A Virginia English teacher has been criticized for a now deleted TikTok video that labeled basic skills such as following directions and sitting quietly in class as white supremacy.
Every time I think the left can’t get worse they prove me wrong.
Josh Thompson, a white English teacher at Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, Virginia, spoke out in the video against the state’s Positive Interventions and Supports (PBIS) statement that says, “PBIS helps teachers and administrators learn about and implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behavior, which typically leads to office referrals, in school suspensions, and out-of-school suspensions that decrease instructional time for students.”
“What are those positive behaviors? And it’s things like making sure that you’re following directions, making sure that you’re sitting quietly, and you are in your seat, and all these things that come from white culture,” Thompson added.
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“The idea of just sitting quiet and being told stuff and taking things in in a passive stance is not a thing that’s in with many cultures. So, if we’re positively enforcing these behaviors, we are, by extension, positively enforcing elements of white culture, which, therefore, keeps whiteness at the center, which is the definition of white supremacy,” he said.
The school system spoke out against the video and it has now been deleted. But this response is not enough for many who have been angered over the claims. How this teacher is not losing his job is, for many, downright shocking.
This is especially true once you realize this isn’t Thompson’s first controversial video. Breitbart News posted several other examples of this teacher’s outrageous beliefs. Thompson has said things like encouraging students to behave is white supremacy and that, “Whiteness is a racial ideology.”
Just the stuff you want your kids to learn in high school English, right? While your taxpayer dollars fund a public school system to educate the next generation of Americans, Thompson and a growing number of other teacher-activists are turning the classroom into a little social activist indoctrination camp.
It’s not enough to learn classic literature, parts of speech or how to write an organized paper. Instead, kids are learning how to be more “woke.”
Not sure how this will help, except in maybe fitting in with many of the liberal colleges some students will be attending next, adding four more years of indoctrination to the mix.
There’s a conservative T-shirt that proudly says, “I graduated from a four year public college and didn’t become a liberal.” The accomplishment is starting to become more reality than comedy. Worse, it’s even happening more at the high school level, forcing both students and parents to get involved to intervene before more damage is done.