Our school board did the right thing today and voted to enforce its mask mandate again, thank god. The pandemic booster club is Big Mad.
There's a network of these groups fighting tooth and nail against all safety measures during the pandemic in South Carolina. They're opposed to:

* mask mandates
* mask encouragement
* vaccine mandates
* vaccine incentives
* covid testing
* contact tracing
* quarantining
These anti-mask groups work in concert with top Republicans in the South Carolina statehouse and disseminate calls to action from the attorney general's office. They also work with guys like Corey Allen, producer of the Proud Boy-adjacent Overton Report.
They're far from finished. They're talking about forming a PAC and running candidates. They're training parents and students to spy on teachers and report supposed instances of medical tyranny. They're not very smart, but there are a lot of them and they have plenty of free time.
Quick update, their plan includes pulling kids out of public schools to create mask-free "learning pods," running for school boards, fighting against virtual school, and pushing this slate of pro-virus legislation --> parentalrightssouthcarolina.com/calltoactions

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14 Sep
It's fruitless to point out the hypocrisy of ostensibly christian governors at this point, but I'm still occasionally stunned by the way guys like Henry have perverted and profaned the way of Jesus
While defending a nominally Christian homeland against an imagined exogenous threat, he looks for inspiration to a son of God who taught us to lay down our lives for our neighbors — and promises we won't be inconvenienced in the least to protect our most vulnerable neighbors.
It's tempting for people like me to say people like Henry are not *real* christians. But they are. They are following a christianity, and I am following another. It's worth interrogating what his christianity is, theologically and politically.
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25 Aug
THREAD: On June 3, South Carolina's head of K-12 schools issued a blanket condemnation of "critical race theory." She didn't define the term. I sent in a records request to see what she was talking about behind the scenes.

Today I publish my findings.
This was the statement. She only described CRT as "an ideology" that "has no place in South Carolina schools and classrooms."
CRT is a body of legal scholarship that developed after the civil rights era to analyze the role of race and racism in the U.S. legal system.

This year in conservative media, the term took on an separate meaning as a catch-all for ideas that make white people uncomfortable.
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25 Aug
Here's a letter I sent to the leaders of my kids' school district @CCSDConnects about their shameful capitulation to the governor and his gaggle of anti-mask crybabies pxbx.medium.com/letter-to-the-…
To review, the Charleston County School Board passed a mask mandate on Aug. 16. Then they walked it back with a mealymouthed statement Aug. 23, saying they have a rule but they aren't going to enforce it.
Now it's a masks-off free-for-all again, the pro-Covid death cult is emboldened, and one of the largest and wealthiest districts in the state has set the tone for the rest of the state by tucking its tail and running.
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24 Aug
Any other parents up grinding their teeth tonight? Hahaaaaa but seriously
This describes where I'm at. We have 3 kids under 12 in public school in a state whose legislature banned mask mandates. My wife is a nurse who works w/ immunocompromised patients. I come home to work my day job after dropping the kids off & I scream.
I'm not depressed like I used to be. I have outlets and solidarity and a strong family and community to lean on. But I am often angry. I feel it in my jaw and shoulders.
Read 4 tweets
24 Aug
They're not even reading their own policy correctly. This is still on the books, @CCSDConnects.

Eric Mack in particular, grow a spine, man. boardpolicyonline.com/?b=charles&s=9…
I mean seriously, what would lead you to believe this about the morons who just screamed at you to ignore basic medical advice? Pathetic. web.archive.org/web/2021082401…
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22 Aug
Dorchester 2, the school district that helped raise me, lost 3 people to Covid in the past week. ImageImageImage
My former GATE teacher from Spann was close with Clair. My friend in the neighborhood provided the flowers for her wedding. Grief is rarely more than 1 degree away.
I have nothing to say to the governor that I can say out loud. We have to beat him through the school boards, town councils, and court.
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