Teacher and educational researcher Greg Ashman warns that “once you have opened up Pandora’s Box, you cannot put the bad things back”. The heightened awareness of race promoted by activists unintentionally “plays into the hands of the far right”:
If you have changed or added to your curriculum as a result of the Black Lives Matter protests, then I urge you to think about the unintended consequences. The young people I have taught have two things in common – a burning sense of justice and the quest for a purpose in life. The choices you make in the coming months could have profound consequences. I strongly advise against giving young people the message that a characteristic they cannot control should be a source of shame.