Opposition to critical race theory in US being harnessed by Republicans, say experts

Angry parents and community members protesting after a Loudoun County School board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, on June 22, 2021.
Angry parents and community members protesting after a Loudoun County School board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, on June 22, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
Opponents of an academic doctrine known as critical race theory attend a packed Loudoun County School board meeting, in Ashburn, Virginia, on June 22, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
Opponents of an academic doctrine known as critical race theory attend a packed Loudoun County School board meeting, in Ashburn, Virginia, on June 22, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERSPHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - The firestorm in Loudoun County, Virginia, had been brewing for weeks, with school board members receiving death threats since spring amid an ongoing debate over how schools should teach racial issues and treat transgender students.

It erupted on Tuesday (June 22) at a school board meeting, as parents grew rowdy while protesting the supposed teaching of critical race theory.

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