Race theorists are taught at elite American universities like the State University of New York at Buffalo, according to an MSNBC report.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says Detroit schools are “deeply using critical race theory,” and is introducing controversial literature like “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” to help integrate black students and make them “the stars of this educational industry.”
Of course, her move is infuriating the black community as Detroit students are plummeting on standardized test scores.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says the initiative doesn’t help or hurt black students.
Still, the resentment has followed her.
Black community members feel that she has a personal vendetta against the black community, and criticized the Board of Education.
“Why are you just now wanting to get rid of students of color?” asked Gwendolyn Jan, of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP. “You are saying you’re opening the mind of the minority community, I am concerned that what you are doing is allowing them to take money from the minority community, you know how you deal with minorities?”
But schools officials say their plan is proven effective in the city where half of the student population is black.
The book “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” was chosen to help students develop a more positive view of people from other backgrounds and help them see themselves in positive light, Vitti said.
But many say it’s hardly alone in the education world.
Critics say that Michigan didn’t take part in the national Common Core curriculum when it leaves the race theory behind in favor of standardized testing, and says it misses the point of education.