Richmond, VA – The Virginia Department of Education is under fire after it was discovered that the state has been promoting “woke” lessons plans that teach police officers hate black men and that communism is a good thing.
One of the lessons plans featured on the state’s education resources website #GoOpenVA recommended that students watch a video of the book “Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice.”
The story is told through the eyes of a white family and a black family separately discussing an officer-involved shooting in their town with their young children.
While the moral of the story appeared to be diversity and inclusion – at the end of the book, a black boy and a white girl invite a new middle-Eastern student to be on their team at recess – the book was full of anti-police rhetoric.
The incident that happened in the imaginary town included a white police officer shooting a black man whom he thought had a gun, but didn’t.
The white mother tells her youngest daughter that it had been a mistake by the policeman, but her “woke” older daughter corrects her.
“It wasn’t a mistake… the cops shot him because he was Black,” she tells her little sister in the book.
Then later in the book she teaches her sister that “some White people still think most black men and boys are dangerous, even though they’re not.”
In the black family, the parents explain to their little boy that the police officer who mistakenly shot the black man won’t go to jail because “Cops stick up for each other… And they don’t like Black men.”
The little boy in the book is confused because he has an uncle and family friends who are black police officers and his father tells him that they can’t be trusted.
“There are many cops, Black and White, who make good choices… But we can’t always count on them to do what’s right,” he tells his son.
The lesson plan, entitled “Social Justice and Art,” also directed students to watch a video of the author reading the book “A Is For Activist” that calls on students to become abolitionists and glorifies communism.
The book reads as if it were a children’s guide to why communism trumps democracy and teaches that capitalism is bad.
“C is for Co-Op. Cooperating Cultures. Creative Counter to Corporate Vultures. Oh, and cats. Can you find the cats?” the book read.
The theme continues under a picture of a donkey and an elephant smashing heads.
“Little d democracy. More than voting, you’ll agree. Dictators detest it. Donkeys don’t get it. But you and me? We Demand equality,” the book read.
There are allusions to the glory of communism and socialism throughout the book.
“M stands for May Day,” a holiday created by the Marxist International Socialist Congress.
According to the children’s book, N stands for “No!, as in the “No Justice No Peace” rallying cry of Black Lives Matter protesters featured on a sign held by angry-looking child protesters on the page.
R stands for “Radical Reds!” and “U is for Union. Union yes!”
Then “Z is for Zapatista of course,” a reference to a masked, socialist rebel group in Mexico called the Zapatista National Liberation Front.
The book encourages children get out of the classroom and take to the streets to protest.
“Open Minds Operate Best. Critical thinking Outside the test. Out of the Office and into the street! Organize! Educate! Occupy!” the book read.
According to the author, P stands for “Protest,” and “Pow-pow-power to the pee-pee-PEOPLE!”
The letter S promotes solar power and refers to those who use oil and gas as “Silly Selfish Scoundrels Sucking on dinosaur Sludge? Boo! Hiss!”
T is for “Trans,” “the he she they that is you,” the author wrote.
V is for “Vox,” which the book defines as the “Voice of the populi,” according to the book.
The twisted educational resource materials weren’t limited to the state’s website, the Fairfax Times reported.
Bailey’s Elementary School for Arts and Sciences in Falls Church faced outrage from parents and the community after it was discovered the school had posted materials for teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) on its website and recommended following “Woke Kindergarten” and “No White Saviors.”
The school also posted a link, which has since been removed, to a 60-second Woke Kindergarten video that included the narrator saying “I feel safe when there are no police.”
The community was outraged about the elementary school website’s content and Fairfax County Public Schools said the online postings were a mistake and took them down, the Fairfax Times reported.
But parents are still furious as screenshots of the content continued to circulate and they did more research into the organizations which had been promoted on the page.
“I was shocked by what I saw on the Bailey’s Elementary School website,” parent Asra Nomani told the Fairfax Times. “Fairfax County Public Schools needs parental supervision. They continue to fail students and families by wasting valuable resources, staff time and energy on the politics of indoctrination, rather than education.”
“It just took me a few minutes to find FCPS promoting on an elementary school website the work of the divisive Abolitionist Teaching Network and also the R-rated social media feeds of a ‘sex educator’ and sexuality activists,” Nomani said.