Let HSE Teachers Talk About BLM During Black History Month

Let HSE Teachers Talk About BLM During Black History Month

Started
February 9, 2021
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HSE School Board
Signatures: 2,508Next Goal: 5,000
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Started by Daniel Shimizu

The HSE school district has sent an email to teachers asking them to not mention the Black Lives Matter movement, citing that it would be “political”.

This is unacceptable. During an era in which racial injustice has ravaged the United States, are teachers to remain silent? Are our Black teachers supposed to ignore their own lives? Supposed to ignore what will, in years to come, be written in history books and taught to our children? What about the hundreds of Black students, who face discrimination each and every day of their lives? Is the school going to remain silent in the face of their struggles, even in the middle of Black History Month?

Apparently, the school board will.

But the students won’t.

Furthermore— if the school board fears political divides, are those who oppose minorities’ push for equality really Royals? Can we really take pride as a school if we have racism in our system? Are we going to remain silent in the presence of hatred despite our anti-discrimination policy?

Apparently, the school board will.

But the students won’t.

We, the students of the Hamilton Southeastern High School, implore the school board to reverse this decision. Our Black students and teachers deserve better than to have their history silenced.

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