Critical Race Theory has alarmed parents and students around the country as far-left activists try to get its ideas put in place in American classrooms.
Parents around the country are speaking up, and in one Virginia town, things got a little out of hand.
A Loudoun County Public Schools meeting went haywire Tuesday with one injury and one arrest after things got out of control from parents indignant about the potential introduction of Critical Race Theory into their kids’ classrooms. Parents have also been outspoken in defense of a teacher who said he would not use transgender pronouns in his classroom in response to the school’s new transgender policy.
One man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice.
“It’s absurd and immoral for teachers to call boys girls, and girls boys,” said Virginia State Senator Dick Black, a Republican.
Critical Race Theory is a broad academic philosophy, but the most concerning issue with the teaching is that is indoctrinates students that the nation, from its very start and throughout its history, has been based on and steeped in racism.
This rewriting of history places racism as the driving and a dominant factory in the life of the nation. Current teachings acknowledge the tragedy of slavery and racism but contextualize it as one of several important issues over the last few hundred years.
Critical Race Theory puts it front and center and trains students to see the nation’s history as fundamentally racist at its core.
The meeting opened up to public comment but the fiery speeches from attendees drew roars of applause, shouts and some foul language from the crowd. The meeting organizers shut down the meeting but that didn’t stop parents from making a raucous point.
They’ve had enough.