A white couple, identified only as "Charles and Rebecca," appeared on the Fox News show "Fox & Friends" this morning to complain about their daughter's school celebrating Black History Month with a "Black Lives Matter" event.
The couple's 8-year-old daughter goes to a school in Virginia's Orange County Public Schools district.
"Everywhere that we looked were students, high school students, wearing shirts that said 'Black Lives Matter, I Can't Breathe.' And I took my program and I sat down, and as I was flipping through my program, it had 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot,'" Rebecca said, reports Talking Points Memo (video below).
Rebecca texted Charles, a deputy sheriff, who told her to pull their daughter out of school, but the worried mom allowed their child to stay.
When the first act began, last words, students started coming out on stage saying things, "I'm from Ferguson, Missouri. I was told to put my hands up. I did and I was shot seven times. My name is Michael Brown." And I immediately realized that this was not something that was a good idea for my daughter to be seeing, and she had already seen all of it at a dress rehearsal the night prior.
Charles was upset because his daughter later asked him why police officers shoot black people and good people.
"We should have been notified as parents, and we were not," Charles stated. "And there has been no apology. There has been no, 'This will not happen again.' And that needs to be done."
USA Today reported last year that almost two black people are killed every week by white police officers in America, based on statistics voluntarily given to the FBI by states.