Blogging Bayport Alameda

September 30, 2021

It’s the children who are wrong

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:00 am

I just finished listening to the Southlake podcast from NBC which details the tribulations of a wealthy town in Texas and their issues with race relations, beginning to recognize that, and then retreating from protecting vulnerable kids because of fears of critical race theory. I also watched the documentary too which is great.

While listening to this podcast I was forever thankful that Alameda managed to beat back that sort of creeping conservatism during the Lesson 9 debate even though Alameda’s School Board had a very friendly trustee to that sort of stonewalling at the expense of our LGBTQ community in Alameda. Even though, at the time, there was a full court press — much like the Southlake situation — to punish sitting school board members via recall attempts and lawsuits because they dared to pass a policy that would recognize that LGBTQ members of our community exist.

But at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting we’re seeing the Fox News creep in Alameda returning and they’re freaked out about what is being taught (or not taught) and that critical race theory is what is making kids these days super pessimistic about the future and it has nothing to do with the fact that climate change is unaddressed, all they can see is a future of boomer wealth hoarding and decades of loans to payoff, and we’re not even through this fucking pandemic either. But yeah, it’s something wrong with what they’re being taught that’s making them depressed and unenthusiastic about their futures.

The videos are here:

3 Comments »

  1. “While listening to this podcast I was forever thankful that Alameda managed to beat back that sort of creeping conservatism during the Lesson 9 debate even though Alameda’s School Board had a very friendly trustee to that sort of stonewalling at the expense of our LGBTQ community in Alameda.”

    Say her name. Trish Spencer, current city councilmember. To this day, she’s never apologized for this bigotry.

    Comment by Reality — September 30, 2021 @ 8:38 am

    • Hell, she never even conceded the mayoral re-election that she lost and also never gave back the city’s $100. Trish means never having to say you’re sorry.

      Comment by Rod — September 30, 2021 @ 3:27 pm

  2. “The idea of free men and women not ruled by an aristocratic elite was a truly revolutionary idea.”

    … as long as you were white.

    Comment by Can't They Just Love It Blindly Like I Did? — September 30, 2021 @ 5:16 pm


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