By TOSHA BROWN
The Alexander County Board of Education met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 8, at Alexander Central Auditorium where a lengthy discussion was had regarding the controversial topic of Critical Race Theory being introduced into the social studies curriculum.
Rev. Mitch King spoke for Alexander County Citizens for Faith and Family Values. Rev. King spoke against the introduction of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Alexander County Schools. His speech was two fold, one being to inform the board of the dangers of a CRT world view that is racist and derisive, and secondly urging the board to take action to ban CRT from being introduced to Alexander County Schools.
King presented a petition signed by 750 concerned citizens of Alexander County. The petition outlines reasons CRT will be harmful to students. King also petitioned the board to add this as an agenda item to a future meeting where action can be taken. He also asked the board to become a sanctuary school district for the wellbeing of the students. King went on to point out CRT would be against existing board policy 1710-4020-7230: Discrimination and Harassment Prohibited by federal law, stating in part, the board prohibits discrimination on basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, etc. King noted, “I may be missing something here, but a world view that separates individuals based on skin color and then identifies the individual as oppressors, regardless of…