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Gary Thompson presentation on Critical Race Theory (Agenda) COMPLETE VIDEO @JennyHatch

Click HERE to watch the highlight reel of Dr. Thompsons excellent presentation, edited by me with permission.

Gary Thompson‘s presentation on Critical Race Theory (Agenda) unedited: Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/100055546381367/posts/292132722648272/?d=n

Dr. Gary Thompson Part 1 Unedited

Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/100055546381367/posts/292134555981422/?d=n

Dr. Gary Thompson Part 2 Unedited

Part 3: https://www.facebook.com/100055546381367/posts/292001375994740/?d=n

Dr. Gary Thompson Part 3 Unedited

I watched this last night and was so touched by the presentation, I knew this one needed to be preserved in a blog post instead of lost in a four hour You Tube compilation!

Jenny Marie Hatch

Complete Broadcast: https://youtu.be/9vleR5pSUA0

I will be editing out the technical difficulties for the blog version of this excellent talk.

Here was Dr. Thompsons takeaway: https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahnsagainstcommoncore/permalink/3575064879386230/

I’m 1500 miles away from all of you and my wife and kids in Tennessee, and it when I heard that the house and senate passed a overwhelming resolution against CRT, I have to admit that it choked me up a bit.

….add in talking about my recently deceased father and his legacy of “non-victim hood” which he passed down to his children, I was a emotional mess in front of 6-700 parents, media, and lawmakers out here.

I literally felt my dad right there beside me the entire presentation. On to South Carolina tomorrow to participate in a CRT panel, and to be filmed for the USPIE documentary.

I think I’ve done what my my dad and God wanted me to do, despite my hesitation and utter contempt for Utah politics.

I got more out this than anyone.

It was nice hook up with my father again.

I could also feel the support from all of you. Thank you.

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Riot Porn? The very term is offensive @JennyHatch

Having been stalked and harassed for my Conservative street activism, I know first hand that the commie left is inherently violent and dangerous.

So it is rather ironic that the term riot porn is even a thing.

Watch the video and read the article at the intercept for more. The ratio of the comments on Robert Mackeys tweet lean decidedly right as conservatives heckle him for the disinfo on his article and video.

Jenny Marie Hatch

Book Review – This is what America looks like by Ilhan Omar @JennyHatch

I reviewed Ilhans book on my podcast.

 

 

Some of the greatest patriotic Americans began their political career as leftists. I hope Ilhan will mature into Capitalism as so many passionate people have over the past century.

Jenny Marie Hatch

Health Impact News Covid Vaccine Side Effects European Reports, the latest at @JennyHatch

I wonder how many thousands of dollars this influencer was paid to create this propaganda? (I balanced it out with a Jennifer Hudson song and some headlines).

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My heart is aching with these outrageous numbers of side effects from the vaccine, especially knowing that so many people never report to anyone what happened to them.

Jenny Marie Hatch

8,430 DEAD 354,177 Injuries: European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 “Vaccines

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The European database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, which also tracks reports of injuries and deaths following the experimental COVID-19 “vaccines.”

Here is what EudraVigilance states about their database:

This website was launched by the European Medicines Agency in 2012 to provide public access to reports of suspected side effects (also known as suspected adverse drug reactions). These reports are submitted electronically to EudraVigilance by national medicines regulatory authorities and by pharmaceutical companies that hold marketing authorisations (licences) for the medicines.

EudraVigilance is a system designed for collecting reports of suspected side effects. These reports are used for evaluating the benefits and risks of medicines during their development and monitoring their safety following their authorisation in the European Economic Area (EEA). EudraVigilance has been in use since December 2001.

This website was launched to comply with the EudraVigilance Access Policy, which was developed to improve public health by supporting the monitoring of the safety of medicines and to increase transparency for stakeholders, including the general public.

The Management Board of the European Medicines Agency first approved the EudraVigilance Access Policy in December 2010. A revision was adopted by the Board in December 2015 based on the 2010 pharmacovigilance legislation. The policy aims to provide stakeholders such as national medicines regulatory authorities in the EEA, the European Commission, healthcare professionals, patients and consumers, as well as the pharmaceutical industry and research organisations, with access to reports on suspected side effects.

