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PA School Board Member to Resign After Refusing to Vote for ‘the Only Cis White Male’ for District President

PA School Board Member to Resign After Refusing to Vote for ‘the Only Cis White Male’ for District President

“I feel that electing the only cis White male on this board, president of this district, sends the wrong message to our community: a message that is contrary to what we as a board have been trying to accomplish.”

A school board member in Upper Moreland School District in Pennsylvania has resigned after saying she wouldn’t vote for the only ‘cis white male’ on the board for district president.

She prefaced her comment by saying the man would make an ‘excellent’ president, but that choosing him would send the wrong message.

FOX News reports:

Pennsylvania school board member to resign over statement rejecting ‘cis White male’ for president

A Pennsylvania school board member who refused to vote for “the only cis White male” on the board to serve as president has decided to resign from her position at the start of 2023.

Upper Moreland School District board member Jennifer Solot made the comments during an open school board meeting on Dec. 6, just before a vote was held to appoint a new board president.

Solot led the motions as acting president during the board’s reorganization meeting. Two names were up for the seat of president: April Stainback and Greg D’Elia.

“I believe that Mr. D’Elia would make an excellent president,” she said. “However, I feel that electing the only cis White male on this board, president of this district, sends the wrong message to our community: a message that is contrary to what we as a board have been trying to accomplish.”

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So to recap, the candidate is qualified and would do a good job, but he is the wrong color and gender. We used to call that open discrimination in this country.

This is what happens when schools become infected with Critical Race Theory, social justice, gender theory and other forms of progressive ideology. It is in fact, the opposite of progress.

The superintendent released a statement (from the FOX report linked above):

On Monday, Upper Moreland School District Superintendent Dr. Susan Elliott issued a statement on Solot’s comments.

“As a result of this incident, Ms. Solot has decided to resign from the board effective January 2, 2023,” Elliott said. “She wishes to apologize for her poorly chosen words and does not want to be a distraction from the great things happening in our schools on a daily basis. The district thanks Ms. Solot for her five years of service to the Upper Moreland community as a board member.”

The left is taking America backwards and calling it progress, and they can’t even see it.

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Don’t let the doorknob hit you where the good Lord split you.

what a pretentious karen–if she’d tried this stunt in a public company the lawsuits would be immediate and successful

    Not if she resigned, as she did here. There is no law against expressing bigoted views. There can’t be, since they’re protected by the first amendment. There are only laws against acting on those views, which didn’t happen here.

      UnCivilServant in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 10:52 am

      She left After the vote wherein she acted on the views and it looks as though her expression of those views pressured the others. So it did happen here and there should be a lawsuit.

      Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 11:11 am

      I’m tempted to play the pedantic clown like someone who will go unnamed and point out that that is incorrect. There are all sorts of laws against expressing bigoted views, although most if not all are likely unconstitutional. But I’ll be nice and not do that.

        Milhouse in reply to Concise. | December 14, 2022 at 3:28 pm

        Unconstitutional purported laws are not laws.

          Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm

          Uh, you’re somewhat confused. That a statute may arguably be unconstitutional does not render it non-existent, just probably unenforceable, Hence some unenforceable state laws restricting abortion were once again operable after Roe and its progeny were overturned. Spare yourself further embarrassment, just let it go.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 5:34 pm

          No, Concise. A purported “law” that contradicts the constitution is not merely unenforceable. It’s not a law at all. Even if the constitution is subsequently amended to allow such a law, it doesn’t automatically come into effect; on the contrary, the legislature must pass it again, this time lawfully. What it did unlawfully is a nullity.

          Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 6:11 pm

          Whatever institution on the back of your pack matches sold you a law degree, ask for your money back.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 6:48 pm

          Certainly all those who have framed written Constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be that an act of the Legislature repugnant to the Constitution is void.

          [..]

          Thus, the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written Constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void, and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.

          Marbury v Madison

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 7:04 pm

          An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.

          Norton v. Shelby County, 118 U.S. 425 (1886)

          Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 7:16 pm

          Like most dilettantes, you are reading far too much into this passage. Marybury was holding that the particular act challenged was in fact unenforceable. It was not ruling that every law on the federal statute books was automatically rendered void ab initio and it certainly wasn’t saying anything about the revival of previously enforceable state laws. And, actually, different states may treat this differently, but that’s a further refinement that I doubt was covered in whatever wikipedia page serves as your source. Find a new hobby.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 15, 2022 at 2:09 am

          The passage means what it says. And what is says is that it is not only true but completely obvious that a purported law that the legislature had no authority to make is not a law at all, and never was one. Its passage is a nullity.

