The Cincinnati Enquirer has published 10 editorials in the past few months trying to convince readers that if legislation is passed to stop Critical Race Theory in Ohio that history taught at schools will start to be censored. The newspaper’s favorite narrative , repeated in several articles, says “Experts Say Critical Race Theory exists in Higher Education Institutions, not in K-12” (Scott Wartman 11/9/2021).
What I would like to ask The Enquirer’s Editor, Beryl Love, is who are these “experts?” One would think after watching parents in Virginia change the direction of their State last week that The Enquirer would start to look at the fact that Critical Race Theory IS in schools, not just in Virginia but all over Ohio. Similarly, voters in the Forest Hills School District didn’t elect four new School Board members on a whim.
When a parent from Lakota Schools tells the school board, “I will not teach my children to be inferior to anyone and you are teaching students to be sorry for being white.” I’m sure that this parent took this subject seriously and would not have gone to a Board meeting if it was not true—would you? Parents are the real experts here about what is going on with Critical Race Theory. Is The Enquirer listening?
For instance, when King’s High School publishes on their digital signage that “All lives can’t matter until Black lives do” – what would The Cincinnati Enquirer call that, an English composition? Or when Cincinnati Public Schools won’t let parents opt-out their kids from divisive subjects being taught in the classroom – is this some kind of math problem? Or how about a Loveland administrator attending a seminar on “A Deep Dive into White Supremacy Culture” – possibly an idea for a future school science fair? Would spending $38,500 on a racist equity program be a budget exercise?
Readers should closely scrutinize anyone going “Flat-Earth” like The Cincinnati Enquirer. Surely, they have joined the ranks of CNN host, Nicolle Wallace, who declared that Critical Race Theory “isn’t real”. Recently, NBC News reported “There’s no evidence CRT is being taught in public schools.” Such declarations are no longer credible. Ask Bill Maher.
Students in Ohio shouldn’t be exposed to divisive concepts like teaching that one race or sex is inherently superior to another. Or that any individual, by virtue of race or sex, is inherently racist or oppressive. StopCriticalRaceTheory.com has compiled a list of thirty-eight, concrete examples of Critical Race Theory in Ohio that will soon be released to the public. In the meantime, if The Enquirer, CNN or NBC News needs any examples of Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools we would recommend talking to a few parents. You won’t have to look far—or maybe try that thing called YouTube.
PS–HB#327 does not stop the teaching of History to students–let’s report the truth.