Weaponizing race

Accusations of racism are the most effective weapon of the left. Take this couple for example: A couple of tourists from New Jersey who came to Orlando during the CPAC weekend. They are TSA agents, by the way. They are no different from the rest of the liberal northerners who have decided to hide out from the Liberal Democrat initiated COVID lockdowns of their home states.

They decided to dine at Maggiano’s at Pointe Orlando, which is located in the tourist corridor of Orlando’s southwest side on International Drive- just a block away from the Orange County Convention Center. For the record, this is a picture of the dining room of Maggiano’s:

The couple, who is biracial, were seated in the restaurant by the host. They noticed that all of the diners in their part of the restaurant were black, while the diners in the front half of the dining room were white. Now this place is one large dining room.

Even though the host who seated them was also black, they accused the restaurant of segregating diners. The owners of the establishment explained that the reason that so many black people were seated near them was because a large black family had come in to dine, and the 36 people had requested that they sit near each other. They even gave the couple a gift card for $200 as an apology.

That isn’t good enough for them, with the couple continuing with their accusations. I suspect that the REAL reason for the accusation was also mentioned by the couple:

Don’t you see? This is the south, and we down here are all Trump supporting racist rednecks. Fuck you. Go back to New Jersey.

Here is her post in its entirety:

Trigger Warning ⚠️ Please take the time to scroll and read this. Last night, my husband and I went to dinner for his birthday at @maggianoslittleitaly in Orlando, Florida. Unbeknownst to us, there had been a Trump rally in the area, where he gave his speech, just a few hours before. While driving to the restaurant we came upon multiple rally attendees who were in the streets with their #Trump2024 signs and CONFEDERATE flags. We were both amused and worried. (Not saying what happened next was BECAUSE of Trump, just telling the story exactly how it unfolded). We continued on to the restaurant where we had reservations. We were greeted by a black male host when we got there, who was ready to seat us right away. Then another hostess showed up, white female, who whispered to the male “well they’re gonna have to go to table 113”. He responded saying, “oh..ok”. Then proceeded to take us to our table……all the way in the back of the restaurant. We got to the table and i immediately noticed a stark contrast from the patrons in the front of the restaurant, versus where we were being seated. Guys….I shit you not…this restaurant was segregated!!!!!!!!! In 2021!!!!!! Our minds were BLOWN!!!!!! While we wanted to leave because we couldn’t believe what we were witnessing and being subjected to, our hunger from traveling all day without a single meal outweighed our shock of the moment. Needless to say, we sat there watched ppl come and go, and yeah…..they continued to seat black and brown folk in the back by the door. We made sure to document as much as we could because we didn’t even think anyone would believe us. But guys….this ACTUALLY happened!!!! If you’ve stayed and read this post in it’s entirety, please share this story. •

• #segragation #black #white #triggered #BLM #racism #maggianoslittleitaly #orlando #florida #explore #explorepage #endracism #shaderoom

Teaching the truth

If you believe that there are two genders, you cannot be a teacher in the state of New York, as one teaching student by the name of Owen Stevens discovered. Mr. Stevens was suspended by the state university from his teaching certification program for posting on Instagram that he believes that “a man is a man, and a woman is a woman.” This, they claim, means that he cannot create an environment that is inclusive of all students. His suspension will continue until he completes a reeducation program and renounces his earlier statements. The Dean of the college claims that future teachers are required to support all aspects of homosexuality and gender identity.

To his credit, Mr. Stevens is refusing to do so. The Dean told Stevens that his scientific stance on biology is “in conflict” with the state’s Dignity for All Students Act. A SUNY Geneseo spokeswoman said that the school does not believe that it is infringing on any student’s right to free speech.

“Although we cannot comment on any particular student, SUNY Geneseo respects every student’s right to freedom of speech and expression,” the spokeswoman said. “By choosing to enter into certain professional fields, students agree to abide by the professional standards of their chosen field. At times, these professional standards dictate that students act and behave in certain ways that may differ from their personal predilections.”

