VIDEO Why this latest chaotic CRT schoolboard meeting represents a bigger fight for 2022 – Truth about CRT

Christopher Rufo,

Journalist Christopher Rufo, who has uncovered countless documents exposing new-age ‘woke’ ideologies of major American companies and school districts, and was even un-verified on Twitter, he claims, as a result of this reporting, zeroes in on the latest Critical Race Theory schoolboard meeting in Virginia to devolve into chaos and why it is emblematic of a larger political fight for 2022. – via John Bachman Now with John Bachman, weekdays at 12PM ET on Newsmax.


THE TRUTH ABOUT CRITICAL RACE THEORY

October 5, 2020 Christopher F. Rufo

Trump is right. Training sessions for government employees amounted to political indoctrination.

Moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump during Tuesday’s debate why he “directed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory.” Mr. Trump answered: “I ended it because it’s racist.” Participants “were asked to do things that were absolutely insane,” he explained. “They were teaching people to hate our country.”

“Nobody’s doing that,” Joe Biden replied. He’s wrong.

My reporting on critical race theory in the federal government was the impetus for the president’s executive order, so I can say with confidence that these training sessions had nothing to do with developing “racial sensitivity.” As I documented in detailed reports for City Journal and the New York Post, critical race theory training sessions in public agencies have pushed a deeply ideological agenda that includes reducing people to a racial essence, segregating them, and judging them by their group identity rather than their individual merit.

The examples are instructive. At a series of events at the Treasury Department and federal financial agencies, diversity trainer Howard Ross taught employees that America was “built on the backs of people who were enslaved” and that all white Americans are complicit in the system of white supremacy “by automatic response to the ways [they’re] taught.” In accompanying documents, Ross argues that white employees can be reduced to the quality of “whiteness,” which is a form of inborn oppression, and must “struggle to own their racism.” He instructs “white managers” to conduct “listening sessions” in which black employees can explain “what it means to be Black” and be “seen in their pain,” with white employees instructed to “sit in their discomfort” and not “fill the silence” with their “own thoughts and feelings.” Black employees, Mr. Ross says, are not “obligated to like you, thank you, feel sorry for you, or forgive you.” For trainings like this, Mr. Ross and his firm have been paid $5 million over 15 years, according to federal disclosures.

At the Sandia National Laboratories, which develops technology for America’s nuclear arsenal, executives held a racially segregated training session for white male employees. The three-day event, which was led by a company called White Men As Full Diversity Partners, set the goal of examining “white male culture” and making the employees take responsibility for their “while privilege,” “male privilege” and “heterosexual privilege.” In one of the opening exercises, the instructors wrote on a whiteboard that “white male culture” can be associated with “white supremacists,” “KKK,” “Aryan Nation,” “MAGA hat” and “mass killings.” On the final day, the trainers asked the employees to write letters to women and people of color, with one participant apologizing for his privilege and another pledging to “be a better ally.”

At the Department of Homeland Security, diversity trainers held a session on “microaggressions,” based on the work of psychologist Derald Sue. In his academic work, Dr. Sue argues that white Americans have been “fed a racial curriculum based on falsehoods, unwarranted fears, and the belief in their own superiority,” and thus have been “socialized into oppressor roles.” Trainers taught Homeland Security employees that the “myth of meritocracy” and “color blindness” are foundations of racist “microaggressions” and “microinequities.” The trainers insisted that phrases such as “America is the land of opportunity,” “Everybody can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” are racist statements that harm people of color. They are merely code for “People of color are lazy and/or incompetent and need to work harder.” If a white employee disagrees, his or her point of view is dismissed as a “denial of individual racism” which the trainers deem another type of microaggression.

To any fair-minded observer, these are not “racial sensitivity trainings,” as Mr. Wallace described them at the presidential debate. They are political indoctrination sessions. While this misrepresentation is a disappointment, it isn’t a surprise. Progressive activists and their media enablers have lately been manipulating words to massage the truth: violent riots have become “mostly peaceful protests” and “defund the police” has become “reimagine public safety.” If Mr. Trump and the Republicans want to win the election, they must quickly break through this blockade of euphemisms and educate American voters about the facts. When the debate shifts from generalizations to specifics, progressives will find themselves defending the indefensible.

Christopher F. Rufo is a writer, filmmaker, and senior fellow of Manhattan Institute. He has directed four documentaries for PBS and is currently a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers critical race theory, homelessness, addiction, crime, and other afflictions.



