Segregation Did Happen in Texas Classroom!

The rights of parents are being circumvented by some school districts who are experimenting on Texas students.  How many parents know this?  How many parents are fearful of retribution?  How many parents look the other way or are in denial?

It’s time for parents to stand against these tyrannical school districts that are pursuing their perverse Marxist agenda.  One such parent doing that is Brandi Lininger who had a fifth grader at Leon Springs Elementary school.  This school is located at 23881 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257 and is part of the Northside Independent School District.   

On January 18, 2022, her 5th grade student was subjected to an experiment that literally separated the students in her class. It was a day-long “lesson” where the dark haired students were separated from the light haired students.  The dark haired children were treated with dignity and respect as the “privileged” students and told that the blond and red haired students were treated as inferior. 

When told of this by her daughter, Mrs. Lininger immediately reached out to Congressman Chip Roy.  The congressman became actively involved by sending a letter to the Superintendent Brian T. Woods requesting information about the situation as Lininger described.  The letters are part of this article.   

Dear Superintendent Woods,

I am alarmed by recent reports that Northside Independent School District (NISD) teachers conducted a radical social experiment on fifth-grade students without parental consent or knowledge. Any attempts by teachers to override parental authority to infuse radical critical race theory-based ideology into school curricula must be immediately addressed.

According to said reports, teachers at Leon Spring Elementary School, just outside of San Antonio, subjected their fifth-grade class to an “equity” lesson in which they segregated 10-year-old children by hair color, labeling the dark-haired ones as “privileged” and the light-haired ones as “not as intelligent.”

The teachers then reportedly instructed the light-haired students to clean up after the “privileged” ones. Finally, the teachers were said to show the class clips from the film “4 Little Girls,” which depicts graphic images of dead black children. One parent shared that – following the lesson – her child was so upset from the film’s graphic imagery that she was unable to sleep alone in her own room that night.1

San Antonio parents are deeply disturbed not only by this blatant attempt to circumvent their authority, but also that this radical teaching was allowed to infiltrate their children’s schools. As you are aware, on June 15, 2021, Governor Abbott signed into law House Bill 3979, which prohibits educators from teaching students that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex,” or that “individuals should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual’s race.”2 Therefore, this “equity” lesson appears to be a direct and deliberate violation of Texas law. Students should never be taught to view each other through the lens of race. Therefore, I request answers to the follow questions:

1. Was any federal funding used for the teaching of this “lesson”?

2. Who approved the teaching of this “lesson”, and when was it approved?

3. Did Leon Springs Elementary School notify parents of this activity ahead of time? If not, why not?

4. What measures is Northside ISD taking to ensure this or similar exercises are not taught again?

Thank you for attention to this important matter;

I look forward to your response.

Chip Roy Member of Congress

Rep. Roy demands Texas school district answer for radical ‘equity’ instruction given to fifth-graders 

Superintendent Brian T. Woods responded as follows:

Brian Woods’s letter responses to Congressman Roy’s questions were:

No federal funding was used

Basically that the school Principle assumed responsibility

A general communications was sent home with the student on January 17 but no specifics were described such as the film and the activity. 

Several follow up meetings were held for teachers to review age appropriate lessons. 

Finally, the Superintendent wrote that at no time were the students subjected to race ideology, that one race is superior to another race.  And that no Critical Race Theory was introduced to the students.  This of course is in direct contradiction to the mother asserting that her daughter and the other 5th grade students had indeed been separated by hair color.  Symbolizing separation by race.

In Mrs. Lininger’s correspondence to me she wrote:

“Our parental rights were violated and the school and district have refused to inform parents about these lessons even after they agree that neither lesson was age appropriate nor were they a part of the district curriculum.  It gives me the impression that they’re hoping to sweep this under the rug so it goes away and so they don’t have to be held accountable for their choices.”

What is more disturbing is the documentary film, “4 Little Girls” a Spike Lee production, that the students were made to view in their English Language Arts class.  This too was without parental permission and occurred on January 25-27.

According to Mrs. Lininger, “The PG-14 documentary, “4 Little Girls”, was shown for 3 full class periods. There was no permission slip sent to parents, or any mention of the documentary at all, and our daughter was traumatized by it.”

The “general communication” that Superintendent Woods speaks of in his letter to Congressman Roy was not sent to the parents of the 5th grade.

The images were so disturbing that even I could not bear to see them.  Here is just one of them.  It is a documentary of what happened on Sunday, September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.  The church was bombed by members of the Ku Klux Klan.  The girls were between 11 and 14 years old and were in attendance at the church service.


Mrs. Lininger did speak to the Principle, Gracie Espinoza, who could only describe her hurt “feelings”.  Crying “I’m so sorry I just want to be transparent with you because my feelings are hurt.”  No mention of the harm done to the students.  Still no notification or explanation to the parents on what had happened on the Spike Lee production.  In fact, on May 19, 2022 Jessica Palomares, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Administration sent an email advising Mrs. Lininger that the matter had been thoroughly investigated and appropriate action had been taken and both the Superintendent and board of trustees were fully aware.  She also suggested she reach out to Erick Craig, the district hearing officer, who would assist her in the process of a grievance.  Mrs. Lininger is presently in the process of Level 2 grievance. 

Mrs. Lininger’s district 6 representative is Carol Harle.  She requested a face to face meeting via email and is yet to hear from her. 

On May 24, 2022 Mrs. Lininger stood before the NSISD and passionately pleaded with them to give the parents transparency of what is happening in the classroom and that inappropriate films and experiments violate state law, HB3979 SB3. 

(6)  No teacher, administrator, or other employee in

any state agency, school district, campus, open-enrollment charter

school, or school administration shall require, or make part

of a course the following concepts: (1) one race or sex is

inherently superior to another race or sex;

Bill Text: TX HB3979 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced | LegiScan

All parents need to raise their voice and oppose such experiments and inappropriate films in the classroom.  Parental rights must be given preference over the collective opinions of the principle and teachers. 

You can hear Mrs. Lininger at 1:10 minutes

School has let out but that doesn’t mean parents have to stop being vigilant during summer school and the coming school year.  In fact, 4 school board members’ terms will expire in 2023 and parents should be thinking about replacements.

The NSISD Board Members are:

Joseph H. Medina           Secretary          District 1    Current term: 2019-2023

Gerald B. Lopez               Vice President District 2    Current term: 2019-2023

M'Lissa M. Chumbley    Trustee              District 3    Current term: 2019-2023

Robert Blount, Jr.           Trustee              District 4    Current term: 2019-2023

Corinne Saldana             Trustee              District 5    Current term: 2021-2025

Carol Harle, Ph.D.          Trustee              District 6    Current term: 2021-2025

Karen Freeman              President           District 7    Current term: 2021-2025

Members of the Board of Trustees | Northside Independent School District (

Our youth are the future of this country and must be safe guarded not only from physical harm but from the radical Marxist indoctrination that is presently consuming our society.  Parents must speak out at school board meetings and demand answers that affect the mental well-being of their children.  Transparency of what goes on in the classroom is part of the solution.  Another solution is to replace school board members with members that listen to parents.


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