Loudoun County is developing a pattern of pushing extreme leftist politics within its schools and due to that, many parents have risen up and pushed back. Now, these parents are not only being alienated by their own families, leftist Facebook groups are actually targeting them for harassment.
According to Fox News, a Facebook group called “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” is accused of targeting parents who have spoken out against Critical Race Theory in schools.
“They put three pictures of me in there, and they called me a racist,” said Patti Hidalgo Menders. “They had my first and last name, the name of my husband, where my son goes to high school, what town I live in, and they called me disgusting.”
“They tried to intimidate us by using social media,” she added, “but I’ll be honest, I feel like it’s emboldened my passion for this more.”
Fred Rege, a Kenyan immigrant turned IT engineer, says that he has two daughters in the Loudoun County School System and says that despite the threats of being canceled, he’s still going to do the right thing.
“I finally got to the point where I said, ‘my number one responsibility is my children,’” says Rege. “Even if it costs me certain things in society and canceling from this and canceling from that, you know, I’ll have my dignity. I’ll have my children’s, you know, integrity, and their self-belief, their belief in themselves intact. And that’s worth it.”
As Kira Davis has been covering, Loudoun County’s war over CRT has resulted in angry speeches and even suspended teachers. One teacher, Byron Cross, was punished by the school for refusing to tell children that they can transition from one sex to another on the basis that his Christianity forbids it, but also it’s just unscientific. This happened after one mother famously tore the Loudoun County school bored a new one with her vicious takedown of CRT.
That these parents would face backlash was inevitable. Critical Race Theory is a cornerstone of hard-left politics and is widely misunderstood by the rest of the left as some
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