jeez. i thought all this press about the “white supremacist threat” was probably just hyperbole, but maybe i was wrong…
this lady doesn’t even think that minority kids can read or do math and she’s a governor and everything!
who let THAT happen?
Imagine the level of arrogance, sanctimony and paternalism required to be able to say or write something so insulting and denigrating.
This is actual, real white supremacy. Far more insidious and dangerous than a couple hundred skinheads and FBI informants running around the woods north of Coeur d'Alene.
"The white liberal is the worst enemy to America, and the worst enemy to the black man."
~ Malcolm X
speaking as a "government approved" double minority (hispanic female)...this govenor is the epitome of bigotry, arrogance, and idiocy. Gosh...considering how "incapable" we underprivilged brown people are, I can't imagine how I have a brother who is a chemical engineer, a sister who is an electrical engineer, a daughter who is a chemical engineer, and I am a retired telecom systems engineer...oh, and I can thank people like this governor who will attribute our "success" to affirmative action.
These people have learned that weakening the individual serves collectivism. A person who cannot stand on their own is forced to rely on the community. Public schools run by devout collectivists have no philosophical motivation to strengthen and empower the individual student. The need for parents to step up has never been more apparent.
It is insane... Those who claim today that they are NOT racist are the ones promoting segregation, and the idea that african american and hispanic kids cannot read, minorities are unable to get an ID to vote, if you play Latín music you are guilty of "cultural appropriation". If you think otherwise, you are a racist SOB.
She’s a total nut job like the Governor of New York! What’s with these Post-Menopausal women Governors, who have totally lost their minds? Who ‘controls’ these women and their ‘policies’?
I have to say Governor Brown has been consistent in her ‘nuttiness’ and wack job policies and statements, over the past few years. Oregon used to be a cool state…not any longer…the whole WEST COAST (WA, OR & CA) has fallen off the cliff. (I know I live in CA!) Way too Woke!
Look how happy she looks.
Ever notice how progressives launching a sick society-destroying idea always have that same weird Valium smile?
PhD is the new GED.
This is utterly devastating for underprivileged children. Instead of lifting them up, they are brought further down. How will they feel when they will realised they have been simply denied an education?
Meanwhile, the luminaries are spending time on this kind of stuff instead of teaching the basics:
Not long ago the Pacific Northwest was the hidden gem of the country. Now it's a mess, with Inslee/Brown teaming up to make us the laughingstock of other laughingstocks.
These idiots constantly drone on about "privilege privilege privilege" but read anything on history and the you will realize to be living in a free country (yeah, I know, bear with me) and to be EDUCATED is the biggest privilege of all but these evil fucks want to deny that to kids, presumably because dumb, dependent people won't get carried away thinking for themselves.
It is a competitive old world out there. I think I would consider getting my kids the hell out of crazy town and move to a place that actually values an education.
To help "students of color" stay dependent on democrat politicians
The writers of Portlandia didn't go nearly far enough.
its almost they are doing this on purpose to put people of colour even further back ...they just dont see it ...as long as they feel a little warm feeling in their hearts they are ok jack stuff whether its true or not
Kate Brownshirt and Portland make me ashamed to be an Oregonian 🤦♀️
I love that their governor is doing that. Maybe some native and hispanic parents with school-aged children will wake up and start voting according to the best interest of their children. I do not include black because there are so few black people in Oregon. Their state was built on the idea of keeping black people out and continued with that policy - well they continue with that policy.
The insanity of the Regressive movement.
She and Oregon might not require reading, writing and math, but ANY employer, including ALL the ones in Oregon, do. I feel so sorry for these kids if this actually happens. On the plus side, maybe it will be an opportunity for them to step up, and say: "The hell with that... I am GOING TO LEARN... so stick it where the sun don't shine you moron." Kids, this woman REALLY HATES YOU! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, FOR GOD'S SAKE, AS WELL AS YOUR OWN LIFE! Frankly, this is just another pass on inept teachers... I fell so, so sorry for the good ones :-(
I keep looking at that picture and wondering if she actually believes she's "helping students of color".
I mean, really, honestly believes that. How exactly is she helping them?
The real irony is Oregon has a very low minority percentage.
And what would her dumbed down version of the iconic Oregon Trail game look like? No dysentery, no smallpox, no drowning...as long as masks were mandated on the trail everyone is safe!
Most of Oregon is disgusted with her, too.
Nothing to see here. Just take your Soma and relax.
Commies destroying our society. They must be stopped
Some call it soft bigotry. I call it a sledgehammer.
The true racists are Lefties.
It’s outrageous that we require drivers license tests in Oregon too. And medical licenses! Kate Brown is figuratively a Neanderthal because she retains these outdated exams (which clearly harm segments of our society that have not been advantaged enough to prepare them proper for these outdated vestiges of white supremacy).
All kidding aside, she has done little to nothing to change the systemically induced destiny of people of color in Oregon, let alone inspire the kinds of conversations that need to happen in order to address the changes that must take place.
A part of me keeps yelling that this cannot be true. I cannot understand how anyone can applaud a measure like this. Minorities should be outraged by this act of racism and betrayal. It is racist because it treats minorities as stupid beings and it is also a huge betrayal because they admit the cannot teach. So, if one finishes hight school without knowing to read write or to do math… why on earth he/she needs to go to school in the first place? Would be so easy and nice to do it right… Saying things like “no student will finish elementary in my state without exceeding in reading, writing…) and addressing the causes of low performance among students. Wouldn’t it be nice that they try to solve problems instead of creating them? Sad that people accept these lies as truths and refuse to reason and speak up.
