Children as young as 4-years-old were given a lesson on “anti-racism” at their elementary school in Washington, DC. The children were also asked to identify racist members of their families, according to Fox News.
According to a letter dated Nov. 30 from Janney Elementary School Principal Danielle Singh, students in Pre-K through 3rd grade participated in an “Anti-Racism Fight Club” presentation by speaker Doyin Richards.
“As part of this work, each student has a fist book to help continue the dialogue at school and home,” Singh’s letter reads. “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.”
As part of this work, each student was given a “fist book” and was encouraged to continue the dialogue at school and at home.
Richards’ “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids” explains 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, 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,” the “Fistbook for Kids” explains. “Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it.”
Under a section titled, “How to deal with racism from loved ones,” the book asks “Who in your family has racist beliefs?
So it looks like the homeschooling trend is likely to continue.
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