Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Lee's Summit School Honcho Denounces Prez Trump Before Racial Sensitivity Training
The school district is soon to go into some weird group therapy session on the topic of racism but their embattled leader took a moment to voice his views on alleged racism and the fight against the Prez.
From his Twitter of Lee's Summit Superintendent Dennis Carpenter given that social media hasn't been very kind to the education leader following a slap-fight over party pix . . .
People of color are often told to “go back where we came from.” Direct & indirect messages constantly say; go back to your country, side of town/neighborhood, former job, etc. You aren’t needed or wanted in spaces we’ve normed as white. #RacistInChief gets a 0 for originality!
Local perspective . . .
When we normalize and fail to denounce racist @Twitter rants from the leader of the free world, we shouldn’t be surprised that similar lines of thinking show up at the local level. #Sad
The newspaper picked this up behind their paywall but didn't provide context . . . The response has been interesting.
Alternative perspectives include . . .
Suburban frustration with THE SQUAD:
"I completely agree that President Trump’s comments were uncalled for, but I also believe that he is fighting back against these congresswomen who have a history of spreading anti-American and antisemitic language."
NO Laughing Matter . . .
"He has literally been threatened by people in the district and was made a laughing stock at council meetings for wanting to have a equity plan...he sees racism clear as damn day. Don't critique him for trying address a president who literally said go back to where u came from lmao"
Context Is King???
"Don’t use your LSR7 Twitter platform to call put only one side of racism."
You Had One Job . . .
"I am pretty sure your job is about the kids in the district. No one cares about your political views!"
Last Word . . .
"A man who has been regularly beaten down and criticized because he is black has every right to point out the same actions by others. Until we live the life of a person of color we are ignorant to how much comments and words really impact us."
And so we ask our blog community . . .
WAS THE LEE'S SUMMIT SCHOOL HONCHO RIGHT TO TAKE ON PREZ TRUMP OR WAS HIS LESSON LOST ON SOCIAL MEDIA?!?
You decide . . .