School Gave 4-Year-Olds “Anti-Racism Book” to Identify Racist Family Members (DETAILS)

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A Washington, D.C. elementary gave kids as young as 4 a lesson in “anti-racism” and asked the students the identify their “racist” family members, according to Fox News.

Fox News reports:

According to a Nov. 30 letter from Janney Elementary School Principal Danielle Singh, students in Pre-K through 3rd grade participated in an “Anti-Racism Fight Club” presentation by speaker Doyin Richards.

“As part of this work, each student has a fist book to help continue the dialogue at school and home,” Singh’s letter stated, linking to Richards’ presentation. “We recognize that any time we engage topics such as race and equity, we may experience a variety of emotions. This is a normal part of the learning and growing process. As a school community we want to continue the dialogue with our students and understand this is just the beginning.”

Students listen to their teacher during their first day of  transitional kindergarten class at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Richards’ “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids” explains that “white people are a part of a society that benefits them in almost every instance,” and that “it’s as if white people walk around with an invisible force field because they hold all of the power in America.”

“If you are a white person, white privilege is something you were born with and it simply means that your life is not more difficult due to the color of your skin,” the “Fistbook for Kids” explains. “Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it.”

The “Fistbook for Kids” says anti-racism “isn’t a spectator sport” but requires “being loud, uncomfortable, confrontational and visible to ensure change is made.” 

A series of questions in the book asks children, “Where do you see racism in yourself? This requires true soul-searching. Be real with yourself, don’t feel guilt/shame and own it. It’s the first step in becoming an anti-racist.”

Under a section titled, “How to deal with racism from loved ones,” the book teaches children that “just because someone is older than you doesn’t mean that they’re right all of the time.”

“If someone doesn’t believe that people should be treated equally based on the color of their skin, then they are the problem. Parents need to stop making excuses for that behavior if they truly believe in anti-racism,” the book says. “Who in your family has racist beliefs? Do you think you can change their ways? What is your strategy for dealing with them?”

After the presentation, the school sent parents a resource link directing them to Richards’ original “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook” for adults, which declares that “racism is as American as apple pie and baseball.”

“As we sit here today, it is still woven into the fabric of our homes, communities, schools, government, economic system, healthcare, and so much more. As a matter of fact, it would be difficult to find one facet of our society where racism does not exist,” the book states. “White supremacy isn’t the shark, it’s the ocean.”

The original “Fistbook” also claims that “if the police don’t murder citizens without penalty, then the riots/looting don’t happen,” and that “your feelings about Colin Kaepernick serve as a great barometer of how you would feel about Dr. King” during the Civil Rights Movement. 

“If you hate Kaepernick now, you’d hate Dr. King if he was alive today,” it argues. “And do you know what’s funny? In 50 years from now, white people will probably talk glowingly of Kaepernick as they are with Dr. King now. Stop using his quotes to benefit your racism.”

DC Public Schools told Fox News Digital in a statement that the original “Fistbook” was not shared with students. 

“DC Public Schools provides joyful and rigorous academic experiences for our students and is committed to advancing educational equity,” the district said. “In December, a resource link with this content was shared in a parent newsletter at one of our schools. It is not part of our DCPS curriculum and was not shared with students,” the district said, referring to Richards’ guide for adults.

Commenters claiming to be parents at Janney Elementary complained about the Nov. 30 presentation and the “Fistbook for Kids” on the “DC Urban Moms and Dads” online forum.

10 Responses

  1. What is it when these lefties are called out on anything, they always back pedal. “oh we didn’t actually give the the book to students”. ugh! What?
    Come on people, get out and vote against these crazies during the mid-terms. Take back our country, otherwise you should make MR. V. PUTIN YOUR NEW FOUND BUDDY AND HAND OVER AMERICA ON A PLATTER.
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  2. How about asking the people in Appalachia if they feel “White” Privilege. These people who live in abject
    poverty in West Virginia, Eastern North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

  3. I as an immigrant to this nation will tell you flat out yes racism does exist but it as much black as it is white.
    from my perspective a lot of problems are self inflicted. Have black people ever acknowledged that they where captured and sold into slavery by there own people. Also can anybody truly tell me if slavery had not have occurred you would be better off in the country that you were taken from. You had a president in this country who is a flat out racist and his wife is worse. They have started this whole mess of racism that we are in now. Many many white people voted for this clown. In a truly racist country this never would have happened, to many people in this country want everything they just don’t want to work for it.
    At this point I see this country in real trouble. I think the American experiment is done. We have at this point a totally corrupt leadership in the highest levels including the FBI ,CIA and NSA.
    What is done in the Schools is indoctrination not education. Welcome to a Socialist Hell Hole.

  4. This is not the “reading, riting, rithmatic”, I learned in school! It is NOT education, but BRAIN WASHING! If I want my grand-children to be taught this way, I’d send them to the “re-education” camps in China.

    1. This is CRT. The very teachings that parents are fighting against. They have to keep fighting the school boards and have their senators & governors work for them to ban CRT in all classrooms ASAP.

    2. I totally agree. Would like to know who gave the schools the right to teach this trash to kids. It should be illegal and those teaching the crap should be behind bars. Home schooling would be the best and safest way to go.

  5. DC is a joke Has been for a long time. Think Marian Barry. Trying to remember Kaepernick saying that he was more interested in character than skin color. This teacher should be fired outright. Will it happen? Unlikely.

  6. It sounds like the people teaching these classes are racist themselves ! Nobody ever gave me anything because I was white but I have seen black people get jobs because they were black ! Affirmative Action !

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