A few weeks back we had the "good government" lawsuit by the "citizens" in Wake County.
It did not take long for that ruse to come forth as a NC Justice Center driven pr opportunity.
"The message also mentions that the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, wants to meet with Shaw and Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield of N.C. Policy Watch "to talk about media going forward." The NAACP is one of the groups providing legal assistance on the lawsuit while N.C. Policy Watch has been regularly criticizing the school board majority."
N&O Wake Ed Blog, 5-7-10
Whole lot of parental involvement going on here.
Not to be outdone, now the anarchists (oops I mean parents again) have thrown their hat in the ring. You can join them to "Save Our Schools, End Racism, and Stop Resegregation" and get paid $600 for completing the "Institute."
Though the contact is Elena Everett who works for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, the sponsoring organization is ACRe – Action for Community in Raleigh. Many might remember their connection with the Mayview Collective. Wake Community would love to know how they reached out to this socio-economically disadvantaged community while there and lifted them up.
Some might better know them from these recent news reports:
From the News & Observer – April 30, 2009:
Three Mayview activists and three from Orange County were arrested eight days after Tancredo's visit on charges of disorderly conduct, accused of "loud and boisterous talking and yelling" during a talk by former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode.
"When you see that disconnect, your two options are to either fight against it or to accept it," said Ben Pearlstine, 22, who lives at Mayview, a six-member commune attached to the ACRe headquarters near Cameron Village in Raleigh. "Acceptance ... just isn't something that I'm OK with doing."
From the News & Observer – August 8, 2007:
Louise Fisher, 72 understands how young people would be attracted to a back-to-basics lifestyle. Still, "I wish they did a better job of keeping up their front yard," she says.
"I know it obviously doesn't bother them, but it does bother the neighborhood."
… ACRe aims to be a center for progressive and radical activity in Raleigh.
… members of this group identify themselves as anarchists.
And in speaking with Emily Tokarski of the Mayview Collective:
"The basic idea is that people know what they need better than the white males in power."
Tokarski, who studied photography and philosophy, wanted to live in a home committed to social and environmental justice. In broad terms, that means "working against oppression of all forms – sexism, racism, classism."
She describes herself as an anarchist …
And in speaking with one of ACRe's founders, Attila Nemecz:
For Nemecz, his anarchist beliefs are put to work via ACRe.
Looks like we might be in store for another round of arrests.
ACRe – yet another "parents" organization working to preserve a system and individuals that have phenomenally failed the socio-economically disadvantaged community in Wake County.
Care to join them? Get the application here.
Kevin Hill must be silently pleased that his efforts to "stir up the pot against the majority" are working so well.
N&O Wake Ed Blog, 1-14-10