Transparency is a key guiding principle of the Agency, and is pivotal to building trust and confidence in the regulatory process. By increasing transparency, the Agency is better able to address the growing need among stakeholders, including the general public, for access to information. (Source.)

Their report through April 24, 2021 lists 8,430 deaths and 354,177 injuries following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots:

Health Impact News subscriber in Europe ran the reports for each of the four COVID-19 shots we are including here. This subscriber has volunteered to do this, and it is a lot of work to tabulate each reaction with injuries and fatalities, since there is no place on the EudraVigilance system we have found that tabulates all the results.

Since we have started publishing this, others from Europe have also calculated the numbers and confirmed the totals.

Here is the summary data through April 24, 2021.

Total reactions for the experimental mRNA vaccine Tozinameran (code BNT162b2,Comirnaty) from BioNTechPfizer: 4,524 deaths and 151,306 injuries to 24/04/2021

  • 11,191   Blood and lymphatic system disorders incl. 40 deaths
  • 7,372     Cardiac disorders incl. 522 deaths
  • 50           Congenital, familial and genetic disorders incl. 3 deaths
  • 4,183     Ear and labyrinth disorders incl. 3 deaths
  • 112        Endocrine disorders
  • 4,629     Eye disorders incl. 6 deaths
  • 33,33     Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 227 deaths
  • 103,813General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 1459 deaths
  • 214        Hepatobiliary disorders incl. 16 deaths
  • 3,338     Immune system disorders incl. 20 deaths
  • 10,160   Infections and infestations incl. 527 deaths
  • 3,950     Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 89 deaths
  • 7,595     Investigations incl. 168 deaths
  • 2,564     Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 91 deaths
  • 53,714   Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 47 deaths
  • 150        Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) incl. 7 deaths
  • 65,745   Nervous system disorders incl. 425 deaths
  • 192        Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions incl. 7 deaths
  • 80           Product issues
  • 6,008     Psychiatric disorders incl. 63 deaths
  • 938        Renal and urinary disorders incl. 66 deaths
  • 994        Reproductive system and breast disorders incl. 1 death
  • 13,954   Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 523 deaths
  • 16,171   Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders incl. 35 deaths
  • 438        Social circumstances incl. 6 deaths
  • 124        Surgical and medical procedures incl. 8 deaths
  • 8,220     Vascular disorders incl. 165 deaths

Total reactions for the experimental mRNA vaccine mRNA-1273 (CX-024414) from Moderna: 2,283 deathand 17,625 injuries to 24/04/2021

  • 839        Blood and lymphatic system disordersincl. 16 deaths
  • 1,278     Cardiac disorders incl. 231 deaths
  • 7             Congenital, familial and genetic disorders incl. 2 deaths
  • 378        Ear and labyrinth disorders
  • 23           Endocrine disorders incl. 1 death
  • 570        Eye disorders incl. 3 deaths
  • 3,857     Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 80 deaths
  • 12,513   General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 1012 deaths
  • 77           Hepatobiliary disorders incl. 3 deaths
  • 476        Immune system disorders incl. 3 deaths
  • 1,449     Infections and infestations incl. 118 deaths
  • 803        Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 44 deaths
  • 1,087     Investigations incl. 60 deaths
  • 515        Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 47 deaths
  • 5,669     Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 47 deaths
  • 48           Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) incl. 8 deaths
  • 7,489     Nervous system disorders incl. 244 deaths
  • 50           Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions
  • 8             Product issues
  • 862        Psychiatric disorders incl. 31 deaths
  • 299        Renal and urinary disorders incl. 23 deaths
  • 106        Reproductive system and breast disorders incl. 1 death
  • 2,198     Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 197 deaths
  • 2,163     Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders incl. 19 deaths
  • 162        Social circumstances incl. 6 deaths
  • 109        Surgical and medical procedures incl. 13 deaths
  • 1,166     Vascular disorders incl. 74 deaths

Total reactions for the experimental vaccine AZD1222 (CHADOX1 NCOV-19) from Oxford/ AstraZeneca1,579 deathand 184,833 injuries to 24/04/2021

