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23 Feb
SCOOP: Buffalo Public Schools claims “all white people” perpetuate systemic racism and forces kindergarteners to watch a video of dead black children warning them about “racist police and state-sanctioned violence.”

I've obtained whistleblower documents that will shock you.🧵
The story begins with the district's diversity czar, Fatima Morell, who developed a new antiracism curriculum and told teachers they must become “woke” and achieve “critical consciousness,” a Marxist pedagogical concept training students to identify and subvert their oppressors.
In a presentation to teachers, Morell claimed that America “is built on racism” and that “America’s sickness” leads some whites to believe that black people are “not human,” which makes it “easier to shoot [them] in the back seven times if you feel like it.”
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11 Feb
SCOOP: A Philadelphia elementary school forced fifth-grade students to celebrate "black communism" and simulate a Black Power rally to "free Angela Davis" from prison.

I've obtained exclusive whistleblower documents and photographs from the school. Here's the story. 🧵
Last year, a fifth-grade teacher at the William D. Kelley School designed a social-studies curriculum to celebrate the political radical Angela Davis, praising the "black communist" for her fight against "inequality" and telling students to "define communist" in favorable terms.
At the end of the unit, the teacher led the ten- and eleven-year-olds into the school auditorium to "simulate" a Black Power rally to "free Angela Davis" from prison, where she had once been held on charges of murder. The students chanted "Black Power!" and "Free Angela!"
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28 Jan
SCOOP: Students at the elite United Nations International School launched an anonymous social media campaign denouncing their teachers as "racists" and "oppressors"—and school administrators immediately caved to their demands.

Here's the full story. 🧵
nypost.com/2021/01/27/man…
The saga began last June, when students launched an anonymous Instagram channel and threatened to publicly "cancel" their teachers and principals for their "vast history of systemic racism," "white liberal racist thinking," and "direct, intentional, repeated racial trauma."
Next, the students demanded that the school institute mandatory antiracism trainings, "decolonize" the curriculum, create "safe spaces," support the "exploration of diverse gender identities," reject the "Eurocentric focus of mainstream academia,” and teach "intersectionality."
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20 Jan
SCOOP: A middle school in Springfield, Missouri, recently held a diversity training program that forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” and watch a video of “George Floyd’s last words.”

The whistleblower documents will astonish you. Let's dig in. 🧵
The training at Cherokee Middle School began with a “land acknowledgement,” claiming that “Springfield Public Schools is built on [the] ancestral territory" of Native Americans, who had been oppressed by white colonizer "violence." Image
The trainers then forced the teachers to watch a nine-minute silent video of “George Floyd’s last words.” It's a cult technique used to overload the senses of the participants and create an “emotional anchor” that serves to justify subsequent political arguments—with no debate. Image
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18 Jan
BREAKING: Joe Biden announces San Diego school superintendent Cindy Martens as his Deputy Secretary of Education.

Martens promoted the concept that schools "spirit murder" black children and that white teachers should undergo "antiracist therapy."

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According to whistleblower documents, Martens personally introduced the speaker, Bettina Love, and praised her presentation about "spirit murder," "antiracist therapy," and "abolitionist teaching." Martens is one of the most radical superintendents in the country.
Read the full story about San Diego's "radicals in the classroom" here. christopherrufo.com/radicals-in-th…
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13 Jan
SCOOP: A Cupertino elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.”

I've obtained exclusive whistleblower documents from inside the classroom. They will shock you. 🧵
First, the teacher told the eight- and nine-year-old students that they live in a “dominant culture” of “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian[s]” who “created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.” Image
Reading from This Book Is Antiracist, the teacher taught the children the theory of "intersectionality" and claimed that “those with privilege have power over others" and that “folx who do not benefit from their social identities ... have little to no privilege and power.” ImageImage
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6 Jan
SCOOP: San Diego Unified School District tells white teachers they are guilty of “spirit murdering” black children and should undergo “antiracist therapy for White educators.”

