is a trap that is easy to fall into. There are many entrances, and it is difficult to realize that you are in the trap. You may even have been led there by someone who was well meaning. Leftists often lure their victims by claiming that inside the trap is the only place where everything is equitable and fair. Their idea of equity and fairness depends on the bigotry that some skin colors or groups are unable to derive their own equal outcomes from an equal opportunity.

    Jester Naybor pointed out: “The Tuskegee Airmen also saved many lives, in the face of those who said men of African heritage were incapable of flying fighter aircraft.

    Not a single bomber was lost under their escort. Not one.

    Were they better than the other pilots? Probably not, as a group, but they were well trained and very disciplined in the air. Their job was to protect the bombers, and that is what they did, without flying off to selfishly become ace fighter pilots, which was an excellent way for the other escort groups to lose some of their wards.

  • wayne

    you’ll love this….
    –>concerning the alleged kidnapping plot against our Governor (Whitmer)—
    Kalamazoo, Michigan police recently arrested one of the lead FBI agents working on the entrapment.

    –the FBI agents’ wife didn’t want to attend a swingers-party, so he beat her up (again)….

    “Bodycam video shows takedown of FBI agent in Whitmer kidnap plot.”
    WOOD-TV 8, December 19, 2021

  • wayne

    whoops- almost forgot. (ref my last post)
    FBI Agent Richard Trask, repetitive wife-beater and… (of course) virulent Trump hater.

  • pzatchok

    I guess it would be perfectly fine for the board to vote Whites get paid more than blacks next month.

  • Let’s take a look at the Mankato (MN) Area Public School Board:

    Chair; Jodi Sapp (White Woman)

    Vice-Chair: Kenneth A. Reid (Black Man)

    Clerk: Erin Roberts (Can’t say. Female who likely does not identify as White).

    Treasurer: Christopher Kind (White Male)

    Kristi Schuck (White Female)

    Liz Ratcliffe (White Female)

    2/3 of the School Board are People of Non-Color. When the Democrat’s lose an election, the usual complaint is ‘Why are people acting against their own self-interest?”


  • Col Beausabre

    This is an amusing story about a letter with 20 grammatical errors in five paragraphs sent out by the Virginia teachers’ union

    The union is being torn to shreds on social media after a mom who is home schooling her kids got a copy and used it as a teaching aid to see how many errors they could identify, then published the results on the Net

    Further proof, if any was needed, on the ancient adage, “Those who can do, those who can’t become teachers, those who can’t teach become administrators”

  • George C

    MSN took down the article with title “error riddled letter from virginia teachers union mocked”
    This appears to be a fast loading replacement:

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