Detroit superintendent publicly declares schools in his district ‘deeply using critical race theory’

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The more the disinfectant of sunlight shined on critical race theory, the more the left, to include many in the media, insisted that the toxic, highly divisive academic concept was not part of the curriculum in our schools.

Yet, earlier this month, Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti openly stated that schools in his district are “deeply using critical race theory.”

The superintendent acknowledged as much during a Nov. 9 school board meeting, claiming students must learn about historical injustice in the United States “to better understand who they are.”

Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow and director of the initiative on critical race theory at the Manhattan Institute, shared footage of the remarks on Twitter:

“Our curriculum is deeply using critical race theory, especially in social studies, but you’ll find it in English, language arts, and the other disciplines,” Vitte declared. “We’re very intentional about creating a curriculum, infusing materials and embedding critical race theory within our curriculum.”

“As was stated by speakers today, it’s because students need to understand the truth of history, understand the history of this country to better understand who they are and about the injustices that have occurred in this country,” he added.

State lawmakers in Michigan approved banning “implicit race or gender stereotyping” in the state’s K-12 schools earlier this month. There’s little chance that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will sign such a measure, but Vitti came out against it, according to Fox News.

“I think our best strategy politically is to lean on the governor to veto it, as she has done with other legislation that has passed in Michigan over the last couple of years,” he said.

Here’s a sampling of reactions to the story from Twitter:

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