Elementary school teachers in Seattle plan to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts to class this week to oppose “systemic oppression.” The effort is fully backed by the Seattle Public School district, who support what teachers are doing at John Muir Elementary, a K – 5th grade school.
The t-shirts say “Black Lives Matter, We Stand Together” with the school’s name included.
Jennifer Whitney, a teacher at John Muir Elementary, started the effort to create a discussion about race in the elementary school, according to KING 5.
“It is part of the oppression, the systemic oppression that continues on,” Whitney said. “To be silent would be almost unforgivable, and I think we have been silent for almost too long.”
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