NY School Passes Out BLM 'Trans Affirming' Activity Book to Kids

Tierin-Rose Mandelburg | February 22, 2024
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Leave it to New York schools to indoctrinate five-year-olds through coloring books. 

Students at PS 321 in Brooklyn’s Park Slope were given coloring books recently titled “What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book” as part of a lesson for Black History Month. The book goes through 13 tenets of the BLM movement throughout the coloring and activity worksheet compilation.

According to The Free Press, the book incorporates BLM’s “national demands” such as “mandate black history & ethnic studies,” “hire more black teachers,” and even “fund counselors not cops.”

Aside from teaching kids that they’re innately racist if they’re white, that black people need to be put on a pedestal simply because of the color of their skin (which is in and of itself racist), and the idea of defunding the police, the coloring book also features sections about the sixth and seventh tenants of the BLM movement: “Queer Affirming” and “Trans Affirming.”

Reminder: this book was passed out to elementary students as young as five years old.

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One section instructs kids to read the book “When Aidan Became a Brother” about a transgender child and even asks kids the question, “How do you feel when someone tells you what you can or can’t do based on your gender?”

One parent said that the activity book wasn’t an optional or supplemental material for kids to explore at their leisure, but that it was assigned classwork, saying she only found out about it because her daughter’s school had a snow day and the girl had to learn from home. The parent, who fled from Communist China before moving to New York, was “shocked” at the use of the word “comrades” in the activity book. 

“Using the word comrades comes from Communist times. They are using words that I don’t think are appropriate for elementary school,” the mother said according to The Free Press. “This is classwork, not homework. If it weren’t for the snow, we wouldn’t have known.”

Another parent who left the Soviet Union when she was a teenager was also stunned by the language in the book, saying it reminded her “of the songs we were made to sing as elementary school children. ‘Dismantling’ and ‘comrade’ and everything—it really reminds me of the word salad that was a part of those songs.”

Then, as The Free Press noted, she commented that the BLM movement is just like communism: “same salad, different dressing.”

Mic drop. 

Other commenters noted that the coloring book “demonizes the nuclear family” and that the curriculum forms “it as some sort of white supremacy," noting it didn’t even teach about Black History Month, just about the social justice crap.

“There is nothing in these principles that talks about honoring greats in black American history. There is nothing in here that is actual scholarship. It doesn’t speak to education. It speaks to ideology."

I genuinely cannot believe that something like this is not only being passed out to kids but is part of their curriculum in elementary school. If I were a parent of a child who attended that New York school, I’d be pulling him out and homeschooling him ASAP!

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