Biracial Student Fails Critical Race Theory Class for Not Admitting His White Dominance
Gabrielle Clark, the mother of biracial son, William, says that he is being threatened to not graduate from high school because he failed a Critical Race Theory course for refusing to admit his “white dominance.”
William was forced to take the mandatory “Sociology of Change” course at his high school, Democracy Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Confessing “white dominance” is apparently part of the course requirement.
The Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism explained the situation: "In the class, William, along with all the students, was asked to publicly reveal his race, gender, religious, and sexual identities, and then attach derogatory labels to those identities. Students were then asked to 'undo and unlearn' their "beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that stem from oppression."
The crowdfunded profile went on to say, "William was understandably reluctant to label himself as 'privileged' or an 'oppressor,'" the profile goes on to say, adding that "while William is the only student in the class who appears to be white – he has light skin and green eyes – he is, in fact, mixed race."
In a lawsuit filed against the school in December by Gabrielle Clark, she is protesting the Critical Race Theory course’s curriculum and is seeking damages due to the school’s threating William with not graduating.
The lawsuit says that the family is seeking "monetary damages, including compensatory and punitive damages, for the damage done to William Clark's future academic and professional prospects, and for the Defendants' deliberate and protracted harassment, emotional abuse, and violation of Plaintiffs' Constitutional Rights."
In an article written by The Daily Mail, the Clarks “also want the court to prevent the school from denying William a high school diploma and accommodate him with 'an alternative non-discriminatory, non-confessional class'."
William’s high school, Democracy Prep, told The Daily Mail, "Our curriculum teaches students about American democracy and movements for social change throughout our history. We strongly disagree with how the curriculum has been characterized in this filing."