Leftist Teachers Boast about Brainwashing Kids, Inject Race and 'Equity' into Lessons
'I am willing to be that teacher that has those hard conversations'
Leftist activist teachers from Washington have bragged about injecting race and “equity” into lessons for young children at their elementary school.
Kent teacher Joanne Barber uses the violent Black Lives Matter protests, ignited by the death of George Floyd last year, “to teach more about race” in her second-grade class.
“I am willing to be that teacher that has those hard conversations,” she said.
“I would be doing a huge disservice to my students if I didn’t give them information that they could see themselves in.”
Barber told crosscut learning that “racial history” is “just as important as reading or math.”
she teaches children as young as 7 years old that slavery “led to institutional racism and implicit bias," which encapsulates the ideology of Critical Race Theory.
Barber also boasted that she injects "race and equity into every subject” and “every day in her class is filled with race education.”
Curriculum developer in the Bellevue School District, Patricia Shelton, told Crosscut:
“In Bellevue, we have been working very hard in grades 5, 8, and 11 to de-center the traditional ‘white’ perspective and to center the voices of people of color.”
Shelton’s colleague, Shomari Jones, who is an equity specialist, said he removed works such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird because they contained the N-word.
“There were so many instances of students feeling further oppressed by being in a classroom space where these books were being read aloud,” he said.
“[These] have continued the racial trauma and racial stamina necessary for a negatively impacted student to endure when attending school.”
Such leftist teachers have faced massive backlash from parents who argue such “equity” education is far-left indoctrination.
Last month, several parents at the Virginia school board meeting were arrested during a school board meeting for opposing the Marxism-rooted Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught to their kids.
“Loudoun County Schools continues to show an unabashed hostility to the First Amendment rights of student, parents, and teachers with whom they disagree,” Ian Prior, executive director of Fight for Schools, told Breitbart News.
“It’s time for school boards across America to stop being held captive by activists and special interests and give parents a seat at the table to help guide the education that they pay for their children to receive.”
But elected officials were not convinced.
“We will not back down from fighting for the rights of our students and continuing our focus on equity,” Sheridan told NBC 4.