Critical Race Theory seems to be the culprit behind one single mother’s fruitless quest to get her teenage son to follow her orders. It seems that the Charlottesville, Virginia, middle schooler who happens to be bi-racial, has embraced the “black men are oppressed” messaging, and will not do as his white mother says.
Melissa Riley, from Charlottesville in Virginia, said that her 13-year-old boy never saw himself as different from other students until the Albemarle School District introduced an ‘anti-racism’ program to his middle school last spring.
Speaking to Fox News, she said it was then that he began thinking in terms of race.
“We didn’t have issues before. He is in eighth grade,” Riley told Fox News host Jesse Watters on Monday evening. “He’s seeing himself just as a Black man. He’s seeing things that don’t go his way as racism. And he is finding safety in numbers now.”
Riley said that her teenage son started to accuse her and others of racism as a way to get out of doing chores and other responsibilities. In one example, she said he once accused her of being racist when she asked him to clean the house.
“They have totally changed his perspective. They have put him in a box,” she said of the curriculum at Henley Middle School in Crozet, Virginia.
She told the news channel that her son is using racism “as an excuse because they have told him that that’s how people see him, as a Black man, that the world is against and [he] sees it as a negative now.”
In some families, cleaning the house would be an objection due to gender rather than race. But still, here is a teenage boy without a father in the house now clinging to being a black man to avoid chores.
Riley decided to take action against the school district, which is offering the curriculum causing her parenting pain: