School Board Member Vows To Sit For Pledge Because Cops 'Murder' Black People

Denver school board member Tay Anderson will sit for the Pledge of Allegiance due to blacks 'murdered' by police

Denver, CO - Tay Anderson, the newly elected director of the Denver public schools board of education, said that he will remained seated for the Pledge of Allegiance during the meetings.

Anderson pointed to police "murders" of black people for his reason. He wrote he would sit during the Pledge of Allegiance while “Black and Brown people are being murdered by those who are supposed to ‘protect and serve’ our communities.”

Anderson made his comments in a Chalkbeat.org news article.

On Dec. 23, Anderson posted on Facebook on his school board page, “For those who are lost on why I sit during the pledge of allegiance… here are 69 reasons why.”

Anderson posted an articles from Newsone.com with the headline, “69 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police”. The article cites Trayvon Martin, who was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, not a police officer.

The list includes people who died of medical episodes or were killed by police while actively trying to murder police officers.

“I have decided not to stand because we need our leaders to have the courage to fight alongside communities in sending a clear message that we will not stand while white supremacy is thriving,” Anderson said, according to Chalkbeat.org.

In a letter written on Denver Public School Board of Education stationary, Anderson wrote, “Today, and everyday, I am reminded that Sandra Bland, could’ve been me. Botham Shem Jean, could’ve been me. Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Jessica Hernandez, Marvin Booker, Paul Childs, and Elijah McClain all could’ve been me.”

Half of the people named in his letter were not killed by police.

Anderson, who was elected in November to his seat, has received praise for his decision to sit, according to Colorado Public Radio.

“A lot of these people that are expressing disappointment are white individuals who do not understand what it means to live the life of a person of color,” Anderson said, according to Colorado Public Radio. “I understand and respect their opinions but I also wish that they would understand and respect mine.”

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flybynight
flybynight

Ok Tay my question is this. Are you better off here or in the land of your ancestors? I'm asking for a friend.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

NO I will not understand nor respect you or your threats! The Police do not MURDER they shoot CRIMINALS IN THE ACT and IN DEFENSE! If you are really so afraid of America's LEOs, PACK YOUR SHIT AND MOVE TO ANY COUNTRY OF YOUR CHOICE.

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

More whites are killed by police, black or white. More blacks are killed by blacks, police or not. Only in rare occasions does the term murder come about.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Colin Kaepernicks cousin?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Dude should be focusing on education instead of his social justice war...

Tay Anderson Posts:

" We have amazing students working on free menstrual hygiene products for students that menstruate. I will be working with them to provide these supplies for FREE in Denver Schools!"

"53 days ago we got elected to the Denver School Board. In 53 days we accomplished the following.

  • Resolution drafted for LGBTQIA + Inclusivity
  • Resolution drafted for Safe Gun Storage
  • Resolution drafted to address Climate Change
  • Resolution drafted for Student Voice, Student Vote
  • Working on providing FREE menstrual hygiene products
  • Granted three schools more time to show improvement
  • Established a community cabinet
  • Two Town Halls
  • Set up over 50 school visits for January We’re just getting started."

" I’m in! Let’s make this happen in Denver Public Schools! Que the haters 3...2...1! [WaPo article, 'One of the nation’s biggest school systems will let students take time off to protest. The conservative backlash has begun.']"

"Happy Kwanzaa"

"Merry Impeachment!"

"Four years ago I was at a train station running away from home, failing school, and surrounded by the wrong people. Four years later I am sitting on the Denver School Board advocating students, educators, and community."

"Well deserved! Congratulations Greta Thunberg! [picture of Time Magazine cover of a little girl]"

"I’m in! [School adds laundry room to help struggling students, combat absences]"

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Bet you any money this dude still believes Mike Brown had his hands up...

flybynight
flybynight

Hey Denver Colorado, when your school system is already a raging dumpster fire please refrain from pouring gasoline on it.

AKblue
AKblue

Not one of the things he listed will improve test scores or get these children ready for college. He is a perfect example as to why minority children are in trouble. We teach them they are victims that need saving. As a minority living in Alaska ( a pretty white state) I had the support of family, church and teachers that didn't focus on social agendas. The kids are the one they are hurting while he is enjoying is 15 minutes of fame. As a healthcare provider, I wish we could find a cure for liberalism and the harmful effects it has on our society.

Marxest
Marxest

Director Anderson is a good man and a public servant that makes valid points. He was compelled to speak and act because of the White perpetrated atrocities that he has witnessed over the years. White supremacists continue to thrive in America and Police Officers have in fact have committed MURDER against African Americans. Let me give you a few great examples before you start your white nationalist rants. New York City - Officer Peter Liang (asian) convicted of the manslaughter (it was murder but a racist cover up came into play) of Akai Gurley. South Carolina - Officer Michael Slager (white) murders Walter Scott (black). Texas - Officer Roy Edwards (white) convicted of the murder of Jordan Edwards (black). Texas - Officer Amber Guyger (white) convicted of murder of Botham Jean (black). Texas again! Officer Aaron Dean (white) charged with the murder of Atatiana Jefferson (black). Texas I think the police depts of Texas are training themselves to target and slaughter African Americans black folk in general. Director Anderson is correct, white supremacy is alive and well. Dylan Roof is a great example of that. Then there's the son of a white deputy who was burning down black churches! There's plenty more examples of white racism. I won't stand by and let covert racist white folk vilify a black man for making whites nervous by legitimately criticizing police and exposing racism. God bless you Tay Anderson, your a great American!

