Thursday, June 18, 2015

A STATEMENT FROM THE BATS LEADERSHIP TEAM 

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people murdered in the Emanuel African Methodist (AME) Church in Charleston, SC, and to their community. We share in their grief. America’s long history of racism is still with us, and it remains deadly to our communities of color. We must all commit to ending racism. Our thoughts are with Charleston during this tragic time."

23 comments:

  1. To be a teacher is to stand with the victims of this tragedy and to understand and openly acknowledge that the historical problem of racism in our country is far from over.

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  2. I am so sorry. These were wonderful people, truly pillars of the community. My heart is breaking for you. How can I/we help?

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  3. I signed on because I believe every word of belief and condolence stated by the BAT leadership team. This murderous prejudice must end.

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  4. May we learn not just tolerance but reach for true understanding. We are all one nation, one country, one world.

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  5. I stand with the mourners ^O^
    Dan Leopold

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  6. I support the Badass Teachers Association in its statement regarding Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and condemning the murders committed there. I pledge to add my efforts to those of others, with the goal of ending racism against people of color in America and in the world.

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  7. I pray for those who lost their lives in this senseless act and for those whose lives will be forever changed because of their death. My heart is broken for South Carolina

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  8. My thoughts are with the victims & their families.

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  9. My thoughts are with the victims & their families.

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  10. Our prayers are with you. Your strength is my strength. Your love is my love.

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  11. I give this my full support.

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  12. Isaiah 11:6, which reads:

    The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. Praying for everyone in the US, we need to answer some hard questions.

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  13. As a teacher my heart goes out to you all. The fabric of our country is frayed and will be repaired by our collective hearts reaching across the warp and weft of our towns, in our schools and in our churches to continue to work to end racism.

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  14. My thoughts are with the Charleston community; my prayers are for the victims and their families.

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  15. My heart goes out to everyone who is affected by this horrendous act of violence and terrorism. Especially to the families, friends, fellow church members and community members of those who were senselessly gunned down in Charleston. And to the black community as a whole for the continuation of the reign of terror under which you live. Namaste.

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  16. Not only do my thoughts and prayers go out to those in Charleston, but my heart as well. I stand in solidarity against the evil and hater that is attacking the very foundations of our great country. I pray God gives you strength and peace during this difficult time. I stand with you!

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  17. You and the Greater Charleston community are in my heart and prayers.

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  18. I will remember you as you attempt to heal from this tragedy. In doing so, I will make a concerted effort to teach students why tolerance matters.

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