The Center of the American Experiment’s statewide tour is in Hibbing this morning (730-0am), warning about controversial “critical race theory” being taught in some Minnesota classrooms — but a noon stop in Duluth was postponed after objections from the local N-Double-A-C-P. Activist Classie Dudley called it “nothing other than an act of hate speech”:
“For all of you who are saying Duluth is not a racist place, this is overt white supremacy taking place in Duluth,… 2021.”
Conference speaker Catrin Wigfall says there are ways to teach American history regarding race without “critical race theory”:
“America had slavery, that Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, Native American history, the fact that we have a history of red-lining — these are all facts. The problem with critical race theory is it puts a race-based lens on everything.”
A Tuesday night session in Moorhead sparked a large disturbance that police had to break up.