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VIDEO USA: Degenerated Cultural Marxism In Education – Teacher Laughs While Explaining How She Disregards the Law to Continue Teaching Her Students CRT


Teacher Laughs While Explaining How She Disregards the Law to Continue Teaching Her Students CRT

By Julian Conradson September 18, 2021

Another radical leftist masquerading as an educator has been exposed after she brazenly bragged about ignoring a new state law that bans teaching radical anti-American lies like Critical Race Theory (CRT).

In June, the state of Iowa passed a law – House File 802 – prohibiting subjects related to racism or sexism training and diversity and inclusion efforts at governmental agencies and entities – Including school districts and public postsecondary educational institutions. In short, CRT has been essentially outlawed from public schools.

Petra Lange, an Iowa schoolteacher at West Des Moines’ Valley High School, appeared on a zoom call to discuss “urban anti-racism education” and happily shared what she thinks is a “clever workaround” to the state’s new law with the group. 

Her solution? Explain to her students, in great detail, what concepts are illegal to teach, then encourage them to ask as many questions about the subjects as possible. That way, she can discuss CRT without actually ‘teaching’ it, according to her.

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“I literally put the law in front of them, gave them access with a link, and I said I need to just let you know there are now concepts that it is illegal for me to teach you about according to the state of Iowa.

So I went through those ten defined concepts with them, um, so that they could see what the law was – and they immediately, by the time I think we were on the second or third one, they’re like ‘but is it legal for me to ask questions?’

I was like ‘this is only for me, you can ask as many questions as you like;’ and then i took him to the part of the law that said this law doesn’t prohibit me from answering questions.

I said ‘so if there is any question that you have about these defined concepts, you can ask them and then I can answer them.‘ *outburst of laughter*”

Truly sick… This teacher has no regard for her responsibility as a public educator and thinks that she, and her colleagues that she is encouraging, are above the law and can do whatever they please with the children in their care.

The wording in the new law does not prohibit questions from being answered about the ban, but it is entirely different for her to walk through each topic in an effort to prompt her students into asking questions.

In reality, Lange is openly defying the ban and continuing to teach her students the poisonous CRT doctrine. The state should set an example with her and show that the new law isn’t just for show. At the very least, she needs to be investigated and, if what she is bragging about is true, fired. 

It’s clear that she views her loophole as a long-term solution and has no plans to cease teaching these unamerican lies. Lange even asked her students to think about what questions they can come up with so she can build their course for the upcoming semester.

“So I said let’s just take another minute – what questions do you have that you want me to build this course around and take some time to answer. 

The questions after going through HF-802 were so much more pointed. Like one of them straight up was a sticky note that says ‘is the United States systemically racist?’ – and i was like well that would be a fascinating conversation that now we can have because you’ve asked.”

Here is the full clip:


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VIDEO Ayaan Hirsi Ali says critical race theory is ‘worst philosophy,’ teaches kids to ‘hate’ each other

Somali-born activist urges Americans not to be divided by the ‘crazy people’

By Emily Wood, Christian Post Reporter| Friday, August 06, 2021

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali participates in a panel discussion at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on March 4, 2016. | (Screengrab: YouTube/The ACU)

A Somali-born human rights activist and bestselling author condemned critical race theory (CRT) as divisive and the “worst philosophy she has ever come across” as some media and public school systems continue to endorse it.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim survivor of female genital mutilation and former member of the Dutch Parliament, warned in a recent interview with Fox News that critical race theory will teach children to “hate” each other.

“It divides us into people of different races, and it says that these racial differences are irreconcilable,” the women’s activist and Hoover Institution fellow stated, adding that the ideology seeks to divide along the lines of race, immigration, gender identity and gender. 

“It sees no reconciliation, no coming together unless the people that they describe as eternal victims, black people, people of color, women, transgender people, unless they unite to destroy and dismantle our existing institutions,” she continued. “It’s a very nihilistic, zero-sum game. It’s the worst philosophy I’ve ever come across.”

Ali has stood against various political oppressive political philosophies across the globe. She has garnered international attention over the years as a critic of Islam. She has advocated for the rights of Muslim women and has openly criticized forced marriages, honor killings, female genital mutilation and child marriage. 

The solution to the advancement of CRT in America, Ali said, is to “come together, not be driven apart by these crazy people.”

