A public school system in New York has introduced a new curriculum to teach that ‘all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism’, and show kindergarten classes videos of black children shot and killed by police, instructing them about the dangers of police brutality.
Buffalo’s schools are expected to follow lesson plans devised by Fatima Morrell, the associate superintendent for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives.
Morrell’s lesson plans, obtained by City Journal, teach pupils and their teachers how to be, in her words, more ‘woke.’
Fatima Morrell, the associate superintendent for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives, has created a new curriculum and series of lesson plans for Buffalo public schools
The youngest pupils read a series of texts under the heading ‘Woke Kindergarten’, which are described as being ‘digital culturally responsive and sustaining easy reader books’.
The texts help children with their ‘learning for liberation’ and tell the stories of children ‘that we have lost to racist police and state-sanctioned violence.’
Six young people killed by police, including Trayvon Martin, 17; Tamir Rice, 12; and seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, are imagined telling their stories on video.
Aiyana tells the young viewers: ‘I was sleeping.’
Trayvon says: ‘I was walking.’
Clips were obtained by City Journal, which told the stories of black children killed by police
Six children, including Trayvon Martin (pictured) were imagined telling their stories on video
The four to six-year-olds in kindergarten will also be asked by their teachers to compare their skin color with an arrangement of crayons, City Journal reported.
Older students will also be taught about the ‘sickness’ of American society.
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.’
In middle and high school, students were taught under headings such as ‘The racial power of white elites’.
Morrell held seminars for teachers where she explained the new teaching plans
Zoom sessions were organized, which one veteran teacher described as ‘scoldings’
Students were taught about ‘systemic racism,’ with emphasis on American society being created for the ‘impoverishment of people of color and enrichment of white people’.
Pupils learnt that the United States ‘created a social system that had racist economic inequality built into its foundation,’ and that ‘the [current] wealth gap is the result of black slavery, which created unjust wealth for white people,’ who are ‘unfairly rich.’
Students are taught that ‘all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism’, according to the lesson plans, and that ‘often unconsciously, white elites work to perpetuate racism through politics, law, education, and the media.’
Some of the lesson plans were obtained by City Journal, which published them on Tuesday
Older students are asked to atone for their ‘white privilege’ and to ‘use their voices’ for the cause of antiracism.
They are taught to study the differences between white European and traditional African systems of justice, in which, according to the curriculum, whites have created a ‘retributive,’ ‘merit-based’ justice system, which relies on harsh punishment and creates inequalities.
Traditional African systems, on the other hand, relied on a ‘restorative,’ ‘needs-based’ justice system focused on healing, giving to each according to his need, and prioritizing ‘collective value’ over individual rights.
Morrell, according to the site, gave a presentation to teachers in which she explained the reasoning behind the lesson plans, saying: ‘That’s America’s sickness – sickness that we have to deal with.’
One teacher told City Journal that Morrell’s training programs pushed ‘radical politics’.
Teachers were told that they had to ‘be critically conscious (woke)’
The teacher said the sessions become a series of ‘scoldings, guilt-trips, and demands to demean oneself simply to make another feel ’empowered.’
Teachers must submit to these ‘manipulative mind games’ and express support for Morrell’s left-wing politics, or risk professional retaliation, the teacher claimed.
Morrell has not responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Her curriculum and teaching plans have come into the spotlight before.
In September, Tucker Carlson used his Fox News show to question her plan to teach fourth and fifth grades students ‘the disruption of Western nuclear family dynamics and a return to the ‘collective village’ that takes care of each other.’
Carlson said: ‘They are teaching to your kids, that your family should be destroyed.
‘Why are we allowing this? You know what this is, it’s an all-out war on the most important thing we have, which is the American family.’