The vice president of North Carolina’s largest educators’ association is a Marxist activist and member of a “revolutionary socialist” organization
02/18/2021 // Arsenio Toledo // Views

The vice president of North Carolina's largest teachers' association is a self-described Marxist activist linked to an organization that follows the teachings of communist dictators including Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong.

Bryan Proffitt began his term as the vice president of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) on July 1, 2020. The NCAE boasts a membership base of over 43,000 educators and earning over $8 million a year in revenues. When Proffitt was elected, many in the NCAE talked about how the associated "had been taken over by 'radicals.'"

Upon his ascension to the association's vice presidency, Proffitt said that he will use his term to push against the privatization of public schools, especially during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

"The privatizers are hungry now," said Proffitt. "They're going to push online education, they're going to push charters, they're going to push [the narrative] we didn't need teachers in the first place. They're going to do all that. They're already doing it. Our side has to be willing to fight back just as hard."

Proffitt also talked about how he was in favor of rolling back tax cuts in order to put those tax dollars into building more schools and renovating facilities.

“Are we going to keep being the state that cut taxes and they claim we’re going to make economic gains by feeding wealthy people more of their money back or are we really going to invest in our people?” he said.

Proffitt and the new president of the NCAE, Tamika Walker Kelly, are notorious for using "union-style tactics" to force North Carolina lawmakers to accede to their demands.


Fortunately, Proffitt and the NCAE are faced with strong opposition from the red state of North Carolina. Republican State Senate Leader Phil Berger even once called the NCAE a "tool" of the Democratic Party.

"The special interest education lobby will say just about anything to convince you that Republicans hate education and Democrats love it," Berger wrote in an opinion piece. "They do this because their primary motive is to elect Democrats, and to do that they need to mislead you into believing that Republican education policies have harmed our state."

Before Proffitt became the NCAE's vice president, he was a high school teacher. He also served as the president of the Durham Association of Educators from 2004 to 2015.

In the NCAE, Proffitt and Kelly co-chaired the NCAE's "Organize 2020 Racial and Social Justice Caucus," which helped stage teacher strikes and walkouts in 2018 and 2019, which shut down multiple schools across the state.

Both Kelly and Proffitt also endorsed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders during the 2020 Democratic Party Primaries. They were among the "fifty North Carolina leaders" who endorsed Sanders, which included "anti-cop" and "anti-Israel" personalities.

In 2008, Proffitt also gave an interview insisting on why "capitalism has to go" and why it's important to build a "revolutionary party."

Proffitt member of Marxist revolutionary movement

Proffitt is also a member of the group known as Liberation Road, a self-described Marxist organization. On its website, it describes itself as a group of "revolutionary socialists in the U.S. dedicated to fighting for a social system where social wealth is not in the hands of a few billionaires, but is controlled by the people."

Liberation Road's self-proclaimed "main enemy" is the Republican Party. Under the subheading of "Strategic Orientation 2019-2020," Liberation Road describes their main enemy as: "We identify the New Confederacy – composed of the most reactionary faction of capital and middle strata, right-wing racists, united in the Republican Party – as the main enemy. We use this term to emphasize the fact that the Right in this country is rooted in a racist program and strategy."

Along with being a Marxist organization, the group also claims to follow the teachings of both Lenin and Mao, who became the first dictators of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China, respectively. They are both also credited as the founders of their nations' respective communist parties. (Related: Chinese military funneled millions to American universities.)

According to the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of its website, Liberation Road argues that it learns "from many revolutionaries," but it "idolizes none."

The organization claims that it gets its understanding of "imperialism" and of why "the capitalist state must be completely destroyed" from Lenin. From Mao, it claims to gain its understanding of how to organize "workers and broad masses."

Proffitt has authored many white papers for Liberation Road, believing that his writings will "encourage more young people to participate in the conversation on organization and what we need to build a revolutionary movement."

In his papers, he instructs his leftist accomplices on what they need to do to bring about socialism in the United States. He places an emphasis on targeting community organizations, unions and schools as places where communist "people's movements" can be built from. He argued that recruiting from these kinds of places "will help to build trust and lasting political relationships that can take us to a higher level of struggle."

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