Parents at Litchfield Elementary School District in Arizona are infuriated over the district’s proposed “equity plan” that is infused with elements of critical race theory, the idea that America is rooted in racism.
The district’s “Transformation Equity Work” plan centers around the definition of “anti-racism,” which claims that being not racist is insufficient. The definition suggests that parents and educators must be actively fighting against “racism” in all of its forms, though what is considered racist is often subjective. This ideology was crafted by Boston University professor and author Ibram X. Kendi.
According to the equity plan obtained by the Young America’s Foundation, the district aims to host yearly mandatory equity training for teachers, review and audit the curriculum to become sufficiently “anti-racist,” reduce discipline based on race, and hire staff based on race.
During a school board meeting, parents slammed the board members who crafted and supported the equity plan. One parent threatened to hold a recall campaign against board members.