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The Center for American Racial Justice, a right winged think tank, funded by the Koch Brothers, ranks colleges by their GRE’s and notes that black schools were lower then all white schools. Furthermore it notices that the whiter the student body, the better its citizens turn out to be flag flying patriots… It then creates a list ranking colleges by its own system.

The conservative media picks it up and runs. Delaware Schools Rated Low…are the headlines across Delaware. No one knows why, no one reads the full story, no one googles the ARJ… No one… but Greg Lavelle issues a press release stating that to this low level is what the Markell administration has accomplished. “This is what you get with one party government” he repeats in every microphone. Rick Jensen features 3 shows a week on how the University of Delaware used to be highly ranked, it’s education department was last year ranked 33 out of all the colleges in the USA, and now, it is in the low 1000’s.. Delaware State is almost at the very bottom, right along with all-black colleges…

Pretty soon it is non stop… Every day the press reports on how Delaware’s colleges are just bad, no one knows why but experts from three letter companies no one has heard of, all say so!.. Headlines scream! “How can we be worse than Wyoming?” “Even Idaho!” “How can Idaho be one of the best in the nation, and Delaware, which spends more per person, near the bottom?”

The junk mail starts to arrive in our mailboxes. Markell Made Us Stupid the junk mail jokes… “We’ve got to do something”, it screams… Jea Street and Wilmington City Council issue proclamation after proclamation stating that Black children of the inner city need better schools in Delaware from which to graduate… “Many blacks depend on SEED money for post-secondary education. We need college improvement here in Delaware! This administration has fallen behind…”

Then a new study is released by the ARJ, showing how internationally our schools with black students compare with those European or Asian colleges without them… “We need all-white colleges” the article says, “or our national education is going down hill”. No one objects… The black head of the AFL-CIO spends 15 minutes on Rick Jensen and says, “well we need to change our schools. “Blacks need good education too, and we need jobs; according to all the studies, the only way that can happen is if we make segregation the law and black schools equal…

Then there is a recession. A big one.

No one has money. The Federal Government hires someone from the ARJ to become Secretary of Education. He comes up with a life saving method to revamp America’s education. Congress passes a giant relief bill, and he will give grants out to states who implement his new racial purity line across post secondary education…

He has a contest… States have to compete for funding. Call it race to the top. “We will have a contest and the state that comes up with the best plan for racial purity, gets money to make it happen”…

States pressed for revenue, all sign up… “Where do we sign they ask”? “Right here”, they are told, “and get your Secretary of Education to sign on too”.. “Ok. then fire her and hire a young kid who doesn’t know better”…. Maybe a gym teacher… Suddenly the governor writes op-ed pieces in the News Journal.. “Brighter” Future for Delaware’s Education. In it he extols the benefits that an all white University will accomplish. His friends the Chamber of Commerce and Charlie Copeland himself, all write op-eds the same. Soon the News Journal gets the memo, along with a Koch check with a memo, play along or die, and they too start championing how Delaware is too dark, and needs to “lighten up” and the best way would be to deny opportunity to those who are not white…

The Union of College Professors though appalled is convinced to publicly go along in order to have a “place at the table” of future post secondary educational policy.. The Governor convenes a secret meeting to create new standards.. In America there is no legal precedent for sanctioned discrimination… They ask the ARJ to fly in and hold meetings to educate this secret group… The secret group meets frequently over the next 4 months and writes legislation, and one of its members introduces in into the Senate and says, “it makes education better” and it is passed unanimously.

Steve Newton of Delaware Libertarian goes over the bill and writes a piece that essentially says: wait a second, this is KKK sanctioned segregation… A few bloggers (3) pick it up and run with it.. The Governor tells Pete Schwartzkoph, “quick, rush it through”, and minutes later the bill is in the House. One delegate questions the bill in committee but it passes 4-1…. On the floor, 4 delegates bring up the segregation clause and its implication. But people dismiss it upon hearing about it for the first time, and the House passes it 37-4 and the Governor signs it immediately..

The ARJ comes out with a new study. It ranks the schools 1-2000 strictly based on number of blacks enrolled. It cites the best schools and immediately the news organizations in those states start bragging. “We have the best schools in the USA” says Wyoming. “We are 2nd”, says Idaho. Montana, says, “we are a close third”… The Trustees of the University of Alabama rule that no black may attend the next session. Thousands have to transfer…. “We are not going to lose our accreditation over the color of skin of some of our students” they say..

Wall Street invests hugely in the new upcoming curriculum.. One that has no mention of blacks, slavery, Civil War, Segregation, Martin Luther King, Brown vrs Education; even the word Africa is deleted… Now all old books have to be scrapped in order to continue receiving Race to the Top money.. New online materials are sold instead. They are ranked pure by the ARJ, because the ARJ was involved writing them. No other materials are allowed the Federal Government mandates. The states spend billions upgrading their universities’curricula. Secondary education is immediately affected… All references to blacks must be expunged. New materials are ordered and the entire state is put on the ARJ curriculum…

New tests are rolled out. Schools are ranked negatively by how well they knew black history. Students who had been taught before, and knew black history and answered the questions correctly, pulled down their schools scores. A big push was made to erase and re-educate these children even to the point of lying, just to offer an alternative to history as they knew it.. Parents were answering children’s questions about homework the old way, and unknowingly flunking their children… “No, that’s not how we do things these days”, parents were later told.

