Police Officers Investigate Facebook Group Calling Parents ‘Against Critical Race Theory’

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Virginia police are investigating an “anti-racist” Facebook group that mentions the parents of students whose members say they are “against critical race theory.”

The Loudoun County Anti-Racist Parents group – which reportedly includes teachers and members of the school board – shared personal details of those they believed were against the actions to teach the controversial curriculum.

It urged followers to “ gather information about them ” and encouraged online hackers to silence critics of the theory, The daily thread reports. Parent Cherly Onderchain told me Fox news she was on the “hit list” and added, “Their goal is silence.”

According to Purdue University, critical race theory scholarship shows how racism remains persuasive and why it denies individuals their constitutional rights. It examines the way in which race and racism influence politics, culture and the law.

But critics say it exposes people to the training feeling that they are blamed for problems they didn’t cause – like slavery and Jim Crow – and that it itself is racially divisive.

Local teacher Jeremy Wright said, “Minority students will suffer the most. If you teach students that the system is against them, they have no motivation to learn. ‘

Parent Cherly Onderchain told Fox News she was on the 'hit list' adding, 'Their goal is silence'

Parent Cherly Onderchain told Fox News she was on the ‘hit list’ adding, ‘Their goal is silence’

The Loudoun County Anti-Racist Parents group shared personal details of those they believed had been taken against measures to teach the controversial curriculum. It urged followers to “gather information” and silence critics of the theory

A parent on the list, Patti Menders, said, “I was personally attacked. My name, my first name, my last name, where my son goes to school, who my husband is, where I live, and three photos of me were all on that Facebook page.

“They wanted to send postcards to our neighbors calling us racist and come to our house with a megaphone and call us racists.”

Another parent, Erin Dunbar, added, “Those of you who have seen personal information about families posted in this county and did nothing, you are ashamed.”

Loudoun Parents for Education spokesperson Ian Prior told WTOP, “There was a request from one of the members of this group to target people who oppose the school’s commitment to critical racial theory concepts.”

He added, “Members were conspiring to take potentially illegal actions against members of the community for exercising their First Amendment rights to speak out against the curriculum and open schools.”

WHY CRITICAL RACING THEORY IS CONTROVERSIAL

Any inclusion of what is commonly known as ‘critical race theory’ in education is controversial.

Broadly speaking, critical racial theory says that white supremacy is an ideology ingrained in the structures of society and law in particular – and that in order to interact with anyone who is white, one must recognize how they have benefited from it, or become ‘privileged’.

But critics say it exposes people to the training feeling that they are blamed for problems they didn’t cause – like slavery and Jim Crow – and that it itself is racially divisive.

Critics – such as the conservative Heritage Foundation – also say it ignores the problems facing poor white communities, such as opioid addiction and long-term unemployment in the Appalachians and the Rust Belt.

And they say it backfires by creating identity groups rather than portraying the US as a melting point where race shouldn’t matter.

The Heritage Foundation has also pointed out how employees of CRT courses are being pushed to become activists and admit their own “guilt” towards their colleagues – to the shame and embarrassment of some who do.

According to critics, it does not unite workplaces, but further divides them.

In a Facebook post from The Daily Wire, a mother identified as Jen Durham wrote, “This is a call for volunteers to fight the anti-CRT activities.”

She asked members to “gather information” and “infiltrate these groups.”

The post wrote, “Create fake online profiles and join these groups to collect and communicate information, hackers who can shut down their websites or redirect them to pro-CRT / anti-racist informational web pages.”

Others in the group encouraged people to share addresses and social media.

Hilary Hultman-Lee, who has been identified as a former teacher, said, “As for the anti-CRT movement, we want to compile a document of all known actors and supporters.

“Please include below the legal names of these individuals, the area of ​​residence and / or known school administrator, known social media accounts and any other information you think is relevant below.”

When a member pointed to a name and asked, ‘Why is she on this list? I haven’t seen her support anti-CRT? Hultman-Lee is said to have replied, “ I put a question mark next to her as I’m curious about some of her comments about Dr. Seuss and racial equality in general. Happy to delete if I’m not on track. ‘

Austin Levine, the parent of Loudoun County, later told a school board meeting, “ I am on a list – not on Santa’s list – but on a list of enemies drawn up by a group led by one of your colleagues.

“This list contained names, workplaces, where they lived and their alleged wrongdoing.”

Scott Ziegler, LCPS Interim Superintendent, said: “LCPS has not adopted Critical Race Theory as a framework that personnel must adhere to. Rumors on social media that staff members have been disciplined or fired for not adhering to critical race theory tenants or for refusing to teach this theory are not true. ‘

He added: “ We fully support the expression of First Amendment rights and deplore all efforts to silence voices that contribute to the valuable public discourse and debate that helps strengthen our work on behalf of our school community, ” he added. guide and inform. ‘

Loudoun Parents for Education is one of those groups that are against critical race theory

Loudoun Parents for Education is one of those groups that are against critical race theory

Loudoun Parents for Education is one of those groups that are against critical race theory

Earlier this month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “ There’s no room in the classroom for things like critical race theory. Teaching children to hate their country and hate each other is not worth a red cent of tax money. ‘

President Donald Trump also pushed hard for diversity training with federal agencies applying critical racial theory.

Trump’s memo came after the US spent a summer bill on racial injustice in police and other areas of American life.

The Republican-branded seminars using the theory as ‘divisive’ and ‘anti-American propaganda’ tweet, ‘Americans need to be taught to be PROUD in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing for you!’

Critics overturned the ban on racial sensitivity training, saying it was more important than ever given the country’s social and political climate.

When he took office, Biden signed an executive order to reverse Trump-era policies.