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NihilistCaregiver 48 points ago +48 / -0

There's totally no bias in this paragraph. Fucking journalists.

In an unusually bitter campaign that echoed a growing national divide over how to address issues of race, gender and sexuality in schools, candidates in the city of Southlake were split between two camps: those who supported new diversity and inclusion training requirements for Carroll students and teachers and those backed by a political action committee that was formed last year to defeat the plan.

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Gizortnik 21 points ago +21 / -0

The injection of Leftist Racialism and the chemical castration of children would never be sponsored by Political Action Committees.

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Oppressinator 13 points ago +13 / -0

Even without the context of who the journie likes, the last part is striking. "those who supported new (could be literally anything like spaghetti tuesday) and those backed by a political action committee that was formed last year to defeat the plan."

My favorite part is that there is no word on when the one group formed, who formed it, anything but the word support, while the second group is "a political action comitte", and "formed last year to defeat". What, was this group supposed to be founded in 1538 AD to be able to properly be opposed to something? "If you were established after the year 2000, get your weak shit out of here, even though the thing you don't want only came around at the most recent proposal committee, you're trash."

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NihilistCaregiver 11 points ago +11 / -0

Precisely. They're basically framing it as "we were on schedule for X until this thing appeared randomly and got in our way and it's totally not valid or right".

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onetruephilosoraptor 31 points ago +31 / -0

What a fucking Pravda tier article.

These worthless journalists are the lowest scum to ever exist.

Glad that people are pushing back against the state sponsored racism of CRT.

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TisDaRhythmOfDaNight 30 points ago +30 / -0

As has been pointed out on twitter: 70/30 is not "a bitterly divided election". It's very decisive.

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ernsithe 9 points ago +9 / -0

"Bitterly divided" means emotionally charged. Not closely contested. It refers to the gap between the viewpoints rather than the tallies.

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WhitePhoenix 9 points ago +9 / -0

That's not what the common person reads it as though.

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ernsithe 4 points ago +5 / -1

Don't know. I'm used to seeing language like "hotly contested" when it's a close vote.

Still, author's definitely trying to tiptoe around the headline of "CRT cultists BTFO."

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AntonioOfVenice 8 points ago +9 / -1

If that is so, then it certainly is interesting that they only use such labels when their side loses. If this had been a 70-30, it would have been presented as a vindication of their agenda and "another sign of the national reckoning in the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd".

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TisDaRhythmOfDaNight 8 points ago +8 / -0

"Anti-racists celebrate landmark victory in Texas"

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Kweebecker 7 points ago +7 / -0

It really doesn't.

"Landslide victory" would be a better descriptor. Otherwise, literally EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE WORLD is "bitterly divided".

Want bacon for breakfast? People have religious objections to it, bitterly. You made a bitterly divided breakfast decision. Want kale salad for lunch? The carnivore movement has thoughts on that: your lunch decision is bitterly divided. And then in a bitterly divisive decision, you took a train home from work, since some environmentalists are bitterly serious about removing all transit including trains.

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ernsithe 0 points ago +2 / -2

literally EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE WORLD is "bitterly divided".

I disagree. "Bitterly divided" is usually high profile things with animosity behind them. Like abortion or gun rights. Even if "the levy of a $0.50/yr parcel tax, the revenue of which will go to fund asbestos abatement efforts" is a close vote, it's hard to imagine anyone calling that "bitterly divided."

I get where you're coming from, but I can't read "bitter" as anything other than an emotional descriptor. Yes there are usages like "a bitter defeat" but even that usually is referring to the intensity or significance of the battle, not the difference in losses.

Anyway, it doesn't really matter. This article has enough wrong with it without getting hung up on one phrase.

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lTentacleMonsterl [S] 28 points ago +28 / -0

Nine months after officials in the affluent Carroll Independent School District introduced a proposal to combat racial and cultural intolerance in schools, voters delivered a resounding victory Saturday to a slate of school board and City Council candidates who opposed the plan.

In an unusually bitter campaign that echoed a growing national divide over how to address issues of race, gender and sexuality in schools, candidates in the city of Southlake were split between two camps: those who supported new diversity and inclusion training requirements for Carroll students and teachers and those backed by a political action committee that was formed last year to defeat the plan.

