Skip to comments.Maryland school district educates kids on 'speciesism,’ oppression against plants, as part of BLM curriculum
Posted on 02/03/2023 7:36:00 PM PST by lowbridge
A Maryland school district is educating students about "speciesism," which includes the oppression against plants as part of a lesson plan linked to Black Lives Matter.
Teachers in Howard County Public School System [HCPSS] were instructed to assign students a "Privilege or Oppressed? Worksheet."
The worksheet prompts students to identify "the places where they enjoy privilege and places where their status causes them to lack privilege."
Speciesism is one of 13 "types of oppression," including racism, sexism, classism, ageism, and adultism.
This type of oppression is illustrated through a chart that breaks down how each type of oppression is manifested such as the variable involved, the non-target groups, and the target groups. In the case of speciesism, the variable involved is species, and the non-target group is humans, per the chart outlined in the worksheet. The targeted group is animals, plants, and flora.
The worksheet is derived from a lesson plan that appears to have connections to the Black Lives Matter movement, per documents obtained by Parents Defending Education (PDE).
PDE obtained documents showing details of the HCPSS lesson plan, which explicitly has a "Black Lives Matter" banner at the top of the "lesson" titled "Diversity and Globalism: Secondary Social Studies Community."
Howard County Board of Education approved a resolution "recognizing Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action" on January 21, 2021. The board stated that the school system was "not using the external curriculum put out by the BLM organization."
They also added that school staff had "created lessons that can be used in Middle School or High School."
The Diversity and Globalism lesson plan instructs the teacher that the prerequisite for students to understand globalism is first comprehending privilege and understanding structural inequities. One of the learning objectives includes that "I understand and can advocate for the
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The communists have sophisticated-up their ‘45 goals’...
Somewhere in hell... Trofim Lysenko smiles.
Teachers were instructed by *who*?
Bugs are off the menu, kiddies.
Looks like you’ll starve.
I haven’t a clue.
Adultism is “the power adults have over children”.
Could have another meaning I’ll not share, but google will.
There are of course still some struggles left for black Americans, but leftist goons just make a mockery out of black folks’ issues with this outrageous garbage, and in the process further dumb down education for all Americans in public schools.
Golly, those BLM types are sooooooo smart.🤪
Avoiding oppression against plants means not to eat them.
Unless BLM means to put thousands of tiny pink umbrellas like at a bar, over the plants to protect them from harsh environments.
When I was a kid someone discussing vegetarianism, vegans and so on said all life has to eat life.
If species didn’t eat fish, for instance, they would die off.🐟 And no human could live eating ground rocks and soil. Supposedly sensors can detect distress from plants being threatened or cut down. So no one can eat anything, right?🛒 🍽️
How would the author explain FUism?
The plan is to keep us divided and at each others throats so they can move forward with their great reset. Eventually diversity, equality, inclusion, racism, social justice will all tie into their utopia, the new world order and the great reset
This is all neo Marxist nonsense.
Marxist academics by way of teachers’ unions instruct them.
No thanks, I’m a fruitarian.
I didn’t realize that.
And, ahm: what exactly is a fruitarian?
We believe that fruits and vegetables have feeling so we think cooking is cruel. We only eat things that have actually fallen off a tree or bush - that are, in fact, dead already.
Right. Right. Interesting stuff. So, these carrots...
Have been murdered, yes.
Murdered? Poor carrots. How beastly
diversity is the purposely act to hurt white people and replace them with non-white people.
The public schools system has been taken over by enemies of human existence.
The teacher is a species of nut.
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