In a new video released by Project Veritas, a self-described “evil salesman,” who admitted to violating Georgia laws by selling school districts curricula that contained critical race theory teachings, accused the news organization of taking his statements “out of context” while simultaneously doubling down on his remarks.
Project Veritas released a series of videos this week of curriculum salesman Dr. Quintin Bostic admitting to an undercover journalist that he disguises critical race theory teachings as diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“If you don’t say the word ‘critical race theory,’ you can technically teach it,” Bostic stated in one of the videos posted by the organization earlier this week.
Bostic admitted that the state government and the school districts are unaware that his curriculum contains critical race theory concepts.
At one point, Bostic referred to himself as “an evil salesman.”
Bostic, who is also a content manager for Teaching Lab, a nonprofit organization “with a mission to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning for educational equity,” referred to his employer as “a scam lab.”
He accused the organization of secretly running a “for profit” by selling products produced with grant funding.
“My boss [Teaching Lab CEO Sarah Johnson] is a freaking psychopath. … She’s running a nonprofit but it’s for profit,” Bostic said.
Teaching Lab released a statement in response to Bostic’s claims, saying in part, “Project Veritas, a widely discredited activist group, released deceptively produced and edited videos of a Teaching Lab employee. The views expressed by the employee in these recordings are not the views of Teaching Lab, and are inaccurate and regrettable.”
Even though the organization claimed the undercover videos produced by Project Veritas were deceptive, the nonprofit added that Bostic “has been placed on administrative leave pending further review.”
Teaching Lab also denied Bostic’s allegations that the organization sold grant-funded products.
Project Veritas released a third video on Thursday in which the organization founder, James O’Keefe, confronts Bostic about claims he made while secretly being filmed by an undercover journalist.
O’Keefe asked Bostic why he referred to himself as an “evil salesman,” to which Bostic replied that “it’s just a word I use.”
Bostic initially denied referring to Teaching Lab as “a scam lab.” He then explained that his remarks were “definitely taken out of context.”
“If I publish every second of my conversation with you, you will still say that it’s out of context,” O’Keefe argued.
“I could,” Bostic replied. “You don’t have any background understanding of the work that I do, the ‘why’ behind my work, and things of that sort.”
The curriculum salesman defended his deceptive practices as “good work” and said it does not bother him that he is hiding CRT curriculum from the public.
Bostic said that he does not believe his actions are against the law. However, he noted that if his work were found to be illegal, he would “figure out how to navigate around that.”
“You cannot teach critical race theory to kindergarteners, let’s be very clear when I say that. Critical race theory is a framework that help us to guide conversations about race and racism,” Bostic stated.
O’Keefe then asked, “But is that what you’re doing through the guise of DEI, per your own words?”
Bostic confirmed again that CRT teachings are hidden within DEI.
He also noted that Georgia banned schools from teaching CRT, but it has not outlawed each individual concept rooted in CRT.
“The state of Georgia does not have a rule that says we should not teach students to see color,” Bostic explained as an example.
O’Keefe replied, “It says, ‘critical race theory.'”
“Exactly,” Bostic stated.
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