On one side, progressives argued that curriculum and disciplinary changes were needed to make all children feel safe and welcome in Carroll, a mostly white but quickly diversifying school district. On the other, conservatives in Southlake rejected the school diversity plan as an effort to indoctrinate students with a far-left ideology that, according to some, would institutionalize discrimination against white children and those with conservative Christian values.

In the end, the contest was not close. Candidates backed by the conservative Southlake Families PAC, which has raised more than $200,000 since last summer, won every race by about 70 percent to 30 percent, including those for two school board positions, two City Council seats and mayor. More than 9,000 voters cast ballots, three times as many as in similar contests in the past.

The plan was met with swift and fierce opposition. For months, conservative parents packed school board meetings, decrying aspects of the proposal that they said would have created "diversity police" and amounted to "reverse racism." Members of the Southlake Families PAC, which was formed within days of the plan's release, took particular issue with a district proposal to track incidents of microaggressions — subtle, indirect and sometimes unintentional incidents of discrimination.

Southlake Families PAC backed a mother's lawsuit against the district and in December won a temporary restraining order that put the diversity plan on hold. Then, last month, two members of the school board who had supported the plan were indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury, which accused them of having violated the Texas open meetings law, a misdemeanor, after opponents of the diversity plan obtained texts showing that the members had messaged one another before they voted on it.

The Tarrant County Democratic Party briefly posted and then deleted an image on social media labeling all of the candidates who opposed the diversity plan as "racist." Southlake Families PAC, meanwhile, sent out mailers accusing the pro-diversity plan candidates of pushing for "radical socialism" in Southlake.

"Quickly diversifying school district"

Give it 10 years and they'll be echoing the same things they opposed today.

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exilde 27 points ago +27 / -0

Like I said, we'll get mad, and then we'll regroup and we'll figure out where we go now. The town is changing. More people are moving in. So it's not going to be like this forever.

Definitely a "be careful what you wish for" situation.

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Erithal 20 points ago +20 / -0

Oh yeah. Definitely.

I'm all in favor of giving leftists all the diversity they ask for... in an "Escape from NY" themed 'paradise.'

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exilde 22 points ago +22 / -0

The problem is, they ask for it in places that don't want it. They're true believers in magic dirt.

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AntonioOfVenice 2 points ago +2 / -0

You'll be made to want it.

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WhitePhoenix 7 points ago +7 / -0

from a helicopter as well.

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realerfunction 13 points ago +13 / -0

70/30 isn't bitterly divided, it's a curbstomping.

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TheModernDaVinci 7 points ago +7 / -0

And from what I have seen, the curbstomping was repeated in damn near every election happening in Texas on that day, with the trend continuing of Hispanics moving toward the Republicans (several Hispanic-heavy districts broke for the GOP).

If anything, it was all a HUGE whitepill for me, because it shows that a lot of the people who voted Biden or Dem in 2020 did so because they hated Trump, but now that the consequence of their action is hitting them in the face (sometimes literally), they are starting to go screaming rightward at supersonic speed. And the Left has no idea how to handle it and can just sit there and watch as they utterly BTFOed.

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cccpneveragain 10 points ago +10 / -0

I actually worked in Southlake several years ago. I haven't been through the area in a couple years probably, but knowing enough about it I can tell you this. This whole "bitterly divided" thing is nothing more than a leftist set up. Southlake is perfect for it. North Dallas in particular is stuffed to the gills with soyboy Portland-style white guilt leftists. They already all know about Southlake and hate Southlake for being where the rich people live. All it takes is a couple infiltrators to push a CRT education plan and start a little uproar internally, because the parents there clearly don't want this shit. Then the nearly leftist cult takes it and runs with it all over social media, essentially encouraging their obsessive mob to go be "activists" and fight stuff in an area they don't live or vote in.

There you go, now it's bitterly divided. When clearly the election itself was not.

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Cheers_cunt 9 points ago +9 / -0

The Tarrant County Democratic Party briefly posted and then deleted an image on social media labeling all of the candidates who opposed the diversity plan as "racist."

Of course they did. They can't help themselves.

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GeneralBoobs 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's only bitterly divided because the left thought they were the majority and found out that not even us Liberals like those cunts.