Dayton newspaper covers AIM’s CRT investigation
February 2, 2023
Originally published at Dayton Daily News
Political group’s video on race, gender issues in local schools triggers debate
Eileen McClory | January 31, 2023
A conservative political group’s new video makes multiple accusations against Dayton-area schools, including that they support the teaching of critical race theory, but the video appears to raise as many questions as it answers.
A Dayton Daily News review found that the race-related topics discussed in the video from “Accuracy in Media” are not central to critical race theory; the editing of the video leaves some questions about what subjects are actually being discussed; and instead of the group’s claim that “numerous” school officials are involved, there are two.
Still, the video did raise some questions about how Kettering and Bellbrook schools would respond if laws that were proposed in Ohio last year eventually changed what the schools could teach. And it revealed a question in Kettering schools about bathroom policy and transgender students.
Definitions of critical race theory vary, but it is generally the idea that structural racism is a crucial factor baked into much of American society.