Posted on December 31, 2018

University Educator: Mowing Your Lawn & Acting Respectable Is Racist

Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost, December 29, 2018

Earlier this month, a university educator told the Madison Board of Education why things like civility, time limits and mowing your lawn indicates you are racist.


The University of Wisconsin – Madison “educator” said that she teaches her students the alleged “connection” between white liberalism and white supremacy.

In doing so, she sought to provide “working definitions.”

According to this “enlightened” individual, “white liberalism” means “valuing law and order and protocol above the lives of people.”


Some of what she claims is white liberalism are things like a “timer” and the calls to “please finish up” when someone’s time is up. Other things include numbers, the sign up process, the stage, the barrier.

“All of these signs suggest that the law and the decorum and the civility of this conversation is actually more important than what is being said,” this white “educator pontificated.

“Another aspect of white liberalism is policing people’s tones of voice,” she continued. “The obsession with civility, refusing to hear black and brown people when they aren’t following white cultural norms of communication.”

“For young people speaking today to you, what they’re saying is a matter of life and death,” she said without providing a shred of evidence for what she is claiming. {snip}

“That’s actually where the connection lands between white liberalism and white supremacy because it’s by maintaining law and order and by maintaining civility by keeping your front lawn nice and tidy and by putting that ‘all are welcome in our communities’ sign on your front lawn, you are denying the fact that all the while you are with the other hand passing money to a deadly institution that polices with great disparity and causes tragic, tragic harm to the communities that are our neighbors and the communities that we actually should be building forward with.”


“So telling black and brown people to please wrap up suggests that their voices, their pain and their stories are less important than rules and that in and of itself is the place where white liberalism turns into white supremacy is because white supremacy is the accumulation of these aggressive messages that say ‘stay off the grass,’ ‘mow your lawn,’ ‘act respectable,’ ‘pull your pants up,’ right?”

“So, if I was to raise my voice and start using god forbid some swear words to you, I don’t believe that it would be received in quite the same way as it would be if a black or a brown youth were using those swear words so here’s what I have to say ‘fuck white liberalism and fuck white supremacy.'”