GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — The group behind a video about race and affirmative action that drew criticism has blasted Henrico County school officials for not allowing the video to be shown.
African American Policy Forum Executive Director Kimberlee Crenshaw said in a statement Monday that educators aren't allowing students to confront racial inequality and are instead keeping them "blissfully ignorant."
The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1XvudmV) reports that the group, along with the National Association for Ethnic Studies, issued the statement after public outcry over a video shown at Glen Allen High School on Feb. 4. Parents had called the video "white guilt."
County school officials apologized for the video, which depicts several runners on a track, with black runners facing insurmountable obstacles while white runners are unimpeded.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com