MOORHEAD, Minnesota (KVRR) – Police are called when people disrupt an anti-criticism conference on racial theory in schools at the Moorhead Courtyard by Marriott.
Police said Vanessa Clark, 35, of Fargo, was cited for disorderly conduct and released at the scene. A report is sent to the city attorney’s office for consideration of possible charges for other protesters.
The Center of the American Experiment is holding presentations statewide to promote its claim that teaching critical race theory in schools advances a left and anti-American agenda.
Those with the organization say an “awakened” political movement has invaded Minnesota public schools.
Presenter Catrin Wigfall says there are ways to teach American history regarding race without including critical race theory.
âThe fact that America had slavery, that Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, the history of Native Americans, the fact that we have a history of redlining; these are all facts. The problem with Critical Race Theory is that it puts a race-based focus on everything, âWigfall said.
The tour will make stops at Thief River Falls and Bemidji on Wednesday.
You can watch the full Moorhead talk below.