Portland School Board: Trees Might Be Racist

Pine tree tattoo by Ella at Wicked Good Ink Portland, Maine : ImagesOfMaine

So they were thinking about making an evergreen tree the mascot of their high school sports teams… but then the Portland Board of (LOL) “Education” had second thoughts.

Trees, they cogitated, might be… racist (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/trees_just_might_be_racist_portland_oregon_board_of_education_director_worries.html). Because, y’see, “trees” were sometimes used in lynchings.

It’s hard to imagine someone being lynched from a pine tree, but, hey, it’s the thought that counts! Or the lack thereof.

All lynchings were committed by people. Maybe people should be abolished, too–but only after they cut down all the trees.

We leave it to you to imagine what kind of “education” can be provided by characters who think like this. If we can even use the word “think” in this context.

Well, if we’re going to be governed by fools, we might as well have our children educated by fools, too.

Why we allow this is a mystery to me. Unless there are more numbskulls out there than we thought.

9 comments on “Portland School Board: Trees Might Be Racist

  1. It’s just that numbskulls are more vocal and insistent that others. It is almost as ridiculous as the person who said “why on earth would a “deer crossing” sign be posted right by the highway”? Duh

    1. Will jaywalking deer who cross in undesignated places be arrested?

  2. I was just remembering a song “I know whom I have believed” and there is a version by Marshall Hall. This reminds me of the Scripture in Philippians 1:6

    1. Suddenly I’ve got a lot of songs on the list: my chess buddies all chipped in. I’ll get to all of them, in time.

  3. Just about anything can be designated “racist” by these standards. Pots and pans — associated with blacks being confined to menial jobs in kitchens — racist. (Don’t scoff. Chef figures such as Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima have been banned.) Shoes — denied to slave laborers in the fields — racist. Pencils — used for redlining black applicants for mortgages — racist. We could probably make long lists of senseless “racist” claims, but it would take too long and might give the race cardsharps new ideas.

    1. This twaddle came out of the mouth of a school board “director.” And people entrust him with their children’s education because ________. Fill in the blank and win a tin foil hat.

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