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Black New York City professor: “Truly antiracist parents should pull kids from schools teaching critical race theory”

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John McWhorter, a black Ivy League professor, is convinced that parents who are truly anti-racist should keep their kids away from schools implementing critical race theory as part of their curriculums, according to The Blaze.

John McWhorter, a black linguistics professor at Columbia University, targeted a specific school with the comments.

Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey, was at the center of his arguments, particularly after former English teacher Dana Stangel-Plowe announced she had decided to leave her position due to allegations that the school was indoctrinating kids through CRT.

McWhorter is a renowned academic, as well as a respected journalist who has written for CNN, Forbes, National Geographic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Time.

In a lengthy letter, the former English teacher gave details on her fears related to the “hostile culture” that was slowly taking over the school.

“I reject the hostile culture of conformity and fear that has taken hold of our school. Students to see themselves not as individuals, but as representatives of a group, forcing them to adopt the status of privilege or victimhood”

“Students arrive in my classroom accepting this theory as fact: people born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed. Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on. This is the dominant and divisive ideology that is guiding our adolescent students."
“One student did not want to develop her personal essay about an experience she had in another country for fear that it might mean that she was, without even realizing it, racist. In her fear, she actually stopped herself from thinking. This is the very definition of self-censorship,” Stengel-Plowe wrote.

What was McWhorter’s take on it?

On Tuesday, the professor posted a caption related to Stangel-Plowe's remarks.

“All hail Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood school, which teaches students 'antiracism' that sees life as nothing but abuse of power, and teaches that cringing, hostile group identity against oppression is the essence of a self.
Truly antiracist parents, in the name of love of their kids, should pull them from the Dwight-Englewood school as of next fall. Only thing that will arrest these misguided elect parishioners from their quest to forge a new reality for us all,” the New York professor wrote.

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