From WJLA (Maryland, Virginia, D.C.) (Pics added by B.S. Report)
In an effort to better educate students and their parents about race relations and social injustice, a D.C. elementary school has declared Friday “Trayvon Martin Day.”
Teachers at Malcolm X Elementary in Southeast are using the unfolding case and the story surrounding Martin as part of their “Let’s Keep Our Children Safe” seminar.
Malcolm X Elementary Principal J. Harrison Coleman says that she hopes the lesson will help reduce the needless violence and bullying in the community. (Read more and see the news report here.)
B.S. Report–Obviously, Trayvon Martin’s death is a tragedy for his family and for those who loved him. But…is it really appropriate for a D.C. elementary school to have a “Trayvon Martin Day” while there’s still an active ongoing investigation regarding his killing?
Additionally, the more we’ve learned (so far) about the circumstances surrounding Martin’s death, the more questionable Martin’s actions become. What if, in the final analysis, the portrait painted of Mr. Martin is that of an irresponsible young thug? Would it still be proper to attach his name to otherwise worthy causes? And wouldn’t it be best to wait for all the facts to emerge before holding “Trayvon Martin” events?