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Black Lives Matter

Discussion in 'Education news' started by rexinstead, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. MsOnline

    MsOnline Occasional commenter

    To OP,

    did you get the direct message I sent to you?

    I've interpreted the purpose of this thread as someone asking for support from assumed fellow professionals. She's asking for support not for people to debate her motives or validity of her work - she's doing it regardless of others' views because she cares.

    If you don't agree with BLM, that's your choice.
    But there are hundreds of other threads on here... if not thousands. Why try to derail this one?

    To TheoGriff - that's an interesting one.
    rexinstead likes this.
  2. rexinstead

    rexinstead New commenter

    Are you referring to me? I have not created a single resources to sell on the subject for the very reason I've made this post: I don't believe I have the experience to write these lessons alone.
  3. rexinstead

    rexinstead New commenter

    Yes, but there has to be a line somewhere and we teach lots of areas that are tricky. It just needs to be taught thoughtfully and carefully, but most importantly, it does need to be taught.
    ACOYEAR8 likes this.

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    Agreed and teachers who can do that well are valuable to any school.
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    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    Absolutely not referring to you.
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  6. Ellakits

    Ellakits Lead commenter

    Just as well really, because that would mean you supported the manner of Mr Floyd’s death.

    The word you are missing is ‘against’.

    The only thing you can protest in the affirmative is your innocence.
    alex_teccy likes this.
  7. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    Nobody’s “derailing” anything.
    The thread title is BLM, an organisation which recognises “white supremacy”.
    If a teacher were to use that doctrine to inform what they did in a classroom, it would violate the rights of the child.
  8. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    Yes, but I’m not the one saying that “it’s okay to teach elements of toxic masculinity” in a primary school setting.
    Do you realise how horrific that sounds?
  9. rexinstead

    rexinstead New commenter

    I'm not saying or suggesting that. Why respond on a thread asking for help teaching children about equality if you can't actually help?
  10. rexinstead

    rexinstead New commenter

    The phrase Black lives matter is purely trying to explain to people they need to treat people equally and with respect. The lessons will hopefully do that. That is the beginning and end of my point
  11. rexinstead

    rexinstead New commenter

    I'm not going to respond to any more comments here as many are not helping in any way. Thank you very much to those who have offered help, I really hope that teaching children to treat everyone with respect is something we can hope to see in the future.
  12. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    I have helped. I’ve made you think more carefully about the messages you give to the children you teach.
  13. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    No, it’s an organisation.
  14. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Yes, although that does imply that that person is a racist who doesn't believe that Black lives do matter. In other words, not a very nice person.
  15. thecraicis90

    thecraicis90 New commenter

    In today's highly charged political and social climate, some subscribers might interpret the contributions to this post as having the potential to develop into nothing more than, at best, a political and professional point-scoring exercise and, at worst, yet another example of the rampant public virtue-signalling which seems to have beset so much of UK society at the moment. Just my opinion.
  16. a1976

    a1976 Established commenter

    I don't want any part of it (BLM). And it sickens me that so many people have jumped on the bandwagon of glorifying a hardened criminal.
    alex_teccy likes this.
  17. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Anyone asked you to be part of it? No, thought not.

    So you support the idea of the death penalty on anyone accused of a minor crime then?
  18. a1976

    a1976 Established commenter

    :) I don't give a rats ass if anyone asked my opinion. I gave it, sweetie. Deal with it. This board belongs to everybody.
  19. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

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    colacao17 Senior commenter

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