This is how stupid the infiltration of Wokeness in America’s schools has become.
Last week, an Amery School Board member scolded a parent for spelling out the obscene language in an anti-police book taught in Amery’s high school classrooms. It apparently was all much too offensive for a public school board meeting of adults.
Joe Vierkant, a parent of Amery school children and chief of police for the northwest Wisconsin community of Barron, quoted a brief section of the young adult novel, “Dear Martin.” The book examines racism and police brutality, major themes of the Woke critical race theory and antiracism movement.
Vierkant drew from a profanity-laced exchange between a vile — and fictional — cop — and the main character, a black teen named Justyce. Vierkant literally spelled out the F-bombs and other profane language in the section. He stopped and asked, “Do I need to go further?”
“Please not,” urged board member Erin Hosking. “I’m not even sure what the point is. I’d like for you to explain the point but I don’t think we need that kind of language being spelled out.”
That’s the point, isn’t it?
If “that kind of language” is offensive at a school board meeting, does it belong in the classroom?
Maybe. Maybe not. That’s certainly a debate for the parents and the educrats in Amery.
Vierkant’s broader point was not about banning books, but the one-sided conversation teachers are having with their students under the benign-sounding names of “antiracism,” “critical race theory” and “social justice.” What books like “Dear Martin” are teaching is that America has always been and remains an oppressive nation, a nation filled with laws only benefitting white people and enforced by white supremacist police officers.
For Vierkant, it’s the leftist lessons indoctrinating young minds into believing all police officers are racists, are villains, the bad guys. It’s the broad brush, the sweeping generalities at the core of the “white privilege” education model that demands that America is a land of white supremacy steeped in systemic racism.
In short, parents like Vierkant don’t want their kids to be taught lies.
The moment should have been a wake-up call for the Woke on the Amery School board. It likely won’t because so many school boards across Wisconsin have become the tools of the intellectually poisonous education establishment.
Erin Hosking is just one of those tools. But she is Empower Wisconsin’s Tool of the Week.