Prep schools adopt pro-Black Lives Matter curriculum

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Elite private schools are being pressured by Black Lives Matter supporters to include materials on “institutional racism” in curriculum and student life programs.

Black Lives Matter has driven protests against police brutality and earned donations from brand name corporations, eager to avoid becoming targets of activists themselves. Prep schools are their next target, a move given momentum through mass protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died while a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest.

Swaths of private secondary schools have since pronounced support for Black Lives Matter, or at least its principles. That includes the Brearly Schoolthe Chapin SchoolCollegiate Schoolthe Dalton SchoolEmma WillardGilmanthe Groton Schoolthe Loomis Chaffee SchoolMiss Porters SchoolPhillips Academy AndoverPhillips Exeter AcademySidwell Friendsthe Spence SchoolTabor Academythe Taft School, and Westover School.