Ali said CRT teaches young children to relate to one another based on skin color and gender, which she believes will lead to them hate one another. She believes white children will grow to “hate America” because “they will feel that it’s the legacy of America that has saddled them, burdened them with this terrible history.” 

“Both sets of children will look at America and America’s legacies and institutions and all that they have either with contempt or with hatred and anger or a combination of all,” she said. 

Ali contends mainstream media have promoted CRT because they “decided that what sells is divisiveness.” She warned that the way to counter CRT is to expose it. 

In another interview with Fox News’ Dana Perino, Ali addressed the comments of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who said the American system must be dismantled.

https://video.foxnews.com/v/video-embed.html?video_id=6170796095001

“We can’t stop at criminal justice reform or policing reform,” Omar said during a press conference last year. “We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, [and] in the air we breathe.”

Ali, however, believes the American system is not perfect but is made to self-correct and address these problems on its own. 

“I don’t think we need a revolution,” she said. “I think what we have the American Declaration, the American Constitution, the American values, our system, gives us the tools to address social injustice, to address inequality, to address all the issues that we face. … I think we need to resist and say, ‘you have come to America in search of freedom, you’ve come to America in search of equality. We find it here. Our system is not perfect. We can fix it, and we do it through conversations.”

Ali said that even though “loud minority” seek to dismantle the American system, it must be preserved. Despite its young age as a nation, she said the United States has accomplished so much in its short history.  

“[America] is the one nation that has abolished slavery,” she said. “It is the one nation that has stood up for civil rights and has passed laws and has allocated huge resources to achieving or aspiring to achieve free equality. I do not believe in guaranteeing equality of outcomes. I believe in equality of opportunity.”

“I think we should reject and stand up to crazy people who say that our system, the United States of America, our America, is made up of systemic racism,” she said. 

Ali said the system helps Americans strive to “make things better” and is unlike any other country’s system. 

“So, the Ilhan Omars of this world, the Ocasio-Cortez’s of this world, I think they need to take time out to travel in the real world, other countries where you don’t have that, where there are really bad systems,” she said. 

Critical race theory is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica as “an intellectual movement and loosely organized framework of legal analysis based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of colour.”

The reference source reports that “critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.”

Proponents of CRT criticize the U.S. and Western nations as being oppressive and promoting institutional “systemic racism” or “white supremacy,” teaching that systemic racism is ingrained in many aspects of American life.

Critics contend that proponents of CRT use Marxist tactics of “class struggle” to divide people among race, gender and ethnicity. Components from the theoretical framework are being taught in some public schools, government agencies and business training programs.  

CRT has been a source of controversy in school board meetings across the country.

Emily Wood is a reporter for The Christian Post. She can be reached at: emily.wood@christianpost.com

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VIDEO Mom who survived Mao’s China calls critical race theory America’s Cultural Revolution and why

Xi Van Fleet

Xi Van Fleet delivered the speech in front of the Loudoun County School BoardLoudoun County School Board

A Virginia mom who grew up under Chairman Mao’s brutal Communist regime has angrily ripped critical race theory as “the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.”

“Critical race theory has its roots in cultural Marxism — it should have no place in our schools,” Xi Van Fleet said to cheers and applause at a Tuesday meeting of the progressive Loudoun County School Board.

“You are now teaching, training our children, to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history,” she told the meeting of the district already bitterly divided for pushing the policy that critics accuse of itself being racist.

“Growing up in Mao’s China, all of this seems very familiar,” insisted the mom, who finally fled China when she was 26.

“The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people. The only difference is they used class instead of race,” she said.

The mom — whose son graduated from Loudoun High School in 2015 — compared the current division in the US to her experience growing up under Mao Zedong, one of the most brutal rulers in history until his death in 1979.

She recalled seeing “students and teachers turn against each other,” and school names being changed “to be politically correct” as they were “taught to denounce our heritage.”

Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong brutally ruled China until his death in 1979.

“The Red Guards destroyed anything that is not Communist — statues, books and anything else,” she said.

“We were also encouraged to report on each other, just like the Student Equity Ambassador program and the bias reporting system,” she said of systems that other parents have sued over.

Van Fleet told Fox News on Wednesday that she initially planned to say more but was forced to cut her speech to a minute.

“To me, and to a lot of Chinese, it is heartbreaking that we escaped communism and now we experience communism here,” she told Fox of her strong feelings against the progressive agenda.

