RALEIGH – There are a few pockets in North Carolina that are more woke than others; Wake County is one of those places. At least, the Democrat-dominated Wake County government is, and they’re reliably stepping up here again to proves their social justice bona fides.
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has an Office of Equity Affairs. The mission of the office is just as you’d imagine, and for all the talk about teacher’s being underpaid, there’s more than one six-figure salary county taxpayers fund in this overtly political program.
Some of that salary was earned, apparently, for constructing and launching what amounts to a Black Lives Matter website in full and direct association with Wake County Public Schools. At the top of the page, just below a sign that reads,”Silence is Violence,” is the official statement from WCPSS on racial equity (not equality).
“#Peace” isn’t exactly what we’ve been seeing when it comes to the nationwide protests/riots, sparked by the killing of George Floyd, but driven by Black Lives Matter and other radical leftists. And the call for “#Justice” has now clearly perverted the term to mean “Revenge.”
Yet, the acute anti-police, anti-white positions of Black Lives Matter and others has become not only tolerated, but embraced as a mainstream view among the Left. Now Wake County taxpayers are forced to finance the dissemination of these views.
The taxpayer-supported Wake County Public School System’s Office of Equity Affairs even lays out the step for you to “Become an Ally” of a blatantly Marxist/communist/anti-white/anti-police organization and movement. Great.
The site spells out the Woke Lingo for aspiring social justice warriors (teachers, students) to use, coaches teachers how to
talk to brainwash students about racism, and even lists the Social Justice Warrior-approved music.
And in celebrating Black Lives Matter as a movement — not as a principle, but as an organization and political movement — they highlight one of the BLM cofounders.
Cullors is an avowed Marxist who’s about as radical as it gets. How radical? Take it from A.P. Dillon of LadyLiberty1885:
“[…] I also wrote about its founders three years ago and Cullors has only added to her resume since then. Cullors is notoriously anti-Israel and known for her participation in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement as well as a fan and supporter of the antisemite Farrakhan.
Cullors is a socialist, who was trained as an activist by Eric Mann of the domestic terrorist group, Weather Underground Organization. The Weather Underground is well-known for being responsible for multiple bombings, including a building in Greenwich, NY, the U.S. Capitol building, U.S. State Department building, and the Pentagon during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Mann also runs the Labor/ Community Strategies Center (LCSC) where Cullors activism began in her late teens when she joined the LCSC’s ‘Bus Riders Union‘, a transportation advocacy group that claims to ride the bus is “a human right.”
Around 2012, Cullors formed a group called Dignity and Power Now (DPN) based in Los Angeles that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities.” DPN, like BAJI, is also a front group for the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). DPN’s website says they are a “Community Partners Project”, which is a 501(c)3 with over $35 million in assets. Community Partners basically acts as a pass-through for other non-profits to obscure the origins of donations and grants. […]”
Again, Wake County taxpayers are paying for this. The site is a veritable seminar in how to become a foot soldier for Black Lives Matter, and other overtly political Far Left organizations. Imagine if the taxpayer-funded public schools had set up a pro-life website?
It hard to believe that the window has been forced so far to the Left that this is viewed as acceptable use of taxpayer resources, and that there isn’t an outpouring of irate parents demanding such a site be taken down and that the office of equity affairs be closed.
Just look at it. Do you have children. grandchildren, nieces, or nephews in school in Wake County? This is what the school system is proactively inculcating in those children.
The county commission may not be far away for applying to officially change their name to ‘Woke County.’ Learn more background on the Office of Equity Affairs and their woke work here.