I missed this earlier. The black high school principal in Texas who was targeted for removal by white conservatives on bogus charges that he indoctrinated children with critical race theory was forced to resign. NBC News:
COLLEYVILLE, Texas — The Black principal of a majority-white Texas high school who has been embroiled in a controversy over critical race theory was forced to resign after months of accusations that he indoctrinated students…
“This is beyond me,” [James Whitfield] said in an interview Monday with NBC News. “I’m hopeful that we can use this to move forward and to progress and get some true meaningful change and for people to be OK with teaching truth, people to be OK with embracing inclusivity and diversity, celebrating every student that walks through the doors of our schools.”
Whitfield will remain on paid administrative leave until August 2023.
All of the reports indicate there’s zero evidence the school was teaching CRT because of course they aren’t, but here’s an account from an earlier NBC report that outlines the principal’s alleged offenses:
After Whitfield was named principal, some parents issued unspecified complaints about photos of him and his white wife celebrating their anniversary that were kept in album on his Facebook page. Other parents grew outraged after he took part in a district-approved presentation on diversity. Some parents were particularly angry after he wrote an email about George Floyd’s murder in which he said systemic racism was “alive and well.”
The horror. The forced resignation is bullshit, but at least Cow Town taxpayers will be on the hook for paying Whitfield through most of 2023. When communities encourage bad behavior, whether by hiring and retaining rogue cops, caving to extremists who disrupt schools, etc., there should be a price.
Lots of the high school students, including some white kids, stood by their principal during his fight to retain his job. Those kids learned a bitter lesson this year. Maybe they can change Texas if they choose to stick around. Open thread.