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With the permission of Fredrick Su, Liberty Road is publishing his letter to the Bellingham School District, regarding their most recent publication mailer sent out to the entirety of the Bellingham School District 'and' published on their website. ~ LR

Editor, Inside Schools

I just read parts of the Summer 2020 issue of Inside Schools.

As an Asian-American who has lived with my wife in Bellingham for the past 35 years, we are disheartened by the political shift from center right to far left in this town. Nowhere is that more evident than in the recent issue of Inside Schools, “Your School Board.”      

First Doug Benjamin says, “. . . how to fight against systemic racism.” Well, in my lifetime, I’ve experienced many instances of racism, but none of it has been systemic. The days of segregation, Bull Connor, Jim Crow, and non-miscegenation laws in America are dead. So, when the Left says there is systemic racism, they are either fooling themselves or lying.

Then, Jenn Mason says, “We must dismantle systems of oppression, deeply examine whiteness, and work to repair centuries of racial injustice.” Wow! What a sentence!

As Thomas Sowell, the great black economist, once said, “The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many conservatives there are in their sociology department.”

            Let me tell you something about white privilege (which I obviously don’t have). White privilege gave birth to this country with the greatest document in human history—the Constitution of the United States. The Bill of Rights codified our rights, restraining the necessary evil that is government. In my mind, the Revolutionary patriots fought, suffered, and died for the birth of the greatest country in history and on this earth. Moreover, many of them knew they would be passing on a new form of government “to secure the blessings of liberty” to future generations of Americans. White privilege, in the form of the deaths of some 300,000 Union soldiers in the Civil War, abolished slavery. They suffered and died to free black people. White privilege, in the form of Republicans, gave us the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, to respectively abolish slavery, afford equal rights irrespective of race (allowing blacks equal protection under the law, expressly the 2nd Amendment), and give voting rights to blacks. White privilege also gave us the greatest fighting force in history to defeat the Axis powers during World War II. If you read military history, while there were many Americans of different races (including my father and uncles) who served, the fighting and dying were disproportionately high among white Americans.

If you are going to teach Leftist doctrine in Bellingham schools, as a taxpayer, I would like to see some civics taught from a more traditional, conservative viewpoint, where America is nonpareil, not denigrated.

No matter the color, we’re all Americans. We should be happy we live in this country.

P.S. How about printing this in a future issue of Inside Schools?