Seems to be some of that systemic racism.
So that means that even the most competent and skilled POC graduates are tainted by the possibility that they were just pushed through without merit.
This is a travesty. Shame on Oregon. Shoving academically struggling kids out the door, instead of helping them achieve the standards they need to survive in the world, is insane. This woman is guilty of letting these kids fail to become a burden to society. No good will come from this, and no good will be bestowed on these children. The ones in need will suffer greatly. It’s a travesty….
I live in Portland too....2 small snapshots; As I understand it, (please correct me if...)
Schools were effectively somewhat defunded in the 1980's here when the tax base for funding them was switched from property taxes to income taxes, much more volatile and more bust boom vulnerable...so the schools here got a big knock down in quality then, some faring much worse than others...I came here in 1992 from Detroit, and the music and arts were and are still struggling, and the overall level of teaching varies alot school to school, a bit worse than most places it seems.
Had a chat with a white fella who had been sent to an alternative school (MLC in the 1980's) and he was so angry because he really was lacking the skills of his cohorts.
Also, had a chat with a black fella who had been bussed an hour every day to get to a better school, government ordered bussing, and he was really grateful for it, because he did get a
much better education than if he had not been bussed.
I do know that some of the skills my partners son got in his alternative school education do serve him, when the school allowed the very young grades to participate in problem solving and dicipline in the classroom, the kids had a say in how that went. But he also laments the lack of hard skills. The alt school was also not stable in its teachers or curriculum due to funding and inexperience. He ended up graduating from a highschool here that was already allowing academically challenged kids to graduate without adhering to state guidelines in testing. However at that point we were so grateful to find a school he could respect and teachers that could treat the students in a humane and thoughtful way, with much structure and community elders incorporated into the daily classes. That highschool has literally saved hundreds of kids by making it possible for them to integrate where no high school in the city could handle them.
No perfect thing, but alot of highschools treat kids like a problem and disrespectfully. Losing them entirely is a worse outcome.
Something to consider is the influence of the teachers unions. The unbelievable inability of these
so-called "teachers" to teach our children is painfully evident. What's the way out for them? Well,
let's just proclaim that a large portion of our students are unteachable. "It's not our fault that we are paid well, have job security and good pensions for educating the young. It's just too hard. These backward oppressed children cannot be taught. So, pay us for not teaching.That is the best for everyone."
Lol, she’s so woke she’s unconscious.
The rulers wants you stupid.
The only students that will excel in HS will be the whites and the few blacks who want to take ‘normal’ courses. Not challenging students to learn harder stuff, is the worse method of learning a school can do.
Let's face it, these requirements have long probably been a joke anyway. Schools consistently pass kids from one grade to the next and then graduate them without holding them to any sort of standards. Removing the so-called "requirements" just provides equity by ensuring teachers can't provide a good education to the kids who DO want it.
(Those kids nowadays are, FWIW, probably mostly recent immigrants or children of parents of any color who had to struggle their entire lives to make an honest living and want their kids to have better chances. They understand that this kind of policy means we are going to be importing people to be our physicists and physicians, not that it levels THOSE playing fields.)
Narcissists lack self-awareness-the ability to recognize their stupidity (as others see them) thus unable to recognize the same stupidity in others. Lacking wisdom-emotional intelligence they believe feelings are facts and become brainwashed by their racism and confirmation bias.
When white people are cold they turn blue, when they are seasick they turn green, when they are hot they turn pink and yet black people are called " people of colour"?
Certified Idiot. What a nut job....
Here in OR, we are used to GuvKate's posturing, but this is not the worst of her sins. We are among the last four states to mandate masks for everyone indoors, for example, and the state spend $160-million on money ONLY to minority businesses during the Covid pandemic. The list goes on and on...
Meanwhile, we've started a substack, Portland Dissent, where we, mostly, point out that our various emperors aren't wearing any clothes. Give it a glance.
Democrats are condescending racists.
And today Democrats/Leftists constant racial segregationist rhetoric and actions are the main instigators of racially motivated crimes as the Waukesha massacre, and the growing attacks against "white adjacent" Asians, Jews and Hispanic.
Hundreds of NJ Students Fail Grad Test and Earn Diploma by Appeal
The state of education
Baltimore HS student fails all but 3 classes over 4 years, ranks near top half of class
Tiffany France's son still ranked at No. 62 in his class of 120 total students
This is what is known as "the subtle racism of diminished expectations". Oddly enough, Oregon had a law, from its statehood in 1854, until 1978, which prohibited black people from living in the state, and the black population is still very low. Now the state will cripple (presumably) black and underprivileged children, by not bothering to try to teach them the things they need to get from any decent school - the ability to read, write, and do mathematics. So far as I'm concerned, any school board which adopted such a policy should be driven out of office, and any school personnel acting on such policy should be summarily fired and be deprived of any pension or benefits...
I can't even imagine how ANY parent of ANY race could think this is something that would give their kids a "leg up" in life. I am without words. Throughout human history, it was always the goal to educate the next generation so they would have a better chance at a successful life. The only places in history where this wasn't the case are those cultures that had a permanent slave class that wasn't allowed to learn to read or write. I have relatives in Oregon and none of them can stand this WITCH. Heaven help us.
No worries - being that progressive, she's already booked her 4th jab.