Black Lives Matter will host its annual "day of action" in thousands of schools across the country next week. But a member of a conservative black leadership group says the event has nothing to do with education.
EAGNews.com reports the "day" of action has ballooned into a week-long happening – this year February 4-8. Daily themes for the week include "Restorative Justice, Empathy and Loving Engagement," "Diversity and Globalism," and "Trans-Affirming, Queer Affirming and Collective Value." Elementary public school students will be subjected to this.
Dr. Carol Swain of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network says Black Lives Matter is all about radical, left-wing politics and not about students. "It's clearly related to socialism and Marxism," she tells OneNewsNow, "and that is what Black Lives Matter is all about: it's about radically changing our society."
Organizers of the observance have posted four "national demands": (1) end "zero tolerance" discipline and implement restorative justice; (2) mandate black history and ethnic studies in K-12 curriculum; (3) hire more black teachers; and (4) fund counselors not cops.
The event next week is being underwritten by the National Education Association. In fact, the NEA's Human & Civil Rights Department has developed an accompanying resource site that encourages, among other things, teachers to wear "Week of Action" shirts and "pledge to grow the movement for racial justice in education."
Swain says the NEA – like Black Lives Matter – is also all about ideology and not education issues. "The National Education Association is a left-wing organization that's been totally taken over. And it's not serving a constructive purpose in America," she adds.
Bill Ayers, former leader of the domestic terrorist organization the Weather Underground, is among the infamous individuals endorsing "day of action."