          That is so fundamental that if you don’t understand it you’re incapable of understanding anything.

          Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 15, 2022 at 10:11 am

          A law that is challenged as unconstitutional may be rendered unenforceable, in whole or part, by the judicial branch exercising its power of judicial review. That means that that law is unenforceable and similar laws by application of whatever general principle arises may be unconstitutional and unenforceable, but those other laws still exist. That is so fundamental that if you don’t understand it you’re incapable of understanding anything.

        MajorWood in reply to Concise. | December 15, 2022 at 3:21 pm

        There are only 3 laws and they all have to do with Physics. Everything else is made up and subject to change. A “law” is more like a theory, which is an accepted belief that is supported by a number of facts, but in no way shape or form is it a law in thestrict sense. Milhouse is right here. There are a lot of regulations which are viewed as laws by the masses, but they are always and frequently subject to change and are rarely supported by facts or logic. I saw a picture of Santa at the range the other day doing his qualifications for CHL so that he will be able to safely deliver pckages in Baltimore this season. Many said that was a law that would never change, and the Supreme Court said “hold my beer.”

        In this case, we need to look at saying, and acting. The fact that she said those things is now a good reason to go back and look at cases where she acted on those prejudiced beliefs. Like Merideth Raimondo, her actions may be a gift that keeps on giving long after they are gone. My main concern is that the LED street lights may not hold up to use outside of their design specs when tasked with other chores down the road.

The problem is not the existence of people like Jennifer Solot. The problem is that our school system is America’s best example of totalitarian socialism. It is not capable of being reformed. It must be replaced by a system which is not run by a government bureaucracy.

    WTPuck in reply to gibbie. | December 14, 2022 at 10:15 am

    As I keep telling my younger relatives, homeschool.

    rwingjr in reply to gibbie. | December 15, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    As a long-ago student, a former coach, and a former school board member, I believe our whole education system needs to be completely revamped. Sitting students in a classroom and “teaching” all of them in the same style, at the same pace, with the same educational materials, doesn’t work for all students. Some students learn from lectures, but most don’t. Some learn by reading textbooks, while others don’t. Some have to be hands-on to learn. It may take some students one hour to pick up a concept, it may take others a week or even longer. The ones who are slower are often left behind, but it’s been my experience that those people are as intelligent and contribute to society as much as, if not more than, the student who easily learns. In all my years going to and working at schools, I have seen only one teacher who could teach a classroom of students well enough so even the slowest learned, while also keeping it interesting enough for all students. He passed away several decades ago. I will agree that government is a huge problem, but the largest problem is the whole institution of learning, including administrations and teachers’ unions.

“Cis” should be treated as a hateful slur

    Milhouse in reply to geronl. | December 14, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Huh?! Why on earth? It’s a simple description. There’s no value judgment.

      UnCivilServant in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 10:54 am

      Yes there is. It was added to the vocabulary of people who hate baseline normalcy to express their distain and to attempt to stigmatize the vast majority.

      Just because it has so far failed doesn’t mean they didn’t load it with a value judgement.

        🫵🏻👍🏻🫶🏻

        It was added to the vocabulary of people who hate baseline normalcy to express their distain and to attempt to stigmatize the vast majority.

        No, it was not. You are just making things up out of thin air. The purpose of introducing this term was obvious from the start: it was to create the impression that cisgender and transgender people are equally normal and to be expected, just part of the natural variation in people, like hair, eye, and skin color, and that if they were not found in the population in roughly equal numbers that’s just a statistical fluke.

        What they wanted to get away from was the previous situation, where there was a term for transsexuals, but no term for non-transsexuals. That showed an underlying assumption that it is normal not to be transsexual, and transsexuals are different from the norm so a special term is needed for them. It’s part of a larger effort to introduce terms into people’s working vocabulary for conditions that most people regard as simply “normal” and thus not needing any special term. Hence “heterosexual”, “sighted”, “Hearing”, etc., replacing “not homosexual”, “not blind”, and “not deaf”, etc.

