A preschool teacher in West Palm Beach has deleted a TikTok video wherein she explained that she was teaching her students – younger than 5 years old – about racism.

Fortunately, the video was archived by another TikTok account dedicated to exposing far-Left teachers in America’s schools.

“I think the first thing that people are uncomfortable talking to pre-K students about is the differences between people,” Alejandra Otero of Berkshire Elementary School in West Palm Beach said in the video. “Like, I’ve had colleagues before get triggered by just having a simple conversation of the differences in skin color – and that’s their own personal trauma that they have to work with. Hopefully they do.”

“But I have to talk about racism with my pre-K students – with your kindergarten students you have to talk about racism,” she says. “If you’re going to teach about Black History Month, the term racism has to be brought up.”

She then expresses some potential objections to the idea that 4-year-olds must be taught about racism, noting that some people might object on the grounds that she might be teaching kids how to be racist.

“You are an educator teaching about Black History Month,” she said. “You have to talk about racism.”

Later in the video, she says that black Americans have to work “10 times, 100 times harder than their white counterparts” to be successful.

“It’s because of racism,” she said.

The Florida Capital Star reached out to Otero and Diana Perez, the principal of Berkshire Elementary, early Wednesday afternoon.

The Star told the pair that it was in touch with the office of Governor Ron DeSantis (R) about the video, seeking to find out if that office thinks the video violated the state’s ban on teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Neither Otero nor Perez responded to comment requests, but by later afternoon on Wednesday, the video had been deleted from Otero’s Twitter account.

DeSantis’ press secretary, Christina Pushaw, said she was unsure if Otero’s video violated the protocol.

“Our objection to CRT is that this ideology is all about judging and treating kids differently based on skin color, which is not tolerated in Florida schools,” Pushaw told The Star.

She referred our inquiry to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for further review, but the FLDOE did not respond in time for publication.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Florida Capital Star and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Alejandra Otero” by Teachers Exposed.