A Chicago suburb interracial couple told Fox News, they are opposed to critical race theory being taught in school claiming it hurts people of color by victimizing them.
“What kind of inspiration are we expecting people to get from this, from critical race theory?” Takyrica Kokoszka, a teacher at Chicago Public Schools. Kokoszka who lives in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, with her husband Martin who’s also a public school teacher.
Oak Park Schools officials have introduced a set of social justice standards intended to act as anti-bias education for students in kindergarten on up, although the system does not identify the standards as based on critical race theory. Takyrica, who was born on Chicago’s West Side says critical race theory is harmful for Black people.
“And when they come home, who do they see?” Takyrica said. “Do they see their mom and their dad or do they see an oppressor and the oppressed?”
Takyrica says she’s disappointed that Oak Park is sending the message that her skin color prevents her from living at full capacity, saying its been “bizarre” seeing how poorly people view Black people. Critical race theory puts an emphasis on whiteness, she alleges.
Critical race theory first originated in the 1960s and is an intellectual movement based on the concept that race is a social construct used to exploit people of color. Takyrica says the movement is being used to used to make excuses to why fewer Black students are performing on grade level in math and reading.
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