The Papillion-La Vista Community School District is apologizing after a controversial book, not authorized in the district’s curriculum, was shown to an elementary school.
The book is called “Something Happened In Our Town” by Marianne Celano, Marieta Collins, and Ann Hazzard. It seeks to educate young children on identifying and confronting racial injustice in their lives after the shooting of a black man by a white police officer.
Among the quotes in the book: "the cops shot him because he was black"... "some white people still think most black men and boys are dangerous" ... "cops stick up for each other .. and they don't like black men"...
“It’s not a book that is representative of how we view our law enforcement,” Annette Eyman, the director of communications for the school district, tells WOWT 6 News. “This particular book was not vetted appropriately,” she said. “We have a district-wide vetting process that we go through with all of our curriculum and things that are shared in our classroom and this did not go through that process.”
CLICK HERE for the whole story from WOWT.
CLICK HERE for my rant about this from this morning's radio show.