Disabled veteran furious over Virginia school labeling military kids 'privileged': 'Absolutely unacceptable'

This is completely out of touch. It’s offensive, and it’s just an indicator that the leadership in these schools needs to change,” Joe Mobley told co-host Todd Piro after students were asked to playprivilege bingo.

Fairfax County high schoolers were asked to playprivilege bingoto check their privilege. Some examples of privilege in the game included anyone that is a male, キリスト教徒, heterosexual, and anyone from a military family, among other categories.

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Mobley stressed the difficulties faced by military families who often have to relocate around the country.

We’re constantly sunsetting relationships and trying to develop new ones, それが私たちの軍隊の前進にどのような影響を与えると思いますか, it’s incredibly destabilizing to a marriage,” 彼は言った.

A Fairfax County school bus sits in a depot, a day after it was announced the county would begin the school year all online, in Lorton, バージニア, 我ら。, 7月 22, 2020. ロイター/ケビン・ラマルク

A Fairfax County school bus sits in a depot, a day after it was announced the county would begin the school year all online, in Lorton, バージニア, 我ら。, 7月 22, 2020. ロイター/ケビン・ラマルク (ロイター/ケビン・ラマルク)

My kids for most of their lives, had never had a blood relative that wasn’t a parent at a birthday, at a Christmas, at a Thanksgiving because we lived 1,500 miles from the nearest relative,” Mobley stated.

And to look at them and say that they’re privileged because they’re a military family is absolutely unacceptable.

Mobley continued by explaining his social circle always had a village to rely on with family close by, but his family never had that luxury because they were moving often.

It’s absolutely absurd, そしてもちろん, it’s coming out of northern Virginia,” said Mobley. “もちろん, they’re playing privilege bingo with the kids instead of, ええと, 読書, 書き込み, 算術, math.

Fairfax County Public Schools released a statementapologizing for any offensethe activity caused, そしてそれを言った “honors the experiences of all our familiesincluding those who serve in the military.

The statement also mentioned the school hasrevisedits privilege bingo.

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