A Minnesota public school student testified before her local school board this week that she’d been instructed not to talk to her parents about an “equity survey” that had been handed out in her class.
According to Bizpac Review, the survey was conducted as part of an $80,000 study on “racial inequities” conducted by the left-wing Equity Alliance Minnesota and commissioned by the Sartell-St. Stephen School District in northern Minnesota.
Fourth-grader Haylee Yasgar, one of the students asked to fill out the survey, testified during a recent school board meeting that her teacher at the time advised her and other students not to discuss the survey with their parents, a guidance that made her feel “uncomfortable.”
“My teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn’t understand them. One question asked us what gender we identify with. I was very confused along with a lot of other classmates,” she told school board members on Monday.
She added that students were also told they couldn’t “repeat any of the questions to our parents.”
“Being asked to hide this from my mom made me very uncomfortable — like I was doing something wrong,” Yasgar told the board.
After being asked with what gender they identify, Yasgar said one of the boys in her class requested whether he could ask his parents to clarify the question, saying he didn't understand the teacher's explanation and wanted to ask his mom, instead. The boy was told
"My teacher told him that he was not allowed to ask his mom, and that we could not repeat any of the questions to our parents," she said.
Parents across the country have pushed back on far-left propaganda like equity surveys and Critical Race Theory, accusing teachers, faculty and school boards of pushing radical and race-baiting agendas on young students including the demonization of white people, the traditional family, and binary genders. MRCTV recently spoke with parents in Loudoun County, Virginia's largest school district, who have flooded school board meetings with demands that the school board remove CRT and related materials from its K-12 curriculum.
Meanwhile, left-wing pundits like MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid have criticized those who don't want their children brainwashed about the alleged evils of being white, suggesting anyone opposed to CRT is either simply ignorant, or actively wants children to be taught about the benefits of slavery, Jim Crow, and anti-black racism.