Sinquefield Under Attack for Comment Tying Public Schools to KKK

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Rex Sinquefield
Educators and politicians are demanding that Rex Sinquefield apologize for a statement he made yesterday tying public schools to the Ku Klux Klan.

Sinquefield, who has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to repeal income taxes in Missouri, was giving a lecture at Lindenwood University in support of his tax policy last night when veered off topic to discuss another of his pet issues: eliminating tenure for teachers at public schools.

That's when Sinquefield let loose the following anecdote, saying:

"There was a column written -- and I hope I don't offend anyone. There was published column by a man named Ralph Voss, who was a former judge in Missouri. He now owns and writes for a newspaper in Central Missouri called the Unterrified Democrat -- what a name -- and it's in Osage County, Missouri. And he starts off, something like this, he said a long time ago, decades ago, the Ku Klux Klan got together and said how can we really hurt the African American children permanently? How can we ruin their lives? And what they designed was the public school system."

This morning the Missouri National Education Association, the largest teacher organization in the state representing over 35,000 teachers and academics, fired back demanding that Sinquefield apologize for his statement.

"To call the work of educators in public schools a KKK conspiracy shows how out of touch billionaire Rex Sinquefield truly is," said NEA president Chris Guinther. "This is a slap in the face of every educator who has worked tirelessly in a public school to improve the lives of Missouri's children. Rex Sinquefield needs to explain himself and apologize to all students, parents and Missourians."

"Sinquefield's comments demonstrate his open hostility towards public education and his willingness to rewrite history and play loose with the facts," commented state Rep. Margo McNeil (D - North County) in a statement released to the media this afternoon. "He should apologize for his outrageous statement and abandon efforts to destroy public education in Missouri."

This afternoon Sinquefield apologized, issuing a statement saying:

"I apologize for my reference to a quote from Ralph Voss of the Unterrified Democrat. The public discourse on these issues is too critical for an ill-timed, inappropriate reference. It is my sincere hope that this does not distract us from the important mission of helping all children access a high-quality education."

Sinquefield linking the KKK to public schools appears at the 16 second mark below...



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Cfox63265
Cfox63265

Rex admitted that he made a mistake, and he apologized for it. So why are we wasting so much ink and electrons on this issue – while the real issue is the future of education in Missouri? 

Cfox63265
Cfox63265

Rex admitted that he madea mistake, and he apologized for it. So why are we wasting so much ink andelectrons on this issue – while the real issue is the future ofeducation in Missouri?

  

MandoMadMan
MandoMadMan

Godda say there are some ugly comments on this thread. 

MandoMadMan
MandoMadMan

Why are rich people often so stupid? I think just the very fact that they have gotten rich often misleads them into erroneously believing they are smarter than anyone else instead of just good and often lucky when it comes to the making of large sums of money.

Egolterman
Egolterman

The Lindenwood speaker series 'selectors' were  'dismissive' when I offer to bring over"From Kiel to Peabody" how the live arts, restoring quality of life Downtown, are sparkingactual revitalization. At a time the live arts need to show economic value. Like right now in Jefferson City? And the most important preservation victory in this region in our lifetimes. I would not have put their tit in quite the ringer it's in right now. 

STOP_RACIST_ATTACKS_ON_WHITES
STOP_RACIST_ATTACKS_ON_WHITES

IT'S TIME TO PUT A !!!STOP!!! TO RACIST ATTACKS ON WHITES!

AN ENTIRE CENTURY AND A HALF OF LIES, BLAME AND FINGER POINTING AT THE WHITE RACE FOR OTHER RACES FAILURES!

END THE RACIST ATTACKS AND FIREBOMB INSULTS OF THE KKK, HITLER, THE NAZIS, INBRED CRACKERS, HONKY AND OTHER BULLSHIT ATTACKS ON WHITES! WHITES ARE THE MORE RESPONSIBLE, INTELLIGENT, AND GIVING RACE ON EARTH BUT BY FAR TAKES THE MOST SHIT OFF EVERYONE ELSE! THIS MUST STOP!

Chickenshit
Chickenshit

I CAN TYPE IN CAPS TOO!  MEANING, THAT I AM SAYING VERY IMPORTANT, ANONYMOUS DRIVEL AND I AM TOO CHICKEN SHIT TO BACK MY RANTINGS WITH ANY THING APPROACHING REALITY!!!!

Jinx
Jinx

This guy is a serious dipshit.

the
the

I am truly astonished at some of the posts below, they are cruel and offensive to a whole group of people just because you disagree with what this man is saying doesn't mean you have to go around saying such awful things!

crashtest
crashtest

Agreed....the RFT could use some content moderation for comments, they're turning into a typical unmoderated lowbrow sewer. I don't like Mr. Sinquefeld either, but that doesn't justify hate speech against a whole group of people.

Stop_Racist_Attacks_On_Whites
Stop_Racist_Attacks_On_Whites

I agree. It's time to:

STOP THE WHOLESALE RACIST ATTACKS ON WHITES!

CIVIL RIGHTS FOR WHITES!

END DISCRIMINATION, RACISM AND MURDEROUS HOMICIDAL ATTACKS ON WHITES!

EJScharnhorst
EJScharnhorst

Why all the grotesque anti-Semitism?

Rex Sinquefield is (or was raised) Roman Catholic and attended DuBourg Catholic high school!

He is NOT Jewish.

Also, public schools in the United States originated in the 19th century! Despite some serious problems, such as segregated schools, the US public school system has helped to make the US one of the most literate and equitable societies on this earth.

Finally, if billionaire idiots like Sinquefield would EVER check the National Association for Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, which extend back decades and precede No Child Left Behind, etc., they would see that American public school children's educational progress has improved! The slagging off against public schools is pure ideology. The reality is real progress by schoolchildren over the last 40 years.

You'll never hear that from the "education reform" crowd, who want to destroy teachers' unions and despise public schools, but then again, as I said, Sinquefield went to DuBourg, SLU, and the University of Chicago. He wouldn't know a public school if it bit him in his arrogant *ss!

Hates_Lindenwood
Hates_Lindenwood

This is typical for Lindenwood, the worthless paper mill. I remember when I attended there as a part of a fleece you blind bullshit socio-economic class, it was mandatory to tour the Holyhoax museum on a Saturday (object or don't attend and you automatically received a failing grade). The jewess instructor (who most times showed up for class wreaking of liquor) starts the tour with "Can anyone tell me why Christians wanted to kill all the jews?". All the lemmings in the class just stood there. I was the only one that stood up to the jew bully and said "Umm excuse me many people died at the camps. Mostly of disease and starvation after the allies continuously bombed the supply trains. But as long as we're on the topic far more priests were killed by the Nazis than rabbis. And oh BTW many Christians risked there lives helping jews to escap pre-war, so many jews had already left Europe, not even to mention that the Nazis were a political party of which there were over 40,000 jews enlisted in the Germany military during WWII." A that point the shitfaced jewbag had enough and grabs my elbow and yanks me aside like a 12 y/o and gets right in my face and says "a smart person would know when their grade is in serious jeopardy" to which I replied "a smart instructor would know when they're in serious jeopardy of a lawsuit for flaming remarks and for putting their hands on me" She let's go with one of those fantastical jew eye rolls. Morale of the story: Never interupt these shitbag liars with facts when they're in the middle of spewing their pure fairytales of their unique suffering as to why they deserve all the shekels. NEVER TRUST a jew, they're liars, cheat and thieves and masters at brainwash bullshit.

Hates_Haters
Hates_Haters

I'm guessing that you hate not only Lindenwood, but pretty much everything including yourself.  You certainly don't like the truth because none of this spew is even close to accurate or useful.  Congratulations for being such a visible and vocal (anonymous) idiot!

David
David

Look Dumb Ass, he is well known faithful Catholic. Grew up in St.Vincent's Orphanage. You are such a supid shit that you do not get the facts before shooting off your mouth. Rex has done a lot of work for the community and donated tons of money to lots of organizations. Try the same before criticizing him.

David
David

As I said, he is not Jewish you fucking moron.

Sir
Sir

Wow. Some of these comments are worse than the original. 

jumpinjezebel
jumpinjezebel

TRANY-SORUS-REX Saint Louis's Koch brothers twin. Why don't we have a ballot to raise the taxes on billionaires retroactively to 80% for those who live in Mo and who's first name is REX.

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Geez
Geez

I mean look at the nose on that heeb shitbag. He's a God Damned kosher pinnochio.

Chris
Chris

Rex is a worthless piece of shit.

Geez
Geez

Fuck this jew. jews are always trying to come up with some shit about Nazis or the Klan, anything they can do to disparage Whites but dumb fucking Whites still don't see the 800 lb jew in the room, starting wars, stealing trillions from America and porting it to banks all over the world to keep the jews rolling in clover. Dumb fucking Whites get all teary eyed at their fucking lies about shitting diamonds to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis. Mark this one "typical jew behavior"

than
than

you realize that the KKK discriminates against jews too right?  the man is an idiot, but attacking an entire group of people because you don't like one person who MAY OR MAY NOT be a part of it is no better than what he said in his speech.  grow up.

Hates_Lindenwood
Hates_Lindenwood

You need to grow up and wise up! He's trying to equate the KKK with all Whites. The attack he spewed was against the White race. Learn some history while you're at it! The KKK was a response to the Carpetbaggers that flooded the South during and after the war. Carpetbaggers was the PC Term at the time for jewish peddlers and con artists that flooded the South to prey on what was left of their economy. There were many dispatches by General Grant to Washington D.C. to stop the flood of jewish carpetbaggers flooding in to the South to prey on the civilans. You don't read facts in AmeriKwan history books you read propaganda put together by jewish publishing houses.

David
David

He is not Jewish, dumbshit

Hates_Lindenwood
Hates_Lindenwood

Why it's all the more repulsive. As a jew he's doing the same old end run that Whites are to blame for ALL of the blacks problems, The black man needs to put his faith in the jew who understands the black man's troubles and want to work with the jew to eliminate the White race.

 Bellathedog
Bellathedog

Can Rex spell ignorant? He certainly can not speak English.....the King's (Rex) English. How in the world did this creep make so much money?

Hates_Lindenwood
Hates_Lindenwood

" How in the world did this creep make so much money?"

Stealing it from Gentiles.

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