Critical Race Theory (CRT) can succeed in our schools only when parents, grandparents, teachers and local citizens are unaware of what it is and what it is doing in their own school systems and communities.
Before he retired and perhaps benignly (giving him the benefit of the doubt), Superintendent Dr. Steven Walts proudly introduced the proposed Prince William County Schools’ Equity Statement (Equity Statement – Prince William County Public Schools (pwcs.edu)) at the May 5, 2021 meeting of the Prince William County School Board. During the pandemic, a committee of school division staff met over a year’s time to compose and agree on the statement. The Board voted to adopt the equity statement at its May 19 meeting with Jen Wall dissenting.
The term ‘equity’ changes meaning in CRT. In a few words it means “I take from you because you’re ‘privileged white’ and give to you because you’re ‘oppressed of color’.”
Thus, CRT formally crept into the PWCS using equity as its open door without raising alarm in anyone except Ms. Wall. Once the camel has its nose in the tent, folks, it’s very hard to get it out! Citizens of Prince William County must go after the camel diligently NOW before the entire camel takes over and the tent collapses!
Here are the facts about CRT, as published by the David Horowitz Freedom Center (mailed fact sheet, July, 2021):
- Critical Race Theory is derived from the Marxist theory of class struggle, wherein the victimized workers overthrow the privileged upper class.
- In CRT, the classes are replaced by races, and class warfare is replaced by race warfare.
- CRT holds that systemic racism is present in every interaction and every institution of daily life.
- CRT insists that white people are “privileged,” and people of color are institutionally “oppressed.”
- CRT is now being taught in our schools, imposed in our workplaces, and enacted in our government.
- Under CRT “education,” our children are taught that their skin color defines them.
- White kids are made to feel guilty—and black kids are made to feel inadequate—based on skin color alone.
- Several states have recently banned CRT from their school because of its divisive impact.
- Governors and lawmakers in those states indicate that it was grassroots pressure that convinced them to act.
- More Americans are awakening to the threat of CRT and insisting their lawmakers oppose it.
Every school board meeting allows time for citizen comments. Parents, grandparents and concerned citizens can go to: https://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=921573#citizens and sign up for citizen comment time. You have limited time to make your statement, so you must go prepared with what you want to say strongly. Be polite, be respectful, but be sure of your position and clearly say what it is! Speak up! NOW! Oppose CRT while you can!
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance