Some black parents are expressing a preference for remote learning as a means to better “shield their children from racism in classrooms,” an Associated Press (AP) report published Tuesday stated.
One parent, Ayaana Johnson, said racism has been a significant problem in her mostly white town in Georgia, according to the report.
Johnson reportedly said some of the white children in her daughters’ school engage in racial slurs, and there have been Ku Klux Klan flyers found in mailboxes.
She reportedly added the teachers in her daughter’s school are quick to punish or reprimand black children.
“I knew from pregnancy on that this would be something we’d have to deal with,” Johnson told AP. “This is the kind of area we live in, so you can imagine that you’re always going to feel protective of your children.”
“Now that they’re home, we feel safer,” Johnson added, referring