School board president under fire: shuts down mother speaking out against CRT
West Chester Pennsylvania School Board President Chris McCune attempted to cut off a mother of 3 as she addressed the school board about the dangers of Critical Race Theory on July 26.
“This is shameful,” McCune said as police were removing her. “We’ve had a respectful meeting up until you. You bombarded up there, and now you want to monopolize the meeting. Not happening. You’re gone.”
Anita Edgarian, an Iranian immigrant, told the West Chester, Pennsylvania school board that she was concerned about the district embracing CRT.
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CRT is a theory that purports that America was founded on white supremacy and oppression. Critical race theorists hold that “American institutions, such as the Constitution and legal system, preach freedom and equality, but are mere ‘camouflages’ for naked racial domination,” alleging that people are either oppressors or victims, depending on their skin color. Furthermore, the Marxist underpinnings of this school of thought seek to address inequality by fundamentally changing America morally, economically, and politically.
Edgarian grew up during the Iranian Revolution and witnessed her “motherland” being “ravaged by communism.” She expressed concern that CRT would be taught to both teachers and students in the district.
“Anita, you’re at time,” McCune informed her. “No, no,” she replied.
McCune insisted that she was done, walked off stage down to the podium where she was speaking, and took the microphone from her, standing in her face until security arrived.
The Republican Committee of Chester County is calling for his resignation or demanding that he be required to go to anger management, calling his actions “reprehensible.”
“During the public comment time, the mother of three children in the school district decried the division that has been created over whether or not Critical Race Theory is being used in our school,” the committee said in a statement.
“As a legal immigrant from Iran, who has experienced first-hand the threat of communism and Muslim theocracy, the speaker was cautioning against the same thing happening here.”
The committee described McCune as being “unable to control his anger.” It noted that the district “has a zero-policy toward bullying,” saying that Edgarian suffered during the meeting due to his behavior.
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Edgarian says she has “friends on both sides of the aisle” and that her house is like “the International House of Pancakes” because her kids’ friends are so diverse.
CRT has become a hot-button topic in the U.S.
A school district in California earlier this month devoted a staggering $40 million to implement “ethnic studies” lessons based on Critical Race Theory.
In June, the military was criticized for focusing on diversity training rather than combat exercises. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said, “prioritizing woke training over actual war fighting” is an extremely dangerous precedent and puts our national security in jeopardy.
Many large corporations also require “woke” diversity training for their employees, including Disney, Amazon, and Lockheed Martin.