          Danny in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm

          In other words it was added as a way to demoralize the normal state of affairs.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 7:13 pm

          I don’t know what you mean by “demoralize”. I can guess at a meaning, but I’d rather not reply until I know exactly what you mean by it.

          In any case, the topic we are discussing is simply whether it is a slur. And the plain fact is that it is not. In fact it’s the exact opposite of a slur; the entire purpose of the term is to “de-slurify” (if you’ll allow that coinage) the term “transgender” by pairing it with its natural opposite.

          Treguard in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm

          “Normal” is the word you’re looking for, Milhouse.

          “Normal”.

          Idonttweet in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 10:47 pm

          So-called “gender dysphoria” is a mental disorder according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), isn’t it? While I don’t support stigmatization, people with this “condition” also should not receive special treatment as though they have some disability, and their condition should be treated as a mental disorder but darn sure not normalized.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 15, 2022 at 2:12 am

          Treguard, did you read anything I wrote? Or are you incapable of understanding simple English?

          Idonttweet, what has your comment got to do with the topic? How does it demonstrate that “cisgender” is a slur? Or how does it relate to what definitions a dictionary ought to list?

          Krumhorn in reply to Milhouse. | December 15, 2022 at 9:34 am

          You may be correct that current usage has broadened, but the origination of the cisgender/cissexual neologism was intended as an antonym for transgender in typically angry and belligerent trans tracts that was directed not only to heterosexuals but to lesbians and gays as well. There is a growing rift in the alphabet community because generally, lesbians aren’t interested in dating trans women any more than heterosexual men are. And the converse is true of gay men. The trans crowd is noisy and aggressive about what they identify as this cis sexism, and its original angry use was certainly intended as a broad slur. Now, it’s basically used as a backhand slap to white non gay males who everyone agrees are the source of all evil.

          – Krumhorn

      Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 11:14 am

      Name any racial slur in any language that couldn’t arguably be described as a simple description.

        Milhouse in reply to Concise. | December 14, 2022 at 3:43 pm

        The difference is that “cisgender” isn’t a slur. It isn’t used by anyone as a slur. Those who use it at all only ever use it as a simple descriptive. Their whole point is that cisgender people need to be described by some term, and without saying that someone is cisgender it is impossible to know whether they are or not.

          Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 4:37 pm

          so as long as I subjectively believe (insert racial expletive) is not insulting, it is no longer a racial slur? I think that interpretation is unique to you in this world, but run with it if you want. Just watch what you say in certain bars.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 5:38 pm

          Now you’re just not making any sense. “Cisgender” isn’t a slur. It never has been. Nobody uses it as one. You are simply making the whole thing up. You might as well claim that “white” is a slur, or “tall”, or “right-handed”. None of those are slurs, nobody claims they’re slurs. Slurs are defined by usage, and “cisgender” isn’t used that way.

          Danny in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm

          Could you point to any example of the term “cisgender white male” or “cisgender white man” not being a negative?

          It is a made up term in order to otherwise people for being normal.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | December 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm

          Every single time it is used. It is never used as a negative. It isn’t exactly a made up term; once “transgender” was invented, “cisgender” automatically follows. But the purpose is not “to other people for being normal” (I assume that’s what you meant to write), it is precisely to assert that both transgender and cisgender are equally normal, and that neither should be “othered”. (Which, by the way, is another invention of the left; the whole concept of “othering” is part of the leftist linguistic arsenal, and I try not to use it.) Its purpose is to deny that being cisgender is “normal”, and to pretend that it is simply one among many normal and natural ways of being. Which is of course nonsense. But that is the purpose of this usage.

          Dimsdale in reply to Milhouse. | December 15, 2022 at 1:01 pm

          Yet it is used in a derogatory way by the alphabits. It is no different to them than the “N word,” or any number of other terms.

          The difference is that cis is a political construct for normal, according to biology.

          “Gender” is political and psychological, while sex is biological and scientific.

“Pennsylvania school board member refused to vote for the only cis White Male”

Cis Gender hater? No. I think the key is “White Male.”

The Gentle Grizzly | December 14, 2022 at 10:13 am

At least she resigned.

    After five years of wrecking the school district. We should thank her, well wait, they did. And I suggest that this resignation, if she follows through, is strategic and self-interested, although I don’t care enough about that worthless cesspool that is PA to look deeper.