Ian Prior, the father of two students attending Loudoun schools, said Van Fleet’s remarks “should serve as a stark warning.”

“I think for a while now, school systems have really put this stuff in the schools right under our very noses, and we just weren’t aware,” he told Fox, saying parents were “trusting the school system to do the job.”

“It took a pandemic and all the information that parents could see with this distance learning to understand exactly what was going on.”

A group of male and female coal miners in 1968 recite in Li Se Yuan mine some paragraphs of Mao Zedong's "Little Red Book" as they celebrate Mao's "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution".
A group of male and female coal miners in 1968 recite in Li Se Yuan mine some paragraphs of Mao Zedong’s “Little Red Book” as they celebrate Mao’s “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.”

The school board in a wealthy district has become a hotbed of controversy for numerous progressive teaching policies.

This week, a judge ordered the reinstatement of a Christian teacher who had been suspended for refusing to recognize “a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa” and use transgender students’ preferred pronouns.

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VIDEO Christian teacher quits in front of school board to protest ‘highly politicized agendas’

By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter| Thursday, August 12, 2021

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People hold up signs during a rally against “critical race theory” (CRT) being taught in schools at the Loudoun County Government center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021. | AFP via Getty Images/Andrew Caballero

A Christian public school teacher resigned in front of her school board Tuesday night to protest its embrace of what she calls “highly politicized agendas” that contradict her beliefs. 

Laura Morris
Laura Morris, a teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools, resigns in protest of the school board’s embrace of a “highly politicized agenda” that contradicts her beliefs at an Aug. 10 school board meeting in Leesburg, Virginia. | Screenshot: YouTube/The Washington Examiner

Parents, community members and teachers have expressed concern about what they believe is the county’s implementation of critical race theory elements and other “woke” ideologies in the curriculum. They have also voiced concerns about a trans-affirming policy that requires teachers to use students’ preferred names and pronouns. 

Morris addressed her concerns before announcing her resignation. 

While she expressed excitement about the opportunity to follow her students from last year into fifth grade, Morris acknowledged that she has “struggled with the idea of returning to school knowing that I’ll be working yet again with a school division that, despite its shiny tech and flashy salary, promotes political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ.”

The teacher alleged that in one of her “so-called equity trainings,” she was informed that “white, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and that ‘this has to change.’”

“Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county,” she added. “Since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudoun County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you.”

Morris began to tear up as she declared: “School board, I quit. I quit your policies, I quit your trainings and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents: the children.”

The teacher expressed confidence about her ability to find employment elsewhere and encouraged “all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools.”

Noting that the school board “shut the doors to the public” who gathered to share opposition to proposed policies, Morris lamented the school district’s “lack of consideration for the growing population of concerned citizens in this division.”

She indicated that she had gained the impression that “a dissenting opinion is not allowed” on controversial matters based on emails she received from the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent last year.

According to Morris, the superintendent sent a form to her and her colleagues that they could fill out if they heard a faculty member “speaking against the controversial policies being promoted by this school board and adopted in this county.”

She maintained that the ban on “dissenting opinions” applied to her personal life as well as her professional life.

As highlighted in her biography on the Lucketts Elementary School website, Morris taught in Loudoun County Public Schools for five years and has served as a teacher for the past 10. Additionally, the biography describes Morris as “very involved with her church family.” 

Morris is not the only Loudoun County teacher to point to religious faith as a source of concern about proposed policies.

At a May 25 board meeting, physical education teacher Tanner Cross proclaimed his opposition to a proposed policy requiring teachers to address students by their preferred pronouns, regardless of their biological sex. He told the board, “I’m a teacher but I serve God first.”

“I love all my students but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences,” Cross added.“I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion.”

Cross was placed on leave shortly after making those comments. But a judge later ordered his reinstatement, arguing that Cross was speaking as a private citizen at a “forum where public comment was invited.” Loudoun County Public Schools subsequently appealed the decision.

While the Loudoun County School Board was initially scheduled to vote on making the transgender policy at Tuesday night’s meeting official, the vote was rescheduled to Wednesday evening. The school board approved the policy in a 7-2 vote. 

As previously reported, Loudoun County Public Schools has also come under fire from parents for some books that the county’s children were exposed to in ninth-grade English classes.  At a recent Loudoun County School Board meeting, parents read aloud excerpts from the books, which contained portrayals of domestic violence and sexually explicit language.

