The Alaska chapter of BLEXIT, which is part of a national conservative movement to educate and empower African Americans and other minorities across America, is hosting a special presentation on Friday, Jan. 14, to build support for addressing education reform in Alaska.
The online meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a Zoom presentation by special guests Leigh Sloan, administrator for Alaska Parents Rights In Education, and Natasha Hobson, a BLEXIT member who is passionate about the rights of parents in education. The presentation will discuss school choice issues in Alaska, and ways to empower parental rights while advancing the movement.
According to the national BLEXIT website, the organization looks to instill an appreciation of “our great country by highlighting the principles of the United States and the importance of self-reliance.” The group takes a keen interest in criminal justice reform, school choice, building and supporting strong minority families and upholding the value of life and the “sanctity of every individual.” The national movement was founded by Candace Owens and Brandon Tatum based on a shared desire to build a better future for America.
Unlike the Alaska Black Caucus, a left-leaning Anchorage group that promotes critical race theory in public schools, BLEXIT is adamantly opposed to this ideology. According to the national BLEXIT website, there are many reasons to take a stand against CRT in the classroom.
“Ultimately, teaching children that they are oppressed and encouraging a victim mindset is disempowering,” the website states. “Consider this quote from Booker T. Washington, the famous former slave and founder of Tuskegee Institute, in his autobiography, “Up From Slavery,” and how his sentiment is exactly the opposite of CRT: ‘I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed.’ Instead of CRT, we should focus on telling children that they will succeed in whatever they want to do in life if they work hard, have a support system (which could be you, the teacher or parent) and believe in themselves! The sooner educators and parents work together to take this toxic ideology out of our schools, the sooner we can reverse the damage it is doing to our kids.”
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