REPORT: Public School Requires Kindergarteners To Watch Video Of Dead Black Children To Warn Against ‘State-Sanctioned Violence’


Buffalo Public Schools required its kindergarten students to participate in a lesson on “racist police and state-sanctioned violence” which involved showing images of black children who have died, Discovery Institute scholar Christopher Rufo reported.

Whistleblower documents Rufo obtained reportedly show “anti racist” lesson plans spearheaded by Dr. Fatima Morrell, the school district’s associate superintendent for culturally and linguistically responsive initiatives. As part of the program, teachers ask students to compare their skin color by using crayons.

The students are also told to watch a video featuring images of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and other black children who were fatally shot, according to Rufo. The video includes images of the deceased children speaking about the dangers of being killed by “racist police and state-sanctioned violence,” according to Rufo.

“By fifth grade, students are taught that America has created a ‘school-to-grave pipeline’ for black children and that, as adults, ‘one million Black people are locked in cages,’ the report says.

In the district’s middle school, students are reportedly taught that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism” and “white elites” play an outsized role in perpetrating racism, making them especially important to hold accountable.

In the district’s high school, students were give tasked with “confronting whiteness” by defining the concept of “white privilege” and reflecting on the “impact of privilege in one’s own life,” Rufo reported.

Morrell also designed a presentation for teachers that asserts that in the U.S., it’s “easier to, to commit, to shoot someone in the back seven times, if you feel like” because some whites believe black people are “not human,” Rufo reported.

Morrell and Buffalo Public Schools did not respond to requests for comment.

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