Education Company Linked To Merrick Garland Held Workshop Asking Teachers To Read Article Equating Trump Rally Attendees To KKK | Beaufort County Now | A 2021 workshop for educators encouraged attendees to read an article that equated supporters of former President Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan, calling them both “examples of white supremacy.”

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ashe Schow.

    A 2021 workshop for educators encouraged attendees to read an article that equated supporters of former President Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan, calling them both "examples of white supremacy."

    The workshop, run by left-wing education company Panorama Education, was titled "SEL as Social Justice: Dismantling White Supremacy Within Systems and Self." SEL stands for "Social-Emotional Learning," and the company is not shy about explaining SEL is just a way to achieve its "equity" goals.

    The Washington Examiner reported that the workshop included a slide that referenced a 2020 article from Altagracia Montilla, who describes herself as a "freedom-dreamer, facilitator, and strategist committed to dismantling oppressive systems" who works to build "antiracist" work spaces. The article, titled "How White Supremacy Lives in Our Schools," equates those who attended Trump's rallies to members of the KKK.

    "The rise in images of overt white supremacy in the media feeds into the confusion about white supremacy," Montilla wrote in the article. "While the Ku Klux Klan and MAGAs at half-empty Trump rallies (not that these are mutually exclusive groups) are in fact examples of white supremacy, they are not the only examples."

    Other examples of white supremacy highlighted in the article include "murderous police officers," "perfectionism," "worship of the written word," "defensiveness," and "right to comfort." The article insisted that "Most of white supremacy is much more insidious: the school to prison pipeline, redlining, the opportunity gap, and voter suppression."

    The article continued: "White supremacy is everywhere, pertinent and pervasive, woven into the fabric of our society and reflected in every institution and organization in the U.S. including schools."

    As The Daily Wire previously reported, Panorama Education, which conducted the seminar, was co-founded by Xan Tanner, who is married to Attorney General Merrick Garland's daughter. One of the main focuses of Panorama is to conduct and store "psychological profiles" of students while avoiding parental consent for such profiles. From The Daily Wire:

    At least one district's contract says all of the personal student data is sent to the company - which is funded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg - under a loophole that circumvents a requirement for parental consent by counting the for-profit company as a "school official," not an outside vendor.

    Panorama, which focuses on "social-emotional learning" and surveys that gauge the feelings of parents, students, and staff, has among the broadest tentacles of any educational consultant. At least 22 of the nation's largest 100 school districts have paid Panorama a combined $12 million in recent years, with a 23rd set to pay it millions more, a Daily Wire review found.

    The link between Garland and Panorama was exposed in September. On October 1, the National School Boards Associations (NSBA) wrote a letter to Garland insisting that parents have become hostile at school board meetings and asking the Biden administration to do something. Following the letter, Garland raised the possibility of getting the FBI involved against parents who express anger over Critical Race Theory, mask mandates, and other education issues at school board meetings.

    The Daily Wire is one of America's fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Making oil more expensive
Is the GOP’s electoral wipeout of Democratic candidates in Virginia a harbinger of things to come in North Carolina next year?
No longer the "friendly opposition", the Liberal "ying" to the more studious, more insightful "yang"; no, not the least bit worthy of such.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said late this week that he would work with the state legislature to figure out what they can do to stop illegal aliens from being flown into the state of Florida by the Biden administration.
After the release of former Today Show co-host Katie Couric’s new book, “Going There,” in which she trashes people left and right, and the report that Couric had tried to humiliate her colleague Ashleigh Banfield at the 2000 Olympics, Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean blasted her on Twitter.
The plaintiffs in the long-running Leandro school funding case have asked the court to bypass the legislature and order the state government to transfer $1.7 billion to begin funding components of the plan.
A report surfaced that gunmen for the drug cartels south of the American border have been taunting Texas National Guard soldiers by standing across the Rio Grande with AK-47s.
Many college campuses aren’t as hospitable to open inquiry and free expression as they should be. However, there is reason for hope.


What you think could not land you on the govt. enemies list
President Joe Biden exploded on Saturday at a reporter who asked him about media reports that his administration was planning to give illegal aliens who were separated from their families at the border under the last administration payouts that could go well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars
Critical race theory is the idea that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and that all of our institutions including the law, culture, business, the economy are all designed to maintain white supremacy.
State lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to block an automatic tax increase on employers. Senate Bill 311 would maintain the state’s current tax for funding unemployment insurance.
did they not get the memo on staying on the narrative?
Rodney Scott, the former chief of the United States Border Patrol, spoke out on the Biden administration and immigration policies during a Fox News interview, saying that the border is significantly less safe under the current administration than it was under the previous administration.
As the N.C. House passed its new election maps Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Senate followed suit Wednesday, Nov. 3, passing new maps with a vote along party lines, 26-19.
At least 41 elementary school students from California are trapped in Afghanistan, the Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday, and getting them out is proving an impossible task, though Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) says it it is continually pressing the Biden administration to assist in their rescue.


Back to Top