Published on 2nd August 2021. Article updated on 3rd August 2021
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A high school principal in Colleyville says his bosses ordered him to remove a photo of him embracing his wife from social media.
Colleyville Heritage High School Principal James Whitfield has faced sharp criticism from some parents who are accusing him of teaching critical race theory.
One of those parents complained about the photo and the district ordered Whitfield to take it down. He said the district wouldn’t tell him why.
He looked online and immediately saw a photo of him and his wife on the beach — a photo shot by a professional photographer on their anniversary.
“I look at the picture, and I look at the words above it, and it says, ‘Is this the Dr. Whitfield we want leading our schools?’ I showed it to my wife, who immediately begins to well up with tears,” he said.
Whitfield’s wife Kerrie said she took the photo to mean a black man with a tattoo on his arm was inappropriate. But James Whitfield said he took it to mean the issue was he was in an interracial relationship.