Superintendent Says Detroit Schools “Use Critical Race Theory”


The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) superintendent said earlier this month that schools in his district “make deep use of critical race theory,” saying students need to educate themselves on historic injustice in the states. – United “to better understand who they are”.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti made the remarks at a Nov. 9 school board meeting, the footage of which went viral on Tuesday after being posted on Twitter by Christopher Rufo, a senior researcher at the Manhattan Institute.

“Our program makes deep use of critical race theory, especially in social studies, but you’ll find it in English, language arts, and other disciplines,” Vitti said. “We intend to create a curriculum, inject material, and integrate critical race theory into our curriculum.”

Angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was interrupted by the school board because crowds refused to calm down, in Ashburn, Virginia on June 22, 2021.
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“As the speakers said today, it is because students need to understand the truth of history, understand the history of this country to better understand who they are and the injustices that have occurred in it. country, ”Vitti added.

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Vitti also criticized HB 5097, which Michigan House lawmakers approved this month to ban “implicit racial or gender stereotypes” in K-12 schools across the state. The bill has since been referred to the state Senate Committee on Education and Career Preparation.

Amy Carney speaks on behalf of parents at a protest against Critical Race Theory taught at the Scottsdale Unified School District ahead of a digital school <a class=board meeting at Coronado High School in Scottsdale on May 24, 2021.”/>

Amy Carney speaks on behalf of parents at a protest against Critical Race Theory taught at the Scottsdale Unified School District ahead of a digital school board meeting at Coronado High School in Scottsdale on May 24, 2021.
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Referring to Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Vitti said: “I think our best political strategy is to rely on the governor to veto him, as it has done with other laws that have been passed in the Michigan for the past two years. “

Republicans in the State House approved the bill 55 to 0, but Democrats refused to vote on the bill because not all lawmakers wishing to speak out against the measure were allowed to vote on it. to do.

Some schools in Governor Gretchen Whitmer State are keeping students home before Thanksgiving.

Some schools in Governor Gretchen Whitmer State are keeping students home before Thanksgiving.
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“A yes vote means taking a firm stand against the absurd claim that individuals bear collective guilt for historic wrongs committed by those who share their race or gender,” said Republican State Representative Andrew Beeler, who was the main sponsor of the invoice.

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Vitti did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment in time for publication.

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