Black mothers in Minneapolis are protesting a diversity curriculum that includes books on “diverse” families.
(Gena) Bounds’ 7-year-old daughter, Darriell, explained the situation to her mother. “She told me that her teacher had read the class a book about a girl with two moms,” says Bounds. “Then he told them that he’s gay and that he and his partner are adopting a child, and the child will have two dads. Now Darriell thinks the school is telling her she needs to believe that two daddies or two mommies is the same thing as a mom and a dad.”
Bounds doesn’t mind that the teacher is gay. But she wants to be the one discussing family matters with her children, when she thinks they’re old enough.
“Families All Matter” suggests that children should learn about homosexuality at an early age. For kindergartners, there’s a book called “Daddy’s Roommate.” For first-graders, there’s “King and King,” in which a prince unsuccessfully searches the world for a princess. After he experiences “love at first sight” for another prince, they marry and live “happily ever after.”
. . . “Families All Matter” is supposed to teach tolerance. In fact, says Bounds, her daughter has learned that people who believe that a mother and father are best for a family are discriminatory.