“Critical race theory has become one of those hot-button issues that the Republicans and other disinformers, who are engaged in disinformation for profit, frankly have seized on,” said Nina Jankowicz at an October 29, 2021. Profiteering was going on, but not by those Jankowicz accused.
In September, 2021, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) wrote to Joe Biden claiming that parents who complained about critical race theory indoctrination were engaging in “domestic terrorism.” Days later, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo on “threats of violence” against teachers and school board members.
Parents who complained about critical race theory were guilty of “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crime” and Garland wanted to deploy the FBI, DOJ and Department of Homeland Security against the parents. As it turned out, the critical race theory profiteer was a member of Garland’s own family.
Garland’s son-in-law Xan Tanner is co-founder, board member, and president of Panorama Education, a vendor of surveys on the “social and emotional climate.” Last October, Panorama recommended that teachers read “Teaching Toward Freedom,” an essay by Weather Underground alum Bill Ayers.
“You should know that the system you’ll be joining hates Black and Brown and poor kids,” Ayers wrote. “I have factual evidence that the system is organized to miseducate these children, and it includes the shameful lack of resources, enforced racial segregation, the dumbed-down and Eurocentric curriculum accompanied by a stifling top-down pedagogy, and arcane rules and routines that result predictably in social shaming and widespread exclusions.” And so on.
Panorama also conducts workshops dealing with “systemic racism” and the resources include articles by Altagracia Montilla, a “queer woman of color” who describes herself as “strategist, facilitator, freedom dreamer, conflict coach, and healer committed to dismantling oppressive systems that disempower communities targeted by physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and economic violence.” Montilla is “currently designing organizational development and racial justice frameworks informed by the most basic laws of nature found in cosmology, quantum physics, and astrophysics.”
The Panorama workshop featured Montilla’s article “How White Supremacy Lives in Our Schools.” Examples of white supremacy include “the Ku Klux Klan and MAGAs at half-empty Trump rallies,” but “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.”
According to Montilla, the written word is “characteristic of white supremacy culture.” Apparently James Baldwin (The Fire Next Time) Stanley Crouch (Kansas City Lightning) and Chester Himes (Lonely Crusade) and other black writers never got the memo. Montilla also finds white supremacy in something she calls “perfectionism,” so seeking the correct answer to a math problem could also be racist. That would surprise distinguished scholars such as Shelby Steele and Thomas Sowell, who earned advanced degrees long before the dawn of affirmative action.
Panorama Education boasts contracts in 50 of the largest 100 school districts in the country, some 13 million students in 23,000 schools and 1,500 districts across 50 states. Panorama also received $16 million from charitable organizations including the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg gave $16 million to Panorama through his charitable foundation, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.
Inflicting racist junkthought on children is a lucrative business. That raises conflict-of-interest issues for the attorney general, but so far nothing has come of it. The DOJ failed to prosecute corrupt FBI bosses such as James Comey and Peter Strzok, so Garland is surely off-limits.
For Nina Jankowicz, only “Republicans and other disinformers” are “weaponizing” disinformation “for profit.” In a classic case of projection, Jankowicz accuses others of the very activity she is conducting.
Jankowicz is also on record that Hunter Biden’s laptop is a “Trump campaign product” and “Russian influence op.” Jankowicz is also a big fan of Christopher Steele, author of the eponymous dossier, a Clinton campaign product now exposed as pure disinformation.
That faithful service doubtless played a role in her selection as the DHS disinformation boss. Nina Jankowicz, 33, is the Biden Junta’s minister of propaganda. Look for the wannabe chanteuse to ramp it up as crucial midterms approach, with conditions worsening by the day.
In the meantime, those parents Merrick Garland smeared as “domestic terrorists” might check their school district for materials from Panorama Education. Parents nationwide might verify how much money their district is spending on essays from the scholarly Altagracia Montilla and Weatherman emeritus Bill Ayers.
In Teaching When the World is on Fire, the book Merrick Garland’s son-in-law recommends, Ayers joins H. Richard Milner IV, author of “Yes, Race and Politics Belong in the Classroom,” along with “Cops or Counselors” by Pedro Noguera, and “Climate Change Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students,” by Amy Harmon. And so on.
For decades a collective farm of mediocrity and failure, the government education monopoly now serves the left as a one-stop indoctrination center. Call it the disinformation inherent in the system.