Is Red Clay teachers union Prez Mike Matthews supporting axing Conrad American Indian logo?

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Apparently Red Clay’s teacher union Prez didn’t listen to speakers before him. Conrad does not have an Indian Mascot. Do you see anyone at Conrad or during sporting events dressed anywhere dressed as an American Indian? Do Conrad Cheerleaders dress in American Indian outfits ? NO NO NO NO NO NO ! Conrad has a logo of an American Indian headdress !  

Yes indeed Mr. Matthews was reporting on his trip to NEA Conference and NEA’s position. However, its obvious he personally supports that position. Yes each and everyone of us even union presidents and board members are allow their own personal opinions. However, though Mr. Matthews didn’t state RCEA supports those in favor of removing the mascot (which there is none) or logo, his presence speaks loud! Mr. Matthews also ask the board to vote in favor of RECA’s labor contract.  Folks, Conrad alumni are very strong in Red Clay and in my opinion the suggestion alumni who support keeping the logo are disrespectful of American Indian is very sad! If anything over the years Conrad students drew pride and strengthen from their connection to an American Indian logo and former mascot. May I remind all of you, the land Conrad sits on was stolen or swindled from American Indians. Sorry to say, burying Conrad’s logo is more disrespectful. What next?? Demanding the removal of Minquas Fire Company logo?

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Mr Matthews is a good young man and means well. However, I wonder why RCEA union president doesn’t stand up for those be oppressed by Red Clay’s specific interest admission policy? Conrad and Cab are Red Clay “all Choice” magnet schools. Children living directly across the street from Conrad must apply and be accepted into the program. Conrad isn’t a feeder school. Same goes with CAB! Also, Red Clay’s charter school such as Wilmington High has a specific interest admission based on aptitude. But RECA wouldn’t dare take a public position against Red Clay discriminatory specific interest admission policy! Same goes for the Red Clay school board! Board members when you vote to remove the Conrad logo look deep into you hearts and ask, which form of discrimination has a direct impact on people, a faceless Indian Conrad Logo or denial of equal access to all Red Clay schools, traditional,  magnet and charters?  “ACLU: Delaware charter schools causing resegregation” Come on Red Clay school board members, Red Clay seeded the Delaware’s charter school and magnet schools. Innovators or racist?   

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10 responses to “Is Red Clay teachers union Prez Mike Matthews supporting axing Conrad American Indian logo?

  1. This is a national movement to erase the history of the American Indian by leftists who think they know what is best for everyone and will stop at nothing to advance their agenda. Like all leftists, their arguments are full of holes and lack merit, but that doesn’t stop them. To base an argument on race where no issue of race exists, in itself is racist.

    Don’t these people have anything better to do with their time like repairing the damage the leftists have done in our education system since 1963?

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  2. Many know that I personally support the removal of the name as well as any related logos and imagery. Our association will only take action if a resolution or action item is brought by one of our members through the normal representative council process.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      So when will lead the charge to end discriminatory specific interest admission to “Red Clay’s” charter and magnet schools?

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    • I agree with you on that as well, Kilroy. And I believe we will see action once the report on Kim Williams’s enrollment preferences task force is released shortly.

      I wonder if the Conrad alumni will agree with you on that fight? I’ve heard from multiple sources that they weren’t nearly as involved with the school when it was a high-poverty school with mostly black and brown kids but all of the sudden came back into action when it became a high school again. Interesting.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      “I’ve heard from multiple sources that they weren’t nearly as involved with the school when it was a high-poverty school with mostly black and brown kids but all of the sudden came back into action when it became a high school again.”

      Mike, they are Conrad “High School” alumni and Conrad converted to a middle schools! Are Do Wilmington High School alumni connected to CSW or CAB? You were just a little shaver when the “THE PROMISE” was made by a new incoming Red Clay super who grew up in Woodcrest. Like to the alumni, you’ll have you high school back before I retire! You were not at the Crossroads Restaurant when plans were being made to bring Conrad High School back! You were not part of leaving the Conrad feeder-pattern overlay re: new all Choice Conrad where as children currently living in the old feeder-pattern get’s preference. However, that preference doesn’t me shit now!

      Painting the Conrad High School alumni as racist because they didn’t support Conrad Middle School is very narrow-minded. The came out of the woodwork to support the return of Conrad High School which was a community celebration! Back to my point! The board will support the elimination of a faceless logo but continue a discriminatory admission policy for they magnet and charter schools. Sure eliminating the logo tries to correct the wrongs of yesterday! However, the board continues to support the wrongs of today and have a hand in serious discrimination policies.

      Though you don’t speak for RCEA on this issue! However, your voice carries weight. Personally I feel RCEA needs to come out with some kind of proclamation condemning Red Clay’s board support of discriminatory admission policies.

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  3. Publius e decere

    Maybe Kilroy could re-post that video of a meeting MC’d by Sam Folder and Hugh Broomall where a man stood up and asked if anyone other than himself in the room was a Native American. None other than him were. Then he spoke about his view on the matter.

    Publius

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  4. Another PC argument about what in reality is a tribute to the integrity and strength of the native Americans with a dose of race baiting thrown in for good measure. I hope it generates the traffic that kilroy needs for advertisers.

    Kilroy and Mike; What should parents of non dysfunctional, higher achieving students do with districts who ignore their kids? Pay more to get even less? Seriously? Do you really think the majority of reasonable parents are seeking alternatives just because of race?

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  5. Wilmington High School Alumni Association provides a scholarship to a graduating Cab Calloway School of the Arts senior. I believe they do the same for Charter School of Wilmington but do not have first hand knowledge.

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    • The alum aren’t racist they are just people who mostly stayed in that area, Conrad was their identity (which is a shame). It is a public school, public monies and the name should be changed. I typically don’t like PC arguments but in this case the PC crowd is correct

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    • Kilroy, your point about what is more harmful the logo or the racist gerrymandering of feeder patterns, magnet and charter schools is spot on! In fact Conrad becoming a magnet was part of that scheme. And to the poster who intimated that the alum wasn’t as active when the rad was a black and Mexican school you to are spot in

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