Maryland DEI Official Plans for Life After “Black Liberation Burns the U.S. to The Ground”
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If racial equity leader Kayla Aliese Carter gets her way, the United States will engage in the Black Liberation Revolution, leaving no whites standing and prompting concerns about how the Black community would “eat, live, and grow” afterward.

Carter, appointed by the city of College Park, Maryland, to address systemic racism, is no stranger to racism, although hers is viewed from a different lens. Carter’s social media posts are full of stories about her daily life, including this gem: “I hate when White children stare at me its literally terrifying so I just state back until they stop.”

Crippling grammatical errors aside, it’s a terrifying insight into who is in charge of enforcing College Park’s Resolution 20-R-16, “which renounced systemic racism, declared support of Black lives, and called for the ongoing explicit and conscious confrontation of racism” following the death of George Floyd in 2020. The law demanded a review of all the city’s policies and programs, searching specifically for instances of bias and “disparate impact” for the Black community in the town.

Her posts are alarming, with calls for violence and dismantling society. She refuses to defend her calls for violence, writing in a 2021 post that the Black community was at “war” with colonialism and demanding to know why “Black people always have to rationalize our violence and anger?”

In May 2020, she posted that “the oppressed” are “shamed” out of using violence because, as she puts it, “the oppressors want to be the sole profiteers of violence.”

Posting on an X account with the header “I can’t wait for society to collapse so MY ideology can rise from the ashes,” Carter regales followers with plans for destroying society and rebuilding it from the ground up. In 2020, she highlighted a meeting with like-minded Black persons who have “committed their lives, businesses, and money to Black liberation.” She claims in that post that the Black community was “Already planning (BEEN PLANNING) for how we will eat and live and grow after we burn it all down.”

She also voices her hatred for the police department, posting in 2020, “The police ARE the White supremacists.”

Despite a salary of nearly $76,000, Carter’s posts reveal that she is unhappy with her role. She claims that capitalism forces her to work instead of being a “lady of leisure” or a “college artist.” “I need a new job but the problem is that I don’t want to work I just wanna lay in my bed being a girl can anyone help me with this?” Carter wondered in a January 2024 post.

As if it isn’t horrific enough that a radicalized extremist is in control of uncovering “racial injustices” in College Park’s policies, Carter also plays a role as a curriculum creator and developer, where she allegedly contributes to “culturally responsible curriculum development” by addressing educational inequities.

Carter is far from the first DEI officer to face scrutiny for racist remarks. Dr. Sherita Golden, Chief Diversity Officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine, recently faced controversy due to her comments in an online monthly newsletter from the university’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity. In the newsletter, Dr. Golden labeled White people, Christians, males, heterosexuals, middle-class individuals, and English speakers as “privileged.” These divisive, discriminatory comments sparked outrage across the nation.

Republican Maryland Congressman Andy Harris called for Dr. Golden’s firing, referring to the newsletter as a “racist memo.” He emphasized that such discriminatory sentiments have no place in modern healthcare and science. Johns Hopkins Medicine responded by acknowledging that the language used by Dr. Golden contradicted the institution’s values. In a typical progressive fashion, Dr. Golden apologized and tried, unsuccessfully, to walk back her remarks.

Claudine Gay, the first Black and shortest-serving president of Harvard University, faced similar controversies. Her botched testimony on Harvard’s antisemitism before the House Education Committee drew attention from the right wing, leading to allegations of plagiarism in her scholarly work.

Throughout her career, Gay quietly shaped a “diversity” legacy that permeated all aspects of Harvard. As dean of the largest campus institution from 2018 to 2023, she oversaw racially biased admissions practices, which the highest court deemed unconstitutional. Despite the court’s ruling, Gay staunchly defended these practices, even as they faced criticism for their impact on Asian and white applicants.

DEI programs were a progressive dream fest that intended to reverse what they perceived as a never-ending cycle of racism. However, lifting radicals like Carter into leadership positions in DEI programs has undone any successes the programs could claim, creating more division and mistrust in an already divided nation.