(Natural News) Gabriela López, the elected-at-27-years-old head of the San Francisco Board of Education, recently gave an interview about her district’s decision to rename some 44 public schools due to “racism.” And what she had to say made absolutely no sense.
Reminiscent of something Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) might babble while sipping a wine cooler, López basically told New Yorker writer Isaac Chotiner that facts and truth played no role whatsoever in the name change process, and that it all hinged on how people felt, or something, about the continued use of the old “offensive” names.
Even when the committee that chose which schools to rename was challenged about the reasons why, the district went ahead and made the changes anyway because those who were triggered felt good about it.
When confronted about the incorrect claim that Paul Revere “intended to colonize the Penobscot people” during the Penobscot Expedition of 1779, as one example, López said this is no problem because the committee’s “truth” was that he did. Thus, Paul Revere Elementary School has to be renamed.
“So, for me, I guess it’s just the criteria was created to show if there were ties to these specific themes, right?” López rambled to Chotiner.
“White supremacy, racism, colonization, ties to slavery, the killing of indigenous people, or any symbols that embodied that. And the committee shared that these are the names that have these ties. And so, for me, at this moment, I have the understanding we have to do the teaching, but also I do agree that we shouldn’t have these ties, and this is a way of showing it.”
Children in San Francisco don’t get educated, they get indoctrinated
Read that quote over again a few times and try to make sense of it. This writer bets you will not find anything other than mindless, nonsensical babble, which seems to be the only thing López was capable of saying throughout the interview.
Many others noticed the same thing, including War Against Boys author Christina Sommers. After reading through López’s interview with Chotiner, Sommers concluded that López is “less than cogent.”
Someone named Erika Sanzi responded that López is “also a teacher,” which is truly scary since that means she has direct influence over impressionable children.
Kathy Castro, who apparently lives in the district, also responded that she “[c]annot wait until the next school board election,” the insinuation being that she plans to vote against López.
“I realize this piece may be abbreviated, but she only perfunctorily answered your questions, and there was little follow up,” wrote another named Steve Goldstein.
“From what’s presented here, SF children are learning no one gets honored unless they are perfect. And the definition of perfect is extremely fluid.”
When asked by Chotiner why no historians were used throughout the renaming process, López again had nothing to say other than the committee chose not to, and that is good enough for her.
She was also asked about the committee’s historical inaccuracies and blatant defiance against the facts, to which López became defensive and accusatory against Chotiner.
“I think what you’re pointing to and what I keep hearing is you’re trying to undermine the work that has been done through this process,” was López’s response to Chotiner when he expressed that he was unsure whether the things they were talking about did or did not happen.
“And I’m moving away from the idea that it was haphazard,” López added, siding fully with the committee and against Chotiner’s suggestions.
“Why would they consult historians?” asked another Twitter user rhetorically about the committee. “They have no interest in history.”
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