Primary schools in Buffalo New York, have introduced a curriculum to teach kids that all white people are complicit in perpetuating systemic racism. As part of the module, kindergarten classes are shown videos of black children who were shot by the police.
The lesson plans were drawn up by Fatima Morrell, the associate superintendent for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives. The lesson plans call for teachers and pupils to be, in Morrell’s words “more woke.”
The children are shown a video about six young people of colour who were killed by the police. Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Aiyana Stanley-Jones, are imagined telling their stories on video.
The students are taught about the sickness of American society and by fifth grade, they learn 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 children are asked to atone for their “white privilege” and to use their voices for the cause of antiracism.
In another module, the children study the differences between white European and African systems of justice. The literature claims that whites created a retributive and harsh justice system whereas African justice systems promote a restorative approach that prioritises healing over punishment.
In summary, the curriculum teaches children that white is bad and black is good. Silence is violence. If you’re not speaking out against racism, you must be a racist. Acknowledge your unconscious bias and repent for your white privilege. If your child is in the Buffalo school district of New York, this is what they are learning. God help them.