  • 5,319     Blood and lymphatic system disorders incl. 64 deaths
  • 7,374     Cardiac disorders incl. 199 deaths
  • 76           Congenital, familial and genetic disorders incl. 2 deaths
  • 5,011     Ear and labyrinth disorders
  • 155        Endocrine disorders incl. 2 deaths
  • 7,922     Eye disorders incl. 5 deaths
  • 56,473   Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 62 deaths
  • 141,042General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 495 deaths
  • 248        Hepatobiliary disorders incl. 13 deaths
  • 1,837     Immune system disorders incl. 7 deaths
  • 10,631   Infections and infestations incl. 99 deaths
  • 4,341     Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 18 deaths
  • 9,798     Investigations incl. 21 deaths
  • 6,977     Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 18 deaths
  • 82,522   Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 16 deaths
  • 144        Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) incl. 4 deaths
  • 111,873Nervous system disorders incl. 244 deaths
  • 108        Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions
  • 52           Product issues
  • 9,514     Psychiatric disorders incl. 12 deaths
  • 1,745     Renal and urinary disorders incl. 11 deaths
  • 2,076     Reproductive system and breast disorders
  • 15,824   Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 171 deaths
  • 23,168   Skin and subcutaneous tissue disordersincl. 10 deaths 
  • 364        Social circumstances incl. 3 deaths
  • 383        Surgical and medical procedures incl. 12 deaths
  • 8,706     Vascular disorders incl. 91 deaths

Total reactions for the experimental COVID-19 vaccine JANSSEN (AD26.COV2.S) from Johnson & Johnson44 deaths and 413 injuries to 24/04/2021

  • 11           Blood and lymphatic system disorders
  • 45           Cardiac disorders incl. 10 deaths
  • 1             Congenital, familial and genetic disorder
  • 20           Ear and labyrinth disorders
  • 1             Endocrine disorder
  • 20           Eye disorders
  • 109        Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 1 death
  • 235        General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 14 deaths
  • 3             Hepatobiliary disorders
  • 18           Immune system disorders
  • 44           Infections and infestations incl. 2 deaths
  • 34           Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 1 death
  • 61           Investigations
  • 19           Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 1 death
  • 95           Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 1 death
  • 232        Nervous system disorders incl. 3 deaths
  • 3             Product issues
  • 45           Psychiatric disorders
  • 11           Renal and urinary disorders
  • 5             Reproductive system and breast disorders
  • 80           Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 3 deaths
  • 50           Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders
  • 5             Social circumstances
  • 3             Surgical and medical procedures
  • 96           Vascular disorders incl. 8 deaths

This is public information funded by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and anyone can use the EudraVigilance system and verify this data.

Denmark and Norway have completely suspended use of the AstraZeneca experimental COVID-19 shots.

A statement issued by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health stated that the AstraZeneca COVID “vaccine” is more dangerous than COVID itself, especially for young people.

The EMA continues to recommend it. They did, however, add a safety warning to the J&J shots, due to fatal blood clots. (Source.)

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1,047 Dead 725,079 Reported Injuries following COVID19 Experimental “Vaccines” Reported in the U.K.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The UK Government’s reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency released their latest report today, April 29, 2021.

The report covers data collected from December 9, 2020, through April 21, 2021, for the three experimental COVID “vaccines” currently in use in the U.K. from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna.

They report a total of 1,047 deaths and 725,079 injuries recorded following the experimental COVID injections.

685 of the 1,047 deaths followed AstraZeneca COVID injections, and 573,650 of the 725,079 injuries followed AstraZeneca COVID injections.

Two countries, Norway and Denmark, have now completely halted injections of COVID shots by AstraZeneca, with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health stating that the AstraZeneca experimental shots are associated with a higher risk of injury and death than the COVID-19 virus. See:

Norway Stops Experimental AstraZeneca COVID Shots: “Higher Risk Associated with AstraZeneca Vaccine than from COVID-19 Disease”

Other European countries have also temporarily halted the AstraZeneca shots while they review safety data, but the UK has never halted injecting people with the shot causing fatal blood clots, and the reported events of death and injuries following AstraZeneca shots.

