A black mother slammed critical race theory at a school board meeting in the nation’s richest county Tuesday, comparing the radical education standards to tactics used by Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan to demean black people.
“Critical race theory is not an honest dialogue, it is a tactic that was used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors so we could not think for ourselves,” Shawntel Cooper said at the Loudoun County School Board meeting Tuesday night. “Critical race theory is racist, it is abusive, it discriminates against one’s color. … You can not tell me what is or is not racist.”
A source close to Cooper told the Washington Free Beacon that the mother doesn’t want to speak out nationally, citing fear of negative publicity. The Loudoun County School Board did not return a request for comment.
Parents of Loudoun County Public Schools students have rebelled against the district’s efforts to adopt radical curriculum standards. One parent group launched a recall campaign against six of the Loudoun County School Board members in March. Other groups have tracked the school board’s attempts to silence parents who oppose the district’s recently adopted “culturally responsive” curriculum framework.