MSK
MSK

Sit then u POS.

ArkyArgyle
ArkyArgyle

Another glittering jewel of colossal ignorance in vain search of relevance, hoping to be another Kaepernick.

ikaika
ikaika

Speaking of "lost," where is this idiot's brain? There needs to be an IQ test to run for a school board position. He's dangerously stupid.

whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

Says he (Anderson) has 69 reasons for sitting!!!

Have you investigated ALL 69 REASONS ????? DIDN'T THINK SO !!!

UNTIL YOU DO, YOU DO NOT HAVE Enough KNOWLEDGE , to have any opinion, besides, your knee-jerk, emotional conclusions.

You are so IGNORANT, asking our Leaders to help you, HAH !!!

What are YOU doing Besides stirring-UP Your "EMOTIONS" onto the rest of the country.

Oh, yeah, getting the rest of the country even more split apart, you are part of the PROBLEM(S)!!!

YOU are NOT part of the SOLUTIONS!!!

Donna MG
Donna MG

Thank you Tay Reading all these comments proves People in Are still very SEPERATED..And you Bring the voice of People of color who are scared of being pulled over..BLM And until we are treated equal by police enforcement i KNEEL..

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Anderson pointed to police "murders" of black people for his TREASON. Here's a novel fucking idea. Don't point a real or a fake gun that looks real at police, and don't resist arrest. Congrads, you just brought the kill rate down to zero. And, BTW, Travon Marton was 5'10" and weighed in at 150 while he was waving around that toy gun which looked real. His fucking parents and teachers are the ones that ought to have been shot.

hoss377
hoss377

Will he sit for L.E.'s that are murdered everyday by black people?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The number one priority in the black community is understanding the word COMPLY.

MykWro
MykWro

Further proof that weed makes people stupid

bronx163
bronx163

So funny. Fbi statistics show more whites were killed by police than blacks.

This fucking snowflake wants to sit for the pledge. Fine.

Dont let this piece of shit into any events doing pledge.

Mo_
Mo_

I am so sick of this lie being repeated over and over and over again.

Don't want to be shot by a cop? Don't be a criminal. Problem solved!

Frank R
Frank R

So, he has no issue collecting a pay check from the actual people that write the laws and send the police out to enforce them but will sit for the pledge for our country which doesn't actually have anything to do with the cops that enforce the laws. Ok, that makes perfect sense, not.

Troy Valentine
Troy Valentine

Secretary Anderson’s decision to not stand is his right that is defended everyday and supported in many ways by men and women in uniform everyday. We live in a society that makes blackness invisible. That mere appropriation of the term Black Lives Matter into a slogan of white supremacy called Blue Lives Matter is a sign of the times we STILL live in. I am white and I believe that every person in support of this movement to make cops lives more important than others need to look deeply into those values. This isn’t liberal or conservative. Republican or Democrat. It is humanity. I know cops that support the Black Lives Matter movement, who denounce Blue Lives Matter as it reduces and labels the communities that officers across this country vow to protect and serve and creates further distrust in a criminal justice system that is plagued by white supremacy. Love this country which allows Director Anderson this freedom. Now, instead of getting defensive and posting immediately - think and feel where this is coming from and what it means.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

He's living in dreamland, the police normally shoot and kill those who deserve it, regardless of color!

bryantrent
bryantrent

BS

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Tay, you need to do some research instead of listening to race-baiting rhetoric. The historical trend was that most violent crimes occurred in poor neighborhoods - but the reporting on that has changed. In the 2018 FBI Uniform Crime Statistics:

For arrestees: 69.9% were white and 29.4% were black For victims: 69.6% were white and 21.9% were black Tay reports 69 incidents of violence on blacks during arrest but FBI reports that for 2018 and part of 2019 - there were 92 LEO feloniously killed in the line of duty and 80 LEO killed accidentally (??). That is 172 LEO killed trying to protect the communities they serve. 69 versus 172?? See a problem there, Tay?

Just an unsubstantiated thought. Why has the reporting of violence in poor neighborhoods dropped - significantly? Are these neighborhoods suddenly without crime and violence? I seriously doubt it. It is a serious problem. Either politics is changing the statistical realities of reporting or LEO have lost a willingness to arrest the violent suspect - leaving these poor neighborhoods defenseless against gangs, thugs and drug dealers. Blame the cops? I don't. They don't get paid enough to fight these thugs, face accusations and then have the liberal courts turn them loose. Leave them on the streets.

