Virginia Teacher Says ‘Positive Behavior’ Like ‘Sitting Quietly,’ ‘Following Directions’ Is White Supremacy

by Kendall Tietz


A Virginia high school teacher posted a TikTok video criticizing the state’s disciplinary approach which promotes such rules as sitting quietly and following directions as “white supremacy.”

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework adopted by Virginia “to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students” through “evidence-based prevention and intervention behavioral strategies.”

“I stated that PBIS is white supremacy with a hug and a lot of y’all wanted to know more about that,” the teacher said in the video that was originally posted to his TikTok account in May and reposted Monday. “So if PBIS concerns itself with positive behaviors, we have to ask ourselves, ‘Okay well what are those positive behaviors?’ And it’s things like making sure that you’re following directions, and making sure that you’re sitting quietly, and you are in your seat and all these things that come from white culture.”

The teacher in the video appears to be Josh Thompson, an English teacher at Blacksburg High School, Fox News reported.

“The idea of just sitting quiet and being told stuff and taking things in a passive stance is not a thing that’s in many cultures,” Thompson said in the video. “So if we’re positively enforcing these behaviors, we are by extension positively enforcing elements of White culture. Which therefore keeps whiteness at the center, which is the definition of white supremacy.”

The Montgomery County School District told Fox News, “A teacher is entitled to their personal belief regarding any division program,” in relation to the video. “The statements made by this teacher do not reflect our PBIS program or the behavioral expectations that we have of students in our schools.”

“MCPS has used PBIS in our schools for eight years,” the district added. “We are proud of our PBIS work. This work helps create a standard for social-emotional learning and behavior expectations in the school building.”

Thompson believes a school should value “education justice” that puts “relationships at the heart of everything,” “whose curriculum wasn’t whitewashed” and “told the true stories of not only America but of the world,” according to a Member Spotlight from the National Education Association. Thompson also advocated for “spaces designated specifically for people of color.”

“One of the challenges of fighting for education justice is having to deal with people who have grown up in a hetero, white supremacist, patriarchal society,” Thompson added.

In another TikTok, Thompson said that he wanted to remind “educators that instances of police brutality and the murders of black and brown people by police officers is directly connected to the work that we do. Because if any of those people had been White, chances are they wouldn’t have been murdered.”

Thompson’s TikTok account is now private, but the video prompted backlash and calls that he be fired.

The Montgomery County School District did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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Kendall Tietz is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Josh Thompson” by Libs of TikTok.








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15 Thoughts to “Virginia Teacher Says ‘Positive Behavior’ Like ‘Sitting Quietly,’ ‘Following Directions’ Is White Supremacy”

  1. RoHa

    “The idea of just sitting quiet and being told stuff and taking things in a passive stance is not a thing that’s in many cultures,”

    Name those cultures. Then tell us how advanced they are in mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. How impressive is their artistic output? How do they fare in terms of social stability, justice, and the general well being of their members?

  2. Seth Friedman

    Abolish school and problem solved.

  3. Then all of a sudden, for no reason, Hitler was swept into power.

  4. will FORD

    MY Father had a “RED LAB”. THIS DOG had more sense than most of these MORONIC SO-CALLED teachers & people nowadays. USA a country FULL OF PECKERWOODS

  5. Colorado Strong

    Because monkeys are wild and are not prone to following instructions or sitting still.

    1. Hans Schneider

      correct and great statement black culture matters

  6. Dead messenger

    White supremacy? I’m sure the Japanese would be surprised to hear that, and I’ll bet Chinese schools are just as disciplined. How could such an ignorant tw#t (fill in your own vowel) become a teacher?

    1. Joe

      He became a teacher because the anti-white indoctrination system made him so. They do not teach critical thinking. They “program” students into bipedal ROM chips (read-only memory) unable to process new data and formulate their own logical conclusions.
      It’s all part of the master plan to eliminate the white race from existence. Sounds absurd, but it’s happening.

    2. will FORD

      DEAD M., I always say TW?T then everyone can substitute…..LOL. BUT MIND YOU I thoroughly agree.

  7. Tim Price

    This teacher needs to be fired before he spreads this insane liberal ideology.

  8. David Blackwell RN, BSN, CCM

    Liberalism is a mental disorder

  9. byrd

    Thompson is a teacher & he is allowed to preach/teach this B S? Really!
    Wake-up parents, this clown shouldn’t be allowed near a school, much less teach.

  10. LM

    Take children out of public school.

    1. John

      Home schooling isn’t the answer. There are as many idiots who have no business homeschooling as there are WOKE public school teachers. And private schools aren’t always an option due to their price tag.

      The solution is to hammer school boards until they make the administration accountable for hiring teachers like this. These stay at home Karens who insists on breast feeding their child until they are 8 years old (yes this exists) aren’t the answer.

  11. Some Dude

    If true, then following the rules and not beating this teacher to a pulp is ALSO white supremacy. Begin the battle, against the dreaded white supremacy, obviously existing within Blacksburg High School !!