Back in December a firestorm of criticism erupted when a Second Grade class in New Bedford, Massachusetts, “voluntarily” spent their recess protesting the recent Grand Jury verdicts in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. A parent of one of the students happened to be a local police officer, and when he picked his daughter up that day she asked him “Daddy, do you shoot people?”.
As we are all aware, once people get attention–even negative attention–for doing something, then others will be out trying to mimic and get their fifteen minutes of fame. Enter the “Radical Brownies”. Founded by Anayvette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest in January after Martinez’s daughter said she wanted to join a girl’s group, the two parents went to the obvious next logical point and created a social grievance protest club.
What better way to indoctrinate the next generation of street protesters, looters and rioters than getting them started as young as possible? Certainly what Coatlupe Martinez meant when she broached the idea to her mother was for her mother to found a protest club that would get all sorts of media attention for its progressive ideas. Among those ideas, exclusion of any girls who are not of the correct racial make-up.
Thats right! As a way to teach diversity the Radical Brownies suppress diversity. Currently, All the members are girls of color or mixed-race. The founders say once the program expands to multiple chapters the organization will be open to everybody, but the program will always remain focused on young girls of color.
Reading enough articles–and believe me, there are enough of them—you will come to see a few things, one more obvious than others: There are probably better things these kids and their adult supervisors should be spending their time on, such as learning the correct usage of the English Language. I had a hard time finding a completely clear and coherent sentence from any of them. Examples below!
“White policeman are killing black young folks such as women, men and children,” one of the girls said.
Another girl said, “Mike Brown. He was shot because he didn’t do nothing. Only the police officer shot him because of his skin color.”
“The girls felt really just like passionate about the topic and they loved being there,” Martinez said.
I wonder if the the girls were as passionate about the subjects they were being brainwashed about as the two co-founders were for the media attention they have garnered for themselves in the last 6 short weeks? According to the co-founders:
“As co-founders we each have over 15 years of youth development and programming backgrounds with LGBTQ youth of color, youth, and youth of color. We are implementing best practices so we can build a strong structure for our organization. As queer women of color and avid trans allies we believe in creating trans and gender non-conforming inclusive spaces, therefore we embrace the spectrum of gender diversity throughout our lessons and activities. We work towards making the world a more radical equitable place!”
As Amanda Shea asks, “This type of organization would never fly if it were advertised for white girls only for their empowerment against societal pressures. So how is this acceptable for one race, but not another?”