It's not a racial issue, it's a learning issue

“My advice to my peers, people of color, and my generation, start making these white teachers accountable for instructing you. They tooled this profession, they brag about their credentials, they brag about their tenure, so if you have so much experience then find a more productive way to teach the so called “unteachable”.”

The young lady who said this was thirteen-year-old Jada Williams, who was accepting an award from the Frederick Douglass Foundation in New York.

Jada wanted to enter an essay contest in school, and wrote about her impression of Frederick Douglass’ The Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass, but it was never submitted. What Jada wrote apparently offended her teachers so much that she was harassed and forced to leave the school.

Jada and her mother Karla Williams joined Glenn on GBTV to discuss the incident. Glenn, who had a candid discussion about the essay this morning on radio, started the interview off by telling Ms. Williams and her daughter that he believes she was correct, if he understood what she was saying in her essay, but it was the use of the words “white teachers” as opposed to “teachers” that has changed the argument into one about race as opposed to making her original point.

Glenn asked Jada what she meant by the words “white teachers.” Jada explained that she was using the language from the book, which was published back in the 1800’s.

Jada, a student in the eighth grade, next explained that after turning her essay in, her English teacher told her that she was offended by the essay. “She [Jada’s teacher] said she felt like it mocked her. And asked me if I had any black teachers,” Jada explained.

Jada responded by telling her teacher that yes, she did have a black teacher.

According to the report Glenn read, Jada, mostly A and B+ student, had a dramatic decline in her grades following the incident. Jada’s mother commented that before the incident with the essay she never experienced academic problems with Jada.

“I would attend parent teacher conferences, and would hear ‘I wish I had twenty more students like Jada’,” Karla Williams explained.

After the incident, however, that changed. She began receiving phone calls that Jada was angry, but when Jada’s mother would question the claims she wouldn’t receive any substantial feedback. There was even talk of Jada being put in in-school suspension, but no one would provide any clear explanation as to why.

At that point Jada’s mother decided to remove her daughter from the school. She didn’t want those teachers to be instructing her daughter, because the clear message from Jada was that she wasn’t getting sufficient education, and the very claims her teachers were upset over.

Glenn, who you probably know is not a big proponent of our current nationalized public school system, broke this down to the roots of progressivism.

“Frederick Douglass new that if you don’t teach children... that is the way to make them a slave. And I think that’s what we’re doing, because this system does not work at all,” Glenn said.

Glenn worries that Jada is being used by both sides, those who want to make her a villain, and those who want to call the education system racist, but that’s not what this is about to Jada or her mother.

“I know this is absolutely not about racism, it’s about the education of our children, and that’s what needs to the focus,” Jada’s mother told Glenn, later adding “if that’s all it’s about [color] then how far will we ever get?”

Glenn asked Jada, “What have you taken away from this experience? What have you learned?”

A tearful Jada replied, “I feel misunderstood, because most grownups are making it a racial issue, when it’s a learning issue. I also feel hurt, because I’m not in school right now. They’re taking from me the one thing that I do love, and I feel confused because I thought I lived in a country of freedom of speech.”

The Frederick Douglass Foundation did still accept Jada’s essay and present her with the award. They also showed Jada and her mother David Barton’s The American History of Black and White.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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