Rochester Schools Teach BLM To Schoolchildren, ‘Black Lives Deserve Special Affirmation’

Rochester Schools will be teaching Black Lives Matter.

Rochester Schools will be teaching Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter Coming To Rochester Schools

Rochester, NY – Rochester schools throughout the city will celebrate Black Lives Matter Day, February 17, 2017.

According to WXXI News, that Friday has been set aside “as a day of understanding and affirmation in city schools that while all lives matter, black lives deserve special affirmation, attention and understanding right now.”

There has been criticism of the event from others within the school district which has been met with the response that affirmation of black lives doesn’t take away from other people’s lives or identities.

The school district said that 57% of its students are black “and by almost every measure, people of color are not treated equally by our society.”  The school district also said that “It is especially important to highlight the value of black lives in a society whose history involves centuries of slavery and denial of civil rights to black citizens, the impacts of which continue to this day.”

Chris Widmaier, one of the event’s organizers, and a science teacher at World of Inquiry School, said that there are a number of ways students and teachers can participate in the event, which include inviting local activists and experts as guest speakers, initiating classroom discussions, or wearing t-shirts and stickers to show support. He suggested that if a person feels uncomfortable, then he or she should ‘study’ and do some reading on Black Lives Matter.

Event organizers said that it is not a part of the national Black Lives Matter movement; that group is the well-funded marxist anti-police political group.

The event is supported by the Rochester Teachers Association, the Association of Supervisors and Administrators of Rochester, and the Rochester Board of Education.  But links on the resource toolkit include the website for the national movement Black Lives Matter, and a TED talk with the founders of the national movement, according to The Daily Caller. This completely undermines the organizers’ claim that there’s no association.

The resource kit for the schools to use on that day has specific curriculum for each school according to grade level.  Elementary school students are taught lessons such as “Looking at Race and Racial Identity Through Critical Literacy in Children’s Books,” and are given coloring books with the title “Black Youth Matter.”

Secondary level students have lessons such as Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System,” “Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Racial Profiling,” and “What is the School to Prison Pipeline?”  They also watch a video of Jesse Williams‘s fiery BET speech and learn to formulate responses to why ‘all lives matter’ isn’t a good response.

Children will be encouraged to visit websites discussing Michael Brown, and to read essays such as “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies.”  There is also a link to “the Black Lives Matter Syllabus” which includes as its content the “moral ethics of black rage and riotous forms of protest,” “the hyberbolic media myth of ‘black on black’ crime,” and violent vs. non violent protest.

We’ve seen a lot of Black Lives Matter in schools recently, and between lying about the Michael Brown case, promoting a national hate group, teaching that law enforcement officers are racist, and promoting rioting, this is the worst we’ve seen; at least, this is the worst we’ve seen where the information was publicly available.

When educators go off the rails like this, it makes the entire teaching profession look bad. Our teachers should be recognized for being the hometown heroes that many of them are, not promoting hate.

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  • Dave W

    Quite shocking.

    The slow improvement of race relations in America has been stopped by BLM. And the white liberals are trying to do good, but they actually crush black people.

    The core of all this was sloppy journalism. Our “best” journalists have misinterpreted a few police videos, all in an effort to prove the horrible things of the past. The result is hysteria, but of course sensationalism sells.

    This whole thing satisfies many white liberals who can take their white guilt and pin it on today’s cop, and say “There’s the bad guy!”

    And this means they create terror in blacks that someone is out to kill them. What kind of friend does that?

  • pesty

    All lives matter to me except the douch who duct tapes dogs mouths shut, they can rot in hell

  • Andy Lowe

    Now isn’t February Black remembrance month? Now during Law Enforcement week these students should learn about National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial that is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC & how it came about before learning about the “black lives matter” and what it actually does. Stay safe brothers & sisters

  • Not a Liberal

    And teachers and their unions wonder why we support an Education Secretary they disaporove of….

    Yea I’m kind of glad the current crop of School administrators and teachers unions hate Trumps Education Secretary . I mean if they liked her it would show that it was going to be buisness as usual.

  • WHATEVER

    i would be suing the school district if theses was a school i was p[saying for

  • BooBooBaby

    I am so over this Racist BLM!

  • taxpayer22

    The Only Blacks Matter group is Racist.

  • Tweetytude

    If the city of Rochester can screw it self it will. Just a smaller version of Detroit

  • Sheila Ray

    NO. They do NOT. They are just like all of us. Not special. THEY JUST NEEd to learn to live by the same rules AND laws as the rest of us.

  • JBo

    Wow! For a minute I thought the school district was RACIST for singling out one race for special attention. Now I realize that it’s just “a day of understanding and affirmation”. Whew! Scared me for a minute.