This piece has gotten a bit stale in the back of the queue, though if you’ll nibble around the mold there’s still sufficient nutrients to sustain a vigorous Hate. As I’ve asserted innumerably, tongues are the last body part to ever concede the truth. Feet being the ones always more forthcoming. In pedibus veritas.
And with that unerring anatomical guideline, it’s fascinating to observe when a true shitlib takes umbrage at the many liars in her midst. The linked article is a bowl of HuffPo gruel penned by a suburban white (or whitish) Atlanta woman who has noticed–much like this blog–that her pristinely liberal acquaintances seem to lack the enthusiasm for diversity demanded by their rhetoric. Specifically, she notes white liberal parents display a statistically relevant tendency to enroll their precious 1.3s in schools that worship blacks from a respectable distance. The worst is this dopey dunce hasn’t the unstated etiquette to only mention it sotto voce.
The result of this gauche intramural upbraiding was a humorously revealing feather storm as the two factions of liberalism–tongues and feet, liars and lunatics–squared off in an O.K. Corral of pompous moralizing. I’m Sheniqua’s huckleberry!
Some thousand+ comments later, the Atlanta Constitution Jackal sniffed an opportunity to guilelessly wonder at the perfidy of whites (hey that’s a novel line of inquiry!). That Q&A with Ms. Abby Norman follows below.
Q: You’re levying some serious charges against your neighbors. How do you know they think the local school is “too black” for their kids?
A: You could say that I don’t know that because they have never explicitly said that. They will say, “Oh, do you feel safe there?” It’s all very coded language.
I think that’s the way that we talk about race in schools. And I think the reason my article has exploded is because I said it. People are “not saying it” all over the place, but it seems like that is what we’re talking about.
The obligatory feigned sententiousness is always worth a laugh. You’re levying some serious charges here, Ms. Norman. This isn’t mere physical attacks and murders, but actual accusations of racism. And one to which all dutiful drones bob their heads in agreement. Though given the charge of racism is levied in light-speed cycles, one requires quite an expansive and otherwise empty consciousness to grant them all the serious consideration due.
Asperger Abby also notes that her lip-syncing lib friends tend to communicate in code rather than speaking frankly on race. Ahh, the delights of an oblivious liberal Rain-Woman: definitely discrimination, definitely. I’m an excellent anti-racist. This poor dingbat is too busy counting the minutes to Wapner to digest that the candid conversation on race she seems to crave has long been prohibited by her own movement. Thus forcing its adherents into more cultured references, such as Good Schools.
Q: What made you and your husband decide to send your daughter to your local school? (Norman asked the AJC not to name the school in order to “protect the school.”) [lol, to hell with our own daughter. was the school hurt?]
A: We had made the decision from the moment we moved in, from before we had kids, that we were going to send our children to the neighborhood school. I believe that there are enough resources in America that every school could be amazing. But those resources are not being given in a way that makes all schools successful. Because of the way that school funding shakes down and because of school choice, often the parents with the most resources choose to go to a private school or to go to a charter school or to drive somewhere where the bus won’t go.
Listen to this thing. We made our decision long ago to sacrifice our own innocent children to Mictlantecuhtli. I believe every school could be amazing(!!!) Well Abby, I believe quixotic convictions are most pleasant from the comfort of home. So be sure it’s your daughter rather than you that keeps getting shunted into ghetto daycare.
Though maybe it’s Because of the way that school funding shakes down. I’m sure Abby meant that vague rhetorical hand-wave as a sort of you know what I’m saying gesture. Unfortunately though the way school funding, in my area and many others, shakes down is that the highest per capita spending is showered on those same black majority schools that could be amazing. Amazing mostly in how much wealth is squandered in futile uplift.
Q: Are you sacrificing your daughter’s education for the greater good?
A: No. Everything that I’ve read says that your individual child’s test score does not go down if they go to a school with low test scores. I am uniquely preparing my child to live in a diverse world.
I’m skeptical vital signs can be measured by standardized testing. Ms. Norman, your child was mauled by a troop of oppressed teens. Dear God, do you have the NAEP scores? And what you are uniquely preparing your daughter for is crushed self-esteem, cultural deracination, and a years-long sexual crucible.
Q: Does your school’s state rating — an “F” on Georgia’s latest school report cards — give you pause?
A: It doesn’t. I have always found it to be true that the ratings do not represent very well the actual school. I think test scores mostly predict the socioeconomic status of the school.
No, test scores mostly predict the racial status of the school with a socioeconomic component. Though it’s plain this woman sees herself as a vicarious missionary. She wasn’t interested in a “neighborhood school” but a black one. Libs always imply that pieties are more important than posterity. To the chagrin of many, Abby Norman actually believes it.
Q: Are you saying that all parents should send their children to their local, traditional public school?
A: No. I think there are really good reasons to choose charter schools. I think there are very good reasons to choose private schools (or to home school or choose other options). But the conversations that I have in my neighborhood lead me to believe that they are making those choices because they are afraid of the school that my daughter goes to.
How perceptive. Don’t ever play poker with this shark. Though in considering the native friction between lib LARPers and the monkees too autistic to discern their signaling, I can hardly pick a side more worthy of contempt.
The Tongue Liberals seek racial cordoning while hypocritically shrieking at any conservative whites who attempt the same. When rhetoric finally meets reality, they protect the children: theirs, not yours. Feet Liberals, in contrast, blithely sacrifice everyone in sight, their own blood included. Both are social malignancies who we can hope will hold a glorious internecine struggle for our entertainment.
Though for sake of giving voice to the marginalized, I’ve posted a poll below to settle the matter conclusively.