A Virginia mom is upset that her biracial son is learning more about his identity at school. Melissa Riley has officially sued the school for its critical race theory curriculum which she says changed his perspective on race.
Riley, of Charlottesville, Virginia, said her 13-year-old son never saw himself as different from other students until the Albemarle School District introduced an “anti-racism” program at his high school last spring.
speaking to FoxNews she said that was when he began to think in terms of race.
“We had no problems before. He’s in eighth grade,” Riley told Fox News host Jesse Watters on Monday night. “He sees himself as a black man. He is seeing things that don’t go his way like racism. And he now he is finding safety in numbers.”
Riley said her teenage son began accusing her and others of racism as a way to avoid doing chores and other responsibilities. In one example, she said that he once accused her of being racist when she asked him to clean her house.
Riley sued the Albemarle County School Board over its “anti-racism” policy that she believes completely shifted her biracial son’s outlook on race. Riley is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Albemarle County School Board by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in December over the CRT and “anti-racism” ideology.
CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth, and the adoption of race-based policies.
Though the suit was dismissed in April, ADF intends to appeal the case.
“The judge’s ruling in this case supported our anti-racism policy,” the Albemarle County School Board told TheDCNF when reached for comment.
“I asked him to clean the house, [he said] ‘racism,’” she told Watters. “They have totally changed his perspective. They have put him in a box.”
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