Radicals Behind #RedForEd

When Is It Okay To Use The “N” Word ?

The answer to that question should be never. I mean the NAACP, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton did have a funeral for the word, but in classrooms across the country the “N” word is part of the only so-called “poetry” they might ever hear.  It is that grim reality that Rep. Maria Syms was trying to expose in her opinion piece about the leaders of #redfored.

It appears, based on what we have seen this week, that Rep. Reginald Bolding believes the use of the “N” word is acceptable if you are a rapper, progressive American of African descent, or a classroom teacher. 

You see, a dustup occurred last week when Bolding took offense with Syms’ decision to include rap lyrics in her piece, #RedForEd leaders Noah Karvelis and Derek Harris claim to be grassroots and nonpartisan. Syms cited the lyrics of Kendrick Lamar, a favorite of Arizonans United for Education leader, Noah Karvelis.

What is #redfored, you ask? It is a catchy slogan used by progressives to sell the tax increase they want in the name of classroom teachers. All across the state, teachers are striking – known as a walkout in our Orwelian world – presumably for better wages, and whether they admit it or not; to turn the state blue.

Syms had the nerve to cite precisely the lyrics of Kendrick Lamar, who is a favorite of Arizonans United for Education leader and music teacher, Noah Karvelis. This is what passes for music curriculum in Mr. Karvelis’ classroom.

To their credit, Arizona Republic editors published the lyrics in all of their despicable glory only to later cave by replacing the word nigger with “…” 

I kid you not. 

They didn’t even have the decency to change it to n------, or n@#$%$#. Because dear reader, in their opinion, you can’t handle the truth.

Here is the truth they are trying to hide: progressives are hypocrites. The use of the “N” word is perfectly acceptable to Noah Karvelis and other progressives when it serves their purposes.

Prose like Huckleberry Finn is verboten now, but “poetry” by Kendrick is embraced. Why? Because it fuels the very hate and division the likes of Karvelis sell.


I have seen over the years exactly how the left uses Americans of African descent to sell their radical agenda. I have seen over the years how the radicals attack Americans of African descent when they dare to utter a conservative word.

The attacks on Kanye West for his support of Candice Owens and President Donald Trump are a glaring example of what happens to a ninja when they dare to take a step off the plantation porch.

“Get back on that porch ninja!” “What are you thinking ninja?” “Don’t you forget your place… Ninja!” That is the message I hear when the words “I am offended” are aimed at me as black conservative.

Maria Syms came under fire because she spoke truth to power on behalf of parents like me. Parents like me, who do not want our children indoctrinated. Parents like my parents, who demanded more of me and taught me to examine the content of one’s character and not the color of their skin. Parents like the ones I hope my kids will be, who share the classics with their kids and teach them to value this amazing country.

We owe Syms a debt of gratitude for exposing the hypocrisy of the left, and the agenda of #redfored. We owe Speaker of the House JD Mesnard a hat tip for his admonishment of Bolding and Rep. Geraldine Peten for impugning Syms. “I don’t know why it’s so hard to follow the rules,” said Mesnard. “It doesn’t matter whether you are white or black or brown or whatever the color the color of your skin is, you follow the House rules.”

Mesnard was right in a perfect world, and wrong in the one in which we find ourselves. Bolding showed us exactly the sorry state of that world.

Bolding claimed that Syms attempted to “discredit this teacher because he may have introduced lyrics in the classroom written by a black entertainer.” Come to think of it, I am offended that Bolding thinks Lamar is a “black entertainer.” The very fact that Bolding had to use the entertainer’s race underscores the fact that he was boldly race baiting. I would argue that Lamar should just be called an entertainer, but there is nothing entertaining about a man who uses the “N” word and raps about killing cops; that’s just anti-establishment and anarchy. I should demand an apology, and so should the people who actually produce thoughtful poetry and prose——unless, of course, you’re into that kind of thing. 

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