(Tea Party 247) – Parents are infuriated over a Westchester County high school teacher who kicked off the school year with a handout comparing police officers to slave traders and the KKK.
Back to school, 2020 style.
Christopher Moreno, a teacher at Westlake High School, passed out the offensive cartoon to his 11th graders on September 8th, which made the sickening comparisons in a five-frame panel.
The New York Post reports:
The first three frames show slave owners and a member of the KKK with their knees on the backs of black men in shackles. The KKK member also has a noose around the black man’s neck.
The last two panels depict a sheriff and a police officer each with their knees on the neck of a black man in handcuffs. The black man is saying, “I can’t breath’’ — what black Minneapolis victim George Floyd gasped as his neck was knelt on by white cop Derek Chauvin, sparking ongoing BLM protests across the country.
Parents, naturally, are horrified.
“My daughter showed me the paper. I said, `What is this?! You’ve got to be kidding me!’ ” Westlake mom Ania Paternostro told The Post. “This cartoon compares the police to the KKK. It’s an attack on the police.”
Paternostro said she didn’t hesitate to issue angry letters to Mount Pleasant School District Superintendent Kurt Kotes and Westlake Principal Keith Schenker.
“Enough is enough,” she explained.
“This cartoon is disturbing. We have to respect the men in blue who protect us,” the mother of two and native of Poland added.
“We don’t need a teacher brainwashing my kids. I’ll teach my kids about what’s right and what’s wrong.”
Her daughter, Nicole, was also quite horrified by the handout.
“The cartoon was disgusting,’’ the high school student declared. “It compared the police with all the terrible people in history. It was not fair. It wasn’t right.’’
Sickeningly, Nicole said she’s been bullied on social media over the last few days and (of course) called a racist because she exposed the highly inappropriate and offensive cartoon.
The New York Post reached out to Moreno for comment, but he did not reply.