A law firm has taken legal action on behalf of Minnesotans in opposition to Critical Race Theory (CRT), who argue they have been subjected to bullying and retaliation for speaking out against what they say, which is a divisive and discriminatory philosophy.
Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC) in Minnesota announced on Friday that it had filed complaints and lawsuits on behalf of customers who seek to “end the ‘official’ promotion of CRT and the bullying and retaliation that accompanies it.”
The CRT, a quasi-Marxist ideology that interprets society through the lens of a racial conflict, sees the racism rooted in the foundations of Western societies, which it seeks to radically change to end this claimed racial oppression. wants. Attempts to incorporate CRT into American schools have been spearheaded by progressive politicians, activists, and major teacher unions, drawing backlash from parents and conservatives.
UMLC President Doug Seaton said in a statement that, “Our customers are bravely facing CRT-induced bullying, preaching and retaliation, which is not ‘training’ or persuasion.”
“They’ve been insulted, lied to, threatened, demoted, and fired, simply for refusing to submit to this ideology. But the U.S. Constitution, federal civil rights laws, and their The Minnesota Counter-Parts do not allow this race-based discrimination, retaliation, forced speech and invasion of privacy,” Seaton said.
Acting on behalf of its customers, UMLC has announced a series parallel Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) allegations and state and federal lawsuits.
One of the UMLC clients, Dr. Tara Gustilo, a Filipino-American doctor who was the president of obstetrics and gynecology at Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS), was described as “polite opposition to the critical race theory that inevitably saturates her organization.” was demoted because of,” said Seaton Press conference in the first week.
“I see the racist and divisive ideology of racial inevitability on my country and my institution,” Gustilo said at the press conference. “Moreover, there seems to be a growing intolerance of people with differing opinions or views, and this tribalist ideology seems to be fueling that kind of intolerance.”
In his EEOC complaint, Gustilo alleged that HHS “involved me in discriminatory and retaliatory treatment on the basis of race because of my refusal, as a person of color, to subscribe to critical race theory and the views of the Black Lives Matter movement.” And even acknowledging that such denial acted as a ‘trigger’ for my downgrading.”
HHS did not immediately return a request for comment.
Other UMLC customers made similar allegations, with a Native-American man claiming that his employer forced him to retire early because of CRT protests, and the parents of a Lakeville-area student claiming their daughter Alleged approach discrimination for refusing to allow “All Lives Matter” in the school of K. Signs to be displayed when putting up a “Black Lives Matter” poster.
The Epoch Times