Georgetown Day School, the private Pre K-12 school where Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sits on the board of trustees, teaches the racial essentialism of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and boasts on its website that “everyone will engage in the work of social justice within all aspects of school life,” according to Breitbart News.
During her second day of questioning by senators on Tuesday, Judge Jackson took questions from a number of Republicans pertaining to her opinion on CRT. Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) specifically probed her about materials being taught at Georgetown Day School, such as the children’s book Antiracist Baby by bestselling race hustler Ibram X. Kendi.
GDS brags about its far-left curriculum in its 2021-22 high school profile “curricular highlights,” showcasing a course, for instance, about “Exploring Reproductive Justice,” and a 9th Grade Seminar “flagship social justice course that serves as a launching point for a GDS High School Education.”
The elite private school touts on its website that it is a “proud recipient” of the “Leading Edge Award for Equity and Justice,” from the National Association of Independent Schools, a central purveyor of race-essentialist teaching materials to private schools across the country.
The school offers “anti-racist resources” on its website, including reading materials titled, “Growing up a Black man in America: Why Our Souls are on Fire,” “Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay—Chances Are They’re Not,” “Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death Is…A Lot,” “White Supremacy Culture,” and “The End of Policing.”
The “resources” list also includes a section for kids, including titles such as, “The Very Best Code Switch Episodes For Kids,” “Picture Books for Young Activists,” “The Little Book of Little Activists,” “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness,” and “Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life.”
Asked by Sen Cruz about whether she agrees with kids at the school she sits on the board of trustees of being taught that “babies are racist,” Judge Jackson replied, “I do not believe that any child should be made to feel as though they are racist, or though they are not valued, or though they are less than, that they are victims, that they are oppressors. I do not believe in any of that.”
However, according to the NAIS website, the first responsibility of a trustee is that he/she “actively supports and promotes the school’s mission, vision, strategic goals, and policy positions.” NAIS also states that the trustee is “knowledgeable about the school’s mission and goals, including its commitment to equity and justice, and represents them appropriately and accurately within the community,” and “stays fully informed about current operations and issues by attending meetings regularly, coming to meetings well prepared, and participating fully in all matters.”