At an elementary school in Cupertino, California, a teacher of third graders instructed them to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then create rankings based on their “power and privilege.” The project was met with backlash from parents.
The majority of families at the school are Asian-American, and the parent who led the protest against the intersectionality curriculum was Asian-American. The group of families confronted the principal, which ultimately caused the school to suspend the program, as Christopher Rufo reported.
One parent told Rufo, “We were shocked. They were basically teaching racism to my eight-year-old.” Another stated, “We think some of our school board members are [critical race theory] activists and they must go.”
While teaching a math lesson to students, the third grade teacher told them to create an “identity map.” The map was intended to delineate their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, among other features.
Rufo wrote, “The teacher explained that the students live in a