More new rankings appeared. Delaware is very low. Markell blames the bloggers. Even Jea Street blames the bloggers for making Delaware a low scoring state. The News Journal writes an op-ed piece that says, “it is time to make Delaware white; we have to improve our rankings… ”

The University of Delaware receives a $34 million dollar grant from David Koch to implement an all white curricula. Delaware State University receives a $15 million Koch grant to power-wash its dorms, sidewalks and parking spaces. The state of Delaware gets a $50 million Koch Grant to create a new pro-ARJ think tank and puts them on the seventh floor of the Community Services Building there on 10th and Orange. They echo what Markell says, and he echos what they say, and the News Journal echos what both say, and Jea Street get quoted saying… “this is great for black children”….

But then.. something goes horribly wrong….

The Christina School District votes not to implement segregation materials at the secondary school level. The Governor berates them. The News Journal berates them. Rodell berates them. Jea Street berates them.. but in the end, they vote “no” to segregation of blacks from all other races… “It is just not right”, says their head, Superintendent Freeman.

The News Journal gets $1 million for future ads from the Koch Foundation, and runs op-ed pieces blaming the Christina Board for setting all of Delaware backwards by not following what is proven right. “Christina Jeopardizes All Delaware Future Funding” Sweeney pens… It cites ARJ study after ARJ study showing how only states with all white colleges are good schools. Frederika Jenner (who is white btw) of the DSEA says that though blacks have done well under the old desegregation plan, they were currently holding Delaware back and needed to be thrown under the bus, and so therefore, the DSEA was behind what was now being called, the White Core standards… Build a strong white core, and this nation will last forever was the ARJ slogan of the minute… the Koch funded Rodel, put it up on billboards all over the state.

The Secretary of Education makes a visit to Mt. Pleasant, now an all white pilot school, and praises the great improved results it has shown. The black teachers there step up to the microphone and praise Markell for making their jobs so much easier by getting rid of all the problem students…

The bloggers keep on it. Looking at the data, the standards, the money, they realize there is no evidence for the premise that white schools are better than black… They cite the evidence and show, that the rankings that started the whole ball rolling were rankings of “how white our colleges and universities were”, and had nothing to do with education learned. They discovered that data which distinctly disproved the theory that “white was bright”, was shoved aside and ignored. In fact they tracked down the researcher and asked him how he came to his conclusions out of all the evidence pointing otherwise… “I just made it up” he said… “I came up with that figure just out of thin air.”

The bloggers traced the money. They found the ARJ was fully funded by the Kochs. They found that all those organizations supporting the ARJ, journalists, and education experts, had all received large grants from the Kochs. They found that the global evidence showing “white was bright”, wasn’t right. It was income related. Blacks in nations where everyone was rich enough to be well educated, were smarter than whites in poorer areas…

After 5 years, the Federal money began to run out. States started looking at the costs.. Holy Cow! What are we going to do with all these uneducated black people they wondered? How much more will increased crime, depression of wages, unemployment, caused by this White Core policy, cost our states…

One by one, different states began to bail out. As the deadline for the new tests approached (tests denying any existence of Africans in America), states began bailing. “Our Constitution says blacks should help determine their own educational future”, several states said, and they began dropping out. In each state, Constitutionalists began rallying to get rid of White-Core. They held meetings in Constitutional supportive areas of the nation and began holding elected officials to the Constitution.

“You are making a sub-race of American citizens” they said. “This is unconstitutional…” The Delaware Chamber of Commerce made fun of them… Called them stupid hicks or something like that… “Dumb Suck-ass Countians” was the wording Rick Jensen used, I think… (followed by a “HEE-Haw” sound-bite Greg would play). Markell went onto Chuck Todd’s TV show to deride these Constitutionals as being backward hicks and unconcerned that Delaware was ranked near the bottom of the ARJ’s list of good colleges…

“These people just don’t get it” Markell said… Chuck Todd echoes sadly, shakes his head. “Why would they be against good schools” as the camera fades back and the editor cuts to commercial.

Sweeney write a piece for the News Journal… Delaware Extremists Want Delaware To Go Backwards.” Why, he berates, when the answer is so clear, do Delawareans not push to go forward?” He continues… “Experts say ” (quoting ARJ researchers) that blacks bring down education. It is time to go separate even if it is not equal.”

The KKK emails it’s entire mailing list and tells each recipient to write letters to the News Journal… “We want better education for our kids. WE don’t want blacks in our schools. Help keep Delaware’s education racially pure!”

Members of the Christina board write back. John Kowalko writes back. Steve Newton writes back… All say the data is flawed. We have evidence that if given the same education, and the same at home support, blacks are equal or even smarter than whites.

They say: “if someone with enough money uses their own criteria to judge something, then create a response, then buys sufficient influence, the wrong thing can get done before the American public is even aware of the horrible consequences it will cause…..

Which, as you may guess, is the whole point of this “what if” exercise to show… Because it happened, already. Just as I said….

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