A daycare kicked out a 6-year-old for wearing a shirt that said “Black Lives Matter.”
Journei Brockman attended His Kids Preschool for six months when she was told not to return. The child’s mother, Deval Brockman says an employee at her daughter’s school called and said she didn’t “like” or “agree” with the shirt.
Brockman filed a complaint with state officials, asserting that her daughter could wear what she wanted unless it included profanity.
“If I’m supporting something, I’m going to wear it, my child is going to wear it, to help say that our voice needs to be heard,” Brockman said.
Journei went back to school wearing a shirt emblazoned with a raised fist on the back. When Brockman picked her daughter up, she was told Journei couldn’t return, as employees claimed that the shirt promoted racism.
“I got very upset. I’m just like are you serious? Over a T-shirt?” Brockman said.
A school director told her, “I am not going to tell you how to raise your child, but you need to reevaluate how you’re parenting her.”
“It’s not political, it’s everyday life, it’s all over the news. Right is right and wrong is wrong,” Brockman said.
Patricia Brown, director of His Kids Preschool, said, “We feel a childcare environment is not a place for a parent’s political views to be addressed or played out, regardless of race.”
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