I've obtained explosive whistleblower documents from the training session. Let's dig in. 🧵
This summer, San Diego Unified hired critical race theorist Bettina Love for a district-wide training on "[challenging] the oppressive practices that live within ... school organizations." The district forbade recordings, but my whistleblower took screenshots and detailed notes.
According to the whistleblower notes, Love began by saying that "racism runs deep" in America and that blacks alone "know who America really is." Love claimed that public schools "don't see [blacks] as human," perpetuate “anti-Blackness,” and "spirit murder babies."
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18 Dec 20
SCOOP: Seattle Public Schools tells teachers that the education system is guilty of “spirit murder” against black children and that white teachers must “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgement of [their] thieved inheritance.”

Let's review the whistleblower documents.👇
The trainers begin by claiming that teachers are colonizers of Native American "ancestral lands" and that “the United States was built off the stolen labor of kidnapped and enslaved Black people’s work, which created the profits that created our nation.”
The participants identify themselves by both gender pronouns and race labels. While it has become commonplace in academia to use gender pronoun identifiers, this is perhaps the first example of an institution creating the expectation for explicit race-labeling in the workplace.
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4 Dec 20
The Seattle City Council will consider legislation to provide blanket immunity to misdemeanor crimes to any person who suffers from poverty, homelessness, addiction, or mental illness.

Here's how the legislation would work. 🧵
As a pretext, the councilmembers claim that "income inequality," "local law enforcement's killing of Black, Indigenous, and people of color," and "poverty, institutional racism, and systemic oppression" are the root causes of crime. ImageImage
The legislation would exempt anyone with an addiction or mental health disorder from a wide range of crimes, including theft, assault, harassment, drug possession, property destruction, and indecent exposure. ImageImage
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3 Dec 20
SCOOP: San Diego Unified School District is forcing teachers to attend "white privilege" training, in which teachers are told "you are racist" and "you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies."

The leaked documents from the training session will shock you.👇
The training begins with a "land acknowledgement," in which the teachers are asked to accept that they are colonizers living on stolen Native American land. Then they are told they will experience "guilt, anger, apathy, [and] closed-mindedness" because of their "white fragility."
After watching clips of Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, the trainers tell the teachers: "you are racist," "you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies," and that they must commit to becoming "antiracist" in the classroom. They must submit to the new racial orthodoxy.
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27 Oct 20
My feature documentary "America Lost" premieres tonight on PBS World!

It's hard to get a conservative film on national public television and we had to fight off multiple attempts to cancel it.

Grateful to my friends at PBS who stood up for this film!

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It's been a journey for me with this film.

When I first made the decision to engage politically, I had old funders refuse to return my calls and old friends refuse to work on the project.

The documentary world is hyper-ideological—and I realized that I had to get out.
Two years ago, as I was finishing "America Lost," I wrote my first essay for @CityJournal, which led to an incredible line of opportunities with conservative think tanks and publications.

The documentary world closed its doors; the political world swung them wide open.
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26 Oct 20
SCOOP: The government of King County, WA has a segregation problem.

According to new documents, King County Public Health held a series of racially-segregated diversity training sessions, teaching employees that they have "internalized racial oppressions [and] superiority."

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Last year, the King County government gathered their homeless healthcare workers into racially-segregated sessions—called "race affinity caucuses"—to root out "White Supremacy Culture" and "decolonize their minds."
The trainers told white employees that they needed to deconstruct their "internalized racial superiority," "work through guilt, shame, & other barriers that hold white people back." Then they "remind[ed] white people that work needs to be done to dismantle racism every day."
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23 Oct 20
Dear @TheJusticeDept: the King County Library (@KCLS) is now admitting to instituting a policy of racial segregation.

They use the euphemism "caucused listening sessions," but they explicitly separated people by race—and are in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

Shut it down.
Regarding their point in the final paragraph: as I wrote in my New York Post exposé, I reached out to the race training firm that conducted the segregated sessions and they refused to comment on the story.

Segregation is wrong—and woke segregation is no better.
The screenshot above is from the @KCLS official Reddit account: reddit.com/user/KCLS/.
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19 Oct 20
SCOOP: Three Seattle-area government agencies are now holding racially-segregated diversity training programs.

I've obtained exclusive whistleblower documents that expose this shocking new policy, which could be described as "segregation for social justice."

