Alison Colins, the race-baiting Black San Francisco School Board member, besots herself once again — this time by suing her fellow board members for the “no confidence” action taken against her after she wrote a series of horrible tweets attacking the Asian American community.
I recounted her story here last week. You will remember that among other things, she tweeted that Asian Americans used “white supremacist thinking to assimilate and ‘get ahead.’” (Wait, what? They assimilate to get ahead?)
She also blasted Asians for doing the bidding of Donald Trump. “A house n****r is still a house n****r. You’re still considered ‘the help’”, she told Asian Americans. By the way, to this day she says there was nothing racist about any of her flame-throwing rhetoric.
Now she wants a bizillion dollars from the school district and her fellow board members. And she wants her position as vice president back. She’s a victim, now. You can’t make this stuff up.
Collins’ lawyer said it’s all a “false narrative” that makes her look like a racist and that has hurt her “reputation and threatening her and her family’s physical well being.”
No kidding. In a moral society shunning can sometimes happen to people who call others “house n****rs.”
THIS IS EMBARRASSING
Those working to change the name of Drake High School are looking pretty silly these days.
First, administrators and teachers at the school whipped up a frenzy about Drake being a racist slave trader (not fair or accurate, by the way) and then proceeded to start an alleged “grassroots” process to change the name of the high school without so much as a by your leave.
Then they created a goofy process in which names were submitted and voted on in head-to-head competition like a March Madness bracket. It carried the legitimacy of an election in Venezuela.
Eventually, it came down to two names: Olema High School and Bon Tempe High School.
Then disaster struck. The Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria stepped in and told the woke name-changers that they opposed using the word Olema because it’s been “co-opted.” I’m not sure what the “co-opted” issue is, but, look, if Graton Rancheria doesn’t like the name, that makes the Drake name-changers look pretty darn silly.
This pretentious idea has been going on for months. Did no leader at the school or the district think to check with the keepers of the tribe’s culture it seeks to honor?
This must end. I assure you that just like the failed attempt to rename Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, most people want Drake High School to stay Drake High School. It’s time to put this bad idea out of its misery.
GO, RACCOONS, GO
I am not making this up. One of the proposed mascots for the high school formerly known as Drake, is — wait for it — the Raccoons. What could go wrong?
The current mascot is Pirates. If you listen closely, you can hear Drake alumni mutter under their breath: Arrrrgh.
There are two other options presented, however, The Rattlesnakes or The Deer.
ONE MORE THING
— Never apollogize for bad puns about Greek gods.
— In Star Wars anyone can jump into any spaceship and fly it. I just spent 20 minutes trying to find the lights on a rental car.
— If a couple runs a pot business, must they file taxes jointly.
— I’m plugging my new proof-reading service. It now comes with a monkey-back guarantee.
— How tough has the COVID-19 shutdown been on business? This tough:
And with that, ladies and germs, I’ll pick up my knitting and let myself out. Be safe. Kindness never hurts, either.
(Sherman R. Frederick is the founder of Battle Born Media, a newspaper company dedicated to the preservation of community newspapers. He may be reached at email@example.com.)