The student slammed the teacher for putting up a political flag that could potentially offend others in the class.
America has been sharply divided through Donald Trump's stint at the White House and it finally culminated in a riot led by a mob incited by the President last week. A video shared recently highlighted the divide and political tension that has pervaded everyday life. The video posted to TikTok showed a student questioning the morality of a teacher who displayed a "Blue Lives Matter" flag in his classroom. Blue Lives Matter became a movement that propped up in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement protesting the cold-blooded killing of African Americans by police officers. The right-wing became synonymous with the 'Blue Lives Matter' movement and has also endorsed by Donald Trump.
This young student berated her white teacher, rightfully so! What public school allows their teachers to hang Blue Lives Matter & Gadsen flags in their classroom? pic.twitter.com/D67BJ2FYqN— Bryan Giardinelli 🥸📸 (@BreatheNewWinds) January 12, 2021
In the video, a Blue Lives Matter flag can be seen hanging in the background of the classroom. The students can be seen sitting in temporary glass cabinets built around their desks to protect them from the Coronavirus pandemic. The student calls out the teacher for hanging the flag. "As a teacher, you're here to educate students," the student can be heard saying, before adding, "And putting up a f*cking political flag that some people might get offended by, that is not responsible of you as a teacher." The students can be heard laughing and talking to each other as the student makes a point. A classmate can be heard saying, "OK, it is only Monday. It is only Monday." TikTok-ers praised the student for standing up to the teacher, who can be clearly smirking as they raised concerns. The video was later taken down from the platform but it was later shared on Reddit and Twitter. According to DailyDot, the original poster later updated that the superintendent was forced to intervene and decided to remove the flag.
Redditors called out the teacher. One user wrote, "I would hate to take an American history class with this dude. he would omit so much stuff that doesn't fit into his political view," while another replied, "Unfortunately, that's most history classes in America." Another Redditor pointed to conspiracies taking hold of right-wing and being pushed onto students by teachers. "My old-coworker is now a teacher in a middle school and he tried to convince me Michelle Obama has a penis and he was dead serious. He’s heavily conspiratorial minded and believes most theories. These people teach the kids of our society sadly," commented the Redditor. Many shared their own personal experiences from their time at school. "We had exactly one sex-ed class in middle school and our teacher told us masturbation was a horrible, disgusting thing that only mentally disturbed people did. This was a public school in Pennsylvania," wrote the Redditor.
The Capitol riot organized by MAGA rioters exposed the facade of the Blue Lives Matter movement as right-wing extremists attacked police officers, killing one of them. As we reported earlier, Brian D. Sicknick, a US Capitol Police Officer succumbed to his injuries after being reportedly hit on the head with a fire extinguisher by a MAGA extremist. The police were themselves complicit in the riots as videos emerged of them opening the barricades for the pro-Trump mob and one of them was caught on camera taking selfies with the rioters. Not to mention, police officers escorting the rioters out of the building like they were school kids out on a field trip.
Another officer revealed MAGA rioters nearly killed him inside the US Capitol building. DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone was being assaulted by the mob, before they took his ammunition and stole his police badge. He feared he was going to be killed by the Blue Lives Matter folk as they repeatedly tasered him. "Some guys started getting a hold of my gun and they were screaming out, 'Kill him with his own gun,'" said Fanone, a police officer of two decades, reported CNN. "So, the other option I thought of was to try to appeal to somebody's humanity. And I just remember yelling out that I have kids. And it seemed to work," said the 40-year-old father of four.