If disgraced actor Jussie Smollett has taught America anything it’s that the more outlandish a racial accusation is the higher the probability that it’s fugazi — being perpetrated by the left.
A flyer seen on Reddit allegedly promoting two white candidates for a local school board in Wisconsin is taking the internet by storm because of its “very negative, racist manner,” WIZM reported.
According to the radio station, the racist flyer may have been put on a windshield at a grocery store in Holmen, which is just north of La Crosse.
“Keep Holmen Schools White and Christian,” the headline on the flyer reads, while the subhead declares, “Don’t push Negro curriculum on our White children.”
— Citizen Chris (@citizenstewart) February 14, 2022
Of course, in today’s world, the chances of the two candidates listed prevailing in the race may rival a snowball’s chance in Hell.
There are four candidates vying for the seat and all have denounced the alleged flyer, with Chad Updike and Josh Neumann, the two candidates featured, calling it a “racial hit piece.”
“Today we were victims of a disgusting and vile fake political ad which was posted on social media platforms, our campaign pages and circulated throughout the community,” they wrote in a Facebook post. “This is a blatant attack to discredit both of us to gain political advantage.”
“We also urge the other two candidates to join our call for the La Crosse County District Attorney to open an investigation to find the person responsible for this disgusting act and prosecute them,” they added. “Our primary goal in running for school board has been to give the entire community a voice on the board by bringing people together. This attack by people who do not want to see us on the board for political reasons only furthers the divide.”
The other two candidates, Rebecca Rieber and Barbara Wuensch, both condemned the flyer and echoed the call for an investigation.
The flyer is clearly a play on campaign talking points Updike and Neumann share about keeping “divisive curriculum” out of their schools.
Critical race theory is a toxic creed that teaches children to evaluate others based on race and informs white students that they are oppressors. There has been strong pushback across the nation to the divisive, left-wing concept being taught in schools.
“Citizen Chris,” the Twitter user who shared the flyer in the tweet above referenced Updike’s position — with an extreme left disposition.
“And, for what it’s worth, Updike’s language around ‘divisive curriculum’ is connected to the national movement of white parents seeking to bleach the history of civil rights content and authors of color. Thus, making the mailer within the area of acceptable satire,” he tweeted, seemingly feeling the need to justify sharing the flyer.
And, for what it’s worth, Updike’s language around “divisive curriculum” is connected to the national movement of white parents seeking to bleach the history of civil rights content and authors of color. Thus, making the mailer within the area of acceptable satire. pic.twitter.com/2VzVbEwuWO
— Citizen Chris (@citizenstewart) February 14, 2022
Village of Holmen police chief Shane Collins said the “incident is in the investigation stage,” the La Crosse Tribune reported.
Collins told the newspaper the person who produced the flyer could be libel under a Wisconsin election statute that reads: “No person may knowingly make or publish, or cause to be made or published, a false representation pertaining to a candidate or referendum which is intended or tends to affect voting at an election.”
The police chief also said he isn’t aware of the flyer being distributed in printed form — meaning there may only be one copy.
As one response shows, regardless of how extreme the flyer is, there are those easily influenced by such rubbish:
craziness. fake or not, does it portray their mindsets….hmmmm
— Sharif El-Mekki (@selmekki) February 14, 2022
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Just an FYI, this is fake.
— Dr. Marcus Brody (@MarcusBrodyDr) February 14, 2022
Well the candidates are saying they didn’t make them. The opposing are saying the same and all of them are calling for an investigation with DA. So it’s real but not campaign approved by any of the people running.
— Momma Dukes (@Bsconley) February 14, 2022
Bizarre and ignorant on several levels. Also interesting that several of the replies here seem to be taking this as an actual flyer from these candidates when it appears to be a fake ad against them.
— Drew Perkins (@dperkinsed) February 14, 2022
How on earth? The divisive curriculum is certainly the trigger. He’ll win on those ideas.
— Tanji Reed Marshall, PhD (@Remarsh76) February 15, 2022
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