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Dad Shuts Down CRT with the Perfect Question: How Do I Have Two Degrees if I'm Oppressed?

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A black man and father obliterated the left’s narrative regarding systemic racial oppression in a recent viral video when he spoke out against the teachings of critical race theory at a school board meeting.

How did the dad buck the narrative that minority Americans can’t succeed in a country supposedly bogged down by a system which is alleged to be designed to keep black and brown citizens struggling? He simply shared his own success story.

“When you talk about Critical Race Theory, [it is] pretty much going to be teaching kids how to hate each other, how to dislike each other,” a father named Ty Smith told a school board in Illinois in a video which is going viral, Faithwire reported.

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“No mom, no dad in the house. Worked my way through college, sat there and hustled my butt off to get through college. You gonna tell me somebody that looked like y’all white folks kept me from doing that?” he asked. “I worked myself off the streets to where I am right now and you’re going to sit here and tell me this lie of Critical Race Theory?”

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Conservative social media commentator Benny Johnson shared Smith’s impassioned speech, which had been viewed more than three million times as of Saturday morning.

“It’s pretty much what its all gonna come down to. You’re going to deliberately teach kids, ‘This white kid right here got it better than you because he’s white,’ and you’re gonna tell a white kid ‘the black people are all down and suppressed.”

He then asked, “How do I have two medical degrees if I’m sitting here oppressed?”

Smith asked a question that surely had leftists struggling for an answer. It’s of course, difficult to argue with his logic.

How does one obtain an education, and go on to achieve success, when that person isn’t supposed to live outside the confines set for them by the modern left? Smith told his very personal story, and it is one that people need to hear.

After growing up with no parents, he worked his way through college, and did what was required to meet his objectives.

“You gonna tell me somebody that looked like y’all white folks kept me from doing that? Are you serious? Not one white person ever came to me and said ‘Well, son, you know you’ll never be able to get anywhere because the black people,’” he said.

Smith also succinctly broke down the lies that sit behind the teachings of critical race theory, noting: “Well how did I get where I am right now if some white man kept me down?”

“Black folks are getting told by other black folks, ‘You’re never going to be able to get out there in the world because white folks are never going to let you get anywhere … the white man is going to keep you down,'” he said.

The dad concluded by lambasting people who invoke the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while advocating for anti-white teaching materials, reminding them that the teachings of critical race theory harm children and sew divisiveness — which was not the message shared by King.

“When February comes around, don’t talk about Martin Luther King. Don’t talk about Black History Month if you’re pretty much going to pee on his grave with this nonsense.”

It’s a shame more minority fathers aren’t speaking up on this subject, but Smith’s passion shows us that we are still a country of individuals, and that race baiters in education, business and in the military do not speak for all minority Americans. This writer grew up in Oklahoma’s Indian country in northeastern Oklahoma — roughly 20 miles from a place called Stillwell, Oklahoma.

The community in 2018 was noted for being the early death capital of the country, The Washington Post reported. Residents in Stillwell are either American Indian, or are neighbors to them. The Post reported people in the area die at an average of 56.3 years old — much lower than the national average.

Why is that? Is it because Christopher Columbus visited this continent centuries ago and put the area on the map for colonization? Is it because they’re likely to be poor?

I would posit that so many people die young in deep Indian country because they have no hope. They’re in so many cases brought up to be devoid of ambition, or to live lives without meaning. That’s tragic.

According to the logic of the left, Native Americans — a much smaller minority than black Americans — should all be oppressed in perpetuity. If black America is struggling to succeed to such a degree, then Indians must be facing oppression so stout that it is insurmountable.

Thankfully, the rhetoric of the left is built on lies. Such a conclusion is simply not true.

Indian tribes, such as my own tribe in Oklahoma, are socialist nations within an already great nation. Indian tribes have been teaching children for decades that they’re oppressed. Some of us who are members of those tribes thankfully had adults in our lives while growing up who wouldn’t allow such propaganda to be digested. These people were inclined to literally smack us for daring to indulge in self-pity.

