‘Selective allowable discrimination’ is alive and well in America’s public school system. Liberal teachers literally get away with all kinds of highly questionable and unethical things, but let a conservative teacher express their views on their own private social media pages and they are punished for exercising their First Amendment rights.
Take for instance the case of teacher Michael Garrison and a former student. CJ Parsons is a black conservative and when he was 12-years-old, he produced a You Tube video that ripped Barack Obama apart for his views on ISIS and America.
“Within three days the video had gone viral, garnering 540,000 views and as of today, it has over 2.1 million. That and other videos by the young man have gained him celebrity status, as he’s met Ted Cruz, been on Fox’s “The Kelly File” as well as Sean Hannity’s show. Oh, and also being blocked on our child-president, Barack Obama’s Twitter page…”
Sadly, Parson’s received a lot of hate mail for his video as not everyone was supportive of him for his stand in defending America.
“It seems one of C.J.’s former teachers, Michael Garrison, told students that black conservative activist student C.J. Pearson thinks he’s ‘not worth saving in a fire,’ and he ‘hates him’.”
The last I heard, nothing was done to Garrison for his harsh statement about his former student.
Meet Dana Dusbiber, an English teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. She has decided to not teach her English students anything about the most famous English author of all time, William Shakespeare. Even though studying Shakespeare is a requirement for high school in the Common Core English Language Arts standards, Dusbiber says she will not teach any Shakespeare to her students because she is black and many of her students are black.
Dusbiber defended her stance in a letter she sent to The Washington Post, stating:
“I am a high school English teacher. I am not supposed to dislike Shakespeare. But I do. And not only do I dislike Shakespeare because of my own personal disinterest in reading stories written in an early form of the English language that I cannot always easily navigate, but also because there is a WORLD of really exciting literature out there that better speaks to the needs of my very ethnically-diverse and wonderfully curious modern-day students…”
“What I worry about is that as long as we continue to cling to ONE (white) MAN’S view of life as he lived it so long ago, we (perhaps unwittingly) promote the notion that other cultural perspectives are less important. In the 25 years that I have been a secondary teacher, I have heard countless times, from respected teachers (mostly white), that they will ALWAYS teach Shakespeare, because our students need Shakespeare and his teachings on the human condition.
“So, I ask, why not teach the oral tradition out of Africa, which includes an equally relevant commentary on human behavior? Why not teach translations of early writings or oral storytelling from Latin America or Southeast Asia other parts of the world? Many, many of our students come from these languages and traditions. Why do our students not deserve to study these ‘other’ literatures with equal time and value? And if time is the issue in our classrooms, perhaps we no longer have the time to study the Western canon that so many of us know and hold dear.”
The last I knew, Dusbiber was not disciplined for forcing her racist views on her students. These are just a few of the instances where liberal teachers have allowed their personal agendas to infiltrate into their classrooms and influence their teaching and nothing is done to stop them.
But what happens to a conservative teacher who on their own time, expresses their personal opinion on their own social media page?
Meet Veronica Fleming:
“Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation.’
“‘The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation. Let’s make America great again. Thanks Donald Trump!’”
“Collier County Public Schools spokesman Greg Turchetta told the Naples Daily News Fleming’s post didn’t sit well with parents of students at Parkside Elementary, 96 percent of which are minorities…”
“Juanita Perez, an immigrant mother of two, told NBC 2 she was ‘offended’ by Fleming’s online comments.”
“‘My feelings are hurt for our kids,’ she said. ‘I couldn’t even believe it. How could a teacher speak like that?’”
Due to the complaints immigrant parents who have blindly believed the twisted truths of the liberal media, the school reassigned Fleming to an administrative job, taking her out of the classroom. She was accused of being a racist, but when real racists push their racist views in the classroom, nothing happens to them. They are not reassigned or taken out of the classroom. They are allowed to continue their racist indoctrination of young impressionable students, but conservative teachers are silenced and punished for expressing their conservative views.
This is another example of ‘selective allowable discrimination’ which only works in one direction.