- Journei Brockman, a six-year-old student was kicked out of school for wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt
- The school said that they do not agree with the shirt and its imprint encourages racism in the school
- The student's mother, Denval Brockman, said that she does not see any wrong in making her child wear what she believes in
A mother in Russellville, Arkansas, Deval Brockman, has said that her six-year-old daughter, Journei Brockman, was banned from daycare because she put on a shirt with the imprint “Black Lives Matter”.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Journei Brockman has been a student of 'His Kids Preschool' for six months before the incident happened, The Hill reports.
However, on Friday, 26 June, she was told not to come back to school. Deval said that that a school official called her and said that the school did not agree with the shirt, saying she should not wear it to school again.
After reporting the issue to state officials, Denval was told that there is nothing wrong with the shirt except it contains profane words.
“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.
The six-year-old went back to the school the following day with another shirt bearing an image of a raised fist. That was the day she was told her daughter was no longer wanted in the school.
An official in the school reportedly said that the shirt encourages racism in the school. Denval said that the shirt is not political because what it promotes is everywhere in the news.
“We feel a childcare environment is not a place for a parent’s political views to be addressed or played out, regardless of race,” Patricia Brown, director of the school said.
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