"New RCSD superintendent breaks her silence" .... and?????
Unless I missed something, and I'm just about certain that I didn't --- there's nothing new here. As noted in the the article --- "we've been here before, [over and over and over again] and everyone in the room knew it." In fact, anyone who is paying the least bit of attention knows it.
Just as I responded when you sent me the message below via email --- I don't really know what the heck you're talking about, but you are right about one thing --- Trump definitely pushed a button. It's called the button of WHITE-SUPREMACIST-BACKLASH --- period.
THOMAS MANGAN'S essay, 'Protest is infantile, not patriotic' represents the biggest bunch of illogical, and incoherent gibberish that I've seen in a long time.
He claimed that: "Those young athletes showed disrespect to the entire country and to what the United States stands for." Since, clearly, there are millions of us who agree completely with the position and stand that the bold, courageous students took, how is it possible that Mangan can speak for "the entire country?" As it relates to "what the [thoroughly racist, white-supremacist-based] United States stands for --- I'm certain that Mr. Mangan does NOT really want to have that conversation.
The guy's "logic" gives new meaning to abstract, convoluted, and conflated thoughts and ideas. For example, he tries to convince us that if only "the World of Inquiry athletes [were old enough] to remember segregation in the South [and] how the streets in the white neighborhoods were paved, but the streets in the black neighborhoods were still dirt roads" --- then they would not have taken the knee. WHAT??? Take it from one who grew up on those dirt roads in Central Florida --- they would be even more likely to do so.
Many white people in particular like Mangan, who claims to be "from New York City" --- tend to forget that NYC does not compose, nor is it representative of the entire State of New York. So, while the guy claims to have been "shocked" by things that he witnessed in the South "during the segregation era" --- I imagine that he would really be stunned to discover that MANY towns, villages, and hamlets throughout New York State also created, and experienced the race-based, dirt-roads / paved-streets dichotomy. It really is quite amazing how so many people like Mangan think they are super-exposed to what's happening in the world, but are not even aware of what's occurring in their own back yards. And by the way, the so-called "segregation era" never ended. It just became more sophisticated. This is clearly evidenced by the FACT that racial segregation in parts of New York State today, including munch of Monroe County, is greater than it was 50 years ago. The more things change Thomas --- the more they stay the same.
There is absolutely no need for "the World of Inquiry School athletes [to] think about what their protest during the national anthem would say to Tyrone Pannel," or any other veteran (deceased or otherwise). Just like everyone else, any veteran who does not get what this is all about --- needs to examine themselves --- period. This issue has absolutely nothing to do with disrespecting veterans. Such assertions represents a false (to say the least), and asinine argument, which again, gives new meaning to abstract, convoluted, and conflated thoughts and ideas --- period.
Obviously, Mangan does not realize that Francis Scott Key, who was also from New York, was a hard-core racist, which is clearly reflected in the hidden stanzas of the racist Star-Spangled Banner. If Mangan knew this, then I don't imagine that he would be urging "Mary Anna Towler and the World of Inquiry School athletes [to] listen to [ALL] the words of The Star-Spangled Banner."
I would also urge Mangan to be real careful relative to boasting about the "War of 1812." Does he not know, or care about what else was happening in this rotten-to-the-core, thoroughly racist, white-supremacist-based nation-state in 1812???
Local Organizations Share Support for Kneeling Soccer Team
By: Tianna Man, Oct 7, 2016
Local Community Groups Support Soccer Players Protest at World of Inquiry School No. 58
Community Activists Back School of Inquiry Anthem Protest
By ALEX CRICHTON Oct 7, 2016
In my humble, but staunch view, we ought to be tireder-of-being-sicker-and-tireder than Mother Fannie Lou Hamer was --- relative to professional word-wizards, spin-doctors, and damage-controllers attempting to razzle and dazzle us. If the Rochester City School "District [so-called] used this as a teachable moment for students to engage in dialog with each other and adults about the reasons for the protest" --- it would be most interesting (to say the least) to find out (exactly, and specifically) what was taught.
Activist groups back World of Inquiry soccer protest
James Goodman , @goodman_dandcOctober 7, 2016
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