Video: Colorado School Board Bans Critical Race Theory After Black Father’s Fiery Speech

Article publisher: 
The Federalist
Article date: 
August 26, 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
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A school board in Colorado Springs, Colorado, banned critical race theory from being taught after a black father gave a speech describing how racism would “by and large be dead” in the United States if institutions were not “keeping it on life support.”
 
“I am a direct descendant of the North American slave trade,” the man said during a school board meeting, according to footage shared by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo. “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.”
 
“I am not oppressed. I’m not oppressed, and I’m not a victim,” he stated....
 
“Putting critical theory into our 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.”,,,