Public Schools Near Rochester Mandate ‘Anti-Racist’ Curriculum Overseen By BLM Leader Who Said ‘I Don’t Care If The Whole City Burned Down’

Public Schools Near Rochester Mandate ‘Anti-Racist’ Curriculum Overseen By BLM Leader Who Said ‘I Don’t Care If The Whole City Burned Down’


A public school district near Rochester, New York informed parents this week that their children will be participating in a new “anti-racist” curriculum that was overseen in part by a local Black Lives Matter leader who made headlines last summer when she declared, “I don’t care if the whole city burned down” during unrest in Rochester.

West Irondequoit Central School District emailed the parents of fourth and eighth grade students about a “new learning opportunity in which your child will be engaging this spring” centering around the “contemporary realities of structural racism.”

The lesson plans caused consternation among some who claimed that parents were not given a chance to voice their opinion against the ideas in the curriculum or even simply opt out.

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The curriculum explores the history of racism and civil rights in Rochester, such as redlining in Monroe County, but it also appears to focus heavily on present-day structural racism and aims to give students “an opportunity to build a more just

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