Minnesotans take legal action to prevent Critical Race Theory from being taught in schools

Several Minnesotans, in opposition to Critical Race Theory, are taking legal action to prevent it from being taught in schools or used in the workplace.

The Upper Midwest Law Center, which is based in Minnesota, is taking up this case alongside Minnesotans who are opposed to Critical Race Theory. In a statement released by the law center, they said, “Our clients believe that not being judged by race or ethnicity is a right, not a privilege. They believe all have the right and responsibility to understand and critically assess history and culture and that no one should ever have advantages or detriments based on race.”

In their statement, they claimed that while many Americans believe Critical Race Theory is based on anti-racism, it is actually rooted in intentional discrimination. They pulled a quote from Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Anti-Racist (page 22), which says, “The only remedy to racist discrimination is anti-racist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”

The clients Upper Midwest Law Center is representing are both “critics and victims.” Aaron Norgren is a mixed race former employee at Minnesota Security Hospital. He and his father quit working there due to “the harsh and demeaning workplace.” Norgren said, “After researching CRT and taking into account my own experiences as a person of color in America, I came to believe CRT is not a continuation of the civil rights movement but rather a repudiation of it.”

Another client, Dr. Tata Gustilo, was demoted due to her opposition to Critical Race Theory. She said, “Finally, I reject CRT because it imparts that I as a person of color am oppressed and will always be oppressed because of my race and the structures and systems within the United States,”. 

The Upper Midwest Law Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their goal is to establish “pro-freedom litigation” and withstand unconstitutional agendas, big government control, and corruption from special interest groups and public unions, while preserving individual liberties.The law center is located in Minnesota and works with citizens residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa.



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