To Teachers Who Just Can’t Bring Themselves to Take a Stand

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Photo by Author of iconic Diamond Head, Oahu

Is it because you think you think you are “above” this? More evolved?

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You still don’t want to be on board? Is it because you don’t teach social studies?

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Aaron Ostachuk, Honolulu Police Department

Is it because you think that by siding with the movement, you are siding against the police?

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Is it because it’s all subjective and so truth is not knowable?

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Is it because you see yourself as a conservative or a Republican or a Trump supporter and saying Black Lives Matter means that you are a traitor to your party, to your president? Do you think supporting Black Lives Matter is a slippery slope into liberalism?

Did I miss something? Please tell me, because I just don’t understand. Do you want to be against racism? For equality? Justice for all?

Playwright, essayist, teacher, artist, songwriter, poet. Creativity Activist. Learn more: https://www.dianeaoki.com

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