Nah, the public schools aren’t indoctrinating children!
Admittedly, this happened in Washington D.C., which has an anti-white, racist, Black Lives Matter-supporting mayor, but still…
The principal of Janney Elementary School in the District casually informed parents in a letter last November that
Today students in grades pre-k through third grade participated in the Anti-Racism Fight Club presentation with Doyin Richards. As part of this work, each student has a fist book to help continue the dialogue at school and home (be sure to check out the helpful links on page 18). We recognize that any time we engage topics such as race and equity, we may experience a variety of emotions. This is a normal part of the learning and growing process. As a school community we want to continue the dialogue with our students and understand this is just the beginning.
“Just the beginning!” Richards, a Critical Race Theory consultant and propagandist, spoke about the themes in his “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids” explaining that “white people are a part of a society that benefits them in almost every instance,” and that “it’s as if white people walk around with an invisible force field because they hold all of the power in America.”
“If you are a white person,” the Fistbook for Kids” explains, “white privilege is something you were born with and it simply means that your life is not more difficult due to the color of your skin. Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it.”
The “Fistbook for Kids” tells children to be antiracist by “being loud, uncomfortable, confrontational and visible to ensure change is made.” Children are asked to consider, “Where do you see racism in yourself? This requires true soul-searching. Be real with yourself, don’t feel guilt/shame and own it. It’s the first step in becoming an anti-racist.”
Oh, but here’s the best part! The “fistbook” instructs the 5-8 year-olds,
“If someone doesn’t believe that people should be treated equally based on the color of their skin, then they are the problem. Parents need to stop making excuses for that behavior if they truly believe in anti-racism. Who in your family has racist beliefs? Do you think you can change their ways? What is your strategy for dealing with them?”
This is pure indoctrination, and obviously inappropriate, indeed sinister, for children so young. Richards is an adult and an authority figure, and kindergartners, first, second and third-graders (not to mention 6th, 7th and 8th graders) lack the experience and critical thinking skills to question, challenge and resist this ideological barrage. Responsible parents should yank their kids right out of a school like this, but how many will?
It is not as if D.C. schools are doing such a bang up job educating children in such minor matters as writing, adding and reading that they can spend time on political brainwashing. To be fair, however, it’s the racial mindset that D.C.’s leaders think is the most important goal of secondary school education. That is the part of Black Minds that really Matter.