Let's dig in. 🧵
The King County Prosecutor recently implemented a new policy requiring employees to sign an "equity and social justice" pledge and assigning “continued training for white employees,” who must “accept responsibility for their own racism” and “question the White power structure.”
The King County Library System hired a private firm to conduct racially-segregated "listening sessions" to root out “institutional privileges and systemic inequities embedded in the current socio-political conditions.” They claimed to have found widespread "institutional racism."
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9 Oct 20
Seattle is heading for trouble.

Amazon is moving thousands of jobs out of the city and nearby Microsoft is going permanent work-from-home—and yet, Seattle's political class insists on punishing businesses with new taxes.

Get ready for the realignment. theverge.com/2020/10/9/2150…
Prediction: tech employees with families are going to move out of the prestige cities (SF, SEA, NYC) and engage in "lifestyle arbitrage": maintaining top-wage employment, while significantly reducing cost of living by moving to cheaper cities and states.
For years, woke mayors and city councils have assumed that tech companies would provide an endless stream of cash for their social justice projects.

Now they're scrambling to figure out how to build utopia in an era of declining municipal budgets.

Spoiler: it won't end well.
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22 Sep 20
VICTORY: The President has just signed a full Executive Order abolishing critical race theory from the federal government, the military, and all federal contractors.

The president has effectively declared war on CRT—and extended the battlefield to all of our institutions.

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To begin, the president explains that our nation was founded on the ideal that "all mean are created equal" and denounces critical race theory's "pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country."
The President writes that the "malign ideology" of critical race theory "is now migrating from the fringes of American society and threatens to infect core institutions of country." He cites my original reporting on the Treasury Department, Argonne National Labs, and Sandia Labs.
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21 Sep 20
Last weekend, I took my oldest son on a 48-hour train journey from Seattle to Chicago. I wanted him to see the vast beauty of the American interior—and to toughen him up with some hard travel.

Here are some snapshots. 🧵
We started going through the forests and mountains of Washington State, Idaho, and Western Montana.
Then we descended into the endless plains of Eastern Montana and North Dakota. We saw cattle ranches, oil fields, and 250-person towns. It's amazing that this harsh landscape can even human sustain life.
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21 Sep 20
The State Department, EPA, and VA are moving forward with critical race theory trainings—in violation of a presidential order.

The agencies are pressuring staff to denounce their "white privilege," become "co-resistors" against "systemic racism," and sign "equity pledges."

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PART 1

The State Department is moving forward with a "21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge," in which staff are asked to recite a racial equity "pledge," "select a different minority group daily," and engage in a "10-15 minute challenge" in "pursuit of racial equity." ImageImage
To begin, the State Department tells employees to provide "emotional validation" for the George Floyd riots, which were caused by "cumulative grief." They specify that "looting" is "not endorsed," but rationalize it as an action of "the child who is not embraced by the village." Image
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17 Sep 20
The president is denouncing critical race theory on national television—and elevating this intellectual fight into a major campaign theme.

The battle-lines are drawn: we can embrace the principles of 1776 or the principles of 1619.
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"We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms, and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country." -@realDonaldTrump
"The left-wing Cultural Revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution ... The Left has warped, distorted, and defiled the American story with deceptions, falsehoods, and lies."
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14 Sep 20
BOMBSHELL: The @CDCgov is moving forward with a critical race theory training program—in violation of @POTUS' executive action.

I've obtained leaked documents that outline the CDC's plan to "examine the mechanisms of systemic racism" and address "White supremacist ideology."

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The 13-week series is called "Naming, Measuring, and Addressing the Impacts of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation and the World." I have obtained the internal emails (in white) and an APHA presentation by the series instructor that follows same structure (in blue).
The first three training sessions are focused on "racism, sexism, and other systems of structured inequality," then teaching CDC employees that they must "address institutionalized racism" to "really set things right in the garden" of a racist nation.
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8 Sep 20
Last month, a Department of Education-funded organization hosted a conference on "abolishing the United States."

I've obtained shocking leaked documents from the keynote session, which encourages teachers to "create disruption," "abolish" capitalism, and "tear down" America.

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According to minutes from the session, the keynote speaker, Bettina Love, opened by saying that America has "oppressed [people of color] for 400 years" and that teachers must "consciously tear down a system that oppresses people" and "build a new world."
The organization hosting the conference—CAST—has received more than $16 million in taxpayer funding under the Trump Administration and this conference on "abolition" was attended by Department of Education staff.
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