A Virginia school district has become the epicenter of debates over Critical Race Theory and other similar programs coming to Kindergarten to Grade 12 classes across the country.
In 2020, Loudoun County Public Schools adopted a plan to double the implementation of so-called culturally appropriate education in the classroom.
It is noteworthy that the Loudoun County Public School Administration not only aggressively promoted Critical Race Theory, it essentially threatened teachers and staff to criticize the program in any way, on on campus or off.
The message he sent to staff was, basically, that the First Amendment is fine and all, but accept the âDiversity, Equity and Inclusionâ plan – or else.
As the school district imposed the revolution, it appears that many parents woke up to what was imposed on their children and were filled with a terrible resolve.
Shawntel Cooper, a black mother, assaulted the Loudoun County School Board at a board meeting in remarks that rightly went viral. She compared the ideology of critical race theory to other hateful and racist ideologies in history.
âCritical race theory is not honest dialogue. It’s a tactic that was used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery many, many years ago to bring down my ancestors so that we couldn’t think for ourselves, âCooper said. âCritical race theory is racist. It is abusive. It discriminates its color. â¦ You cannot tell me what is or is not racist.
Cooper was not alone.
Several parents criticized the district’s Diverse Book Collection, which contained volumes with sexually explicit and otherwise age-inappropriate material. Not only that, a lot of the headlines seem to be little more than leftist propaganda of all kinds.
You can see the full list of books here, but it’s worth highlighting a few examples.
For example, several parents complained about the books “Monday’s Not Coming” by Tiffany Jackson and “#MurderTrending” by Gretchen McNeil, recommended for high school students as early as third grade, which contain extreme violence against women and sexually explicit material.
âDuring the May 11 board meeting, parents read aloud passages from both books with graphic descriptions of oral sex, the size of male genitals and a scene in which a woman is beaten. and locked in a cupboard, âreported the Loudoun Times-Mirror.
âWe try to overcome stereotypes, don’t we? Why, if so, do we give them books that normalize physical abuse, sexual abuse, rape, murder, by people from the same community [Loudoun County Public Schools is] trying to rise? Elizabeth Perrin, a relative, said in an interview with The Times-Mirror.
“The Upside of Unrequited”, a recommended book for eighth graders, contains a passage with a character glorifying being called a “bitch.”
Here’s what one character said: “Here’s what I would never confess out loud: Part of me always thought it was some kind of secret compliment when someone was called a bitch.” It meant you were making love. It meant people wanted to have sex with you. Being a slut just meant you were normal. But I think I might be wrong. Maybe I am so wrong.
Again, the question is: is this really appropriate for a college student?
According to some Amazon reviews, the book is little more than a series of continuous, superficial awakening sermons.
Lots of books deal with gender identity.
The book “Ana on the Edge”, recommended for sixth graders, is about a figure skater who meets a girl who “identifies” as a boy and wants to identify as a boy herself.
Here is a description of the editor:
Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, reigning American youth figure skating champion, is not one to wear frills. So when Ana learns that next season’s program will be princess-themed, doubt quickly sets in. Still, Ana tries to focus on training and put together a stellar routine worthy of national success.
Once Ana meets Hayden, a transgender boy new to the rink, thoughts about the princess program and gender identity begin to take center stage. And when Hayden takes Ana for a boy, Ana doesn’t correct him and finds comfort in that boyish identity when he’s around.
As their friendship grows, Ana realizes that it is difficult to juggle two different identities on a slippery patch of ice. And as a major competition approaches, Ana must decide whether telling everyone the truth is worth risking years of hard work and sacrifice.
At the eighth grade level and above, the number of books on transgender, bisexuality, homosexuality, and racial and gender identity topics is exploding.
And given that public schools in Loudoun County have tried to silence any dissent from its aroused program, it’s no surprise that the list of recommended books includes a glorification of Marxist Cuba.
“My Brigadista Year”, awarded to fifth graders, is a fictional story about a 13-year-old boy who answers Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s call that “all teachers are spreading literacy in Cuba”.
The book is a not too subtle apology for the Cuban communist regime. Here’s what author, Katherine Paterson, said in an interview when asked why she wrote the book:
Well, I know there is more than one reason, but one of the reasons that came to my mind was that I didn’t know anything good about Fidel Castro. And when I found out that Cuba was more literate than the United States because of him, he has a better medical system before because of him, I thought to myself, why do we, when we admire someone? , we want it to be perfect? And when we don’t love someone, do we refuse to see anything good in them?
Being awakened in modern America means that Thomas Jefferson will be condemned for his sins and cast out, while a ruthless dictator who worked with the Soviet Union to point nuclear missiles at the United States is treated like an admirable man and misunderstood who made mistakes.
The list of books is hardly surprising, given the waking diary of the school district, but it is still notable considering that these books are not only commonly assigned to public school students, they are also besides the only messages reaching the ears of many young Americans.
Is it any wonder why the number of children with gender disruption is skyrocketing, when even a basic understanding of, say, civic education is crumbling?
Battles over curriculum in American public schools are not new, but the scope and depth of promoting radical ideas, such as critical race theory and gender identity theories, is until recently mainly relegated to gender and ethnic studies departments on college campuses, are out of control.
And this program isn’t just for one county in Virginia, but school districts across the country as well.
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