SC High School Hosts ‘No Place for Hate Week’ with SEL, racial bias lessons, and Pride Day

Schools are ground zero in the current culture war on sex education. The LGBTQ+ agenda is a political movement foisted upon schools under the guise of diversity and civil rights. United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) strongly opposes these efforts to confuse and sexualize America’s children.

The Week of April 24, 2023 Blythewood High School (BHS) of Richland School District Two in Columbia, South Carolina hosted “No Place for Hate Week.”  No Place for Hate is an Anti-Defamation League education program designed to combat prejudice and create effective tools to address these issues in the classroom and community. “No Place for Hate” claims to be “the leading provider of anti-bias education.” They want children to “explore identity, challenge bias, and champion justice,” and “build the capacity to recognize and confront bias within oneself, others and institutions, and examine the relationship between individual biases and systemic oppression, including the impact of intersecting oppressions.”

The week kicked off with a Hallway Parade.

Tuesday’s schedule included SELF CARE: Care Bear Day – Motivational speaker, free kool-aid and line dancing.

Wednesday was Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Wellness Day including a teacher breakfast with student speeches, a dancer, and a video.  First period teachers were sent a 15-minute SEL lesson plan with videos on racial bias and microaggressions to show during class. SEL has become the latest panacea in a long line of progressive “education reforms” that have only served to distract from the fact that American public school children are failing academically. Presented as an effort to support student mental health, it is a veiled attempt to indoctrinate and categorize children. This national movement influencing states like South Carolina is led by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). In December 2020, CASEL announced its revision of the definition and framework for social emotional learning (SEL) to highlight the value of SEL as a weapon for social justice.

Thursday’s theme was “Everyone is Welcome: Pride Day at BHS” led by the Blythewood High School Gay Straight Alliance. There was a presentation from the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center. While attendance was not mandatory, they provided pizza and a well-known DJ to entice and lure children to the event. So even if there were children who wanted to attend for the pizza and music, they were still exposed to the material which aims to desensitize children to a sexual lifestyle. The fact that this was offered for children funded by tax dollars is unacceptable.

Friday consisted of a “No Place for Hate Festival.” 

The week was also filled with three days of interruptions with threats being sent out to students via social media and a false fire alarm.  The first threat prompted a mass exodus from the school by parents rushing to pick up their children from the high school.

People are quick to say that this is not happening in their school or in their district, but in fact, this harmful pedagogy has been adopted by nearly every school district in the country.  

With roughly half of their students proficient in English and less than half proficient in math, Blythewood High School, and the Richland Two School District in South Carolina is churning out functionally illiterate social justice warriors.

A brave mother who lives in Blythewood, SC recently spoke out at school board meeting.

U.S. Parents Involved in Education is dedicated to exposing and stopping the liberal indoctrination happening in government-funded schools. Please “Join the Movement” on our website to get involved in your local chapter.

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