MORE STATES ARE SAYING NO TO CRITICAL RACE THEORY
Editor’s Note: This is partly a praise! As we know that there is a saturation of critical race theory indoctrination happening in schools, businesses, government offices, and more, we are seeing people fight back. That is great news. Here is more about the pushback on CRT happening in states across the nation…
A growing number of states are passing laws prohibiting inculcation of the quasi-Marxist Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools and other government institutions in response to mounting opposition to the ideology.
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North Carolina and Utah have passed anti-CRT bills in one legislative chamber so far. Lawmakers in several more states proposed such bills, but haven’t had much success pushing them through. . . .
Proponents of CRT have argued that the theory is “demonstrating how pervasive systemic racism truly is.”
Some of the bills aim to keep CRT out of the classroom, some are limited to bans on training government workers in CRT.
The bills don’t mention CRT specifically, but focus on its tenets, such as banning inculcation of “divisive concepts” that claim, for instance, that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously” and that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.” . . .
Some governors, such as Ron DeSantis in Florida and Kristi Noem in South Dakota, haven’t been presented with a CRT ban to sign, but have taken other actions against CRT. Florida is working on a new civics curriculum that will explicitly exclude CRT. It appears the state is also seeing its existing anti-discrimination rules as applicable against CRT. . . .
The Education Department outlined new priority criteria last month for a $5.3 million American History and Civics Education grant, as well as exemplary materials for K-12 educators. The department cited the “1619 Project” and Ibram X. Kendi’s “antiracist idea” —both of which are underpinned by CRT —as leading examples of the kind of content it wants to promote in history and civics classrooms across the country.
The grant offer was part of the reason Tennessee Rep. John Ragan introduced the state’s anti-CRT bill as a “preemptive strike,” he told The Epoch Times. . . .
Many parents first learned about CRT when schools switched to virtual instruction in response to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic last year and parents got a chance to see what their children were learning. Meanwhile, a growing number of teachers and other school staff have blown the whistle on CRT proliferation in their schools.
The language of Ragan’s bill was inspired by the executive order issued last year by President Donald Trump that banned federal agencies, contractors, subcontractors, and grantees from instructing their employees to follow CRT tenets. President Joe Biden has since rescinded the order. . . .
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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Article by Petr Svab. Photo Credit: Canva.)
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