St. Matthew middle school teacher Victoria Rosenberg sent a letter (below) to parents, which was shared with CTN, and also sent to Breitbart News.
Rosenberg attended a NART (National Anti-Racist Teach-in) conference that hosted prominent critical race theorists including author of the 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones.
NART professes one of the core beliefs of Critical Race Theory, that “Racism and white supremacy exist today, and all members of this society are active participants in it. No exceptions.”
Rosenberg wrote to parents and teachers that “all have been socialized with the same poison of whiteness.” She advocated for the integration of “anti-racist teaching into all subjects at all grade levels” on the basis that it will give white students more “exposure” to “racially stressful encounters.”
She specifically argued that these encounters will prepare white students to act as woke activists who can become better at “processing, discussing, and enacting change against white supremacy.”
Reverse racism. Anytime someone discriminates against another person based entirely on the color of their skin, they are a racist. Being a racist is not a white phenomenon, and when skin color is chosen to define a person, it is a disservice to all people.
People are afraid to say that in today’s political climate, because then, they are called racist and labeled not smart enough to know they are racist.
This editor acknowledges there has been injustice and inequality in the past, not only in the United States, but in countries around the world.
The United States has had a black president and vice president. CTN believes that both were chosen for their leadership abilities and not because of skin color. There is opportunity in this country for anyone who wants to strive for it.
Growing up on reservation in South Dakota, people have intermarried for generations, and one might be surprised to find the blue-eyed, red-headed woman was actually enrolled in the tribe. Or the man with more melatonin in his skin, who looks darker, might not have enough “Indian” to be part of the tribe and qualify for benefits.
For the most part, people have no control over their physical being, so to hate them because of the color of the skin, the color of the hair, height, large/small nose, pointy ears, is inane.
CTN feels sorry for Rosenberg – and her students. She tells parents that she has “a responsibility” to “consistently expose my students to abolitionist ideology” for the sake of “collective liberation.”
The teacher concludes her letter by noting her own intention of fostering “collaborators” and “co-conspirators.”
It is important to acknowledge history, but also important not to live in the past, to see and take advantage of the opportunities that exist today.
St. Matthew’s Parish School is an elite private school, with tuition costing nearly $40,000 for seventh and eighth graders. CTN reached out to St. Matthew’s for comment but did not receive a reply.