Seattle, Washington – John Muir Elementary teachers in Seattle will be wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts at school on September 16th. The school is a K-5 school in the Seattle Public School district.
Third grade teacher Marjorie Lamarre told King 5 News, “To be silent would be almost unforgivable, and I think we have been silent for almost too long.”
The idea for the shirts came from teacher Jennifer Whitney, which will feature the schools name along with “Black Lives Matter, We Stand Together.” Whitney said, “It is part of the oppression, the systemic oppression that continues on.”
It’s likely that the Seattle Public School district and many of the teachers are unaware of what Black Lives Matter is. Most people are under the impression that Black Lives Matter is a civil rights group, where they are actually a political group whose stated goals include: