An increase in incidents
Holscher, who lives in Overland Park, says fears of critical race theory is getting in the way of schools dealing with other incidents after a photo surfaced of racist homecoming proposal at a nearby high school in Olathe, Kansas.
The school condemned the image, but three weeks before that a father condemned efforts to expand race education in Olathe schools.
"I'm here to state my opposition to DEI, critical race theory or the derivatives thereof being instructed, indoctrinated or even hinted at in the school district," said John Highfill at a Olathe Public School board meeting last month.
"Every piece of this propaganda that will reveal itself in the false doctrines of White fragility, White rage, White privilege and the like is just that. False."
Holscher has been getting emails over the past couple of months from White parents complaining that they are worried about their kids being taught to hate their White skin.
But Holscher says "we don't have CRT in our schools. Second, that's not at all, what's happening as far as any type of teaching about teaching children to, to not like their White skin, that's just not happening."
Parents like Julie Stutterheim feel that her peers need to wake up to the reality of what's really going on in schools.
"I watched my White daughter, my older daughter, grow up and not experience the things that my younger daughter has to experience. So that's been really tough to see."