School district’s ‘Black Lives Matter Task Force’ creates lesson plans for 7th- through 12th-graders about ‘daily effects of white privilege,’ ‘implicit bias’
A California school district’s “Black Lives Matter Task Force” created Black History Month lesson plans that taught 7th- through 12th-grade students about the “daily effects of white privilege” and “implicit bias,” according to curricula obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Anaheim Union High School District’s Black Lives Matter Task Force is a “united and committed” coalition dedicated to providing policy recommendations that increase “equity and access for African American students and staff.”
The district’s Board of Trustees approved the coalition and a resolution declaring “black lives matter” during a roll-call vote in June 2020. Teachers were also required to either teach the task force’s lesson plans to students or assign them as homework.
For Black History Month, the task force created self-paced, required lesson plans for 7th- through 12th-grade students that addressed “issues related to racial justice.”
Seventh-graders were tasked with completing a lesson plan titled, “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover,” which introduced students to “implicit bias” and explained how they can “become more aware and mindful of how your personal and learned implicit biases affect others.”
“In an effort to bring the concepts of racial justice to the forefront of your education during Black History Month, the BLM Task Force created a lesson for all 7th graders to help you explore and think critically regarding concepts of race, racism, and racial equity,” the curriculum stated. “While this topic may feel sensitive for some, it is a crucial part of Civic Engagement that we value in the AUHSD.”
Eighth-grade students were required to complete a lesson on “how stereotyping can lead to prejudice and discrimination.”
Curriculum titled “School to Prison Pipeline” explained to 9th-graders “historical disadvantages for minorities” and “statistics on black incarceration rates, suspensions, and expulsion rates.”
The lesson asked students, “Do you think we all have the same advantages and privileges in life? Or do you think some people have more or better opportunities?”
Tenth-graders received an assignment on “white privilege” that requested students to “reflect on your own private and how you use your privilege to speak up for those without a voice.”
“Stay Woke,” a lesson plan assigned to 11th-grade students, explored “how the beliefs we have about ourselves and others are shaped by various factors.”
Twelfth-graders learned how “generations of systemic racism” have led to “educational and economic disparities” in the black community. Students are also asked to share their own beliefs.
Each lesson plan noted that “inappropriate comments or remarks” would be “identified for correction.”
The task force’s lessons also encouraged students to get involved in Black History Month events to earn community service hours. The DCNF reported that students can earn credit for participating in the task force’s sponsored events, such as the “black history parade.”
Wenyuan Wu, executive director of Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, told the DCNF, “The 2022 California Smarter Balanced test results show that only 23% of students in the Anaheim Union High School District could do math at the grade level and the English proficiency level was 43%.”
“Instead of ramping up its efforts to help struggling students from underprivileged backgrounds academically, AUHSD has doubled down on its indoctrination attempts to infuse Race Marxism in math, science, history, social studies and more,” Wu added.
The Anaheim Union High School District and the Black Lives Matter Task Force did not respond to a request for comment, the DCNF reported.