Did you know that while most states are crafting laws to combat the spread of critical race theory, that Fargo is working very hard to give it top billing in our city?

It’s true.

Critical race theory is a divisive ideology that threatens to poison and divide the American social fabric.

Mayor Tim Mahoney thinks he knows better than lawmakers and citizens nationwide.

He values that sickly sweet social severance so much he's willing to give roughly $100,000 of taxpayer's money per annum.

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Apparently that’s the going rate for teaching your white citizens not to be racist white bigots, based solely on their skin color.

This is oxymoronic and hypocritical to say the least.

On June 1, the City Commission will vote to approve a lucrative contract for the top pick for their shiny new "director of diversity, equity (not to be confused with equality) and inclusion” spot.

The guy they’ve chosen to fill that slot is a one Dr. Terry Hogan from the racially-serene city of Chicago.

Hogan is the author of a 2019 doctoral dissertation published in Walden University’s Scholar Works titled “Race Matters: Administrators Perspectives on Affirmative Action in Higher Education.”

Just read the abstract and it is immediately apparent that the highly controversial and divisive “Critical Race Theory” was central to his thesis.

But don’t take my word for it, here is a quote from the actual abstract:

“Critical race theory provided the framework for the study.”

To be clear, the critical race theorists openly reject Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s idea of being judged not by the color of your skin, but on the content of your character.

Critical race theory rejects our founding principles of rationality, legal equity, constitutional neutrality, and incremental civil rights.

Is this the modus the city of Fargo is seriously contemplating implementing?

I guess we will find out June 1.

Leon Francis lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.