The Black Lives Matter movement has been exposed as a political, radical movement that has created unsafe living conditions in many urban areas, raised crime rates, discouraged police officers from doing their job, and promoted false narratives that police officers purposefully target black civilians.
Instead of staying away from volatile political issues, the National Education Association (NEA) teachers’ union is embracing the false narratives from the Black Lives Matter movement.
Last week was NEA’s “2023 National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action,” according to NEA’s website and social media. NEA, which is a powerful, left-wing teachers’ union, said that the week of February 6-10 was a week of action on issues facing the black community.
NEA’s website also provided a map of schools which adopted Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action events, which includes cities like:
- Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts
- New York City, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Washington, D.C.
- Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Decatur, Alabama
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Detroit and Lansing, Michigan
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Chicago, Illinois
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Denver, Colorado
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Los Angeles and Sacramento, California
- Portland, Oregon
- Seattle, Washington
Activities for participants include the following:
- Free Minds Book Club, which is a writing workshop “exploring the poetry of incarcerated youth, as part of our commitment to attend to systems and networks of care to make the domination, erasure, and dehumanization of Black life obsolete”
- A panel on “Celebrating Globalism and Collective Value,” which talks about the importance of valuing Black life and how it relates to us collectively, building authentic partnerships with all who support creating equitable school communities across the nation and around the globe”
- An “Imagination Lab Listening Project” where “we open-heartedly dream up safe schools, communities, and futures”
- A “Black Joy Party Connection Space” to “be your authentic self, celebrate, and be in community.”
The NEA website also lists “our unapologetically Black principles” such as:
“We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. to love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a necessary prerequisite for wanting the same for others.”
There is a link to buy a tee shirt designed by a student, where profits “support National BLM at School activities and goes directly into the hands of persons living with HIV/AIDS.” The website also has a poster giveaway, where the proceeds will “benefit local BLM at School organizing groups.”
NEA has gone all-in on the Black Lives Matter movement, which should be a red flag for concerned parents and grandparents about teachers’ unions’ embrace of partisanship and left-wing rhetoric.