(RightWing.org) – Since 2020, Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become a hotbed issue in America. The concept has been around for over 40 years in higher education. It teaches race is a social construct and that racism is deeply embedded in public policy, legal systems, and institutions.
After the social justice issues burst onto the public scene in the wake of the George Floyd murder by a Minneapolis police officer, questions about the controversial teachings arose in public K-12 education across the country. Several states banned CRT in school curriculums. In Georgia, Project Veritas uncovered that one supposed nonprofit organization was selling CRT teaching materials to Georgia schools in violation of state law.
Project Veritas Uncovers CRT “Nonprofit” Scandal
Project Veritas is renowned for recording people anonymously as they admit to doing unethical or illegal things. In this case, Dr. Quinton Bostic, the content manager for the equity-focused nonprofit Teaching Lab, admitted the organization was making “for-profit” money and referred to the endeavor as a “scam lab.”
In the video, Bostic admits Teaching Lab is ignoring Georgia law by selling public school districts a curriculum that includes CRT under the guise of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. The employee stated that although the organization is a nonprofit, it’s being run as a for-profit establishment. He shared the organization receives grants to build a program, and once finished, it sells its work. Bostic said he questioned the head of the organization if what they were doing was legal.
How Teaching Lab Reportedly Gets Around CRT Ban
Bostic also shared how the organization gets around state laws banning CRT in public education. He said schools could teach its principles so long as the word “critical race theory” isn’t used. The content manager noted the Teaching Lab materials he sells target kindergartners.
In the video, Bostic noted one of the goals is to influence kids under the radar so that, in turn, they will influence their parents. While he admits there could be a consequence for his behavior, the activist said the worst thing that would happen was the state would strip him of his business license for breaking the law. Still, the content manager noted he would revert to educational consulting.
For its part, Teaching Lab stated it doesn’t create or sell curriculum. It noted in a statement provided to The National Desk how it was a nonprofit that supports teachers and helps them improve student outcomes. It added its goal is “educational equity.” Officials from the organization also attacked Project Veritas. They said the video didn’t accurately represent its work. It added Bostic’s views were his own and noted it does not operate in Georgia.
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