Arkansas mom says daughter was taken out of daycare because she was wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt
Arkansas mom claims six-year-old daughter was kicked out of Christian nursery because she wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts after telling her they ‘disagreed’ with ‘racist’ tops
- Deval Brockman claims that her six-year-old daughter Journei has been evicted from the nursery
- The little girl went to His Kids Learning Center in Russellville, Arkansas last week in a Black Lives Matter t-shirt
- The mother said she later received a call from the school saying that Journei could no longer wear the top
- The next day she sent her daughter to Christian school in a different shirt with a raised fist on it and was later told she was no longer welcome
An Arkansas mother has alleged that her six-year-old daughter was expelled from a Christian nursery because she wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt after officials said they disagreed with the “racist” top.
Deval Brockman sent her daughter Journei to His Kids Learning Center in Russellville last Thursday to later receive a complaint from the school about the girl’s top.
Journei was dressed in a white shirt that said, “All lives cannot matter until black lives matter.”
Journei Brockman, six, was kicked out of shelter in Russellville, Arkansas last week for wearing a Black Lives Matter (photo) t-shirt, her mother claims
The mother sent her daughter to His Kids Learning Center the next day with another shirt with a fist printed on it (shown), and was later told that her daughter was no longer welcome
“She was like, ‘I don’t like it, I don’t agree with it, and I’d rather it if you didn’t send her back to school,'” Brockman told the local news station KARK 4.
The mother said she later raised the issue with state officials telling her that Journei could continue to wear the shirts as long as they didn’t contain blasphemy.
Deval Brockman claimed that school officials told her the shirts were “racist” and political
The next day, Brockman sent the toddler back to the daycare center in another shirt decorated with a raised fist in the back.
When she went to pick her up at the end of the day, she was told this time that her daughter was no longer welcome.
“I was really upset. It’s a T-shirt! There is no blasphemy. It’s just the truth, stating facts, “she said in a separate interview with New York Daily News.
School officials reportedly told her that the shirts were “racist” and that she taught her children “there is color.”
“Well, there is color. If they can’t see that, they’ll never understand it. But it’s something they need to know, ”Brockman added.
The Christian-leaning His Kids Preschool, in Russellville, issued a statement stating that the facility was not “a place to play out a parent’s political views”
In a statement to KARK 4, the school principal Patricia Brown said, “We feel that a childcare environment is not a place to address or play out a parent’s political views, regardless of race.”
But Brockman has argued that the shirt and its message are not political and refer to ‘everyday life’.
“It’s all over the news. Right is right and wrong is wrong, ”she said.
“If you go to a Christian-run nursery, let’s keep the Bible.”
She said that Journei was upset after hearing that she was unable to return to school to see her friends, but she assured her daughter that she had done nothing wrong.