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June 11, 2021

Backlash Against CRT Is Growing

Parents rise up and push back against racist Marxist ideology.

It’s becoming clear that as more parents learn about Critical Race Theory and find out that it’s being taught to their children in local schools they are becoming incensed. And they’re fighting back.

The most recent and maybe the most significant example comes from Loudoun County, Virginia, where a judge ordered an elementary gym teacher, Tanner Cross, reinstated to his position after the school board suspended him for daring to criticize their proposed “transgender” policy. Loudoun County parents have now woken up to this “woke” indoctrination being passed off as education and are boldly speaking out against it.

During the Loudoun County school board’s most recent meeting this week, a Chinese woman who had suffered through Mao Tse-Tung’s Communist dictatorship addressed the board. She pointedly noted that CRT was “very familiar” and that “the only difference is they used class instead of race.” She concluded, “This is, indeed, the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The Critical Race Theory has its roots in cultural Marxism. It should have no place in our schools.”

But as previously referenced, Loudoun County is not the only place where individuals are pushing back against CRT indoctrination in schools. An English teacher in Dwight-Englewood School, a top New Jersey prep school, tendered her resignation on the grounds that the school was creating a “hostile culture of conformity and fear” because of its embrace of CRT. In her resignation letter to the school, she wrote, “The school’s ideology requires students to see themselves not as individuals, but as representatives of a group, forcing them to adopt the status of privilege or victimhood. As a result, students arrive in my classroom accepting this theory as fact. People born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed. Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on. This is the dominate and divisive ideology that is guiding our adolescent students.”

Columbia University professor of linguistics John McWhorter, who is a black man, has long decried woke Left’s “anti-racism,” which is based on CRT, saying it has all the earmarkings of a religious cult. This past Wednesday, McWhorter encouraged parents to pull their children out of Dwight-Englewood School if they are “truly anti-racist.” This, he argued, is the only course of action that “will arrest these misguided Elect parishioners from their quest to forge a new reality for us all.”

Following the demands of parents, several states have begun passing legislation banning the indoctrination of CRT in public schools, with Iowa becoming the latest to do so, joining Idaho, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Florida’s State Board of Education just did likewise. In signing her state’s bill this week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stated, “Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes, not education. It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone’s character. I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.”

It is encouraging to see more people waking up to and pushing back against the dangerously toxic, divisive, and racist CRT ideology. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a rapidly growing movement that spreads across America.

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