Fort Worth district outrage over teachers attending a course on CRT

Sara | Dec 14, 2021
Alyssa Guzman reports for The Mail Online on the outrage that resulted in the Fort Worth public school district after it was disclosed that teachers were given a course on CRT and taught there's 'a little white man inside all of us'
  • Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner said he was 'very proud' the district had the 'courage to have these conversations'
  • The school district denied teaching critical race theory (CRT) in May 
  • Ex-committee member Carlos Turcios is now exposing the school district and posted presentations and teacher courses that implement CRT 
  • One presentation used a James Baldwin quote that stated there's 'a little white man inside all of us' while discussing internalized white supremacy 
  • Students at the school responded positively to opening a discussing on multiple cultures
  • Turcios is now asking for Scribner to resign from his position on the board  
  • The school district does not currently offer CRT classes for students, only courses for teachers  

The Fort Worth public school district has sparked outrage after giving teachers a course on critical race theory where they were taught 'there's a little white man inside all of us,' despite denying that CRT is being taught in its schools. 

The Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas in May denied that critical race theory is taught in its schools, however, an ex-committee member, Carlos Turcios - who recently resigned from the committee over CRT, exposed classes that were offered to teachers about how to implement CRT into their classrooms. 

The school district offered courses for teachers to explain CRT and how to recognize bias and implement open discussions in the classroom. It is unclear when the classes were offered, but it is believed to be in 2020.

Despite denying it was teaching CRTY, in a 2020 Zoom meeting, Superintendent Kent Scribner said he was 'very proud that we have the courage to have these conversations and that we have the skilled leadership with the right values to make this work' after introducing the new courses being offered for teachers.

Turcios, however, says the school district is 'doing a disservice to the students by teaching them that color is everything.'  

'The superintendent and the bureaucracy are doing a disservice to the students by teaching them that color is everything, that America is oppressive, and that white supremacy is everywhere,' Turcios told Fox News on Monday. 

'Last time I checked, critical race theory doesn’t help kids learn how to pay the bills, pay their taxes or pass that job interview.' 

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