Clovis schools have gone way too far by banning substitute teacher David Roberts from Clovis West High School for wearing a Black Lives Matter button at school.
At least they could have given him a warning first. Suppose the button had said Be Kind To Animals or Hate Crimes Are Hateful? Do we define a person, or judge him, by the criteria of our culture at large regarding what’s “offensive,” or by the opinion of one person who didn’t like what the button said?
I have known David for many years, and have never heard him express any comment or opinion that could be called “offensive” by any reasonable person. He is a good citizen, a good person and an excellent teacher.
Is it right to demolish a man and his career because someone disagreed with him expressing his belief that it’s wrong to kill people of color? What about racism? What about the First Amendment? Doesn’t that apply in Clovis, too?
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Maria Telesco, Clovis