Up until this school year, I taught Biology. When we reached the section on human genetics and reproduction, I would talk about how the X and Y chromosomes determined if a person was a male or a female. I would always get the question about transgender. My statement was like this: “When you get down to basics, the Y chromosome has one job: it tells the developing fetus to grow a penis, and tells it to develop male secondary sex and gender characteristics. So a person either has a Y chromosome and a penis, or they don’t. Male or female, that’s it. Anything else is not supported by biology and would fall into the realm of psychology.”

Every once in awhile, a student would reply with: “What about those born with intersex characteristics, where they have both sets of genitals?” To which I would reply, “That is a birth defect, an abnormality in fetal development. When children are born without arms, we do not declare them to be snakes, likewise, a child born with incomplete dual genitalia are abnormal. They do not define the rest of human development. Such individuals are less than one in a thousand live births, and do not excuse people with normal genitalia for the delusional belief that they can select their own biology, even when their DNA plainly states otherwise. That is a psychological problem, not a biological one.”

That statement would mean that I am not qualified to teach in New York.

Gun free zone signs don’t work

A shooting at AdventHealth Celebration. That is a failure of gunfree zone signs. As I have posted before, that hospital has signs up.

The sign is misleading. Chapter 790 only prohibits weapons and firearms in a pharmacy, and even so, law enforcement and those licensed to carry concealed weapons are exempt. Since you are prohibited from carry firearms unless you fall into either of those categories, that particular law is redundant. There are no laws prohibiting a person with a concealed weapons permit from carrying a weapon in a hospital, nor do signs carry the force of law in this state.

Even so, the law prohibiting weapons in a pharmacy does not extend to the entire hospital, just to the portion of the hospital that is the pharmacy. This sign is deliberately misleading, which indicates to me that the SDA church (who owns the hospital) is being less than honest when it comes to this signage.

I ignore the sign and enter with my weapon anyway, and so do the criminals, apparently.

Blame the guns

On January 31, Omarea James became the third black football player to be shot in Ocala, Florida in less than a year. In June, Kyrion Weathers was shot. In December, Chris Chevelon was also shot and killed. What did they have in common, other than living in the same neighborhood? Take a look at Omarea’s father, and you tell me:

The guy who was arrested in the shooting is a 20 year old suspected gang member who referred to the victims as “opps,” street slang for “opposition.” A copy of the arrest affidavit is here (pdf).

The apartment complex where all of them live is well known in the area for being a crime ridden cesspool.

But the article itself shows what the left is blaming- gun ownership. According to them, gun owners are worse than COVID, and police aren’t the answer, they say.

You are a racist

The news today is that Coca Cola is the latest company to teach white employees that they are all racists and are part of the problem. They go on to say that fixing this requires them to be “less white.” This is not a new concept.

At the beginning of each school year, teachers spend a day being trained on policy changes for the coming year. During the briefings in 2019, one of the meetings was with the discipline team. As usual, we reviewed discipline trends from the previous year and were then told how we were to address those issues.

When a teacher has an issue with a student being disruptive in class and the behavior is serious enough or repetitive enough that it cannot be handled in the classroom, that teacher refers the student to discipline. This referral process happens more in some classes than others. I teach the :underperforming” students, and the office admitted to me that they purposely give me the troublemakers because I am better at handling them. As a result, I wrote over 300 referrals the previous school year. Everything from fighting, to cheating, cell phone usage in class, sleeping, to possession of drugs (including weed and tobacco), and (once) weapons.

So that year we were presented with the statistics for discipline. Black students comprise 30% of our student body, but represented over 50% of our discipline referrals. We were told that this meant we as teachers were racist. That is faulty logic. In order for this to be true, black students would have to break the rules at the same rate as other demographics. I asked the team what percentage of our black student body was part of the “honors” track- the students who are likely college bound, and are all taking more advanced coursework, like AP classes. He asked why that was relevant, and I pointed out that honors students almost never are discipline problems.

He then said that black students had poor grades and poor test scores because the entire system was racist and discriminated against black students. I left it there, because my point was made. However, that is the attitude that is present in the USA today. In education today.