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

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VIDEO Graphic Content Warning: Crowd Gasps as Fed-Up Parents Read School’s Pornographic Books Out Loud at Board Meeting

Christine Favocci July 30, 2021

If there’s one good thing that came out of school closures, it’s that parents finally had a window into what their kids were being exposed to in the classroom — and many were horrified by what they saw.

That’s exactly what happened in Carmel, Indiana, where parents learned the full scope of the perversion being peddled to their children.

The school libraries there are filled with storybooks pushing radical transgender ideology, lessons on masturbation for middle schoolers, and novels with explicit sexual scenes including one describing a bloody rape.

At a meeting of the Carmel Clay School Board on Monday, outraged parents took turns reading excerpts from these materials.

They are so objectionable that it’s necessary to issue more than our usual warning of graphic content.Trending:Gov. Kristi Noem Signs Executive Order to Block Federal Government from Pushing Critical Race Theory

Watch at your own risk — but keep in mind, this smut is being made available to schoolchildren.

WARNING: The following video contains graphic language that some viewers will find offensive.

One parent spoke out against the “global campaign to promote sexualized material to grade school children which is heralded by the UN, championed by Planned Parenthood and is now making its way into the Carmel schools.”

She noted some of the titles available at elementary schools, including “Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship,” which uses a teddy bear to teach kids that gender isn’t determined by biology. There is also “Sparkle Boy,” about a toddler’s cross-dressing tendencies, and “Call Me Max,” in which a kindergarten girl gets a teacher to call her by a boy’s name.

(Whatever happened to reading Dr. Seuss books to schoolchildren? Oh, right — canceled by the woke mob.)

Another parent read from a novel available to Carmel high schoolers that includes a pornographic scene explicitly describing characters engaged in various sex acts. It’s too obscene to even summarize.

A third parent read from the book “It’s Perfectly Normal,” which is available to middle school children and promoted by Planned Parenthood. It teaches kids how to masturbate and is filled with nitty-gritty details.

A book called “Crank” details a disturbing rape that transpires when a young couple goes into the woods to get drunk and high on meth.

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The video of Monday’s school board meeting was uploaded to YouTube by the group Unify Carmel, which is raising the alarm on the wokeism pervading the city’s public schools.

Alvin Lui, a parent activist, told WIBC in May that he fled California to escape radical leftist ideology — only to find it in his new home in Indiana.

“If I [raised] my daughter in California, the schools and the culture there would teach her that her two most important things in life [are] that she’s Asian and she’s female,” he said.

Lui said he began to worry about his daughter’s new school when he saw ideas like critical race theory make their way into the curriculum, a change that no doubt came about when the district hired its first “diversity, equity and inclusion officer” in January.

“We saw a lot of little things before other people saw it because we’ve lived through it previously,” Lui said. “So for my wife and I, it kind of feels like we’re living through that same nightmare all over again except in the very beginning.”

Parents have already begun pushing back against other items on the woke agenda, but Monday’s meeting in Carmel revealed the sexual indecency introduced to children in public schools.

“If I were to read it to you, you wouldn’t be able to air it because it would be against FCC obscenity laws,” Lui told WXIN-TV. “Everyone was uncomfortable, and these are adults.”

To his credit, Carmel Clay Superintendent Dr. Michael Beresford said he wasn’t aware of the books until the meeting and pledged to look into them.

Carmel certainly isn’t the only place where so-called educators are sexualizing children — leftists are hard at work across the country.

They know that sexually active kids make great abortion clients for Planned Parenthood and turn into Democratic voters when they become impoverished single parents.

Transgender advocates know that if they can get a hold of kindergarten minds, they can recruit a generation of confused children. The doctors who prescribe the puberty blockers and perform the “transition” surgeries can get that much richer.

Beyond the political sphere, what we have here is a battle for the hearts and souls of American children.

This perversion tailored to kids stems from a diabolical determination to spoil their innocence and set them up for a life of servitude to sin.

Whether they know it or not, the teachers giving smut to their students are cooperating with the dark powers that would turn us away from God by shackling us to our basest desires. There’s no surer way to do that than to expose children to this filth early and often.

Americans now have the opportunity to see and hear exactly what’s going on in public schools — and it’s our job to do exactly what these parents did on Monday.

The Great American Story: A Land of Hope – CRT War on the Republic

Not that long ago, we couldn’t have imagined a time when American history wouldn’t be studied. Today, sadly, the unimaginable is upon us.