The latest UK COVID-19 vaccine Oxford University/AstraZeneca analysis report:

  • 4,625 Blood disorders including 5 deaths
  • 5,798 Cardiac disorders including 86 deaths
  • 76 Congenital disorders including 1 death
  • 4,974 Ear disorders
  • 138 Endocrine disorders
  • 8,311 Eye disorders
  • 58,521 Gastrointestinal disorders including 10 deaths
  • 189,718 General disorders including 254 deaths
  • 218 Hepatic disorders including 6 deaths
  • 1,821 Immune system disorders including 1 death
  • 11,621 Infections including 64 deaths
  • 4,613 Injuries including 1 death
  • 7,009 Investigations
  • 6,652 Metabolic disorders including 4 deaths
  • 70,573 Muscle & tissue disorders
  • 162 Neoplasms including 3 deaths
  • 124,324 Nervous system disorders including 115 deaths
  • 102 Pregnancy conditions
  • 10,792 Psychiatric disorders including 2 deaths
  • 1,650 Renal & urinary disorders including 3 deaths
  • 2,401 Reproductive & breast disorders
  • 17,755 Respiratory disorders including 86 deaths
  • 34,074 Skin disorders including 2 deaths
  • 150 Social circumstances including 1 death
  • 434 Surgical & medical procedures including 1 death
  • 7,048Vascular disorders including 38 deaths

Total reactions for the COVID-19 vaccine Oxford University/AstraZenec vaccine685 deaths and 573,650 injuries.

The latest UK COVID-19 mRNA Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine analysis report:

  • 5,071 Blood disorders including 1 death
  • 1,901 Cardiac disorders including 47 deaths
  • 13 Congenital disorders
  • 1,719 Ear disorders
  • 37 Endocrine disorders
  • 2322 Eye disorders
  • 15,608 Gastrointestinal disorders including 15 deaths
  • 43,126 General disorders including 140 deaths
  • 50 Hepatic disorders
  • 807 Immune system disorders including 1 death
  • 3,545 Infections including 60 deaths
  • 1,094 Injuries including 2 deaths
  • 1,721 Investigations including 1 death
  • 939 Metabolic disorders including 1 death
  • 19,716 Muscle & tissue disorders
  • 77 Neoplasms including 1 death
  • 27,949 Nervous system disorders including 32 deaths
  • 86 Pregnancy conditions including 3 deaths
  • 2427 Psychiatric disorders
  • 394 Renal & urinary disorders including 2 deaths
  • 1,012 Reproductive & breast disorders
  • 6,271 Respiratory disorders including 33 deaths
  • 10,937 Skin disorders including 1 death
  • 47 Social circumstances
  • 124 Surgical & medical procedures including 1 death
  • 2,065 Vascular disorders including 6 deaths

Total reactions for the COVID-19 mRNA Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine347 deaths and 149,082 injuries

The latest (and first) COVID-19 vaccine Moderna vaccine analysis report:

  • 9 Blood disorders
  • 7 Cardiac disorders
  • 11 Ear disorders
  • 8 Eye disorders
  • 57 Gastrointestinal disorders
  • 199 General disorders including 1 death
  • 1 Hepatic disorder
  • 2 Immune system disorders
  • 12 Infections
  • 7 Injuries
  • 8 Investigations
  • 2 Metabolic disorders
  • 90 Muscle & tissue disorders
  • 128 Nervous system disorders including 1 death
  • 13 Psychiatric disorders
  • 2 Renal & urinary disorders
  • 7 Reproductive & breast disorders
  • 22 Respiratory disorders
  • 68 Skin disorders
  • 1 Surgical & medical procedure
  • 6 Vascular disorders

Total reactions for the COVID-19 vaccine Moderna vaccine2 deaths and 660 injuries

Total reactions for the COVID-19 vaccine brand unspecified vaccines: 13 deaths and 1687 injuries.

The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency concludes:

  • Vaccines are the best way to protect people from Covid-19 and have already saved thousands of lives. Everyone should continue to get their vaccination when asked to do so unless specifically advised otherwise.
  • As with all vaccines and medicines, the safety of COVID-19 vaccines is being continuously monitored .
  • Cases of an extremely rare specific type of blood clot with low blood platelets continue to be investigated.

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Dave Rubin Show with Paul Rossi on Critical Race Theory

Dave Rubin talks to Paul Rossi, a whistleblower and math teacher at Grace Church School, about the NYC private school’s critical race theory curriculum that led him to publish “I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated” on the Substack of Bari Weiss.

