Texas principal forced to resign over critical race theory

CRT has become a flashpoint for people who have turned it into shorthand for lessons or programs they say are un-American.

The Black principal of a majority-white Texas high school who has been embroiled in a controversy over critical race theory was forced to resign after months of accusations that he indoctrinated students.

The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District board of trustees voted Monday to part ways with the principal, James Whitfield, who was suspended this year at Colleyville Heritage High School in the Fort Worth area.

The school board had voted in September not to renew Whitfield’s contract, NBC Dallas-Forth Worth reported.

Parents accused Whitfield of pushing critical race theory, or CRT, which has become a flashpoint for people who say efforts to teach America’s difficult history on race and to make classrooms more comfortable with diversity have become too divisive.

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