Casey Heinrich clearly explained the importance and power of each individual’s vote when they stated, “We have the power to vote for school board members who are willing to listen to the community” (“Reject demonization of ideals,” Our Readers’ Views, June 13). Next, as Heinrich speaks to Critical Race Theory and its connection to “Marxist racism,” they consequently wander into the vast and mysterious land of conspiratorial thinking occupied by such luminaries as QAnon, believers of The Big Lie, the idea that the Jan. 6 insurrectionists were just sightseers, the Flat Earth Society, and others.
Heinrich’s statements about Critical Race Theory suggest that they have likely not read it, and instead, they choose to describe it using the terminology and descriptors of the distant right.
I read CRT and found nothing that had to do with whites being racists and/or the “demonization of white children based on their skin color.”
Historically, if educators had not been allowed and encouraged to present new ideas, the Earth would be flat; the sun, moon and other planets would be revolving around Earth; and our moon landing would have been filmed in a backlot of Hollywood.