The Fairfax County school board in northern Virginia ordered an upset parent raising objections to state-sanctioned racism called critical race theory in their schools to “go to your seat.”
The altercation took place Thursday, after former Wall Street Journal reporter and local parent Asra Nomani spent three minutes scolding school officials for their blatant double-standards in pursuit of “antiracism” that endorses racism and cultural erasure.
Nomani, who writes for The Federalist, began her remarks outlining dismissals from each school board member of parent concerns at Thomas Jefferson High School, then highlighted members’ comments declaring the parents toxic and racist for opposing racism in the high-ranking school district.
“By the fall every single one of you voted to remove the merit-based race-blind admissions test to [Thomas Jefferson High School]. And we plead with you — as Asians, as an immigrant, I came at the age of four, I knew no English — and you didn’t listen to us,” Nomani said. “And now I sit here listening to these empty proclamations and declarations you’re making about your great value of Asian Americans.”
Nomani continued, complaining students were told by school officials that salsa dancing amounted to “cultural appropriation,” and therefore the formerly selective high school’s mostly-minority mostly-Asian students needed to “check their racism.”
“And so your empty proclamations are just that,” Nomani said.
Nomani, who serves as the vice president of Parents Defending Education, a national grassroots group organizing parents to reject state-sanctioned racism in schools, moved on to raise complaints about a board survey of parents aiming to establish institutions as sites of “re-education.”
The May 6 survey from the New York Leadership Academy seeks input from parents to shape leftist curricula. NYLA already signed a contract with the school board that Parents Defending Education estimates would cost the district upwards of $700,000 at minimum, and up to millions in taxpayer dollars. The survey filled with leading questions cost nearly $50,000, according to Parents Defending Education, based on payments already made this year.
More details of a four-year contract signed between the Virginia school district and the New York Leadership Academy remain hidden from the public, with officials demanding Freedom of Information Acts be filed before their publication.
Before Nomani could raise her objections to the partnership, however, board officials cut her off, directing Nomani to “go to your seat.”
“You all need to have a conscience,” Nomani told the board.