Normally I’d be all into this stuff but honestly, I’m at the point where I’m tired of all things Trump—his presidency, his racism, his stupidity, his wig, his kids, his small, creepy hands, Trump Tower staring at me when I go downtown, MAGA fanatics—all of it.
But while we’re on the subject of impeachment, wouldn’t it be nice if we could make elected officials face some kind of justice for their egregious crimes against the communities they’re supposed to serve—specifically students and families of color? Because I have a few people on my list of offenders who need to be lined up right behind Trump.
How, Andre? Because this poll says that 78% of Americans support school choice and three out of four people believe parents should be able to choose what school their child goes to. So if the majority of the country supports school choice, wouldn’t Elizabeth’s plan go against the needs and wants of the community?
I’m accusing Betsy of high crimes against Black and Brown students because she either doesn’t have a clue or doesn't have a care in the world. She should’ve never been appointed as Secretary of Education—her oblivion is a danger in itself.
Even though Betsy has been low-key these past couple of months, I still haven’t forgotten about how she rescinded several Obama era guidelines that protected students with special needs and students of color from discriminatory practices in schools. And not to mention that she’s delayed research to find out if these same students are under or over-identified for special education classes.
I don’t know if she’s taking orders directly from the Oval Office or if she’s really Trump’s evil second cousin who also believes in making life hard for poor and non-White people, but her policies are detrimental to underserved communities.
So since I’m still pissed about those rollbacks, Betsy can get in line right behind Liz.
Meanwhile, students all across the country have rallied at their state capitals to fight for their education, their jobs and basically, their lives. In her tweet below, Josselyn Rendon says, “We’re not criminals. I have a clean record and I’m just trying to get an education.”
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m sickened by this. And at this point, no one should question Trump’s hate for people of color because he’s gone this far to remove and keep people out of this country that was built by immigrants.
So I have spots on reserve for any justices that rule to rescind the program because they would be a stain on the American flag right next to Donald.
In real life, I wish we could impeach all of the raggedy elected officials and get them removed from office immediately. It’s right up there with my fantasy of pulling all Black and Brown students from traditional public schools to turn the system upside down.
But what it all boils down to is this: We have to be more diligent in our civic engagement. We don’t have to go through this much stress and hardship if we put the right people in office.
Remember that when local and national elections roll around.
Tanesha Peeples is driven by one question in her work—“If not me, then who?” As the former Deputy Director of Activist Development for brightbeam, Tanesha merges the worlds of communications and grassroots activism to push for change in the public education system. Her passion for community and relentless mission for justice and liberation drive her in uplifting and amplifying the voices and ...