Inexplicably, the Chicago Teachers’ Union posted a tweet claiming that “the push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.”
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 6, 2020
It’s totally unclear what they meant by this, and they did not explain it. They just dropped it out there, and then when questioned about it, deleted the tweet.
By the way: yes, “sexism” and “misogyny” are synonyms.
It was pointed out that these teachers are actually lazy and just want to get paid for not working.
Some people really don’t like doing their jobs https://t.co/VRVtpcvuX6
— Grant Addison (@jgrantaddison) December 6, 2020
Some people did agree, of course. Because racism-believers are actual mindless zombies, who will nod along to anything while repeating programmed buzzwords.
Been feeling this lately. We can discuss the merits of reopening but the conversation cannot be rooted in white supremacy. White folks questioning BIPOC's intelligence, especiall women of color. Our ability to "understand the science." The coded language is hella out of pocket. https://t.co/xL1GkFGzGG
— Ish the Dish (@Ish_the_Dish) December 6, 2020
But ultimately, they made the decision to remove the tweet and apologize.
Fair enough. Complex issue. Requires nuance. And much more discussion. More important, the people the decision affects deserve more. So we’ll continue give them that.
Appreciate the feedback of those truly in the struggle.
— ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) December 6, 2020
Frankly, I can’t blame them for not wanting to work – their students are all blacks and foreigners, and it must be a literal hell to work in that environment. I suppose, however, they should have made different life choices, and this really isn’t anyone’s problem.
Basically, the tweet proves that at this point, people will make insinuations of racism/sexism based on nothing at all, in order to promote their own self-interests, and expect not to be questioned on it. In general, they won’t be questioned on it, because no one understands anything about this whole “racism” hoax, and basically everyone has learned to walk on eggshells.
In this specific case, it was just too obvious that these people were trying to get out of working by blaming sexist racists. The self-interest conflict was at the core of the thing.
Furthermore, saying “sexist” weakened the message, given that it is obviously primarily women who have to deal with kids when they’re not in school.
But in general, this will work.
You should probably start using it in your own life.