The online fundraising website GoFundMe has shut down a campaign to help parents in a Virginia school district who have been targeted by a coalition of teachers and officials for objecting to lessons on critical race theory.
A Daily Wire investigation found 624 members of a group called Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County used Facebook to counter opponents of the controversial teaching. Critical race theory, according to one definition, proposes that white people create differences between races to “maintain elite white interests.”
The coalition, the Daily Wire said, “compiled a lengthy list of parents suspected of disagreeing with school system actions, including its teaching of controversial racial concepts – with a stated purpose in part to ‘infiltrate,’ use ‘hackers’ to silence parents’ communications, and ‘expose these people publicly.’” The Daily Wire reported the sheriff’s criminal investigations division is reviewing the matter.
Now the Washington Free Beacon reports GoFundMe has shut down the fundraising page without specifying
which term of service it violated.
Like other online platforms, GoFundMe can remove any user posts that it deems “in its sole discretion to be unacceptable,” according to its user guideline