The inspiring history of our nation, passed down by generations of Americans, is being replaced by a false and dishonest narrative that depicts our nation’s history as essentially flawed and unjust.

On top of this false narrative, “critical race theory” is being used to condition young Americans to look past our common humanity and separate themselves in terms of race and skin color.

Given these developments in our schools, is it any surprise that so many young Americans are less patriotic and increasingly attracted to ideas like socialism that are destructive of liberty?

As part of its fight against these developments, Hillsdale College has produced what is becoming one of its most popular free online courses, “The Great American Story: A Land of Hope.”

Taught by Dr. Wilfred McClay, this course provides a comprehensive and unbiased account of America’s past—and a powerful counterweight to the destructive ideas behind “critical race theory.”

Hillsdale College produced this course in the belief that a proper understanding of America’s great heritage of liberty is essential to intelligent patriotism and the cause of preserving free government.

I invite you to use the link below to join over 100,000 citizens who have already enrolled for free in “The Great American Story: A Land of Hope.”

http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/the-great-american-story 

Warm regards,

Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College
Pursuing Truth and Defending Liberty Since 1844


The CRT War on the Republic

By Colleen Ann Ruggieri July 21, 2021

“George Washington was an evil man! He’s not a hero. You need to take that picture down,” my 13-year-old daughter admonished my brother while standing in his home. “He slaughtered Native Americans and owned slaves. My social studies teacher taught me all about him.”   

“And you are sending your kids to that school?” my brother asked. I shook my head and vowed to investigate while gazing at his copy of “The Prayer at Valley Forge” by Arnold Friberg. It has always been one of my favorite works of art, and in our family, the portrait is symbolic of the power of prayer and what it means to be an American. 

 I would not condemn my daughter’s instructor until I knew the whole story. However, I could not get over her dismissal of Washington’s role as a Revolutionary War hero and his place in history as the first president of the United States. 

In our family, this was the opening of the Critical Race Theory can of worms in the Olentangy Local School District, a system that began as a one-room schoolhouse in the early 1900s and grew to be Ohio’s sixth-largest public school system. 

As it turns out, my daughter’s teacher, a self-proclaimed lover of “hard history,” is a disciple of anti-racist teaching. Parents in our community have testified that they do not object to lesson plans presenting multiple perspectives of history and they support diversity training; they disagree when instructors present revisionist history as fact and disavow the United States Constitution. Unfortunately, this seems to be lost on educators like my daughter’s teacher, who tweets praise for activists such as Hasan Kwami Jeffries, an Ohio State University professor who was contracted by OLSD to provide professional development. 

On one of Jeffries’ instructional slides, he states that 1619 is our country’s origin, and that “Racism is encoded in our DNA.” After uncovering this, parents began protesting Jeffries’ teachings and the fact that teachers had been given the green light to implement anti-racist, CRT ideas into their lessons. Unabashed, Jeffries taunted them on Twitter. His assault continues, as he attacked Republicans and Tweeted multiple CRT endorsements last month.  On July 4th he echoed the assault on George Washington’s place in American history.   

Even after sharing Jeffries’ social media posts, school board members and administrators insisted that the district was not teaching CRT. When parents brought evidence forward, the “CRT is not in our curriculum” message continued, and the school board president charged parents with “conflating national media reports” with what was going on in their kids’ classrooms. 

Trained in equity and inclusion, teachers all over the country are operating as Marxist social justice activists. Parents are fighting to take back their schools. On defense, newspapers, along with local and national television news broadcasts, rage against reason with slanted stories arguing that conservative parents refuse to acknowledge history over heritage and that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools and the Republican party is racist and soulless

This hit home for Olentangy parents reading the July 17th lead story of the Columbus Dispatch, a paper that serves a metropolitan area of two million people and is owned by Gannet, America’s largest newspaper publisher. The top-of-the-fold, front-page article “Future of Critical Race Theory Debate” includes coverage of the most recent Olentangy Local School District board meeting. 

Months prior to that meeting, parent groups voiced concern that school officials were placing a stronger emphasis on equity and inclusion and emotional and social learning than on academics. However, the Dispatch story leads readers to believe that only three parents and a student were at the board meeting to speak in opposition to teachers’ use of CRT in classrooms. The story’s lie of omission is that school board policy limits community participation to thirty minutes at meetings, with each speaker having a maximum speaking time of five minutes. 

