CRT Pushback Is Taking Its Toll on Leftists
After years of unchecked indoctrination of their children, American parents may finally have had enough.
American students from grade school through college aren’t learning how to read, write, or solve equations these days. Then again, when would they have time to learn the three Rs when they haven’t even come to terms with their white supremacy or learned about their country’s racist past?
At last, we have some signs that things are changing for the better.
Parents are finally speaking up and pushing back against Critical Race Theory, but the battle has just begun. CRT is merely the latest Marxist-inspired infection to spread through our society and our schools. For decades, American children have had their minds steeped in a one-sided ideology cloaked as education.
And let’s remember: In the vast majority of situations, people advocating CRT in schools are not merely undertaking an open-minded, academic examination of a theory. Their goal is to indoctrinate and shame anyone who opposes them. They’re organized, they have a plan, and they’re in this for the long run.
Fortunately, after more than a century of Marxism in our schools, the Left isn’t getting an easy pass.
Paul Mirengoff at Power Line writes about Rydell Harrison, a Connecticut school superintendent, who resigned after facing pressure for his off-the-wall, politicized comments about the January 6 Capitol riot. Additionally, Harrison “also introduced a diversity, equity and inclusion survey for students, parents and staff. Among other things, the survey asked students as young as 11 years old about their gender identification and sexual orientation.”
There are two important issues at work: one is teachers displaying Black Lives Matter flags in their classrooms, giving out blatantly anti-Trump or anti-conservative assignments, condemning the founding fathers, forcing white students to participate in white guilt sessions, or peddling Critical Race Theory. The other is that alternative viewpoints are rarely, if ever, presented.
And we know this is part of the plan. After all, the man behind modern CRT makes it clear this is a one-sided agenda. Ibram X. Kendi, proponent of the “anti-racism” movement, states directly that “there is no debate over critical race theory.” The National Education Association agrees, pledging to fight back against those opposing CRT.
Mirengoff adds: “Whether the best response is to fire such teachers or instead to reprimand and warn them is a different question. The key point is that Americans are fighting back at the grass roots level against attempts by leftists and race mongers to take control over public schools and use them to indoctrinate students with anti-White, anti-American ideology. If administrators and teachers are feeling the heat, that’s good news, as I said, as long as the pressure does not include violence or the threat of it.”
Administrators and teachers do need to feel the heat for claiming to support academic freedom while using our children as pawns to advance a Marxist agenda. And while advocates of CRT claim that it’s not being taught in schools, the facts speak for themselves. Despite what we’ve been led to believe, those speaking out against CRT in the classroom are not all white, nor are they all Trump supporters.
Some black Americans, for example, oppose CRT because it portrays them as incapable of being successful on their own merit. According to CRT, concepts such as self-reliance, hard work, and even being polite are all considered products of white racism.
Speaking out against Critical Race Theory is a good start, but it’s not enough. And that’s why some parents are running for positions on school boards.
Yet, the battle to save our country from extreme ideologies has just begun. For too long the radical Left has taken advantage of our complacency and our trust in those who educate our children. It’s going to take time, maybe generations, to undo the damage.
Thankfully, it looks like more and more Americans have finally had enough.
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