Guest editorial: Critique of Critical Race Theory not based in fact

Like science, history is an ever-emerging narrative based on curiosity, exploration, discovery, debate and interpretation. But like science (and journalism), it must be informed by fact.The recent screed by former gubernatorial candidate John Klar of Brookfield in Vermont’s conservative online news blog True North Reports against Gov. Scott’s tacit support for “critical race theory” is heavy on political whining, but light on understanding and facts.Critical race theory derived from the work in the 1970s an … (read more)

Letter to the editor: How Critical Race Theory is implemented is crucial

On June 10 and June 17 you published a flurry of rejoinders about Critical Race Theory. Both Steve Jackson and Julian Roy took very wide swings at it — one against, one in favor. I agree with my colleague at Middlebury College, Prof. Kemi Fuentes-George, … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Education on racism targets systems, not individuals

On June 10 this paper featured a strident letter critical of the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools. I’m writing to share a different perspective.As I understand it, CRT is not a curriculum. It is simply a lens through which teachers can he … (read more)

Ways of seeing: We must all learn our *real* history

Unless you have been living under a complete media blackout for the last six weeks, you’ve probably heard of Critical Race Theory and the latest efforts to keep it out of U.S. K-12.But do you know what Critical Race Theory is? I wanted to make sure I had … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Letter off-base on Critical Race Theory

I understand that the Addy Indy has a (rightful) interest in printing letters from across the political spectrum in order to promote “responsible debate,” but I am genuinely unclear about what is “responsible” in the letter by Mr. Jackson on CRT (Critical … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Cricital Race Theory a necessary tool in society

In response to the June 10 letter “Race theory in schools panned”:There is importance in listening to different arguments. When it comes to the topic of racism, however, the facts speak for themselves. Have you looked at the news and seen who is being dis … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Race theory in schools panned

Critical Race Theory (CRT) (also known as Courageous Conversation or by some other euphemism) as instructed by teachers, is the result of the intersection of three perspectives: self-loathing, virtue signaling and political expediency.According to CRT, al … (read more)