A county official in Virginia has expressed support for a local school board as it faces heat from some parents and teachers for promoting Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the district’s schools.
In a letter to the school board – a copy of which was obtained by Fox News – Loudoun County Supervisor Juli Briskman slams the district’s “low level of racial consciousness” and describes resistance to the CRT curriculum as “racism evolved.”
“Being on the right side of history isn’t always easy,” Briskman writes, in an apparent attempt to buck up the spirits of board members as they deal with community outrage.
Briskman’s letter is dated Tuesday, though it’s unclear whether the letter was written before or after Tuesday’s raucous Loudoun County school board meeting – which included a fiery speech from Fairfax County teacher Lilit Vanetsyan, who urged parents to push back against any lesson plans for their children that they don’t agree with.
Vanetsyan accused proponents of CRT of attempting to turn local school districts into “indoctrination camps,” with White students taught to “hate yourself because of your skin color.”