The heated (and ridiculous) debate over Critical Race Theory is turning Black educators into collateral damage.
Whitfield, the first Black principal to run Colleyville Heritage High School, became embroiled in a local controversy over critical race theory at a July 26 school board meeting.
A man introduced in the meeting as Stetson Clark called the principal out by name, in violation of the meeting’s rules, and demanded Whitfield be fired.
Five days after the meeting, the principal defended himself against the calls for termination in a public Facebook post.
NBC DFW reports that the school’s Superintendent Robin Ryan sent a letter to parents on Monday with no specifics as to why the principal was suspended.
Read more about what Critical Race Theory actually is here.
If you think systemic racism is really a conspiracy theory, The Root has an article for that, too. »