OCBE should be allowed to present information

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

There are two simultaneous issues that the West Orange County community is focused on:

  • Orange County Board of Education (OCBE) holding two critical race theory expert panel discussions at the conveniently located Rush Park Auditorium.
  • Teaching critical race theory (i.e., ethnic studies, social justice, and whatever other name liberals give the program, so they don’t have to call it critical race theory).

The United States of America is a melting pot of ethnicities and races. Who can argue with the benefits of having students better understand their neighbors who might have different customs and religions? It’s WHAT they are being taught under the guise of “ethnic studies” that concerns many people.

Is the critical race theory ethnic studies program teaching students that White people are bad and that America is a racist country? Why was the curriculum developed by anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-America individuals and organizations (such as Southern Poverty Law Center)?

Let’s find out the answers to these and many other questions at the Orange County Board of Education critical race theory expert panel discussion! There will be time for people from both sides of the issue to ask questions.

With Independence Day around the corner, let’s reflect on the United States of America being the best nation on earth. America strives to be a perfect nation and diligently works hard to correct past mistakes. Almost every group (religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) intimately knows where America has failed, but that group also knows that America has apologized and corrected past mistakes. Why else do people from all over the world want to come to the United States?

Let’s welcome and attend the Orange County Board of Education critical race theory panel discussions and hear what the experts have to say about this important topic.


Eleanor Howard

Los Alamitos


OCBE should be allowed to present information