Why is Megyn Kelly leaving New York? Fumes over letter from kids' school calling White children 'future killer cops'
The letter by Orleans Public Education Network's Executive Director reportedly argued that 'White school districts across the country [are] full of future killer cops'
Journalist Megyn Kelly revealed this week that she is leaving New York City and pulling her kids from “far-left” schools. This happened after a startling letter was circulated in her kids’ school stating “White school districts” are being “full of future killer cops.” The letter added, “White kids are being indoctrinated in Black death” and are “left unchecked and unbothered in their schools”. Kelly said she is pulling her two sons from the $55,900-a-year private school as she accused the city of allowing “woke” leftism to take place in schools. Her sons Edward, 11, and Thatcher Bray, 7, went to the Collegiate School on Manhattan's Upper West Side which is deemed as one of the best and oldest private schools in the country.
Kelly made the revelation of leaving and more details about the letter in her Apple podcast on November 16. The podcast talked about racism, patriotism, Trump, and Trumpism, "woke" culture and the controversial 1619 Project.
In her ‘The Megyn Kelly Show’ episode of the podcast, the 50-year-old journalist said she had pulled her sons out of school and planned to move her daughter out of another city school as well, in the backdrop of the killing of George Floyd, which sparked racial justice protests across the country.
You really, really don’t want to miss this pod. Trust me.— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 16, 2020
Prof. @GlennLoury re: @nytimes & the 1619 project: “That these people at the New York Times laid down to a latter-day ‘woke’ ideology and debased their country is *despicable.*” https://t.co/VgyV5uKOwR
“After years of resisting it, we’re going to leave the city,” she started. “The schools have always been far-left, which doesn’t align with my own ideology, but I didn’t really care, most of my friends are liberals, it’s fine. I come from a Democrat family, I’m not offended at all by the ideology, and I lean center-left on some things."
“But they’ve gone around the bend," she further said. "I mean, they have gone off the deep end."
To be specific, the former Fox journalist mentioned a letter that was circulated at her son’s school within the diversity group. Kelly stated she and other White parents have joined that group to be “allies” and “stay attuned to what we can do.” “The summer in the wake of George Floyd, they circulated amongst the diversity group — which includes white parents like us; there are people who want to be allies and stay attuned to what we can do — an article, and afterward, they recirculated it and wanted every member of the faculty to read it,” Kelly claimed.
The letter was written by Orleans Public Education Network Executive Director Nahliah Webber, who reportedly argued that “there’s a killer cop sitting in every school where White children learn” and that “White school districts across the country [are] full of future killer cops.”
The Webber letter reportedly stated, “They hear the litany of bad statistics and stereotypes about ‘scary’ Black people in their classes and on the news,” Webber wrote as mentioned by The Hill. “They gleefully soak in their White-washed history that downplays the holocaust of Indigenous, Native peoples, and Africans in the Americas. They happily believe their all-White spaces exist as a matter of personal effort and willingly use violence against Black bodies to keep those spaces, White."
“Yet whenever we talk about what’s wrong with the systems that train and socialize young minds to become violent and depraved adults who, say choose to choke people out as part of their jobs, all we ever hear is that Black children, Black families, Black communities, Black-NESS are 'behind' and stuck in gaps,” Webber continued in the letter. Webber, who’s been an education activist questioned,“Where are the government-sponsored reports looking into how White mothers are raising culturally deprived children who think Black death is okay?”
Kelly said this letter was first there on Webber’s blog post and then distributed among the school’s faculty. Kelly slammed Webber’s analysis, questioning, “Which boy in my kid’s school is the future killer cop? Is it my boy? Which boy is it? Because I don’t happen to believe that they’re in there.”
It is not known where Kelly and her family plans to move out after the decision to leave New York City. Kelly's decision to leave the city comes after she spoke about how much she is delighted for in-person learning in schools. Earlier, she also stressed that schools should remain open amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kelly’s independently produced podcast holds the third position in Apple’s news commentary since it was officially launched in September 2017.