Teacher slammed for TikTok rant about breaking law to teach critical race theory
The special education teacher asked her colleagues to break the newly signed state law and stand up for critical race theory lessons in the classroom
A school teacher who identifies as an 'activist' has gone on a lengthy, out-of-breath TikTok rant about not being able to teach critical race theory (CRT) in schools. In a string of video clips posted on the social media platform, the angered teacher urges her colleagues to go against the newly signed state law that bans the controversial theory from being introduced into the curriculum across its school districts. And the internet is having a field day tearing her down.
The Daily Caller identifies the teacher as Megan Gaha of Iowa, a special education teacher at Des Moines East High School, who goes by the name 'Ms Magoo' on TikTok. The teacher has been identified as a Texas resident from her viral posts on TikTok, which have been widely circulated on Twitter and through media outlets. Both Iowa and Texas have banned the use of CRT in their school curriculum.
Expressing frustration over the same, Ms Magoo cried on her TikTok video: "My governor has put into place some ridiculous legislation that many governors have put into place such as I can’t teach anything divisive, I can’t teach critical race theory, and I can’t teach about racial equity." She adds: "So, teachers, in the past, we’ve been activists, and after this sh** show of last year, we really need to stand up and do what’s right for our kids right now,” she said in her rant. “This is a call to action. We need to stand up and fight for our kids because this is bulls**t.”
Ms Magoo's TikTok rant comes in the wake of Texas governor Gregg Abbott signing the ban on June 15, after Iowa's Republican governor Kim Reynolds signed the ban on June 8. The Encyclopedia Britannica describes CRT as a concept where race is regarded as a social construct used to oppress, specifically by whites. Proponents of the idea are of the belief that American law is “inherently racist,” specifically against blacks. With President Joe Biden sanctioning the curriculum across American schools on his first day in office, intense backlash has come from some 150 national groups, and equally on social media, where people argue the theory is unnecessarily divisive.
States like Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have also banned CRT from their school curriculum. “Parents are right to revolt against critical race theory in the classroom,” says Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. “Children are not inherently ‘oppressors’ and should not be implicated for historical crimes on the basis of their race. That’s the kind of propaganda that belongs in a Soviet history museum — not American K-12 classrooms.”
Texas teacher goes on insane rant now that she can't teach critical race theory to students. pic.twitter.com/7tCHts9oKk— The First (@TheFirstonTV) June 23, 2021
The same reflected in the reply section of a Twitter account called @TheFirstonTV's post of Ms Magoo's video. The teacher's urgent plea for her colleagues to reunite in an effort to bring back CRT in their schools has been met with severe backlash, as users also mocked how short of breath she was during the rant. "Stfu and stop dividing and indoctrinating our kids!" replied one user, adding: "Do you job and actually teach them something that will BENEFIT their future! Like critical thinking! Like this is the greatest country in the whole world! How about that! You disgust me!"
Others construed Ms Magoo's rant to be: "She means she can't teach hate, division, and can't indoctrinate our children with lies." Some expressed distate, replying: "I cringe for my grandchildren.." Others raised alarm, as a user noted: "So at the 0:42 Second mark, she admits that Teachers have been 'Activists', not actual Teachers. That's alarming!" Of course there was the Karen label, with a user telling Ms. Magoo, "That's the thing Karen, they aren't YOUR kids... Teach your cats CRT if you want." Another resorted to mockery, tweeting: "She’s absolutely gassed just walking through the yard. Teaching CRT is the least of her worries."
Stfu and stop dividing and indoctrinating our kids! Do you job and actually teach them something that will BENEFIT their future! Like critical thinking! Like this is the greatest country in the whole world! How about that! You disgust me! 🤮— RäRä© (@Moi_RaRa) June 23, 2021
She means she can't teach hate, division, and can't indoctrinate our children with lies.— Thomas (@cheftommygun) June 23, 2021
I cringe for my grandchildren..— Dave Lyons (@DaveLyo09731030) June 23, 2021
So at the 0:42 Second mark, she admits that Teachers have been "Activists", not actual Teachers. That's alarming!— Joey Rivaldo20 (@JoeyRivaldo20) June 23, 2021
That's the thing Karen, they aren't YOUR kids... Teach your cats CRT if you want.— A. (@Ashley59676267) June 23, 2021
She’s absolutely gassed just walking through the yard. Teaching CRT is the least of her worries.— DavidJaron (@DavidJaron) June 23, 2021