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A Marxist teacher in Colorado was voted in to fill an open state House of Representatives seat on Saturday. The teacher has previously called for a "FORCEFUL Cultural Revolution" against "Whiteness."
Tim Hernandez will now be a state representative in Denver after a committee of Democrats filled the seat after its incumbent, Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, was elected to the Denver City Council, according to Fox News.
Hernandez previously worked at Denver's North High School. He apparently made headlines last year after his teaching contract with Denver Public Schools was not renewed. As a result, students walked out in protest.
“The leaders of my school have labeled me as divisive and disruptive,” Hernández said, per KMGH-TV. “The principal of my school has called me aggressive and attacking, coded language that is hurtful and detrimental to men of color.”
He was later hired to teach in the Aurora Public Schools District. The staff list at the school has since been scrubbed, and it is uncertain whether he continues to be involved in the Colorado district.
A sign in his classroom called for "Dismantl[ing] White systems." Fox News Digital previously discovered that Hernandez went on a Marxist rant during a protest organized by unions. "I want to tear some s**t up for you. Are you ready?" he said.
"What I think is happening in our schools, what I think is showing up in my classroom, is a lot of the things that we get into ideological circles up here. We like to compete who knows Marx better, who knows these things better, who's a Leninist. Listen, all right, I'll give you a real take on this s**t. Kids don't care."
Hernandez also mentioned that it was important to convert theory into actionable practice.
"Yes, it's important to know theory. But you have to do some practices, you have to get out into the streets. You have to get into your workplace. You have to go to your families. If we are just sitting, talking in an ideological circle, our kids are still going to schools that are underfunded where they are investing more in their failure than in their success."
"Your [communist] theory will not save you. The revolution … will happen in the hood. It will not be led by who understand Lenin best, it will not be led by the deepest Marxists. The revolution will be led by the people. … And I say all of this because I'm a teacher."
In 2021, Hernandez called for a "FORCEFUL cultural revolution" on X, previously known as Twitter. While the X account he was engaging with has since been suspended, Hernandez's posts still remain available to the public.
Hernandez posted: "If white people spent HALF of the time they spend trying to distance themselves from their whiteness and instead spent it actually deconstructing systems of white supremacy, where would we be?"
"Systems of white supremacy are upheld by individuals- to remove individuality from this conversation is unproductive. I am absolutely advocating a cultural revolution where we dismantle individual and systemic white supremacy."
He continued: "Am I denying the freedom to uphold white supremacy? If so, I’m in favor of that denial. And, white supremacy IS CURRENTLY upheld by force. So yes, Im advocating a FORCEFUL cultural revolution wherein we assert the dignity of life for all at the expense of white supremacy."
"We’re talking about whiteness and white supremacy. And I’m willing to advocate for any form of disruption to it and every manifestation it has," he concluded.
At 26 years old, Hernandez will become the youngest member of the Colorado legislature. He will also be the first member of Generation Z to serve as a state lawmaker.
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