If you’re a parent, grandparent or guardian of school-aged children, what can you expect if you take a stand against Critical Race Theory (CRT) being taught in their classrooms? Parents who have already engaged in that fight give us plenty of examples of what has happened to them! As you begin your fight against CRT, you will gain encouragement and insights from what they share. Here are a few:
Loudoun County: When parents heard their kids using terms that are racist and anti-American, they began investigating and found that CRT was being taught in their schools! They attended school board meetings, protested loudly, and one of them was even taken into police custody. Their protests and subsequent actions by the Board against them made national news and put Loudoun County on the map in the fight against CRT in schools. Outcomes of their war on CRT include a website (Fightforschools), where parents and teachers may find resources and encouragement in their resistance to CRT in their own schools.
A video that voices the experiences of several Loudoun parents as they began their fight and resistance to CRT is found at: Virginia – 1776 Action.
Tennessee: Teaching CRT in schools is against the law, as it violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The mission of SchoolhouseRights.org:
is to defend and support the individual rights of students, parents, and faculty members in public K-12 education. Freedom of speech and association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, sanctity of conscience, and the right of parents to guide and direct the upbringing of their children are rights essential to liberty and a free society. Schoolhouse Rights defends these rights through litigation and advocacy on behalf of students, parents, and teachers in public education.SchoolhouseRights.org
In 2020 Schoolhouse Rights attorneys sent a letter to the Williamson County (TN) school board denouncing their Wit and Wisdom curriculum for second graders that promoted CRT philosophy and had created a racially hostile environment. The full content of that letter can be seen at: SchoolhouseRights.org. As a parent, you have the law behind you when you oppose CRT in your child’s school curriculum.
Florida: When Quisha King spoke out against CRT being taught in the Duval County school system, she had push-back. Most feedback has been supportive, while some has been “absolutely vile.” Some say she’s a “traitor to her race” and claim she is “the reason why black people can’t get ahead.” The worst have called for her death or rape by white men. King won’t quit, though. “I say bring it on.” She claims her strength comes from her Heavenly Father and she has no intention of stopping. (Education Union to Target Those Opposing CRT: Florida Mom Says ‘Bring It On’ (theepochtimes.com))
Illinois: Ty Smith grew up poor and on welfare in Decatur, IL. Now he’s a physical therapist assistant and orthopedic physician assistant with his own YouTube channels, Modern Renaissance Man and MRM Ministry and a Saturday night radio show, “Cancel This” on the side. He runs a health clinic and supervises white staff—he is black. Smith earned two college degrees while working and being a husband and fathering two young sons. He spoke out against CRT at a school board meeting in Bloomington, IL with himself as the example of how he got ahead in America by working at it. He says activists who used to tell him how bad he had it won’t visit his poor black neighborhood where he grew up and claims CRT activists are only building people up for votes. (Parent Who Criticized CRT at Illinois School Board Meeting Speaks Out (theepochtimes.com))
So, parents, you can expect lots of negative actions against you when you speak out. Do it anyway. Visit the websites above and find ways you can promote positive push-back against CRT. Team up with other parents of the same mind as yours. Contact other groups and form a coalition. You can do it. It’s absolutely essential that your voice is heard against CRT. Join the swelling tide of parents against CRT. BE a HERO!
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance