South Kingstown Mom Nicole Solas: “They smear people who ask them questions, who disagree with them”
“[T]he chair of the school committee should resign immediately… And it’s just a false accusation of racism that they use to bully you into silence…. And if this is any indication of what’s going on in my school district, our town is in deep, deep trouble.”
Nicole Solas is the mother whose child is enrolled to enter kindergarten in the South Kingstown, Rhode Island, school district, and has been in the news after the School Committee threatened to sue her for filing a series of public record requests concerning Critical Race and Gender theory in public schools.
The story broke on Legal Insurrection on June 1, 2021, when Nicole went public with what was happening, I’m A Mom Seeking Records Of Critical Race and Gender Curriculum, Now The School Committee May Sue To Stop Me.
We also covered the public forum last night at which the School Committee voted not to sue, and directed it’s counsel to try to resolve the dispute through mediation, South Kingstown (RI) School Committee Votes NOT To Sue Mom Nicole Solas Who Sought CRT Records
In that post I noted particularly outrageous comments to the Providence Journal and in a Facebook post (archive) by the Chairwoman of the School Committee, Emily Cummiskey, about Nicole and the group called Parents Defending Education, which Cummiskey labeled a “nationally organized racist group.” I wrote:
Parents Defending Education is the national group run by Nikki Neily and Asra Nomani, each of whom has been on Legal Insurrection Foundation webinar panels about CRT in education. Not that it should matter, but neither one is “white.” To call Parents Defending Education “racist” is nothing short of outrageous.
At the School Committee public session, Cummiskey repeated the claim, specifically mentioning Parents Defending Education. One of the audience speakers indicated that simlar contents were in a mass mailing to town residents, though those details are unclear.
Nicole appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight this evening, and the issue of the smear came up, although fortunately they did not include mention of Parents Defending Education. (Legal Insurrection got a nice shout out from Tucker.)
Well, you know, that is a patently false, outrageous defamatory statement that should be retracted. And the chair of the school committee should resign immediately. But you know, this is what they do. They smear people who ask them questions, who disagree with them. And it’s just a false accusation of racism that they use to bully you into silence. They reduce everyone down to the color of their skin and for human beings worth is more than that. And if this is any indication of what’s going on in my school district, our town is in deep, deep trouble. This is exactly why I was submitting my public records request to get information about how exactly this is being taught in our schools. And then they turn around and have a public meeting to discuss, suing me for submitting the public record requests, which they told me to do.
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