Parents filed a lawsuit against Virginia’s Loudoun County school board Wednesday, alleging that the board discriminates against students on the basis of their political beliefs and race while also infringing on their right to free speech through the implementation of their Action Plan to Combat Systemic Racism, a project that was adopted in June of 2020.
The school board established a bias reporting system and a Student Equity Ambassador Program, which white students are excluded from unless they identify themselves as “allies.”
Scott Mineo, the founder of Parents Against Critical Race Theory and parent of a Loudoun County high schooler, explained his opposition to the school board’s programs. “Our kids have the right to develop their own opinions, free from indoctrination and school-sanctioned bullying,” he said.
Liberty Justice Center, a national public interest law firm that fights to protect free speech, is representing the parents.
Daniel Suhr, senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, criticized the Loudoun County school