Jonathan O’Brien joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the lawsuit he is filing on behalf of his clients because of the coercive use of critical race theory in the classroom. If you would like to read the lawsuit or donate to their legal fund, please visit

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  1. colleenb Member

    I hope this case is successful and helps to roll back some this stuff.

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  2. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander

    As often mentioned, Critical Race Theory is a real cultural virus, taking out millions. It’s responsible for so much damage in education, and leads to the virtual book burning of all the great classics. It is an engine of totalitarian destruction, nothing else.

    We are raising a generation of monstrous six-year-old Anthony Fremonts–Billy Mumy, from The Twilight Zone episode “It’s a Good Life.

    I did a little piece on the relevance of classic literature: Why We Need Shakespeare Now More than Ever.

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