Ohio school board member defends resolution banning teaching of anti-racism and critical race theory

A Cincinnati, Ohio, school board member was met with roars of laughter as she explained why she proposed a resolution banning the teaching of anti-racism and critical race theory in the Cincinnati school district. Forest Hills, which passed with a 3-2 majority on June 22.

In footage from the meeting, recorded by the Bird Dog School Board, attendees can be heard laughing as board member Sara Jonas talks about the proposal “Culture of caring” resolution.

Jonas says, “Why I came up with this is just to make sure both sides are always taught to students.” The comment sparked laughter and disbelief from the audience, with one member heard asking “But he [the resolution] specifically says that anti-racism is not allowed? »

The resolution, which the local media reported brought protesters to the June 22 board meeting, passed by a 3-2 majority.

Local media reported that parents, students, and teachers in the Forest Hills School District have since filed lawsuits against each school board member and incoming superintendent Larry Hook, resulting in a court order that the resolution “Culture of the kindness” cannot be applied or implemented as the case progresses in court. Credit: School Board Bird Dog via Storyful