Letter: Michael Rivera, Leesburg

Editor: Members of the school board, when is this madness going to end?

Across the country people are being violently coerced into apologizing for being white or acting white. The term “systemic racism” has become as annoying as the word “unprecedented.” Cities are on fire because a portion of the population feels that violence gets results and, unfortunately, it’s working. All the years of many presidential administrations including a Black president and all of a sudden in the past seven months the United States is plagued with systemic racism and has been deemed the worst country in the world? Given all of the accolades of intellect and diplomacy bestowed upon Mr. Obama, wouldn’t he have certainly known this during his eight years in office? The predictions of doom and gloom have reached epic and apocalyptic proportions. 

This “apology to blacks” feeds into mob coercion and succumbs to the no longer peaceful protesters. We are experiencing a time where conservatives (or any non-far-left liberals) are not free to place in their yards political signs of their choosing because angry mobs will come to their homes and attack them. That is not conjecture or opinion, it is a fact. This is no way to live.

The School Board should be above this explosion of false and fabricated white guilt and not drag Loudoun County Public Schools into the madness occurring across the nation. This apology is akin to hoisting a BLM sign in your town hoping BLM supporters will not destroy the town with “mostly peaceful protests.”

I enjoy living in Loudoun and felt that we were doing well avoiding the violence, maintaining low crime rates, avoiding criminal protests and needless destruction. I thought the county was going to remain a sane outlier from the madness, an enclave of rational thought.

I am disappointed in the board’s decision to give in to the mob and the media and apologize. Blacks, whites, Indians, Asians, Hispanics and many others live and worship together in our county peacefully and calls of racism and abuse of minorities is unfounded and fabricated to fit the narrative that is being thrust upon us.

The School Board is elected to represent, support, and work for the people of Loudoun County (not a political party or personal agenda) and with this apology it has done the citizens of this county a disservice.

Michael Rivera, Leesburg

2 thoughts on “Letter: Michael Rivera, Leesburg

  • 2020-10-01 at 4:08 pm

    Excellent Mr Rivera!

    Eric Williams and his merry band of board members are not here to support a solid learning environment for Loudoun school kids. They are in the process of destroying Loudoun education to further social agendas of the Marxist left.

    They should all resign.

    That will help get the staggered terms started early!

    • 2020-10-03 at 10:20 am

      I couldn’t see his reply, however, I SOOOO agree! Whatever happened to “agree to disagree”! Certain behaviors, attitudes and behaviors definately need to change. BUT I’m tired of being made to feel guilty for being white! If we had leadership that had gumption and whose agenda was not all about just them, we could probably move forward and accomplish something. Tearing down statues, renaming every street, town, sports team, etc, etc. that has even a shadow of alleged “racism” is ludicrous and over the top. Extremists are everywhere and someone somewhere will object to something somewhere! Most of these things are not going to make a whits bit of difference in the grand scheme of things.
      How about I resent signs going up about a black man being lynched on a certain spot? As a 73 year old white woman, if I go picket there or attempt pull that sign down because I find it offensive, what do you think would happen! My sorry old butt would be in jail in a heartbeat. But if I were to pull down a street sign with Lee, Stonewall or some other ” remotely ‘southern’ leaning’ I’d be lauded. Irregardless that I am defacing public property and breaking some other laws, I’m sure. GET A GRIP PEOPLE!
      The letter by the BOS is an embarrassment to ALL. Lip service at best to garner votes and suck up to …well, who knows.
      Political “correctness” is out of control and has turned into pandering.
      It really IS okay to disagree on certain things, but we as Americans are no longer “free” to express our true feelings if they do not line up with the current tide of what is considered “politically correct”.

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