A deputy director of the US Department of Education, appointed under President Biden, has mocked evangelical Christians and claimed that democracy is based on “white supremacy”, according to her Twitter profile.
Kristina Ishmael’s Twitter account was taken to private on Monday, but not before Fox News Digital documented dozens of her claims about white people and alleged white supremacist ties to American democracy, evangelical Christians and fatphobia ( bias against the big guys).
Ishmael is the deputy director of the Office of Educational Technology. The office implements “equity of access” policies to technology.
“[Democracy is] also built on white supremacy, which I see perpetuated in education circles when BIPOC folxes are told they are too negative in addressing real issues instead of superlatives,” she said.
Ishmael responded to a tweet that claimed the evangelical church welcomes ‘hate’ and ‘white supremacy’ into their institution.
She replied, “Amen.”
Fox News Digital asked the Department of Education if Ishmael was biased against evangelical Christians, but received no response. About 25-30% of Americans identify as evangelicals.
The Biden official said she walked away from a discussion because “a white man was dominating the conversation.” In another instance, Ishmael said she was eliminating white voices.
In another tweet, Ishmael apparently questioned whether white gay men deserved to be considered a marginalized category on the program.
“In most ‘inclusive’ material, the most dominant folxes are always represented in the marginalized group (e.g., white, cis, gay men). It doesn’t include the nuance of this group,” she said.
In other instances, Ishmael castigated the “white perspective” in the program.
“[M]Most of my program was written from a very narrow, white lens,” she said.
“As a teacher, how many times have you been asked to defend white supremacy through the norms of the dominant culture,” Ishmael said.
In another instance, Ishmael claimed that the term “stakeholder” is “settlement language to identify white men who claimed their land.”
Ishamel also thinks prejudice against fat people is on par with white supremacy.
She said: “Learning to be comfortable in my skin and my weight and really ready to reject the ideal white supremacist body? Damn yes.
“Grossphobia is real. The “ideal” weight, shape and look is white supremacy built into our daily lives. I’m so fed up. We deserve more than diets,” she said.
Ishmael is a self-proclaimed fan of Ibrahim X. Kendi, the “anti-racist” founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.
Kendi wrote a column in 2003 on “Living with the White Race,” stating, “Europeans are just a different human race…They’re socialized to be aggressive people…They’re raised to be racist.
“The current status quo of our education system works for white students, but not for black or brown students. A lot of white people will wonder why that should be changed,” she said.
Ishmael also said “white supremacy” is built into the class rules.
She said: “So if I’m in a webinar with talking professionals…should I also share Zoom’s rules with them to remind them that chewing gum, muting mics, etc. is not allowed? .? Oh, that’s right, NO! And neither should we with CHILDREN… I can’t help but see white supremacy embedded in the “rules” I saw floating around.
Fox News Digital previously reported that another Biden official at the DOE — Kayla Patrick — claimed “school discipline” was part of a “racist system,” blaming so-called “whiteness,” as she worked for a left-wing educational organization.
Patrick has worked in the DOE’s Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development since February, according to his LinkedIn. In 2021, she said, “school discipline is a symptom of a racist and punitive system that often doesn’t see children as children.”
“Instead of helping students learn and grow from their mistakes, educators send them to the office, or send them home, or sometimes even call the police. And black students are more likely to be offended, affected by this,” she said.
Ishmael also criticized white people for not voting for Biden.
She said, “Dear fellow white people, defending the percentage of us who voted for Biden is not helpful right now. Read the play. Do not do it.