In this clip Paul reveals the damage being done by critical race theory being forced onto young kids. Paul describes how critical race theory in education had been building slowly for years. Recently he had noticed the damaging effects it was having on his students by making them feel like they couldn’t have opinions that differed from the social justice orthodoxy. Young kids were made to feel guilt and shame over their alleged “white privilege”. He also describes the incident that made him decide to speak up and put his job at risk.

I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated

Children are afraid to challenge the repressive ideology that rules our school. That’s why I am.

Paul RossiApr 13

(PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou)

I am a teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan. Ten years ago, I changed careers when I discovered how rewarding it is to help young people explore the truth and beauty of mathematics. I love my work.

As a teacher, my first obligation is to my students. But right now, my school is asking me to embrace “antiracism” training and pedagogy that I believe is deeply harmful to them and to any person who seeks to nurture the virtues of curiosity, empathy and understanding.   

“Antiracist” training sounds righteous, but it is the opposite of truth in advertising. It requires teachers like myself to treat students differently on the basis of race. Furthermore, in order to maintain a united front for our students, teachers at Grace are directed to confine our doubts about this pedagogical framework to conversations with an in-house “Office of Community Engagement” for whom every significant objection leads to a foregone conclusion. Any doubting students are likewise “challenged” to reframe their views to conform to this orthodoxy.

I know that by attaching my name to this I’m risking not only my current job but my career as an educator, since most schools, both public and private, are now captive to this backward ideology. But witnessing the harmful impact it has on children, I can’t stay silent.  


My school, like so many others, induces students via shame and sophistry to identify primarily with their race before their individual identities are fully formed. Students are pressured to conform their opinions to those broadly associated with their race and gender and to minimize or dismiss individual experiences that don’t match those assumptions. The morally compromised status of “oppressor” is assigned to one group of students based on their immutable characteristics. In the meantime, dependency, resentment and moral superiority are cultivated in students considered “oppressed.”

All of this is done in the name of “equity,” but it is the opposite of fair. In reality, all of this reinforces the worst impulses we have as human beings: our tendency toward tribalism and sectarianism that a truly liberal education is meant to transcend.

Recently, I raised questions about this ideology at a mandatory, whites-only student and faculty Zoom meeting. (Such racially segregated sessions are now commonplace at my school.) It was a bait-and-switch “self-care” seminar that labelled “objectivity,” “individualism,” “fear of open conflict,” and even “a right to comfort” as characteristics of white supremacy. I doubted that these human attributes — many of them virtues reframed as vices — should be racialized in this way. In the Zoom chat, I also questioned whether one must define oneself in terms of a racial identity at all. My goal was to model for students that they should feel safe to question ideological assertions if they felt moved to do so. 

It seemed like my questions broke the ice. Students and even a few teachers offered a broad range of questions and observations. Many students said it was a more productive and substantive discussion than they expected.

However, when my questions were shared outside this forum, violating the school norm of confidentiality, I was informed by the head of the high school that my philosophical challenges had caused “harm” to students, given that these topics were “life and death matters, about people’s flesh and blood and bone.” I was reprimanded for “acting like an independent agent of a set of principles or ideas or beliefs.” And I was told that by doing so, I failed to serve the “greater good and the higher truth.” 

He further informed me that I had created “dissonance for vulnerable and unformed thinkers” and “neurological disturbance in students’ beings and systems.” The school’s director of studies added that my remarks could even constitute harassment.

A few days later, the head of school ordered all high school advisors to read a public reprimand of my conduct out loud to every student in the school. It was a surreal experience, walking the halls alone and hearing the words emitting from each classroom: “Events from last week compel us to underscore some aspects of our mission and share some thoughts about our community,” the statement began. “At independent schools, with their history of predominantly white populations, racism colludes with other forms of bias (sexism, classism, ableism and so much more) to undermine our stated ideals, and we must work hard to undo this history.”

Students from low-income families experience culture shock at our school. Racist incidents happen. And bias can influence relationships. All true. But addressing such problems with a call to “undo history” lacks any kind of limiting principle and pairs any allegation of bigotry with a priori guilt. My own contract for next year requires me to “participate in restorative practices designed by the Office of Community Engagement” in order to “heal my relationship with the students of color and other students in my classes.” The details of these practices remain unspecified until I agree to sign.


I asked my uncomfortable questions in the “self-care” meeting because I felt a duty to my students. I wanted to be a voice for the many students of different backgrounds who have approached me over the course of the past several years to express their frustration with indoctrination at our school, but are afraid to speak up. 

