Did you study Black Lives Matter in school? In February, kids in Evanston, Illinois did.
As noted by Parents Defending Education, the area’s District 65 dedicated several days to it.
A webpage reveals “Black Lives Matter at School” lessons for first through eighth grade.
In the way of music lessons, “Black Lives Matter Lesson Ballet & Hiplet: Diversity & Unapologetically Black” tells six-year-olds “life is easier for some people and harder for others, and the reasons for that are not always fair.”
Ignorance is eviscerated to the tune of power and privilege:
Students will recognize that power and privilege influence relationships on interpersonal, intergroup and institutional levels and consider how they have been affected by those dynamics.
And in case you were curious:
Hiplet: dance that is a combination of ballet and hip hop dance performed with sharp angles in traditional ballet patterns with dancers wearing pointe shoes and tights dyed to match the color of their skin
As part of “Questions to Send Home,” the school system puts it to parents:
How do you engage in music as a family? Try holding a family dance party in your living room with music performed by Black artists!
District 65 also offers instruction for special needs students. Via a slideshow, kids with disabilities learn that “Black skin is beautiful!”
The “Racism” slide submits an image of three people separating from a black man, while the male of the group holds up his hand to gesture “Stay away.”
Another image asks, “Why don’t we say ‘All Lives Matter’?”
In the history of our country, people have been treated unfairly because of the color of their skin. Sadly, this is still happening today in different ways.
Illustrations depict a (presumably white) person theorizing, “Well, I think that all lives matter. We should care exactly equally at all times about everything…all houses matter.”
The man is spraying his house with a hose…while the one next door is engulfed in flames.
Education has certainly changed. Why is anything social being covered at school, in lieu of sole adherence to academic subjects? From what I can tell, it’s because school is no longer an academic arena. It’s an ideological training center to produce good citizens according to the government’s idea of virtue.
As for endorsing “Black Lives Matter,” is the public (AKA governmental) educational system promoting a concept or the organization by that name?
In the case of the latter, it’s a curious choice — BLM has presented itself as a Marxist organization aimed at the disruption of the nuclear family.
Your daily reminder that the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement admit: "We are trained Marxists." pic.twitter.com/18odcjQhHZ
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) September 14, 2020
We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.
In addition to helping kids understand the unfairness of America, District 65 is evidently trying to shelter them from police brutality.
Hence, per the Week of Action’s “National Demands“:
- End Zero Tolerance
- Mandate Black History & Ethnic Studies
- Hire More Black Teachers
- Fund Counselors Not Cops
Hopefully, all those counselors can keep us safe.
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