Pickens County School officials address Critical Race Theory controversy

Critical Race Theory Sparks Controversy in Pickens Co.
Critical Race Theory Sparks Controversy in Pickens Co.
Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 6:36 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2022 at 12:21 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Discussion over critical race theory sparks controversy in Pickens County with parents on both sides of the issue having a lot to say at a school board meeting on Monday.

This comes after a Daniel High School parent said the book “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You” was assigned reading for a 10th grade English class.

The District said the teacher gave the class an assignment that focused on different perspectives. The District said “Stamped” part of the assignment but if anyone was uncomfortable with the book, there were other choices.

Upset parents say the book manipulates students’ thinking, but those in favor say that’s not the case. One mother said she believes the reading violates the state budget proviso.

The book is now under review by a panel.