Parents Condemn Loudoun County School Board for Promoting Critical Race Theory

At a recent board meeting of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), parents spoke out during the public comment section to condemn the district’s decisions to implement Critical Race Theory in their curriculum, as reported by Fox News.

One black parent who took to the podium slammed the far-left ideology as “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. It is racist, it is abusive, it discriminates against one’s color.”

Calling for the school board to ban such teachings from the classroom, the mother concluded by warning them that she “had to come down here to tell you to your face that we are coming together strong. This will not be the last ‘meet and greet.’”

Parents also spoke out about another scandal involving the district, where a book that included a graphic sex scene between underaged minors was secretly added to the students’ reading list without parents’ knowledge.

As one anonymous parent described it, “when the original syllabus was given to the parents of the honors English class in August,” the book in question was “not part of the list. They added [it] without informing the principal or the parents.” The principal, Timothy Flynn, was “appalled and horrified when he found this out from the parents,” and subsequently had the book removed from the class.

Loudoun County has become one of the national epicenters in the fight against Critical Race Theory’s implementation in public schools. The theory, which has been promoted by far-left academics and corrupt school board members, claims that all White people are inherently racist, and falsely claims that America is a racist nation. As such, parents in the county have banded together to fight back, forming a group called Parents Against Critical Race Theory (PACT).

But members of the school board pushed back, with one member, Keaira Jennings, sending an email back in March demanding that any staff members who disagreed with Criticla Race Theory should be fired. Building off of this institutional support, left-wing parents in the district formed their own group, “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County,” which began doxxing and threatening members of PACT, including attempting to get PACT members fired from their jobs.

Another member of the LCPS school board, Charlotte McConnell, openly called on district employees to report a GoFundMe page set up by members of PACT after they began experiencing such harassment and intimidation, with the page ultimately being deleted by GoFundMe due to their efforts.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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