School may be out for summer vacation, but class is still in session in Marlo Hampton‘s household. Hampton, a reality star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” revealed on social media that she was teaching her nephews Michael, 12, and William, 11, about racial injustice. Hampton shared that their lesson plan will cover African-American male hate crimes, black men who have been victims of hateful crimes, and Black male success stories.
Hampton created a thread of videos and photos on Instagram that showed her nephews reading their research papers about the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. In one striking image, the boys proudly held up their assignment. On Feb. 23, Arbery, a 25-year-old African-American man, was jogging in a neighborhood in the coastal Georgia town of Brunswick. That day a white former police officer and his son chased Arbery, and the son shot him to death, with the pair claiming Arbery was a burglar that was targeting their neighborhood. Months later the two were charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, while another man who participated in the pursuit also has been charged in the slaying.
Hampton revealed the reason behind her lesson plan in a lengthy caption. “OURstory is not always taught at school, so it’s our job to make sure our young men are aware and educated,” she wrote.
The 44-year-old television personality received over 8,000 positive reactions about her summer lesson plan.
“Next: Marcus Garvey ❤️ W.E.B Du bois ❤️ Booker t Washington ❤️ Marlo you’re doing a fantastic job.”
“More of this!!”
“Great job they’re doing💪🏾.”
“Wooow that was very touching 💙smart young gentleman 💙💙.”
“This is great! We gotta empower and teach our children for sure 💙.”
“This is how you raise socially conscious kids.”
“I see you @marlohampton getting our future black leaders ready to make change!”
“Great job we must educate our kids!!!!❤️❤️💪🏾🙏🏾 @marlohampton.”
Hampton gained full custody of her nephews after her sister was admitted to a mental hospital for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. On “RHOA,” her nephews refer to Hampton as their “mumty” (a mom plus an auntie).