    She wanted the position,5 years on the board as the treasurer

    She was pissed

Women, you can’t live with them. You can’t live without them.

The article is very poorly written, emphasizing what is now irrelevant, as if the only reaction should be to get all outraged and righteous at this absurd woman’s logic and behavior. Nobody cares: She’s gone, and good riddance. That’s the point of the story. A decisive, positive reaction to this nonsense.

This is only a net gain if her replacement is somewhat less bigoted than she is.

“She wishes to apologize for her poorly chosen words”

No, they were well chosen, because they expose the bigotry of the left.

    Aarradin in reply to rbj1. | December 15, 2022 at 12:15 am

    What she means is, she is absolutely NOT sorry for her racist and anti-male bigotry.

    She’s only sorry for expressing her bigotry out loud in an open forum.

    Even then, she’s only “sorry”, and what’s she’s really saying is that she is “mad”, because of the pushback that’s forcing her to resign.

    Classic “Non-pology” as defined by the Jerry Seinfeld episode on it.

So much for the fairer sex.

I doubt she resigned by her own initiative.

Patch profiles Jennifer Solot, an incumbent Upper Moreland School Director who is seeking to be reelected.

Party Affiliation
Solot: Democrat

Family
Solot: Married with three children, two currently enrolled at UMTSD

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?
Solot: No

Education
Solot: BS Accounting; MS Taxation

What else would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?
Solot: This is me. I am who you see at these meetings. I am who you see at District functions, like the inflatable bear at the Trunk and Treat. I am approachable and welcome the interaction with everyone. We are all part of this community and my children know your children and will grow with them. Together, we can do it right!

a message that is contrary to what we as a board have been trying to accomplish

Diversity (i.e. color judgment, class-based bigotry) as in Diversity, Inequity, Exclusion (DIE) doctrine of the Pro-choice ethical religion of Progressive sects, including: racism, sexism, ageism (e.g. planned parenthood), etc.

Sex: male, female
Gender is sex-correlated attributes: masculine, feminine
Trans- refers to a state or process of divergence from normal.
Transgender Spectrum Disorder (e.g. homosexual orientation) .

She’s probably thinking “peach”, “orange”?

White or albino. It’s a dark sarcasm that the politically congruent (“=”) adopted a hate symbol (“rainbow”) to represent their religion. Albinos are a historically discriminated minority. Albinophobia is a clear and progressive condition.

That said, diversity of individuals, minority of one. #HateLovesAbortion

“progress” is an [unqualified] monotonic process: one step forward, two steps backward.

Libertarianism is a philosophy of independence. Liberalism is a philosophy of divergence. Progressivism is a philosophy of [unqualified] monotonic change. Conservativism is a philosophy of moderation. #PrinciplesMatter

The left side of the governing spectrum is authoritarian. The right side is libertarian. The far-left is totalitarian. The far-right is anarchist. The left-right nexus is leftist.

Dezis are leftists with diversity (e.g. racism) enhancements. Deja vu.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to n.n. | December 15, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    “Libertarianism is a philosophy of independence. Liberalism is a philosophy of divergence. Progressivism is a philosophy of [unqualified] monotonic change. Conservativism is a philosophy of moderation. #PrinciplesMatter”

    I’d not heard it put that way before. That’s good.

Call me when you reach Virginia School Board stupidity. White male descrimination can’t touch transgender rape denial and coverup. Our School board misdemeanor indictments tops resignations every day of the week.

Well, skin color is everything these days. Character counts for nothing. That fool ML King was misled by non-woke idiots. Color rules!

One more woke progressive out of action. Keep it up as it looks like the salad days of destroying our nations schools in private are over.

The votes have been counted and the results are in:

They cis white male republican got 1 vote.

The cis white female democrat got 8 votes.

She’s sorry she got caught.

Didn’t realize the world outside her bubble wasn’t ready to hear her say the quiet part out loud.

Must’ve come as quite a shock to realize that 100% of the rest of us weren’t already as woke as she is.

Well, Karen will have plenty of time for the View, her case of Little Debbies, and her Rabbit.

The population’s about half male, about half white, something around 90% Cis. With only one cis white male on the board, they seem to have a representation problem.