Parents seek to oust Virginia school district board over plans to push Critical Race Theory


Parents in America’s wealthiest suburb have released a commerical to promote a group it formed to oust members of a Virginia school district board after it pledged to push Critical Race Theory onto their children. 

On Tuesday, ‘Fight for Our Schools’ – a group made up of dozens of parents from the wealthy enclave, where the median household income is $142,299 – released the campaign ad on Twitter

It starts with a voiceover that says after a year where parents and students struggled with school closures and distanced learning, the Loudon County school board put their focus on ‘infecting our schools with critical race theory’.

It accuses board members of ‘plotting war’ against parents who oppose it, and for labelling them as racists in a Facebook group. Loudon County Sheriff’s office is investigating various allegations of harassment between opponents and supporters of CRT in the community’s public schools.  

Critical Race Theory (CRT) asserts that ‘institutions are inherently racist and that race itself… is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of color’, according to Texas A&M University professor Tommy Curry.   

Numerous public and private schools across the US have recently opted to incorporate CRT into their teachings, but the decision has sparked fierce debate.

While Loudoun County Public Schools have not officially made it compulsory to use CRT in their classrooms, they have pledged to push for ‘equity’ and have startedbegun using many CRT ‘buzzwords and concepts’. 

The commerical was released on Twitter by the group Fight for our Schools – made up of dozens of parents in Loudon County school district – who want to oust board members for pushing Critical Race Theory onto their children in the classrooms

This is the first shot of the commercial against the Loudoun County school board's attempt to infuse critical race theory into its curriculum

This is the first shot of the commercial against the Loudoun County school board’s attempt to infuse critical race theory into its curriculum 

The commercial said the school board is 'infecting our schools with critical race theory'

The commercial said the school board is ‘infecting our schools with critical race theory’

Incorporating CRT into the schools is a hotly debated topic that media figures like Tucker Carlson are discussing

Incorporating CRT into the schools is a hotly debated topic that media figures like Tucker Carlson are discussing

On the same night the campaign ad was released, several parents blasted the school board members, including a black mother who said that the idea of CRT is ‘racist, abusive and discriminates against one’s color’. 

‘CRT is not an honest dialogue. It was a tactic used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors so we could not think for ourselves,’ she said.  

Another parent also slammed the school board members, saying they had made Loudon County ‘ground zero’ in the ‘national fight against critical race theory’. 

‘Every single one of these parents would step in front of a train for their kids, and they will step in front of you too,’ he said. ‘This is the fight of our lives. We are going to go the distance, and at the end of the day, we are going to win.’  

On the same night the campaign ad was released, several parents blasted the school board members, including a black mother (left) who said that the idea of CRT is 'racist, abusive and discriminates against one's color'

Another parent (right) also slammed the school board members, saying they had made Loudon County 'ground zero' in the 'national fight against critical race theory'

On the same night the campaign ad was released, several parents blasted the school board members, including a black mother (left) who said that the idea of CRT is ‘racist, abusive and discriminates against one’s color’.  Another parent (right) also slammed the school board members, saying they had made Loudon County ‘ground zero’ in the ‘national fight against critical race theory’.

The Loudoun County school board wants to include critical race theory into the curriculum, but its proposal attracted negative feedback and many parents want them to be removed

The Loudoun County school board wants to include critical race theory into the curriculum, but its proposal attracted negative feedback and many parents want them to be removed

Only a handful of parents in Loudon County publicly said they supported CRT in schools.  

Monica Gill - who teaches AP Government in Loudoun County, Virginia - told Fox News this week that the school district's push for 'inclusion' has ironically fueled further division in her upper-crust community

Monica Gill – who teaches AP Government in Loudoun County, Virginia – told Fox News this week that the school district’s push for ‘inclusion’ has ironically fueled further division in her upper-crust community

The contentious school board meeting and fiery battle in Loudoun County heated up after Monica Gill, who teaches AP Government in Loudoun County, told Fox News in mid-April that the school district’s push for ‘inclusion’ has ironically fueled further division in the upper-crust community.

 ‘We’re told that we’re living in a county that’s suffering from systemic racism and I think that whole notion has done nothing but damage our community and our school since they began pushing equity’.

She told the network that teachers were told they needed to ‘disrupt and dismantle this systemic racism.’

‘I can tell you, one thing that’s for sure, it has been disruptive because there are parents who disagree with this ideology, there are teachers who disagree with it, there are students who disagree with it — and it is harmful,’ she stated. 

There is a slide available on Loudoun County Public School's Equity Partner's websites, 'Racial Equity Tools', which details characteristics of 'White Supremacy Culture'

There is a slide available on Loudoun County Public School’s Equity Partner’s websites, ‘Racial Equity Tools’, which details characteristics of ‘White Supremacy Culture’

According to Fox News, school board members have been identified as members of the ‘Anti-racist parents of Loudoun County’ Facebook group. 

There have been claims that one member of the group planned to dox parents in the community who were opposed to CRT by asking volunteers to help ‘gather information’ on them. 

That claim has not been substantiated.   

However, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office confirmed to Fox News that an investigation into various allegations of harassment between opponents and supporters of CRT in the community’s public schools. 

A Loudoun County Public School is pictured. Loudoun County is the richest county in the US with a median household income of $142,299

A Loudoun County Public School is pictured. Loudoun County is the richest county in the US with a median household income of $142,299

Meanwhile, Loudoun Public School held an equity meeting last month, during which local teacher Andrea Weiskopf implied that opponents of CRT were racist. 

‘Over the past few weeks, a small group of Loudoun residents have put their racism on display for the nation,’ she stated. 

‘It is the duty of the school board to acknowledge such overt and blatant racism against the students under your care’.    

Numerous public and private schools across the US have recently opted to incorporate CRT into their teachings, but the decision has sparked fierce debate.

In New York City, Andrew Gutmann made national headlines after he pulled his daughter from an elite Manhattan private school over its anti-racism policies says the resulting backlash opened his eyes to the ‘cancer of cancel culture’.

Gutmann, who previously spoke out about efforts to ‘brainwash’ his daughter at The Brearley School, said he’d been shocked to learn how ‘pervasive and entrenched critical race theory had become in our schools’, in a New York Post op-ed.

‘Nor did I comprehend just how many parents were dealing with the same issues as our family, with close-minded administrations and racist, age-inappropriate and indoctrinating curriculums.’

Loudoun Public School held an equity meeting, during which local teacher Andrea Weiskopf implied that opponents of CRT were racist

Loudoun Public School held an equity meeting, during which local teacher Andrea Weiskopf implied that opponents of CRT were racist



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