Particularly the idea that people who aren't radical anti-racist activists are themselves a guilty party.
A recent clip published by Mythinformed MKE shows what seems to be a 6th-grade student on a cell phone covertly recording what the teacher was speaking.
(For context, the teacher in the clip plugs the book "Stamped: Racism, Anti Racism, and You" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi is by now generally recognized as one of the primary arbiters of critical race theory as an ideological doctrine.)
The following is a transcript of what the teacher is saying to students.
In this first section, the teacher identifies themselves explicitly as an activist.
"Some people might call it racist. It's actually three categories. If you read the book "Stamped," you'll hear that there are three areas. There's anti-racist which is a person who works to end racism. An activist, someone who is active, and that's what I was trying to be. I was reading books, I was going to rallies, I was trying to be in that group."
"Then there's the opposite which is someone who is racist, who discriminates against people of a certain group and that sort of thing," the teacher quickly mentions.
The last section is what the teacher talks about the most. Those who aren't at either end of the political extremes.
"But then there's the middle group. A middle group is what most people are. Most people don't actively work to end racism, and most people don't work to be in the racist group. So most people are in that middle group, called an 'assimilationist.' An assimilationist doesn't actively work to end it, and doesn't work to be in the racist group."
The teacher then suggests the class read "Stamped," as there's a young adults edition for their age group.
At a June 2021 school board meeting held over Zoom in the South-Western City School District, in Grove City, Ohio, a scared parent highlighted anxieties over the teaching of critical race theory entering the school curriculum.
Julie Liskany, a parent of a child in the district, was assured by Superintendent Bill Wise that that wasn't the case. She then continues to say notwithstanding the reassurances, students are being assigned reading material from far-left ideologues who support that mindset.
Liskany states what was offered on paper as an effort to be more diversity-minded in classroom teaching has, in practice, ended up with activist teachers launching their personal politics on the children they teach.
"Political propaganda and racial theories on how children learn and interact has no place in our classrooms," Liskany stated.