Explore Difference, Diversity and Community
A story from Day One of Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools.
Students in a fifth-grade DCPS classroom at Langley Elementary School explored the Black Lives Matter guiding principles of Restorative Justice, Empathy and Loving Engagement. The teacher invited the students to explore the meaning of difference, diversity, and community. When asked, “Why do you think schools are trying to teach Black Lives Matter?,” one student responded, “Racism is getting worse and some kids are being taught racist ideas at home and are coming to school and being racist to their classmates.” Then when asked, “How do we eradicate racism?” a student responded by pointing out the importance of getting to know people who are different and coming together as a community to stop racism.