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October 1, 2019

Race-Based Hate Crime At Christian School Where Karen Pence Teaches

Race-Based Hate Crime At Christian School Where Karen Pence Teaches

The Week reports:

A 12-year-old student at Immanuel Christian School, a private K-12 school in Fairfax, Virginia, says three sixth-grade boys pinned her down during recess on Monday and cut off her dreadlocks. “I was about to go down the slide, and the three boys came up and surrounded me,” the girl, Amari Allen, told The Washington Post on Thursday. “They were saying my hair was nappy and I was ugly and I shouldn’t have been born.” Allen, who is black, said one boy covered her mouth, the second grabbed her arms, and the third one cut her hair. All three boys, she says, are white.

WUSA9, a local CBS affiliate reports:

Amari Allen said she has never been more traumatized in her life until Monday when she said a group of white male classmates attacked her on the playground at Immanuel Christian School, a private K-12 school, in Fairfax, Virginia.

Amari tells WUSA9 that one boy covered her mouth and the second boy put her hands behind her back, while the third boy pulled out scissors and cut her medium-length locks while calling her names.

Karen Pence, wife of Mike Pence, teaches art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia, the school where the hate crime occurred. The school, a cesspool of Christian bigotry and hatred, bans gay and transgender students, and requires all employees to sign a pledge declaring marriage is only between a man and a woman.

It’s not a school where everyone is welcome. In a “parent agreement” posted online, the school says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual activity. The 2018 employment application also makes candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity or violate the “unique roles of male and female.”

There is a lot more about the schools official polices of hate and discrimination at the link above.  This really is a hateful place.  They really insist that families in their private homes attack LGBTQ, denying anything positive and preaching all the negatives.  In their homes, not just at school.   The Pence’s fit right in. 

4 Comments »

  1. why the hell would they do that? But I guess white privilege stretches even farther when you’re male and christian, and so obviously wealthily exclusively christian. Terrible. Terrible. I’d like to beat their rears in an old fashioned way. Ugh.

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    Comment by TheChattyIntrovert — October 1, 2019 @ 21:24

    • Hello TheChattyIntrovert. Historically one way to racially attack or debase black people was to attack their hair. In fact I have seen a rise in schools setting hair codes that deliberately stop black kids from having currently acceptable hair styles. The kids have been sent home, had black marker used to color in lines cut in hair , and even had teachers / coaches cutting kids hair. These boy did not just think to cut her hair on their own. They heard these things at home. The word nappy is an old time racist word. Sounds like someones family is highly racist and has taught that to these 12 year olds. Google the subject and it will shock you how much bigotry about black peoples hair is going on right now. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 2, 2019 @ 03:35

      • That’s one thing that’s always driven me nuts about school rules and dress codes. Who cares what color someone’s hair is, or how long or short it is. As long as they can see through it or it’s not infested with lice, who cares?
        I always feel bad for the kiddos just before school starts. So many of them have to get to the salon to get the odd colors out of their hair or they can’t go to school.
        But then again, what you wear and how you look in school has always more important that what you retain in your brain from the day’s curriculum lesson.

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        Comment by TheChattyIntrovert — October 2, 2019 @ 22:33

        • Hello TheChattyIntrovert. For school kids it is important at their age to both fit in and to have something that makes them a bit independent. Hair is one of the ways they do that. Also having the current all the rage style is also important to them. I agree. I have known people all my life that hair length / style is some how equal to morals and good character. It is stupid. The thing now is these racists are picking out black hair styles and banning them. Just the ones that the black kids are wearing. Especially dreads or hairs with lines cut in them which is the style today. The officials are trying to force the black kids to have the straight hair styles like what they think the good white kids have. It is prejudice to the max. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — October 3, 2019 @ 09:19


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