Breitbart News reports that parents and concerned citizens gathered at Luther Jackson Middle School on Thursday to protest against Critical Race Theory (CRT) being taught in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.
The Stop CRT Rally’s flyer explained, “It’s not about race or equity, it’s about a Communist Radical Takeover of America!” Counter-protesters came to support CRT and the LGBT agenda.
“If you are white and you are anti-CRT, that does not make you a racist,” said Harry Jackson, who has three children in Fairfax county public schools. “They are exploiting white fragility. Nobody wants to be called a racist. If you feel hurt being called a racist, it means one thing. You’re a good person. You’re not a racist.”
“CRT is not the answer to deal with racism in this country,” he continued. “It will only perpetuate racism, and it is a mechanism used to justify racism. Not only that, but it’s used to dumb down the education curriculum for our kids in the name of reducing the achievement gap. It’s used to pull down the top rather instead of raising the bottom up. I believe we should be raising kids, have them meet their full potential, and not pulling them down to limit them. We should be removing barriers.”
Koffler and moved to the United States more than 30 years ago. because they disagree with what the public schools are teaching. She said,
“What is taught right now to our children is very dangerous,” said Rebekah Koffler, who was born in the Soviet Union and who has “firsthand experience of the Marxist Ideology, which is at the root of CRT.” Her two children used to attend Fairfax schools, but now she sends them to private Catholic school “I was completely outraged and horrified at what the public school system was teaching. I felt like my children were indoctrinated the way that I was indoctrinated in the Soviet Union.”
“The real problem with this system, with this ideology, is that it discriminates not only based on one’s proximity to race, but it also has an underlying discrimination based off of one’s religion as well because it does attack Christians as well,” added Jackson. “That cannot be lost here. And I don’t think the American People are going to let that stand either.”