A Columbia professor blasts a New Jersey prep school for using critical race theory and urges parents to withdraw their children.
A Columbia University professor took to Twitter to condemn a New Jersey prep school after an English instructor left due to the institution’s critical race theory curriculum.
Professor and author John McWhorter praised Dana Stangel-Plowe, a former English teacher at Dwight-Englewood School, on Twitter on Tuesday for speaking up about concerns at the school in her resignation letter, which was published by the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism.
McWhorter tweeted, “All hail Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood school, which teaches students’antiracism’ that sees life as nothing but abuse of power, and teaches that cowering, antagonistic group identification against tyranny is the essence of a self.”
All praise Dana Stangel-Plowe, who has resigned from the Dwight-Englewood school, which teaches kids “antiracism,” which views life as nothing more than power abuse, and teaches that a servile, antagonistic group identity against oppression is the essence of a person. yxr2WaUfnB https://t.co/yxr2WaUfnB
June 8, 2021 — John McWhorter (@JohnHMcWhorter)
He then sent out a second tweet, urging parents to remove their children from Dwight-Englewood. “Truly antiracist parents should remove their children from the Dwight-Englewood school as of next fall, in the cause of love for their children. Only this would deter these misled Elect parishioners from attempting to create a new reality for all of us.”
McWhorter has already made headlines for his outspoken criticism of critical race theory. According to the New York Post, he taught English and comparative literature courses at Columbia and published a book called The Elect: Neoracists Posing as Antiracists and Their Threat to a Progressive America on Substack.
McWhorter, who is Black, denounced “Third Wave Antiracism” in the book, which he claims is profoundly cementing racism in society.
Stangel-resignation Plowe’s letter echoed this storyline, claiming that critical race theory instruction at the school was generating a “hostile culture of compliance and fear.”
Stangel-Plowe stated, “One student was afraid to develop her own essay — on an experience she had in another country — for fear that it would reveal that she was, without even realizing it, racist.” “She literally stopped herself from thinking because of her dread.” This is it. This is a condensed version of the information.