A Virginia county board of supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday condemning the instruction of critical race theory and the 1619 Project in its schools, as well as students selecting their pronouns.
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors, missing one member, voted unanimously to pass the resolution, which could withhold any county funding that is used within the district to teach critical race theory or require that students declare the pronouns they identify with having.
Critical race theory and other closely related ideologies hold that the United States is inherently racist and that skin color is used to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites. Critics claim it relegates all white people to the role of oppressors and all people of color to that of victims.
County residents voiced their opinions on the resolution prior to the vote, ABC7 reported.
"The sad reality of this theory is that it creates a culture of revenge for sins of the past," said an opponent to critical race theory.
James Minor, an affiliate of the county's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was opposed to the resolution.
"I encourage you to vote no on this resolution," he said. "I did not know that the board of supervisors was becoming the board of education."
The resolution reportedly came in the wake of accusations that schools in the area taught critical race theory and asked students for their pronouns.
While the acting superintendent of schools denied the rumors, residents on both sides of the resolution reportedly said they had heard students verify the claims.
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Original Author: Luke Gentile