A Texas school district has temporarily removed the works of author Jerry Craft from its libraries after it was revealed that one of his books lends support to the conspiracy theory known as “Critical Race Theory” (CRT), The Hill reports.
In addition to removing all of his books, the Katy Independent School District cancelled a planned virtual event where the author would speak to third- through fifth-graders at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School. Prior to the cancellation of the speaking event, at least 30 parents had already voluntarily withdrawn their children from the event over Craft’s past stances.
The removal of Craft’s books was noted by the district as a “temporary” move, with a permanent decision to be made after a 15-day review of the situation.
One parent, Bonnie Anderson, described Craft’s books as “inappropriate instructional material. The books don’t come out and say, ‘we want white children to feel like oppressors,’ but that is absolutely what they will do.”
At the heart of the controversy is Craft’s book “New Kid,” which is described on his website as “a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real.” The book is set to be adapted into a motion picture by Universal Studios, in conjunction with the production company owned by far-left basketball player LeBron James.
Critical Race Theory is the widely debunked and far-left theory that all White people are automatically racist, and that America is a fundamentally racist nation. The rising trend of CRT being taught in public schools across the country has led to widespread backlash from parents, including non-White parents, over the theory’s inherently divisive and racist nature. In response to more parents protesting school board meetings and speaking out against the indoctrination, Joe Biden’s Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, is considering labeling such parents as “domestic terrorists.”