Critical race theory training has hit Southlake, Texas. As Joy Pullmann reports, the officials of Carroll Independent School District implemented critical race theory training innocuously labeled “cultural competence” after a couple of videos surfaced that showed high schoolers using the n-word as they sang rap songs.
These videos and a few other incidents were allegedly evidence of deep-seated racism in Southlake, and thus necessitated critical race theory training for the district’s employees. When parents learned of this, they took legal action and publicly challenged the school board’s policy.
This story is instructive for a few reasons. First and foremost, it shows the public what critical race theory training actually looks like. In this case, critical race theory asserts that society is racist, whiteness is a problem, and that all unequal outcomes between different racial groups are proof of racism. To address this, employees are asked to denounce their whiteness, pledge their support of antiracist organizations, and work to equalize