Photo credits: WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit
A sixth-grade black boy who attends East Middle School in Farmington Hills, Michigan has started his first week of classes off horribly after a teacher assaulted him for exercising his civil and constitutional rights.
According to WXYZ-TV Channel 7, an ABC News-affiliated local media source in the Detroit, Michigan metro area, 11-year-old Stone Chaney (pictured) was roughed up by his teacher for choosing to sit during the U.S. pledge of allegiance during routine morning exercises.
Brian Chaney, the boy’s father told WXYZ-TV that his son came to him after school one day this week and talked about what happened, “He said, ‘During the pledge the teacher snatched me out of my chair,’” Brian told WXYZ-TV in an exclusive interview.
Brian also told the news source he’s been allowing his son to sit during the pledge of allegiance since the boy was in the second-grade. As a wise and pro-active black father, Brian taught his son at an early age about race in America, as well as the fact that people have a right to stand or not to stand during presentations of the National Anthem or the pledge of allegiance.
The day after he was assaulted by one teacher, another teacher at East Middle School screamed at Stone when he sat during the pledge of allegiance and asked him who permitted him to sit during the pledge of allegiance. Stone’s father is obviously furious over both incidents.
“For him to be violently snatched out of his chair by a lady and order him to stand and for her to just glare at him, it’s wrong, it’s a violation of civil rights,” Brian also to WXYZ-TV.
A representative for the Farmington Hills public school district has denounced the actions of both teachers and said that one of them has been placed on administrative leave.
This story should serve as sobering example of what could happen to any black child who is a product of America’s public school systems, which have institutionalized the practice of wholesale racism against black children.