Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe removed a fundraiser by a group of parents in a Virginia school district who are against the teaching of critical race theory and are the target of an online mob.
The crowdfunding platform claimed that the fundraiser violated its policies, but did not mention which policy.
As we previously reported, a Facebook group of teachers, parents, and school district board members of the Loudoun County School Board, called “Anti-Racist Parents,” started a campaign to attack parents opposing the controversial critical race theory. The theory asserts that Americans are inherently racist and attempts to help people identify their biases. But critics of the theory claim that it actually contributes to more racism.
The “anti-racist” group launched an attack on opponents of critical race theory by encouraging members to compile a list of people suspected of disagreeing with the school district’s anti-racism efforts, the objective being to “expose these people publicly.”
To achieve their goal, a member of the group proposed infiltrating their opponents groups and even using hackers. The sheriff’s office launched an investigation into the matter.
After the opponents of critical race theory began facing intimidation from the “anti-racist” group, Scott Mineo, the head of the group called Parents Against Critical Theory (PACT), launched a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe. A member of the anti-racism group, Charlotte McConnell, who is also a member of the school board, responded by calling on fellow members to report the fundraiser.
On March 25, GoFundMe removed the fundraiser over violation of its policies. But GoFundMe did not tell Mineo what policies his fundraiser had violated.