Kristina Ishmael: Biden education official makes Twitter private after anti-White tweets unearthed

Kristina Ishmael is the deputy director in the Office of Educational Technology, which implements policies for 'equity of access' to technology

Kristina Ishmael: Biden education official makes Twitter private after anti-White tweets unearthed
Kristina Ishmael was appointed by the Biden administration as deputy director of the Office of Educational Technology (Fox News, US Dept of Education)
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A senior official at the Department of Education appointed by President Joe Biden reportedly said that democracy is based on "white supremacy" and claimed that she "tunes out white people's voices" in a series of resurfaced tweets.

Kristina Ishmael was appointed as the deputy director in the Office of Educational Technology, which implements policies for 'equity of access' to technology. Despite her job role, Ishmael revealed in unearthed tweets that she once walked away from a discussion because "a white male dominated the conversation." The state official made her Twitter profile private on Monday, November 21, after her controversial posts were discovered.

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"[Democracy is] also built on white supremacy, which I see perpetuated in education circles when BIPOC folx are being told they're too negative by addressing real issues instead of superlatives," Ishmael said in tweets obtained by Fox News before she made them private. The outlet also reported how Ishmael replied 'Amen' to a tweet saying that the Evangelical church welcomed "hate" and "white supremacy" into its institution. 

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In yet another post, Ishmael cast doubt on whether White homosexual males deserved to be considered a marginalized category in school curriculums. Furthermore, she also alleged that the school curriculum was largely written from a white perspective. "[M]ost of my curriculum was written from a very narrow and white perspective," Fox quoted her as saying. "As a teacher, how many times have you been asked to uphold white supremacy through dominant-culture norms," another tweet read.

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Ishmael also insisted that fatphobia was an attitude rooted in white supremacy. "Learning to be comfortable in my own skin & weight and really ready to reject the White supremacist ideal body? F**k yes," she reportedly wrote, adding, "Fatphobia is real. The 'ideal' weight, shape & look is white supremacy baked into our everyday lives. I'm so over it. We deserve more than diets." Ishmael also declared on Twitter that she's a fan of Ibram X Kendi, the founder of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. "[Shoutout] to [Dr Kendi] as this group of educators talks about culturally responsive pedagogy and specific references made to segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists. Have learned SO much from Dr Kendi about this and how it applies to our field," she wrote.

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Kendi penned a 2003 column about 'Living with the White Race' in which he declared, "Europeans are simply a different breed of human… They are socialized to be aggressive people… They are raised to be racist."

Ibram X. Kendi visits Build to discuss the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You at Build Studio on March 10, 2020 in New York City.
Ibram X Kendi visits Build to discuss the book 'Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You' at Build Studio on March 10, 2020, in New York City (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Kendi also suggested in that column that white people are worried about their own "extinction" and accused them of trying to "level the playing field with the AIDS virus and cloning, but they know these deterrents will only get them so far." He added, "This is where the murder, psychological brainwashing, and deception comes into play."

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