A prominent black Columbia University professor has called on New Jersey parents to pull their kids out of a prestigious Bergen County prep school after an English teacher resigned over what she called a “hostile culture of conformity and fear” created by critical race theory.
“All hail Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood school, which teaches students ‘antiracism’ that sees life as nothing but abuse of power, and teaches that cringing, hostile group identity against oppression is the essence of a self,” John McWhorter, who is also a contributor to The Atlantic magazine, tweeted Tuesday.
“Truly antiracist parents, in the name of love of their kids, should pull them from the Dwight-Englewood school as of next fall,” McWhorter continued. “Only this will arrest these misguided Elect parishioners from their quest to forge a new reality for us all.”
In a resignation letter posted on the website of the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism Tuesday, English teacher Stangel-Plowe accused Dwight-Englewood administrators of “failing our students” by embracing critical race theory.