We thrived where the left said we had no business going off the liberal thought reservation.

Ty Smith, a back man with a college education, succeeded where the left said he should have found himself poor, addicted to drugs or being targeted by the police. Where is the left’s answer for Mr. Smith’s question?

Nowhere, of course.

If Smith were truly oppressed, it would certainly benefit all of America to find out how he leaped from being desolate to college-educated.

We, of course, know the left cannot answer Smith’s question. Critical race theory is based on the lie that people cannot ever step out of the shadows of those who came before them. Critical race theory is the latest attempt by the Democratic Party to keep minority Americans downtrodden and voting for them.

The only way to defeat these race fanatics is to speak up and to defy them by living lives seeking excellence.

Thank goodness that more people are finally starting to stand up to the nonsense.

In today’s age of lunacy, we should all be thankful for fathers like Ty Smith.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.


Family Escapes Through 2nd-Story Window During Armed Standoff After Suspect Barricades Door: Report

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On July 25, in Auburn, Alabama, a man reportedly put his family, his neighborhood, first responders and himself in a very dangerous position. Calls came into the Auburn Police District around 7:00 p.m. reporting a domestic violence incident in the Camden Ridge Subdivision. When police arrived, the man reportedly began firing at them with a handgun. Police fired back, and the man retreated into the home, where he also had his family trapped in a room. Thanks to the police and fire department coming together and working smarter instead of harder, the situation was resolved without injury to the family members trapped upstairs. It was firefighter Andrew Kiser, Chief of Police Cedric Anderson and Shift Supervisor Lt. Cody Hill who were responsible for carrying out the daring rescue that helped bring the threat to an end. While the shooter refused to exit the house, the men carried a ladder to the house and set it up to reach one of the second-story windows, where they learned the man’s family had been trapped. While Anderson held the ladder steady, Hill climbed the ladder and Kiser assisted the family as they climbed out of the window. With the family out of the way, Lee County SWAT was able to enter the house and capture the suspect. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center South after he was found to have sustained what appeared to be a gunshot wound. “Auburn PD Alerts: Heavy Police Activity in the Camden Ridge Subdivision, in the area of Wedgewood Ct.,” a public safety alert for the area read, according to WRBL-TV. “The scene is secure at this time, NO ONGOING THREAT.” Auburn Assistant Police Chief Clarence Stewart praised the efforts of all involved, highlighting how each group present played an important role in…

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After Receiving Call About Blazing Attic Fire, Police Rescue Man Trapped Inside Smoke-Filled Bedroom

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A family in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, woke up just before midnight on Sunday and sensed something was wrong. They called 911 at around 11:38 p.m., reporting a “possible fire at the residence,” according to The Journal NJ. Officers Ryan Anzalone, Donna Gonzalez, Michael Morgante and Colin Murray with the Marlboro Township Police Department were first on the scene and quickly assessed the situation. They found smoke pouring out of the attic, but were relieved to see the family appeared to have exited the home. After a short time, though, the family realized one of their members was not with them, and was likely still trapped inside on the second floor. Gonzalez and Anzalone charged in and found the man, as described, in a bedroom on the second floor. By the time they got there, the room was “completely filled with smoke,” but they managed to rescue the resident. The fire department had a difficult time accessing the home due to the long, narrow driveway and a large landscaping rock. “While enroute Chief 2-66 was advised of heavy smoke from the attic,” the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1 posted on Facebook. “At the time the mutual aid response plan was put in place and the box alarm was requested to bring in initial assistance.” “Upon the arrival of 2-66 Chief advised the house was located down a 180 foot narrow driveway. Once engine 2-75 arrived there was trouble accessing the house due to a large ornamental boulder and trees. Members of the engine and police moved the 400lb boulder so the engine could get to the house and attack the fire. “As the incident progressed, the second alarm mutual aid plan was requested for this deep seated, hard to access attic fire.” The two officers who…

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