Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington D.C. Declares Friday “Trayvon Martin Day”

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Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington D.C. Declares Friday "Trayvon Martin Day"

Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington D.C. have declared Friday the “Trayvon Martin Day,” in an effort to “educate students and their parents about race relations and social injustice,” ABC 7 reports. The teachers are using the tragedy as part of their “Let’s Keep Our Children Safe” seminar, in the hopes that it will help reduce senseless violence and bullying in the southeast D.C.  community.

Principal J. Harrison Coleman said that every adult who attended the seminar would receive an Arizona Iced Tea and each student would get a bag of Skittles, ABC 7 reports.

While I understand the basic premise of the school administrators’ intentions, isn’t it a little too soon to use Trayvon Martin’s name in such a manner, particularly since the case has not been litigated and a verdict reached in a court of  law? The mere fact that they are giving every adult who attends the seminar an Arizona Iced Tea and a bag of Skittles, they are sending the message that George Zimmerman is guilty of the crime, without a verdict being handed down.

 Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington D.C. Declares Friday Trayvon Martin Day
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 Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington D.C. Declares Friday Trayvon Martin Day
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • Anonymous

    We shouldn’t be celebrating a degenerate drug dealer

    • D Davidson

       Cant believe there could even be a school named malcomx as he has been quoted in his ” hate whites”
      language. Blacks always choose bad role models,and here is another example with tm. day. More facts about tm have come out which has supported more of the gz claims. Still, and even the principle stated “its not in the best interest of the kids to hear both sides “,
      not to hear all the facts,just the one sided agenda clad
      version that they paint. The trial hasn’t even been heard yet, and tm is a role model. Glad my kids don’t attend a racist school such as this one. How about celebrating real history in this country and heroes,such as all of the whites fighting for the north during civil war times to end slavery. The thousands of lives sacrificed for freedom of another race, and I ask you, would blacks do that for the whites if called to do so, probably not. They would say, “they had it coming”.  Should just start “Adolf Hitler elementary ”
      to even things out….

      • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

        D Davison:

        Why do you cherry pick one aspect of Malcolm X’s short life where he said he hates White people YET if some Black person notes that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson LOVED BLACKS…………as Slave Labor and thus are justified in seeking to remove these names from majority Black schools – you believe them to be “picking bad role models”?

  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    Janet:

    The school should do some introspection, asking itself – “What about Trayvon Martin makes him SUPERIOR to the 33 people murdered more close to home in Washington DC this year”

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