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In Defiance Of Youngkin, Fairfax Public School Demands High Schoolers Participate In ‘Privilege Bingo’

In the school district’s latest move defying Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive orders banning “inherently divisive concepts” from public education curriculum, Oakton High School, which is part of Fairfax County Public Schools, asked students to participate in a “privilege bingo.” The exercise titled “identifying your privilege” is littered with bingo spaces accusing students who are a “military kid,” “white,” “male,”…

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The Road To Hell Is Paved With Time-Wasting Race-Focused Task Forces

The irony could not have been richer. A few days after Glenn Youngkin won his surprise gubernatorial victory in Virginia campaigning on a repudiation of government radicalism and incompetence, I received a piece of mail from the government of Fairfax County on behalf of the “Confederate Names Task Force.” Written in English, Spanish, and Korean, the notice asks: “Should Lee…

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Northern Virginia To Christians: We Don’t Want Your Kind Here

Will we have to leave? That’s the question I keep asking myself about my native Northern Virginia, given that those calling the shots here do not seem to like or want people like me and my family. As my friend Joy Pullmann has noted, there are many benefits to leaving the increasingly blue suburbs for flyover country: more conservative- and…

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In 2021 Races, Virginia Republicans Should Highlight Democrats’ Anti-Asian Discrimination

Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) is named for the Founding Father who penned the words “all men are created equal.” It is the crown jewel of the Fairfax County school system and serves as the STEM magnet school for the entire Northern Virginia region. U.S. News and World Report ranked it the best high school…

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