Across America, parents are rising up at school board meetings to protest mask mandates, forced vaccinations, and Critical Race Theory.
CRT is a Marxist ideology that teaches children to treat their acquaintances differently based on their race. Given this, it’s no surprise that so many Americans are concerned about CRT.
And in a brand new viral school board video, Colorado father Derrick Wilburn set the record straight on ‘racism’ pertaining to CRT — which he hilariously considers an “unseen 190-year-old force that kind of floats around in the ether.”
He starts off by explaining his own ancestry, which was riddled with slavery:
“I am a direct descendant of the North American slave trade.”
“Both my parents are black. All four of my grandparents are black, all eight of my great grandparents, and all 16 of my great greats. On my mother’s side, my ancestors were enslaved in Alabama. On my father’s side, we were enslaved in Texas … I’m not oppressed and I’m not a victim.”
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Wilburn continued, going into what fuels his mindset, and the values he taught his children to follow in life:
“I taught my children they are victims of three things: Their own ignorance, their own laziness, and their own poor decision making. That is all… We are not victims of America… We are not victims of some unseen 190-year-old force that kind of floats around in the ether.”
Wilburn then gets into critical race theory and outlines what he believes is keeping racism “on life support” in modern America: public institutions and politicians benefiting from it.
“Putting critical theory into our classrooms is taking our nation in the wrong direction,” Wilburn said.
“Racism in America would by and large be dead today if it were not for certain people and institutions keeping it on life support. Sadly, very sadly, one of those institutions is the American education system.”
He finishes out with a call to action for the school board:
“Putting critical race theory in classrooms is not combating racism. It’s fanning the flames of what little embers are left … I encourage you to support this resolution. Let racism die the death it deserves.”
You can watch the full clip here:
The board released this statement regarding its decision on the matter:
The driving force behind CRT and antiracism is the acceptance of a worldview that encompasses specific notions about history, philosophy, sociology, and public policy. By its own terms, CRT/antiracism excludes individuals who merely advocate for neutral principles of the Constitution, or who deny or question the extent to which white supremacy shapes our institutions.
Public Education, properly designed, includes age-appropriate exposure to events, philosophies, and structures which comprise the American experience. Clearly, this may and should include instruction of the facts and related literature regarding racism and inequality in America. However, such exposure should not purport to deliberately undermine student/family values, religious beliefs, or principles. Further, every student, regardless of status, has a unique life story. Thus, while instructors and administrators may recognize and/or believe in particular doctrines in the areas of faith, civil rights, economics, international affairs, sociology, or politics, it never should be the role of public educators to endorse or proselytize on behalf of a specific perspective in any of these areas. Certainly, CRT/antiracism or related euphemistic surrogates should not be an element of D49’s curricula or teacher training.
This is a good sign for American parents to see as they send their children back to school for the fall. Hopefully, more areas will rise up against these hate-filled theories in the education system. It all starts in your community.
Get to your local school board meetings and GET LOUD!