Far-left propaganda has spread through sports and entertainment. It has now entered American schools. American elementary schools.
The Daily Wire notes two Seattle-area schools have utilized materials for second-graders that teach anti-police narratives, to “take a knee,” and that “white silence=violence.” One video featured Colin Kaepernick urging young students to take a knee. Furthermore, the former NFL quarterback encouraged them to “strike.”
It didn’t stop there, the school suggested students check out Ki, “The Woke Kindergarten” YouTube host, who is promoting “Police-Free Schools.”
Grove Elementary in Marysville showed another video with the message, “police kill black people.”
MyNorthwest’s Jason Rantz broke down the feature:
“When the white girl asks why police shot the man, she’s told by her sister, ‘The cops shot him because he was black.’ The girl’s mom says it was a mistake to shoot the man, noting that, ‘It was a mistake that is part of a pattern’ where white people are treated well, but not black people,” Rantz noted. “The black boy’s father tells his son the officer ‘won’t go to jail.”
Rantz continued transcribing. “The black boy’s father tells his son the officer ‘won’t go to jail. Cops stick up for each other. And they don’t like black men.”
These are strong subjective views presented as facts. This time, to 7-year-olds taught to believe their teachers’ material; to listen, not object.
What’s frightening, the school presented Colin Kaepernick as an educator, a voice of reason, and an athlete for the youth to look up to. This is the same Kaepernick who shamefully denounced July 4th, a day the country historically gathers together in positivity.
“Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors,” Kaepernick tweeted. “We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.”
That’s who American students are taught to listen to.
Jodi Runyon, the school’s Director of Communications, Engagement, and Outreach, emailed Rantz, attempting to explain the decision:
“[It] was successfully addressed at the school level.” Adding the video was supposed to be “an optional resource to build understanding in challenging times and was removed after parents objected.”
One-sided, radical talking points have no place in schools. Schools should teach each side of a story, then let the students decide what to think. On these topics, there isn’t a right or a wrong. A conclusion can only be reached by understanding those who disagree.
School districts have embraced the mob mentality as much as corporate decision-makers. Earlier this week, two football players on the Little Miami (OH) High School team were suspended for carrying flags with thin blue and red lines supporting police and firefighters on 9/11. The school retracted amid warranted pushback.
America’s education system should be at the forefront of issues needing immediate attention.