Teacher in America’s wealthiest county says Critical Race Theory is causing fractures in community

Monica Gill - who teaches AP Government in Loudoun County, Virginia - told Fox News this week that the school district's push for 'inclusion' has ironically fueled further division in her upper-crust community
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Monica Gill - who teaches AP Government in Loudoun County, Virginia - told Fox News this week that the school district's push for 'inclusion' has ironically fueled further division in her upper-crust community

Monica Gill – who teaches AP Government in Loudoun County, Virginia – told Fox News this week that the school district’s push for ‘inclusion’ has ironically fueled further division in her upper-crust community

A public school teacher in America’s wealthiest county is speaking out against critical race theory, claiming it is having a ‘harmful’ effect on her students. 

Monica Gill – who teaches AP Government in Loudoun County, Virginia – told Fox News this week that the school district’s push for ‘inclusion’ has ironically fueled further division in her upper-crust community. 

Critical Race Theory (CRT) asserts that ‘institutions are inherently racist and that race itself… is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of color’, according to Texas A&M University professor Tommy Curry.   

Numerous public and private schools across the US have recently opted to incorporate CRT into their teachings, but the decision has sparked fierce debate.

While Loudoun County Public Schools have not officially using CRT in their classrooms, they have pledged to push for ‘equity’ and have begun using many CRT ‘buzzwords and concepts’. 

Gill is fervently pushing back, telling Fox News: ‘We’re told that we’re living in a county that’s suffering from systemic racism and I think that that whole notion has done nothing but damage our community and our school since they began pushing equity’.

She told the network that teachers were told they needed to ‘disrupt and dismantle this systemic racism.’

‘I can tell you, one thing that’s for sure, it has been disruptive because there are parents who disagree with this ideology, there are teachers who disagree with it, there are students who disagree with it — and it is harmful,’ she stated.  

Gill and other opponents of CRT believe that the framework’s teachings actually encourage active racism against white people. 

A Loudoun County Public School is pictured. Loudoun County is the richest county in the US with a median household income of $142,299. Public schools there have commenced a push for 'equity', which is dividing parents

A Loudoun County Public School is pictured. Loudoun County is the richest county in the US with a median household income of $142,299. Public schools there have commenced a push for ‘equity’, which is dividing parents 

Loudoun County, which comprises a significant part of the Washington, D.C. metro area, is the richest county in the US with a median household income of $142,299. The county is 69 percent white, 15 percent Asian and 7 percent black.

Like Gill, many parents in the county have started to push back against CRT. 

Loudoun parent Scott Mineo has started the Parents Against Critical Race Theory website, which tracks the use of CRT in classrooms. 

According to one post on the website, there is a slide available on Loudoun County Public School’s Equity Partner’s websites, ‘Racial Equity Tools’, which details characteristics of ‘White Supremacy Culture’. 

Characteristics include ‘worship of the written word’, ‘paternalism’, and ‘either/or thinking’.  

There is a slide available on Loudoun County Public School's Equity Partner's websites, 'Racial Equity Tools', which details characteristics of 'White Supremacy Culture'

There is a slide available on Loudoun County Public School’s Equity Partner’s websites, ‘Racial Equity Tools’, which details characteristics of ‘White Supremacy Culture’

However, there are numerous teachers, parents and school board members in the wealthy community who want to continue pushing for elements of CRT to be taught to kids in classrooms.  

According to Fox News, School board members have been identified as members of the ‘Anti-racist parents of Loudoun County’ Facebook group. 

There have been claims that one member of the group planned to dox parents in the community who were opposed to CRT by asking volunteers to help ‘gather information’ on them. 

That claim has not been substantiated.   

However, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office confirmed to Fox News this week that an investigation into various allegations of harassment between opponents and supports of CRT in the community’s public schools. 

Members of the ‘Anti-racist parents of Loudoun County’ have been branded ‘chardonnay Antifa’, with critics claiming they are pushing radical left theories while still remaining ensconced in their own wealthy neighborhood. 

Meanwhile, Loudoun Public School held an equity meeting last week, during which local teacher Andrea  Weiskopf implied that opponents of CRT were racist. 

‘Over the past few weeks, a small group of Loudoun residents have put their racism on display for the nation,’ she stated. 

‘It is the duty of the school board to acknowledge such overt and blatant racism against the students under your care’.  

Loudoun Public School held an equity meeting last week, during which local teacher Andrea Weiskopf implied that opponents of CRT were racist

Loudoun Public School held an equity meeting last week, during which local teacher Andrea Weiskopf implied that opponents of CRT were racist

Weiskopf appears unapologetic about her activism in the classroom. 

Her Twitter photo features a quote from black historian Lerone Bennett Jr which states that ‘An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor’.  

Loudoun County Public Schools is standing by its push for ‘equity’ despite the apparent cracks it is causing among members of its community. 

In a statement last year they said: ”In addition to ensuring a racially-conscious, identity-affirming, and culturally responsive learning space for every student and employee, Loudoun County Public Schools is committed to decreasing disparities, increasing opportunities and participation outcomes for rigorous learning, dismantling barriers and interrupting the status quo for the development of stronger equitable practices.’

Weiskopf appears unapologetic about her activism in the classroom. Her Twitter photo features a quote from black historian Lerone Bennett Jr which states that 'An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor'

Weiskopf appears unapologetic about her activism in the classroom. Her Twitter photo features a quote from black historian Lerone Bennett Jr which states that ‘An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor’

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