Anyone surprised by this? You shouldn’t be.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Bernardine Dohrn, a former member of the infamous Weather Underground and one of the Justice Department’s most-wanted, is now receiving grants from the same agency that once hunted her.
In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a $150,000 grant in September of 2010 and a $250,000 grant a year later.
The organization that received the grants is the W. Haywood Burns Institute, and the project that brought in the money is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. JDAI aims to keep juvenile criminals out of “secure confinement” and to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.
Critical Race Theory, anyone?
James Bell, Director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute says if you think the reason for racial disparity in the juvenile detention system is because if “you do the crime, you do the time, you are *bucking* everything”.
You can be sure that any group of which Dohrn is a member, is as far left radical as anything Ayers and Obama funded through the Woods Fund or Annenberg Challenge, back in Chicago. The difference now, of course, is, rather than the radical group being funded by clueless philanthropists, it’s being funded by the US Justice Department – the very same DOJ that once hunted domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Ayers and Dohrn have a long history of rebellion against the “white power structure”, which often put them in the company of black radicals such as the Black Panthers.
According to Discover the Networks:
In June 1969, Dohrn and ten fellow RYM-affiliated SDS members (including such notables as Jeff Jones and Dohrn’s lover Bill Ayers) produced “You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows“—a manifesto whose title was derived from Bob Dylan’s song, “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Printed in the SDS publication New Left Notes, this manifesto marked the genesis of a new radical outgrowth of SDS—“Weatherman,” of which Dohrn was the acknowledged leader. Stating bluntly that “the goal [of revolution] is the destruction of U.S. imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism,” the manifesto characterized African-Americans as a “black colony” within the United States. Said Dohrn: “The best thing that we can be doing for ourselves, as well as for the [Black] Panthers and the revolutionary black liberation struggle, is to build a fu**ing white revolutionary movement, not a national paper alliance. Building a white Left movement from the ground up means we need the Panthers and black radicals there—at ground level.”
In December 1969, Weatherman convened a “War Council” at a black-owned concert hall in a Flint, Michigan ghetto. At that event (whose attendees included SDS leaders Tom Hayden and Jeff Jones), Dohrn launched a scathing attack on Hayden and his white confederates for not being radical enough. Said Dohrn: “Since October 11 [the last day of the Days of Rage], we’ve been wimpy…. A lot of us are still honkies and we’re scared of fighting. We have to get into armed struggle.” Also during the Council, Dohrn gave her most memorable and notorious speech to her followers. Holding her fingers in what became the Weatherman “fork salute,” she said of the bloody murders recently committed by the Manson Family (in which the pregnant actress Sharon Tate and a Folgers Coffee heiress and several other inhabitants of a Benedict Canyon mansion had been brutally stabbed to death): “Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!” The War Council yielded two major decisions. The first was that Weatherman would go underground and wage a violent, armed struggle against the state, without attempting to organize the masses. Indeed the Council ended with a formal declaration of war against “AmeriKKKa,” always spelled with three K’s to signify the United States’ allegedly ineradicable white racism. The second decision was to dissolve SDS.
As we found out during the 2008 election, Bill Ayers and fellow radical, Barack Obama sat on two boards together, the Woods Fund and the Annenberg Challenge. The Annenberg Challenge funded far left-wing groups, including poisonous school reform organizations. Be sure to note who turned out to be one of the rotten fruit of their “small schools” left-wing spawning grounds.
Discover the Networks has the details:
In 1995, Ayers — whose stated educational objective is to “teach against [the] oppression” allegedly inherent in American society — founded a “school reform organization” called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), which granted money to far-left groups and causes such as the community organization ACORN. Ayers’ teacher-training programs, which were funded by CAC, were designed to serve as “sites of resistance” against an oppressive social system.
Ayers also created, in collaboration with longtime communist Mike Klonsky, the so-called “Small Schools Movement” (SSM), where individual schools committed themselves to the promotion of specific political themes and pushed students to “confront issues of inequity, war, and violence.” A chief goal of SSM is to teach students that American capitalism is a racist, materialistic doctrine that has done incalculable harm to societies all over the world. One of the more infamous students to attend an SSM school (Mountain View High School in Arizona) was Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman who — on January 8, 2011 in Tucson — shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head, leaving her in critical condition. Loughner also sprayed gunfire at others in the vicinity, wounding thirteen and killing six.
At a 2007 reunion of former members of the Weather Underground and Students for a Democratic Society, Ayers reemphasized his contempt for the U.S., asserting that the nation’s chief hallmarks included “oppression,” “authoritarianism,” and “a kind of rising incipient American form of fascism.” Moreover, he claimed that the U.S. was guilty of pursuing “empire unapologetic[ally]”; waging “war without end” against “an undefined enemy that’s supposed to be a rallying point for a new kind of energized jingoistic patriotism”; engaging in “unprecedented and unapologetic military expansion”; oppressing brown- and black-skinned people with “white supremacy”; perpetrating “violent attacks” against “women and girls”; expanding “surveillance in every sphere of our lives”; and “targeting … gay and lesbian people as a kind of a scapegoating gesture …”
In March 2008 Ayers was elected (by a large majority of his peers) as Vice President for Curriculum Studies at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), putting him in a position to exert great influence over what is taught in America’s teacher-training colleges and its public schools. Specifically, Ayers seeks to inculcate teachers-in-training with a “social commitment” to the values of “Marx,” and with a desire to become agents of social change in K-12 classrooms. Whereas “capitalism promotes racism and militarism,” Ayers explains, “teaching invites transformations” and is “the motor-force of revolution.” According to a former AERA employee, “Ayers’ radical worldview, which depicts America as “the main source of the world’s racism and oppression,” thoroughly “permeates” AERA.
One has to wonder how much the thinking at W. Haywood Burns Institute agrees with all that since the Director was willing to put former domestic terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn on its board.
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