Colorado Teacher Calls for ‘Forceful Cultural Revolution’ Targeted at ‘Whiteness’
Hannah Grossman, Fox News, May 18, 2023
A Colorado teacher said there were Marxists and Leninists among the crowd at an event organized by the Colorado AFL-CIO, the parent organization of the American Federation of Teachers union, during a speech in May as he called for a “FORCEFUL cultural revolution,” Fox News Digital found.
Tim Hernandez is a teacher at Aurora West Preparatory Academy in the Aurora Public Schools District, according to its website. He has a signaled that he was including lessons on communist theory in his classroom.
Fox News Digital also probed into Hernandez’s public social media, and found the teacher called for a “FORCEFUL cultural revolution,” particularly against American “whiteness” and “white supremacy.”
“If white people spent HALF of the time they spend trying to distance themselves from their whiteness and instead spent it actually deconstructing systems of white supremacy, where would we be?” he asked. “[S]ystems of white supremacy are upheld by individuals- to remove individuality from this conversation is unproductive… I am absolutely advocating for a cultural revolution where we dismantle individual and systemic white supremacy,” he said in January 2021.
“We’re talking about whiteness and white supremacy. And I’m willing to advocate for any form of disruption to it and every manifestation it has,” he said.
“Am I denying the freedom to uphold white supremacy? If so, I am in favor of that denial. And, white supremacy is CURRENTLY upheld by force. So yes, I’m advocating a FORCEFUL cultural revolution wherein we assert the dignity of life for all at the expense of white supremacy.”
Hernandez’s classroom was filled with flags supportive of the Palestinian and far-left political causes, including one which suggested the United States of America belonged to the Aztecs.
Hernandez was previously fired at another school in Denver Public Schools after being called “aggressive, divisive and attacking” by a school’s administrator, he said in a tweet.
Other tweets show statements critical of white people.
“I seriously question if white women even remotely notice the number of times they interrupt other people in a day,” the Colorado Education Association teacher said in December 2021.
He also claimed that investments establishing “equity” in schools can also be “white supremacy.”
“If your ‘equity,’ ‘antiracism’ work invests in growing white people to be less racist/ more conscious of bias instead of investing in conditions… that allow for… BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color)… to thrive, it is still white supremacy,” he said in July 2022. “You do not have to be a white teacher/admin to be an agent of white supremacy or uphold whiteness.”
He went on to accuse White people engaging in anti-bias work of secretly trying to steal power.
“The language of white privilege/ racial oppression is not for white people to grow it is directly designed to subvert a system that perpetuates white power. Its purpose is not to encourage white people towards inclusivity in a racist system. It ia to take power from them in it,” he said.