Racists, Republicanazis, and Unqualified Teachers Are Destroying Texas

At a training session last week, a school administrator with Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas, tried to advise elementary school teachers on how to follow new district guidelines for the vetting of books. The guidelines were issued in an attempt to align with a controversial law in Texas that seeks to restrict discussion of race and history in schools. There are no opposing facts to the Holocaust except in the twisted minds of white nationalists, American Nazis, and untrained historians. There are no opposing facts to racism in the USA except by the KKK, white nationalists, white supremacists and Republicanazis in Texas and the Deep South. The sole exception that overlaps these two hateful and hate-filled groups at the QAnon devotees of misinformation and the televangelists who support them.

In Texas, the current epicenter of misinformation, misogyny, anti-Semitisms, homophobia, and the rejection of science in favor of the myths of the bible, Gina Peddy — executive director of curriculum and instruction for the district — invoked the Holocaust as an example of a historic event that would require a teacher to keep on hand other books with “opposing” views.1

Gina Peddy of Southlake Texas school demands that teaching the Holocaust present both sides: Nazi and the victim’s side (Wikibious)

Peddy’s inability to handle or understand history, like Governor Greg Abbott‘s total ignorance of Texas racist past, has put Texas on a downward spiral as the laughing stock of a sane world2 but applauded by the talking heads whose education on race and history is barely marginal.3 They, like Tucker Carlson, blast “white supremacy” as a myth–but travel to Hungary to worship at the alter of its government that is renewing its ties to Nazi Germany.4 It is the brainchild of Donald Trump who called for a ban on Muslims and denigrated Black people throughout his life and presidency.5 The University of Texas song at UT Austin, whose title was taken from remarks by Confederate general and traitor Robert E. Lee, and has been for years understood for its racial tone and has, in the past, been performed by musicians in blackface at minstrel shows and were continued until the 1960s as fund-raisers organized by students and featured white performers singing and dancing in blackface.

Confederate Constitution March 11, 1861

Austinites, like many Texans, celebrated the line in the Confederacy’s Constitution that read: “In all such territory [that makes up the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected be [sic] Congress and by the Territorial government, …” An e-mail sent to UT-Austin President Jay Hartzell, obtained by The Texas Tribune, showed wealthy alumni and donors threatened to stop supporting the university and demanded that the university continue its racism, “stand up to ‘cancel culture’ and firmly get behind the song” that the University Band refused to play (October 13, 2020).6

Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861–1863)

Many e-mails extolled the Confederacy, and yet many Texas had no idea of what the authentic flag was of the Confederacy, frequently confusing it with the “Dixie” flag that most secessionists, Proud Bois, Prayer Warriors, and other domestic terrorists carried in their rebellion against the Union on January 6–when they stormed the Washington, DC Capitol.

Dixie flag also known as South Carolina flag it is not the Confederate flag

From June to late October, over 70% of the nearly 300 people who emailed Hartzell’s office about “The Eyes” demanded the school keep playing it. Around 75 people in emails explicitly threatened to stop supporting the school financially, calling on the university to take a heavier hand with students and athletes they believed were disrespecting university tradition by protesting it.

A typical e-mail read: “It is disgraceful to see the lack of unity and our fiercest competitor Sam E[h]linger standing nearly alone,” wrote one graduate whose name was also redacted by the university to protect the identity of a donor. “It is symbolic of the disarray of this football program which you inherited. The critical race theory garbage that has been embraced by the football program and the university is doing massive irreparable damage.”

Terry and Robert B. Rowling in a photo when they gave $25 million to support Brain Institute of the Southwestern Medical Foundation

College racism: “White Americans” at Texas University Should Turn in “Illegal Aliens” flier says (exposing their low grade of spelling, history, and bad grammar)

Racism is a cancer in a democracy. In Texas it is a death-dealing disease but ignored by white supremacists and it corrupt Republicanazi government. It lives and thrives on hate.

Here is a sampling of the hate mail: In an e-mail The Texas Tribune obtained, Eldon Larry Wilkinson,9 a donor who graduated in 1970, quoting a statistic UT-Austin officials have state they’re working to improve that UT-Austin was unable to recruit and  keep Black athletes, lamented: “The tail cannot be allowed to wag the dog…..and the dog must instead stand up for what is right. Nothing forces those students to attend UT Aust. Encourage them to select an alternate school….NOW!”10 Wilkinson is reclusive and does not like to be photographed. Here is his photograph in the class of 1970.

Larry Eldon Wilkinson, University of Texas at Austin Class of 1970

Another wrote: “As I said before the blacks are free and it’s time for them to move on to another state where everything is in their favor.”11 There is no such state. Still some football players were forced to stay on the field for the song “The Eyes of Texas” to appease angry donors and fans.12 as there were no universities that recognized their right to protest systemic racism and some even said that if they did not their job prospects would be damaged.13 Racism is everywhere.




  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9mgtlLzq5Y.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bE1El-9obQ.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f6RBCsjqxA.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0pjS2IEGuk.
  5. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/trump-racism-comments/588067/. Cf. https://www.npr.org/2020/10/19/925385389/is-trump-really-that-racist. Cp. https://www.vox.com/2016/7/25/12270880/donald-trump-racist-racism-history. Trump was known as an accelerant for many hate crimes: https://www.vox.com/21506029/trump-violence-tweets-racist-hate-speech.
  6. https://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/01/ut-eyes-of-texas-donors-emails/.
  7. https://www.texasmonthly.com/list/telling-fortunes/no-14-robert-rowling/.
  8. https://www.forbes.com/profile/robert-rowling/?sh=3888d9dc2eaa.
  9. https://twitter.com/Retrosnacking/status/1366419750574784517/photo/2.
  10. https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/lsu-coaching-candidates-james-franklin-luke-fickell-joe-brady-among-top-names-to-replace-ed-orgeron/. Cf. https://twitter.com/nkalamb/status/1366466810334355456.
  11. Ibid.
  12. https://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/03/ut-austin-eyes-of-texas-donors/.
  13. https://twitter.com/CSterns_7/status/1366508489929986049?s=20.

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