The Florida parent who tried to ban Amanda Gorman’s poetry, complaining it could “indoctrinate students,” has ties to the Proud Boys and the cancel culture group, Moms For Liberty. ‘The Hill We Climb’ was read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
When the ridiculous mother filed her complaint to the school, she mixed up Gorman with Oprah Winfrey. The parent, Daily Salinas, is a staunch supporter of Gov. Ron DeSantis and volunteered on his “Education Agenda Tour” in August 2022.
Via The Daily Beast:
The parent who got a Florida school to ban Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem has ties to the far-right Proud Boys and conservative firebrands Moms For Liberty, The Daily Beast has confirmed.
The links, first highlighted by the Twitter account Miami Against Fascism, follow an expose on Florida mom Daily Salinas by the Miami Herald. In an interview with the Herald, Salinas said she “is not for eliminating or censoring any books,” but wants materials to be appropriate and for students “to know the truth” about Cuba.
Salinas’ complaints led a Florida school to restrict access to The Hill We Climb, a book adaptation of the poem Gorman recited at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes, Florida also pulled two other titles—The ABCs of Black History, and Love to Langston—from its elementary school section after a single complaint from Salinas, the Miami Herald first reported, who has two children at the school.
The complaints, reviewed by The Daily Beast, reveal that Salinas reported the books for things like “CRT and gender idiology [sic],” and “indoctrination.”
“Is not educational and have indirectly hate messages,” Salinas said of the inauguration poem with little regard for grammar. Salinas complained about a line in the poem that reads: “Somehow, we’ve weathered and witnessed / A nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.”
This woman can’t spell, and she’s deciding what books to ban. Holy shit.
She has shared some antisemitic posts on Facebook, and she has ties to the Proud Boys and the entirely obnoxious Moms for Liberty group.
Here’s our girl:
Salinas was photographed with the leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, at a protest against masks in Miami-Dade schools. She also believes the Jan. 6th defendants are political prisoners. What a hot mess of a woman.
Read banned books.