Virginia family tells “Fox & Friends” how they pulled their daughter from school after ‘Black Lives Matter’ event
Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends” interviewed two White Virginia parents, Rebecca and Charles, who were outraged because their 8-year-old daughter’s school district held a Black History Month ‘Black Lives Matter’ event. The parents complain that the gathering seemed to show support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and other protests aimed at police brutality that have been making headlines over the past several months.
Everywhere that we looked were students, high school students, wearing shirts that said ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘I Can’t Breathe’; as I was flipping through my program it had ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’.”
Charles wanted to yank his daughter from the auditorium immediately, but his wife thought it was best to at least let her stay long enough to sing with her school’s choir.
Students started coming out on stage saying things like, ‘I’m from Ferguson, Missouri. I was told to put my hands up. I did and I was shot seven times. My name is Michael Brown’. I immediately realized that this was not something that was a good idea for my daughter to be seeing.”
After the event, Rebecca and Charles’ daughter asked why cops shoot “good people”. Charles is a police detective, and felt extremely uneasy about having to explain his position to his daughter. Both parents are outraged that they were put into the position to speak to their child about racism and are now seeking an apology from the school district.