In the name of "equity," Loudoun County Public Schools is destroying racial equality in direct violation of state and federal law by openly embracing Critical Race Theory. The LCPS website recommends Ibram X. Kendi’s book "How To Be An Antiracist" in which he argues that deliberate racial discrimination is a remedy for historical discrimination, and LCPS intends to incorporate this into school policy. In practice this ends up disproportionately hurting Asian students, as Asra Nomani explained in her criticism of Fairfax County’s policy recommendations for admissions into Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

As part of Superintendent Eric William’s Comprehensive Equity Plan, the Academy of Science (AOS) enrollment will reflect the community demographic. Inevitably, it will be Asian students who are discriminated against in the admissions process because they are 23 percent of total LCPS enrollment but 82 percent of AOS enrollees.

In addition to the discrimination planned against Asian students, LCPS is requiring teachers to participate in trainings and incorporate curriculum that could be called abusive. According to James Lindsay, co-author of "Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity," “Teaching children about privilege, complicity in systems of racism, and ‘white fragility’ is child abuse.”

Loudoun County Public Schools seeks to reinforce 19th century socially-constructed racial categories and encourage racial identities, including white consciousness, while discouraging "colorblindness" and the classically liberal concept of treating individuals based on character instead of superficial appearance. This is not progress. This is not antiracist. This is programmed racial identity and institutionalized discrimination.

Natassia Grover

Ashburn

(1) comment

jke

Did you ever think that you would refer to the days when Dr. Hatrick was the superintendent as the good old days. Consider Williams is the highest paid employee in Loudoun and do you feel you are getting your money's worth. Ask the fool what part of educate the children the non-stop barrage of equity and diversity has?

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