Posted on April 21, 2022

Superintendent Proudly Declares His District Is Using Critical Race Theory in the Classroom

Jeff Charles, RedState, April 21, 2022


The ever-trustworthy progressive left has repeatedly told us that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is not being used in America’s classrooms. Members of the left-wing activist media have wagged their fingers and lectured us on how districts aren’t using concepts from the theory to indoctrinate children. Yet, there is video of Dr. Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, proclaiming that educators are applying CRT in their classrooms.

During a presentation at a school board meeting in November 2021, Vitti lamented the fact that Michigan’s House passed a measure banning the teaching of the theory in public schools. He said that if schools inadvertently teach elements of the theory “by memory,” it would “bring a financial penalty to the district.”

He continued:

“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. We are very intentional about creating curriculum infusing materials and embedding Critical Race Theory within our curriculum as stated by many speakers today.”

The official argued that CRT is necessary in classrooms “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.”


It’s worth pointing out that this is not the only development proving that progressives claiming that CRT is not anywhere near K-12 classrooms have some of the longest noses ever seen. Remember when National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher’s union, proudly declared it would promote CRT to schools across the country? {snip}

We also can’t forget when over 5,000 teachers signed a petition promising to continue teaching elements of CRT even after laws banning the theory are passed. {snip}