They report that, in their classes and other discussions, they must never challenge any of the premises of our “antiracist” teachings, which are deeply informed by Critical Race Theory. These concerns are confirmed for me when I attend grade-level and all-school meetings about race or gender issues. There, I witness student after student sticking to a narrow script of acceptable responses. Teachers praise insights when they articulate the existing framework or expand it to apply to novel domains. Meantime, it is common for teachers to exhort students who remain silent that “we really need to hear from you.” 

But what does speaking up mean in a context in which white students are asked to interrogate their “white saviorism,” but also “not make their antiracist practice about them”? We are compelling them to tiptoe through a minefield of double-binds. According to the school’s own standard for discursive violence, this constitutes abuse. 

Every student at the school must also sign a “Student Life Agreement,” which requires them to aver that “the world as we understand it can be hard and extremely biased,” that they commit to “recognize and acknowledge their biases when we come to school, and interrupt those biases,” and accept that they will be “held accountable should they fall short of the agreement.” A recent faculty email chain received enthusiastic support for recommending that we “‘officially’ flag students” who appear “resistant” to the “culture we are trying to establish.” 

When I questioned what form this resistance takes, examples presented by a colleague included “persisting with a colorblind ideology,” “suggesting that we treat everyone with respect,” “a belief in meritocracy,” and “just silence.” In a special assembly in February 2019, our head of school said that the impact of words and images perceived as racist — regardless of intent — is akin to “using a gun or a knife to kill or injure someone.” 

Imagine being a young person in this environment. Would you risk voicing your doubts, especially if you had never heard a single teacher question it?

Last fall, juniors and seniors in my Art of Persuasion class expressed dismay with the “Grace bubble” and sought to engage with a wider range of political viewpoints. Since the BLM protests often came up in our discussions, I thought of assigning Glenn Loury, a Brown University professor and public intellectual whose writings express a nuanced, center-right position on racial issues in America. Unfortunately, my administration put the kibosh on my proposal.

The head of the high school responded to me that “people like Loury’s lived experience—and therefore his derived social philosophy” made him an exception to the rule that black thinkers acknowledge structural racism as the paramount impediment in society. He added that “the moment we are in institutionally and culturally, does not lend itself to dispassionate discussion and debate,” and discussing Loury’s ideas would “only confuse and/or enflame students, both those in the class and others that hear about it outside of the class.” He preferred I assign “mainstream white conservatives,” effectively denying black students the opportunity to hear from a black professor who holds views that diverge from the orthodoxy pushed on them.

I find it self-evidently racist to filter the dissemination of an idea based on the race of the person who espouses it. I find the claim that exposing 11th and 12th graders to diverse views on an important societal issue will only “confuse” them to be characteristic of a fundamentalist religion, not an educational philosophy. 

My administration says that these constraints on discourse are necessary to shield students from harm. But it is clear to me that these constraints serve primarily to shield their ideology from harm — at the cost of students’ psychological and intellectual development. 

It was out of concern for my students that I spoke out in the “self-care” meeting, and it is out of that same concern that I write today. I am concerned for students who crave a broader range of viewpoints in class. I am concerned for students trained in “race explicit” seminars to accept some opinions as gospel, while discarding as immoral disconfirming evidence. I am concerned for the dozens of students during my time at Grace who shared with me that they have been reproached by teachers for expressing views that are not aligned with the new ideology.

One current student paid me a visit a few weeks ago. He tapped faintly on my office door, anxiously looking both ways before entering. He said he had come to offer me words of support for speaking up at the meeting. 

I thanked him for his comments, but asked him why he seemed so nervous. He told me he was worried that a particular teacher might notice this visit and “it would mean that I would get in trouble.” He reported to me that this teacher once gave him a lengthy “talking to” for voicing a conservative opinion in class. He then remembered with a sigh of relief that this teacher was absent that day. I looked him in the eyes. I told him he was a brave young man for coming to see me, and that he should be proud of that. 

Then I sent him on his way. And I resolved to write this piece.


CORRECTION: The anecdote about Glenn Loury was originally attributed to the head of Grace Church School. In fact, those statements were made by the head of the high school. Apologies for the error.