(Originally published by Savanah Hulsey-Pointer and Sloan Rachmuth at Education First Alliance)
The Tarheel State’s largest teachers’ association is led by a Durham high-school history teacher called Bryan Proffitt. Sounds normal, except Proffitt is a self-identified “revolutionary” communist working for the Chinese-affiliated group Liberation Road.
Formed in 1970, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) claims to be “the ONE VOICE of educators,” but the group also represents school employees (bus drivers, janitors, cafeteria workers), retired teachers, as well “student members.” According to think tank Civitas, NCAE has roughly 29K members and rakes in revenues of $8.3 million per year.
In April of 2020, Profitt and Tamika Walker Kelly were elected by NCAE members to lead the group. Walker’s affiliation with the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement was explored in an article last week, but more serious is Proffitt’s close and ongoing membership in the controversial group Liberation Road.
According to its Unity Statement, Liberation Road members follow the teachings of Mao Zedong, leader of China’s failed cultural revolution called the Great Leap Forward. From 1958 to 1962, Mao’s policy killed up to 45 million — technically making him the biggest mass murderer on record.
And Liberation Road is damn serious about overturning America’s democracy, warning they will “use any means necessary to bring about socialism” anywhere in the country.
A recent report published in the The Epoch Times pinpointed Bryan Proffitt as the leader of Liberation Road’s campaign to infiltrate North Carolina’s institutions. The city of Durham, with the largest concentration of black voters in the state, has become ground zero for Proffitt and the NCAE.
So senior is Proffitt in the communist movement that he is charged with authoring white papers used to teach budding revolutionaries in the methods of surreptitiously turning communities towards Marxism. In his “Struggle Paper” that he wrote for Liberation Road, Proffitt instructs:
“Build a common project or campaign with folks who are in social movement organizations, community organizations, unions, schools, and revolutionary organizations. Base the project on local investigation of issues that folks can develop and work on together. We need more base-building, more mass movement. That’s how we create space for people to change their own realities.
Revolutionaries, together, have a big role to play here. Doing this kind of work with those that we haven’t before will help to build trust and lasting political relationships that can take us to a higher-level of struggle.”
Proffitt has followed his own instructions to great success. As a result, Liberation Road now controls North Carolina’s teacher’s union NCAE, they use it for a vehicle to recruit aspiring revolutionaries, while at the same they maintain an outsized influence in policy-making in the state’s public schools, making indoctrinating children a breeze.
There’s nothing subtle about Proffitt’s leadership style — it’s straight from Lenin’s 1917 Bolshevik playbook. In 2016, Proffitt and his NCAE cronies were arrested for resisting arrest after sitting in the middle of downtown streets in Raleigh as part of a protest.
In 2017, Profitt sponsored a contest to select the best re-enactment of an Antifa protest from NCAE teachers. The winning video, filmed on public school property, showed 12 Durham teachers wrapped in yellow police tap acting out the tearing down and stomping of an imaginary statue. Proffitt said the video was posted on FaceBook as part of NCAE’s “morale builder” for educators across the state.
There’s also nothing subtle about Proffitt’s brand of communism:
“I’m a revolutionary because I think that capitalism has to go. We can’t make a nicer, more diverse society without eliminating white supremacy. We’re not going to end violence against women until we end a system called patriarchy that says that men are more valuable than women, and that there are only two boxes of genders and that everybody has to fit into one or the other. We’re not going to reform that. To build a revolutionary party, we’re going to have to reform a lot of that stuff along the way.”
Proffitt sums up America’s problems this way:
“white supremacy, capitalism and heterosexism as being the real sources of violence.”
It is here, in these comments made in a 2008 interview with a UNC historian, that we understand the basis for the extreme rhetoric coming from Proffitt and his fellow NCAE comrades.
For months NCAE teachers have publicly smeared parents and children as “white supremacists” for wanting to return to in-person learning. Parents in Wake County who object to “non-binary” boys sharing locker rooms with their little girls have been branded as “haters” by the NCAE mob.
Wake County schools have become radical hotbeds, in part because of NCAE’s Christina Spears’ involvement in the Office of Equity Affairs (OEA), which provides “equity” programming for the district.
Last month, while families were struggling with school closures brought on by NCAE; Wake County Schools provided resources to teach children about ways to “protect the lives of transgender people.”
NCAE leaders like Bryan Proffitt and Christina Spears are not pushing for education reform, rather they seek to overturn the foundation of North Carolina’s education system; to put group “identities” above equal individual rights and to obliteration of valuing traditional families and moral culture. NCAE leaders know how push Marxism down on communities: divide the adults and indoctrinate the children, and they do it in school districts all over the state.
Unless and until parents and sane teachers push back against NCAE agitators, the promotion of racial hatred, of gender-based hatred, and hatred of America will continue inside North Carolina classrooms.
(Find more from Sloan Rachmuth and Savanah Hulsey-Pointer at Education First Alliance)