An outraged parent's criticism of Critical Race Theory (CRT) is going viral online. Ty Smith, a father of two sons, spoke out against the anti-race movement at an Illinois school board meeting.
Smith, who holds two medical degrees, questioned the theory of teaching Black children that they are oppressed.
"How did I get where I am right now if some white man kept me down?"
Smith complained that CRT teaches children how to hate each other. CRT also teaches Black children that they will never get ahead because of white people.
"You're going to deliberately teach [Black] kids, 'this white kid right here got it better than you because he's white'? You're going to purposely tell a white kid that black people are all down and oppressed? How do I have two medical degrees if I'm sitting here oppressed?"
Smith, who hosts the "Cancel This" program on Cities 92.9FM talk radio, appeared on Fox News to talk about the video going viral.
He said he taught his two sons (ages 17 and 19) to treat people with respect -- not based on the color of their skin.
At the end of the video, a woman shouts at Smith, "Don't scream." The video ends abruptly as people turn on her.
Watch the video below.
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A Utah charter school is catching heat for allowing Caucasian parents to opt their children out of Black History Month lessons. February is Black History Month in America.
Maria Montessori Academy Director Micah Hirokawa issued a statement, saying he "reluctantly" sent a letter to parents informing them that they are able "to exercise their civil rights to not participate in Black History Month at the school."
Hirokawa expressed disappointment in the parents’ decision not to participate in lessons related to Black history, saying, "We should not shield our children from the history of our Nation, the mistreatment of its African American citizens, and the bravery of civil rights leaders, but should educate them about it." It was noted that of the 322 students who are enrolled at the school, only three students are Black.
By comparison, parents who object to schools teaching their children gender equality and LGBT+ classes are not able to opt their children out of the classes due to former President Barack Obama's executive orders that made the classes part of the mandatory health curriculum in public schools.
Since facing public backlash, the Utah school has reportedly reversed its decision, saying parents can no longer opt their children out of Black History Month lessons.
No wonder the American school system ranks lower than schools in some third world countries. One school in Mississippi wasted three days teaching middle schoolers about the accomplishments of thug rapper Jay Z.
The children were then tested on their knowledge about Jay-Z’s “resilience" and they were instructed to memorize the lyrics to his song "Big Pimpin".
Of all the people to exemplify as a man of success and wealth, why choose a former crack dealer who still glorifies the gangster lifestyle in his songs?
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