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Letter: Reject demonization of ideals

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Last week Washougal School Board Director Jim Cooper responded to parents who are concerned about the district implementing an equity policy based on Critical Race Theory, saying, “we will have to agree to disagree” (“WSD officials: Critical Race Theory not part of proposed policy,” Camas-Washougal Post Record, June 3).

I disagree. We don’t have to be dismissed. We have the power to vote for school board members who are willing to listen to the community they represent and to deny school levies that are spent indoctrinating our teachers in Marxist ideology.

Already $500,000 of our tax dollars have been earmarked for Culturally Responsive Classroom Management training which seeks to explore the concept of whiteness and white privilege. The aim is to demonize the historically American ideals that place an emphasis on individual achievement, independence and efficiency.

The effect is equity of outcome, or Marxism. The effect of teaching Critical Race Theory is the demonization of white children based solely on the color of their skin. That is institutional racism.

If the Washougal School Board thinks we will stand by while our children are indoctrinated in Marxist racism, I’m afraid we will have to agree to disagree.

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