Outrageous Elementary School Teachers to Wear BLM Shirts to Class
Teachers at a Seattle elementary school plan to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts to class this week to oppose "systemic oppression."
A Seattle Public School district spokesperson says SPS supports what teachers are doing at John Muir Elementary, a K – 5th grade school.
Teacher Jennifer Whitney came up with the idea to make shirts that read: "Black Lives Matter, We Stand Together" with the school's name included, according to KING 5.
Whitney said she wanted to start a discussion about race, particularly why people of color have higher incarceration rates and lower college graduation rates.
“It is part of the oppression, the systemic oppression that continues on,” Whitney said.
Marjorie Lamarre, who teaches third grade, said she has a responsibility to show that she cares.
"To be silent would be almost unforgivable, and I think we have been silent for almost too long," Lamarre said.
Donations paid for the t-shirts, which will be worn Friday, September 16.
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