Tay, you want to know the source of racism - look in the mirror.

Tekhore
Tekhore

Their own worst enemy.

Sgt BB
Sgt BB

This idiot doesn't know the difference between killing and murdering. I feel sorry for the children of Denver, whose school board head is that stupid.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

he mentions his mother and grandmother, what about his father? Why doesn't he mention him?

Raymelson
Raymelson

This is what's wrong with America letting haters in our school system

Budman2082
Budman2082

If blacks didn’t commit most of the crime then they wouldn’t get shot. There, I said it!

HFD120
HFD120

Dumber than a box of rocks. His lack of research and due diligence in search of the truth are appalling. Racist to the core IMHO.

Dixiedamit2
Dixiedamit2

WHATEVER....LACKING ATTENTION ARE YOU ?

vwiles34
vwiles34

Another asshat looking for attention.

Sworn to Serve
Sworn to Serve

Typical

pixiepup
pixiepup

So why is this on your site? These people who do this want the attention. It’s obvious that he is copying from Kapernick. Even the words. He is saying that no black person should ever be shot for any reason. He doesn’t make sense.

rds40
rds40

This is their mindset..

hicago police are questioning a person of interest after 13 people were wounded, four of them critically, during a shooting inside a memorial gathering early Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said. More people were wounded in the shooting than at any other in the city since at least 2013, when 13 people were shot in Back of the Yards, according to data gathered by the Tribune.

The violence began about 12:40 a.m. at a house party in the 5700 block of South May Street commemorating the birthday of a man who died in a previous shooting. Someone at the party opened fire, sending 13 people to area hospitals, according to Chicago police. The injured ranged in age from 16 to 48, and a 16-year-old boy was one of those in critical condition, though it was later improved to “serious,” said Fred Waller, who heads the patrol division for Chicago police.

A memorial for who the media was calling a "shooting victim".. Shot and killed while attempting to carjack a vehicle in Chicago. They blame everyone else...but themselves.

Judgesson
Judgesson

This miscreant should get off his azz and pay respect to the men and women who’ve died for this pledge and anthem.

For him to sit on his ass just shows how stupid and really ignorant he is.

Those that elected this POS to the school board should really be proud of their vote or lack there of!

Just goes to show America how a subspecies is affecting our nation and their mentality is what is dragging our nation down.

There is no place for Affirmative Action or Preferential Treatment based on the color of your skin!

We all bleed Red BUT

YOU CANT FIX STUPID

KAG TRUMP 2020

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

They'll lose just as many have.

difdal
difdal

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TAY COULD DO TO HELP HIS PEOPLE IS; TO TEACH THEM TO RESPECT OUR LAWS AND OBEY OFFICER'S COMMANDS. THAT WOULD SAVE LIVES!

magnumforc
magnumforc

Isn't "tay" what Buckwheat on Our Gang Comedies used to say? Looks like his mama learned something from that show!

Pd1963
Pd1963

Sounds to me like you are the one who is a racist piece of shit who only wants to talk bad about white people. What about the millions of blacks that hand killed each other. We do need a cleansing in this country. We need to get rid of racist pieces of shit like you.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Another oppressed idiot who does not deserve to be anywhere around our young people! Over half of the ones listed out of 69 people were NOT killed by Law Enforcement! Just an excuse to be and idiot.

Lochemet
Lochemet

I think this guy, who is now with the Denver public schools board of education, is dyslexic. Because he's got it backwards - it's blacks that murder cops - not cops that murder blacks. Hopefully they put Mr. Anderson on the board of education so he can get an education.

jamesor1
jamesor1

Just as the Black Lives Matter lies from Ferguson. This act for attention is based on a lie...............Best of luck Denver. A school board member with his out of the closet racist attitude. He should be a entertainer, actor and clown at your school board meetings. An uninformed person that is stuck in the race mode. Your meeting should be a barrel of monkey's. Of course Denver has a history of being out of step with a large portion of this country...........

LynnSB
LynnSB

Every damn one of them should be fired and replaced immediately

Heyb0ss
Heyb0ss

From 2009 to 2014, more people were killed by lightning than by cops, but that wont fit their narrative either.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Since Trayvon Martin was killed, over 40,000 blacks have been killed by other blacks people in the US. Why do people focus on the exception instead of the rule? Tay isn’t intelligent enough to be on any board.

alicefae
alicefae

Let his fat ass sit. Who really cares?

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Dear God, don't let this bleeding heart colored Socialist get anywhere near education. Put him in charge of colored protests, give him a shit load of crayons, cardboard, masking tape and those 36" yardsticks and let him run around the district handling all the colored killings in the school district protests. If he can't read ( FBI Report by a colored DOJ) then he is fricken stupid and should not be involved in education.

Seventies Copper
Seventies Copper

Denver has gone to Pot ever since Colorado legalized Dope. It's one reason I moved to Arizona!