A classroom in Los Angeles is depicted, covered in flags and posters with the messages ‘F*** the Police’ and ‘F*** America’.
Photos posted to social media detail anti-America propaganda on the walls of Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
Although the photos were taken by a student at the school, they were seen by a parent who called them a “disgusting brainwashing of students with taxpayers’ money.”
Los Angeles high school classroom was decorated with anti-police posters, Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ pride flags
Other decorations included a poster condemning Americans for occupying “native land” and another that read “F*** the police.”
In addition to an anti-police poster, an anti-American poster shows Christopher Columbus and the US as ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
Another wall features a Black Lives Matter flag, a Palestinian flag, and a “modern PRIDE” and transgender flag.
An American flag was seen draped over furniture in the corner according to the New York Post.
One poster reads ‘F*** Amerikkka, This is Native Land’, while the anti-police poster goes into detail about the attitude.
“Police are a violent, anti-black settler institution that originated as slave patrols,” the poster reads.
Their primary mandate is to protect property and enforce white supremacist capitalism militarily. They do their job for which they are trained and paid. You can’t fix what isn’t broken. That is why we are fighting for the abolition of police and prisons. F*** the police.’
Class photos at Alexander Hamilton High School in LA were posted on Twitter
A number of comments on Twitter revealed dissatisfaction with the classroom display
Some on social media are calling for the teacher who put up the flags and posters to be fired, while some simply believed the symbols were just part of a lesson.
A statement from the school took a more cautious approach regarding the purpose of the display, explaining that the paraphernalia has since been removed from the walls.
“Any screenings determined to be overtly and objectively political or otherwise contrary to our policies of inclusion and respectful treatment of others will be removed and administratively handled,” a statement from LAUSD said.
Yet not every subjective belief that a particular image is ‘political’ can be accommodated in a neighborhood as large and diverse as LA Unified.
The district did not comment on who had put up the posters or whether any action would be taken against that person.
Other comments on social media seemed to give more support to the teacher behind it
Earlier this week, a Portland high school teacher removed the American flag from her classroom, saying it represented “violence, threat and intolerance” in protest of a new ban on Black Lives Matter and Pride symbols.
The Newberg School Board recently introduced a ban banning “political” symbols in classrooms, passed by the board to prevent staff from using Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ symbols such as pride flags in classrooms.
In response to the new resolution, Gail Grobey removed the American flag from her classroom at Newberg High School “because it’s the most political symbol there is,” he said. The Newberg Image.
‘That symbol no longer stands for freedom or justice or equality. It stands for violence and threat and intolerance, and I don’t fly that into my room.’
Gail Grobey removed the flag in protest of a controversial school board policy that bans “political” symbols in the classroom and claims it “no longer stands for freedom or justice or equality. It stands for violence and threat and intolerance’
Two other California teachers have been granted administrative leave and will be fired after displaying controversial flags in their classrooms.
Kristin Pitzen, of Orange County’s Newport Mesa School District, caused a stir when she posted a now-deleted TikTok video claiming that the American flag made her “uncomfortable” and made her students say their pledge of allegiance to the gay pride flag .
Meanwhile, Gabriel Gipe of Inderkum High School in Sacramento faced complaints from parents when a student reported that the Antifa flag and the Chinese Communist Party poster he hung in his classroom made them uncomfortable.
Both teachers have since been fired as a result.