Obama’s Education Department has awarded $5 million in grants to Chicago, Baltimore and St. Louis to foster “student resilience” following rancorous protests and riots in those cities over alleged police brutality and racism.
“Students who live in communities where there has been significant civil unrest can be traumatized by these events,” said Education Department general counsel James Cole Jr. said in a press release. “In many communities, particularly those that are historically underserved, funding is often limited or unavailable to address the mental and emotional needs of those affected. These grants will help address those needs and get students the help they deserve.”
Does the Education Department understand that maybe some of the traumatized students who need more resilience include offspring of Baltimore police officers wrongly accused of killing Freddie Gray? Or kids sired by the St. Louis cops who Washington Post affirmative action hire and national reporter Wesley Lowery loudly accused of a false arrest but never actually sued? Possibly because the incident might have been colorful enough to get him on “Meet the Press” but not sufficiently egregious to convince a jury he was illegally arrested?