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Wed Sep 29, 2021, 04:55 PM

Tennessee parents say some books make students 'feel discomfort' because they're White.

Robin Steenman pulled her daughter out of public school over a mask mandate last year.

She's now in private school and misses public school. But Steenman is keeping her out not because of masks, but because of lesson plans she says make students feel bad about their race.
"The school bus goes right in front of my house and my kid is dying to ride it," she told CNN. "But not until I have deemed that the curriculum is safe and will do no harm."
Steenman is counting on a new Tennessee law to force schools to end that curriculum -- and ban at least one book in the elementary school library written from the perspective of Mexican Americans.
The former fighter pilot leads a chapter of Moms For Liberty in this wealthy, Republican-leaning suburb of Nashville.
She says her group has ballooned in size since April, from less than 20 parents meeting at her house to more than 3,000 connecting on Facebook. The chapter has grabbed headlines for belligerent protests at school board meetings. They have attacked a high school LGBTQ pride float -- one tweet wondered if students passing out pride literature were doing "recruitment." And another meeting featured a tirade by a Moms For Liberty member against a children's book about the lives of seahorses, which she said was too sexual.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/us/tennessee-law-hb-580-book-debate/index.html
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"Discomfort?" What a bunch of precious weenies!

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Reply Tennessee parents say some books make students 'feel discomfort' because they're White. (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Sep 29 OP
BradAllison Sep 29 #1
GulfCoast66 Sep 29 #15
tonedevil Sep 29 #18
Fullduplexxx Sep 29 #2
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bluewater Sep 29 #3
LunaSea Sep 29 #4
Mad_Machine76 Sep 29 #5
sop Sep 29 #6
Grins Sep 29 #13
Bettie Sep 29 #7
genxlib Sep 29 #8
Phoenix61 Sep 29 #9
Voltaire2 Sep 29 #10
Caliman73 Sep 29 #11
Retrograde Sep 29 #12
East-A-Squared Sep 29 #14
hunter Sep 29 #16
Corgigal Sep 29 #17
joetheman Sep 29 #19
3catwoman3 Sep 29 #20
LetMyPeopleVote Sep 30 #21
spanone Sep 30 #22

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 04:57 PM

1. She's a professional puller-outer n/m

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:11 PM

15. Too bad her husband wasn't.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:31 PM

18. Father would be better. /nt

 

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 04:57 PM

2. Doesn't that make them snowflakes

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:03 PM

3. .

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:08 PM

4. Big deal. A lot of stuff I read gives me discomfort,

for being human.

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Response to LunaSea (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:12 PM

5. And *we're* supposed to be the snowflakes?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:16 PM

6. We can't possibly have anything written from the perspective of Mexican Americans.

Oh, the discomfort! What were these teachers thinking?

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Response to sop (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 07:24 PM

13. Change "Mexican" to another culture...

…Irish, Scott’s, French, German, Scandinavian, etc. and let’s see if she feels the same way.

Anyone want to meet me in Vegas and bet me?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:18 PM

7. So, she's afraid of her daughter seeing

different perspectives on life and history.

What a piece of work. Bad parenting.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:34 PM

8. So much wrong here

White privilege is feeling the right to being sheltered from the embarrassing realities of history.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:39 PM

9. I don't know what branch of the military she flew for

but she’s a disgrace to them. That she fails to see the hypocrisy of her position is mind boggling.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:51 PM

10. This is one of the CRT Scary Standard Talking Points.

And it is f'ing racist bullshit.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:52 PM

11. These people are ridiculous.

To the person who asked. Steenman was in the Air Force. Unfortunately the Air Force has had a notorious reputation in the last couple of decades for being a hotbed of Christian Dominionists and White Supremacists. She's proof that a University Education is wasted on some people.

Here is an article in which the fool claims that her 7 year old daughter developed OCD from CRT.

https://www.rawstory.com/fundraising-critical-race-theory-trauma/

I claim total bullshit. My children are very intelligent. We discuss things with them at 11 and 12 that are pretty mature, including topics of race. At 7 years old my children NEVER came home asking questions ANYTHING like what the fool claims her daughter was asking. That is completely made up. Conservatives love to make up scenarios where they set up this perfect foil, except, it is not believable in the least. If the kid has OCD, it is likely because she has at least a mom, but I am sure her dad also contributes to the anxiety in the home. Being perpetually outraged about non-existent problems will definitely get noticed by children and they will pick up on the emotional atmosphere in the household. Being an advocate in defense of White Supremacy with your kid going to a mixed school and having friends of color, will definitely cause anxiety. I am sure it is easier to blame it on Critical Race Theory, which is only taught in Law School and Graduate programs.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 05:59 PM

12. I wonder how these people cope in the Real World

What do they do when they have to interact with people from a different ethnic, economic, or religious group? Do they build bubbles for themselves that they can hide in and not have to deal with "those people"? Did I just answer my own question?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:06 PM

14. Look who needs safe spaces!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:13 PM

16. Fortunately my wife and I didn't raise our children to be "white."

Neither did my parents, even though I am very white.

Had I been an actor in my prime I might have played the Nazi super-soldier. Alas I washed out of Hollywood as a four year old.

Two of my siblings were actors in their youth. It's possible you've seen them on TV. My brother played the stereotypical biker guy or cowboy, my sister the bubbly blonde California beach girl, even though she's an Amazon Warrior in real life who plays hard with Olympians.

When I was a kid my mom was a Jehovah's Witness.

Ignoring the Flag Salute in school every day toughened me up.

I don't recall any discomfort when authentic U.S.A. history was taught.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:24 PM

17. An adult

using her own child to stake a claim for herself. The child deserves better. One day that child will become an adult and may walk out the door with a forever goodbye.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:33 PM

19. Discomfort is what blacks and other minorities are raised on. Learn to live with it! nt

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 29, 2021, 11:02 PM

20. There are plenty of things we...

...should feel uncomfortable about - damned uncomfortable.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 01:08 AM

21. Boo Hoo

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 01:17 AM

22. racist asshole

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