Testimony to Highline School Board: No More Political Activism – April 19, 2023
By James Payne
Last month, Director Howell reported she attended a “Black Lives Matter Assembly” at my kids’ school. She called it “phenomenal,” giving her chills. Director Howell said the student-led BLM assembly exemplified the greatness of our students. I beg to differ. It was shameful, using innocent little children, as political pawns to push a mendacious narrative.
After my kids told me about attending the compulsory BLM assembly, my wife and I met with the School Principal. She showed us the school-prepared PowerPoint, pre-approved by your Chief Strategy Officer to ensure conformity with Highline’s noxious Instruction on Race & Identity Policy, just like a Soviet Commissar would.
One slide depicted raised-fist BLM iconography hinting at violence; another depicted little girls, wearing feminist-BLM shirts, holding protest signs in support of that utterly crooked and racist organization, clearly marketing leftist-activism to the audience, implying that a race-inflamed Marxist revolution is “fun.” Mind you, this is in a public elementary school, not some pinko “activist school.”
Under Highline’s foolish idea of raising “student voice” (where the ignorant leads the ignorant), misinformed little minority children were singled out to read aloud district-written agitprop, citing obvious falsehoods as facts. Older students compelled their unwitting younger audience to practice echoing racist lies, as if at a BLM protest. This is explicit political activism fomenting racial grievances!
The assembly concluded with them singing the Black National Anthem. There is only ONE national anthem in the US, and imposing any other national anthem upon our children is the height of divisiveness. I am running out of words to describe the daily outrage that is Highline. So now, we are serving you with a lawsuit to stop this insanity.