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Leftist Zinn Education Helping A “Journalist We Work With” Find Loudoun County “Black Parents” To Praise Controversial Racial Teaching

Leftist Zinn Education Helping A “Journalist We Work With” Find Loudoun County “Black Parents” To Praise Controversial Racial Teaching

Unidentified journalist: “I want to give the mic to Black parents to speak on how they feel about their kids learning anglicized, whitewashed history.”

In an apparent PR counter-attack, the Zinn Education Project is soliciting black parents in Loudoun County, Virginia to tell a friendly reporter why they support the controversial Critical Race-style teaching that generated so much protest, and “feel overlooked and invisible in the uproar as they’ve watched ‘parents’ become a synonym for mostly white parents.”

This after the smackdown of proponents of CRT in this year’s elections in Virginia (and elsewhere) that resulted from mass protest of CRT nationwide. The protests over controversial lessons on race and racism in America in Loudoun County, Virginia reached a fever pitch in 2021, catapulting the issue of CRT into the national consciousness.

The backlash against these controversial lessons led to widespread school board protests, the Biden administration investigating perceived threats to school board members by so-called domestic terrorists, and a tectonic shift in electoral results as voters rejected candidates who backed CRT. One Loudoun County teacher resigned, saying she no longer wanted to be a cog in their politicized machine.

Now, one of the main organizations pushing school districts to adopt these radical lesson plans is fighting back. Teaching For Change is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. that advocates “Building social justice starting in the classroom.” They have an entire unit called the Zinn Education Project, based on Howard Zinn’s far-left book, A People’s History of the United States. The Zinn Education Project, they say, “is a collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.” The site lists educator resources such as:

In an email obtained by Legal Insurrection, Teaching for Change exclusively solicits black parents in Loudoun County to tell a journalist why they support their efforts to teach about race/racism in public schools (emphasis added):

Dear teachers signed up at the Zinn Ed Project and other friends of ZEP,

An excellent journalist we work with is writing a story about “Black parents who support Virginia schools teaching about race/racism and who feel overlooked and invisible in the uproar as they’ve watched ‘parents’ become a synonym for mostly white parents.”

She has a number of interviews completed already, but wants to add the voice of an African American parent in Loudoun County. It would only take about 15 to 20 minutes of the person’s time and would help give voice to a perspective that has been missing from most media coverage to date.

As she notes, “Obviously Black parents aren’t a monolith; but this piece is meant to serve as a corrective to the current narrative of white parents hysterical over schools forcing their children to learn about race/racism. I want to give the mic to Black parents to speak on how they feel about their kids learning anglicized, whitewashed history.”

If you know an African American parent in or around Loudoun County who might be willing to respond to this request ASAP, please let me know and I can introduce you or the parent directly to the reporter.

And while some of you may wear hats as both teacher and parent, in this case she is looking for parents who are not teachers so that the two are not conflated.

Legal Insurrection reached out to the author of the email at Teaching For Change for comment, with the following questions:

  1. Can you confirm that you are exclusively seeking African American parents to comment on their support for Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Loudoun County schools?
  2. Can you explain why African American parents feel “overlooked and invisible in the uproar as they’ve watched ‘parents’ become a synonym for mostly white parents?”
  3. Would you say you’ve received more responses supportive of CRT in Loudoun County Schools, or more responses opposed?
  4. Would you mind sharing with us the name of the excellent journalist who is covering this story for you, and where will this article be published?

LI received no response as of this writing

Related: Why Parental Pushback Against Critical Race Theory Scares Democrats

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Then let these black parents start their own school
Tired 🥱 f their crap

    healthguyfsu in reply to gonzotx. | November 11, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Dont’ be silly. They don’t exist in large numbers. Most of CRT is white people trying to tell black people what they should be mad about and dumb it down for them. Frankly, it’s insulting to many of them that are truly “woke”…woke to the Dem manipulations.

    They will find a few token black people to be the voice of all black people, whitesplain black life, then accuse the right of tokenism when black parents stand up and do the same thing.

    The truth is that black people will always be fewer that white people in terms of parenting or any strata for the foreseeable future purely based on demographics. It’s not even a referendum on what race makes one a good parent, which is an absurd notion to prejudge anyone upon despite some absentee trends that were fostered and cultivated by the democrat welfare state.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 11, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      .

      Most of CRT is white people trying to tell black people what they should be mad about and dumb it down for them.

      They believe blacks are too stupid to know they are being cheated for left out or what have you. It takes the superior intellect of these Concerned Whites ™ to show what is wrong.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to gonzotx. | November 11, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Or walkaway from public schools, and start killing funding. Leave them with the dredges of students. We need to slash and burn public schools funding.

      Geologist in reply to JohnSmith100. | November 11, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      Twenty years ago, I advised people to take their ids out of the public schools and place them in Catholic schools. Now, I guess I’d suggest looking for a good charter school, because the parochial schools have gone down the toilets.

        “Twenty years ago, I advised people to take their ids out of the public schools and place them in Catholic schools.”

        How about their egos? Won’t ANYBODY think of the egos??

    fredx3 in reply to gonzotx. | November 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Get a grip. Very few black parents support this crap. They hate it as much as anyone else. Did you not pay attention? Some nutty left wing group has to search high and low for black parents willing to support this crap. They did not find any, so they are reduced to blasting out emails trying to find someone.

Zinn wrote the worst history of America possible This is negative feedback after CRT was rebuked in the recent election

    Zinn was a communist. He talks about parading with the communists in New York City as a young man. His book is basically taken direct out of Soviet Textbooks, which sought to paint the US as the worst country in the world. Zinn could not even invent his own history, he relied on old Soviet lies and textbooks for most of what he wrote.

    So note: The COMMUNIST Zinn project is defending CRT. If you had any doubts about CRT being a communist project, they should now be gone.

They held a Black Parents Night at the school. Less than 30 percent of the students had a parent show up. And all of them were women.

No black fathers could be found.

Antifundamentalist | November 11, 2021 at 7:14 pm

I do wish that the outspoken opponents of CRT would clap back against the deliberate misrepresentation of exactly what the objection is. White parents are not being hysterical about racism being taught in the classrooms. Racism as part of history has been taught for a while now. No one is objecting to that. What parents are objecting to, specifically, is that CRT teaches that White people are and have always been oppressors, and if white people are not apologizing for their inherent racism and making amends for it (whatever that means), then war needs to be waged upon them; and every principle that has made any western society strong is racist and needs to be dismantled. No word on what it should be replaced with though.

I thought CRT wasn’t a real thing. Someone on the left needs to inform Zinn Education CRT isn’t real.

I am wondering if this is a massive con to get people to pack up and leave, the kind where these people get to pickup another real estate windfall like happened in the 60 s & 70s?

Well of course the Zinn Education Project would do that. CRT is pretty much entirely based on Zinn’s work.

“Teaching for Change exclusively solicits black parents in Loudoun County to tell a journalist why they support their efforts to teach about race/racism in public schools (emphasis added):”

I’m sorry, but there was an election and you lost.
We got 80 million votes, and you didn’t.
Questioning an election is unpatriotic.
In fact, it’s domestic terrorism.
It’s way worse than 9/11, if 9/11 had happened at Pearl Harbor.

Now shut up and go home, or we’ll clap you in solitary until you disavow Kendi.

Lucifer Morningstar | November 12, 2021 at 11:06 am

Unidentified journalist: “I want to give the mic to Black parents to speak on how they feel about their kids learning anglicized, whitewashed history.”

I want to give the mic to White Parent’s to continue speak on how they feel about their kids learning CRT infested, blackwashed history.

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