Democracy and “fatphobia” are both symptoms of a white supremacy that evangelical Christians embrace, according to a Biden official at the U.S. Department of Education.
Kristina Ishmael, the DOE’s Office of Ed Tech deputy director, worked for the department’s Biden-Harris “transition team” before being appointed to her current position. Her current role involves implementing policies to create “equity of access” to technology in schools.
Ishmael’s relatively small Twitter profile flew mostly under the radar until Fox News Digital began unearthing some of her radical tweets regarding white supremacy, capturing multiple statements from Ishmael that reveal a bent toward blaming every societal ill on whiteness.
Ishmael’s Twitter account swiftly turned to “protected” status Nov. 21, blocking access to the account for non-followers. Before the account’s status was changed, however, Fox News Digital documented dozens of claims from Ishmael, whose account states that “Views=mine” in her bio.
Among her tweeted statements is her belief that fatphobia is an outgrowth of white supremacy.
“Learning to be comfortable in my own skin & weight and really ready to reject the White supremacist ideal body? F*ck yes,” one of her tweets read.
“Fatphobia is real. The ‘ideal’ weight, shape & look is white supremacy baked into our everyday lives. I’m so over it. We deserve more than diets.”
Another tweet claimed democracy is “built on white supremacy.” Ishmael writes this is “perpetuated in education circles when BIPOC folx [black, Indigenous and people of color] are being told they’re too negative by addressing real issues instead of superlatives.”
Ishmael also included a slew of derogatory statements toward evangelical Christians, claiming they welcome hate and white supremacy. To a post claiming that a “reckoning is coming” to the evangelical church, nearly a third of the nation’s population, the DOE deputy director simply replied, “Amen.”
When Fox News Digital reached out to the DOE questioning whether Ishmael was biased against Christians, a spokesperson claimed publicizing the tweets was “yet another disgusting attempt to disparage a dedicated public servant.
“The Biden-Harris Administration is focused on ensuring our nation’s schools pursue equity and opportunity for all students,” the spokesperson said.
Whether that includes white students is becoming increasingly unclear under the Biden administration. The Biden DOE also hired Kayla Patrick, an official who claimed school discipline is a “racist system” influenced heavily by “whiteness.”
For Ishmael, even white gay men are not worthy of being considered “marginalized.” Addressing matters of curriculum, she said, “In most ‘inclusive’ materials,’ the most dominant folx are still represented in the marginalized group (e.g. white, cis, gay men). This does not include the nuance of this group.”
Ishmael has also argued school curricula are written from a “very narrow and white perspective.” She also posed the question, “As a teacher, how many times have you been asked to uphold white supremacy through dominant-culture norms?”
In other tweets, Ishmael spoke of “tuning white people out” and leaving a conversation when a “white male” spoke, because sometimes “walking away is the only thing to do.”
Ishmael is a self-identified “fangirl” of Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most prominent proponents of “anti-racism” and Critical Race Theory tenets.
After giving Kendi a shoutout in one of her tweets, Ishmael said, “The current status quo of our education system works for white students, but no Black or brown students. Many white people will question why it should be changed.”
Ishmael even claims to see white supremacy in the decorum expected in Zoom meetings.
“So if I’m on a webinar with professionals speaking … should I also share Zoom rules with them to remind them of no gum chewing, muting mics, etc.? Oh, that’s right, NO! And we shouldn’t with CHILDREN either … Can’t help but see the white supremacy built into the ‘rules’ I’ve seen floating around.”