High School Student Sues Over Leftist "Indoctrination" In Nevada (1 Viewer)

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A young man attending a charter high school in Nevada and his mother have filed a lawsuit against the school for creating a hostile environment and the violation of their 1st (freedom of religion and speech) and 14th (due process and equal protection) Amendment rights. For example, a part of the curriculum required that he drop his christian beliefs because they were oppressive. It is not the business of the school to delve into such matters - period. Second, I think many of us know spiritual growth is a long-term personal and private process, and I doubt they have Buddha teaching the class. The travesty goes on and on.

The new curriculum “inserted consciousness raising and conditioning exercises under the banner of ‘Intersectionality’ and ‘Critical Race Theory.’ These sessions … are not descriptive or informational in nature, but normative and prescriptive: they require pupils to ‘unlearn’ and ‘fight back’ against ‘oppressive’ structures allegedly implicit in their family arrangements, religious beliefs and practices, racial, sexual, and gender identities, all of which they are required to divulge and subject to non-private interrogation.”
William was directed “in class to ‘unlearn’ the basic Judeo-Christian principles [his mother] imparted to him, and then [the school] retaliated against [him].”
“Some racial, sexual, gender and religious identities, once revealed,” the complaint states, “are officially singled out in the programming as inherently problematic, and assigned pejorative moral attributes by Defendants.”
The school principal told Mrs. Clark “that the theoretical basis of the revamped ‘Sociology of Change’ course is known as ‘intersectionality,’ and is inspired by political activist, academic and ‘Critical Race Theory’ proponent Kimberlé Crenshaw,” the complaint states. Crenshaw is a law professor at UCLA and Columbia Law School who is regarded as a leading authority on black feminist legal theory and is said to have coined the term “intersectionality.”
William Clark was required for assignments the legal complaint says “to reveal his racial, sexual, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and religious identities,” by his teacher who greeted the students by saying, “Hello my wonderful social justice warriors!” Clark was told the next step would be to determine if parts of his identity “have privilege or oppression attached to it.” Privilege was defined as “the inherent belief in the inferiority of the oppressed group.”

This is what it will take - students willing to stand up and say no more. Thank goodness he has a supportive mother. The proponents of Critical Race Theory and other similar ideas are merely substituting one set of oppressive beliefs for others. One step is to do a much better job of education - really looking at history (not the winner's versions) and encourage the students' abilities to think for themselves.

 

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