During the meeting, two parents gave their speaking time to former Ohio State football player Dimitrious Stanley who delivered his objections to Critical Race Theory and shared how anti-racist teachings negatively impact his interracial family. The reporter writing the story failed to acknowledge that parents filled an entire side of a high school auditorium and that numerous families had been in contact with administrators in objection to assignments and projects promoting the 1619 Project as the beginning of America, presenting Marxism as a superior form of government, and examining how Caucasian students have used white privilege to harm minorities. 

The Dispatch story reports that a local petition against teaching CRT had fewer than 200 signatures but fails to mention the

 

community’s Change.org petition which has been signed by more than 1,200 objectors. By neglecting to provide background information and extended facts about the board meeting, the Dispatch, like so many other media outlets, marginalized parents’ concerns and portrayed them as outliers. 

Should anyone really care about these school official denials and the media’s attempted manipulation? The answer lies in the Illusory Truth Effect, the phenomenon in which the repetition of ideas makes them easier to process. Ultimately, the fluency in which people receive information creates a perfect method of disseminating fiction-over-fact because the more often people hear ideas, the more likely that some might start to believe them. Americans cannot escape corporate media headlines stating that America is systemically racist and that CRT is only taught at colleges.

While truth-seeking citizens will see through these swirling sound bites, some viewers will fall victim to false claims and choose to criticize, ostracize, and demonize anyone who goes against the media machine, including neighbors, friends, and family. Don’t want the “hard truth” taught exclusively? You’re racist! Voted for Trump? You’re a white supremacist! The endgame of this media manipulation is a fractured nation, a fallen Republic that is devoured and destroyed by revisionist history-driven socialists. 

In a correspondence sent to Thomas Lomax on March 12, 1799, Thomas Jefferson shared sentiments that transcend time:

The spirit of 1776 is not dead. It has only been slumbering. The body of the American people is substantially republican. But their virtuous feelings have been played on by some fact with more fiction; they have been the dupes of artful maneuvers, & made for a moment to be willing instruments in forging chains for themselves. But time & truth have dissipated the delusion, & opened their eyes. 

Indeed, though mainstream media outlets dishonestly dismiss dissident parents and categorize free-thinking objectors as ignorant, ill-intentioned fascists who are trying to protect their way of life at others’ expense, parents will not be thwarted. Public teachers will no longer go unchecked as they strive to suppress cognitive dissonance and dupe their students into believing that the Western ideals of capitalism, individualism, and equality should no longer serve as America’s foundation. Media moguls and teachers-turned-ideologues have underestimated how many people are willing to break the chains and engage in a modern revolution to protect our Republic. Americans know that the truth will set them free, and they will refuse to drown in the river of miseducation, manipulation, and misinformation. 

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Ben Carson: Critical Race Theory Is About ‘Dividing People’ and ‘Creating Strife’

‘It’s about creating the kind of division and strife that allows control’

By: Jack Murphy  |@NeonNettle on 19th July 2021

Carson aid children should be taught that slavery was not unique to America

Ben Carson, the former housing and Urban Development Secretary, blasted the Marxist Critical Race Theory being taught to children in schools during a speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit.

“Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, what is that really about?” Carson asked.

“It’s about dividing people.”

“It’s about creating the kind of division and strife that allows control.”

“We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘divide and conquer.’ That’s what it’s about,” he said.

He added that children should be taught that slavery was not unique to America and noted the nation fought a civil war to end it.

carson said critical race theory and the 1619 project is about dividing people
Carson said Critical race theory and the 1619 Project is about dividing people

“Slavery is not unique to the United States of America,” he said.

“There’s been slavery since there’s been societies in the world, and today there are more slaves in the world than there were in 1863 when the Emancipation Proclamation was put forth.”

“It was a horrible, horrible institution, but we are not unique in that sense. We were unique in another sense — we were willing to fight a civil war to stop it. That makes us very unique. And that’s what we should be teaching our children,” he said.

“Yes, it was horrible, but that we had enough people with the moral rectitude to recognize that this was not something that we could stand for no matter what the economic gains were, and there were people who were willing to give their lives to stop such a horrible institution from flourishing in our country,” he continued.

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‘We were willing to fight a civil war’ to stop slavery,’ Carson said

Carson also slammed children being forced to wear masks in school.

“And can you imagine the poor little children these days? You gotta wear a mask to go to school.”

“Even when you’re very young, and you’re learning how to look at people’s facial expressions and correlate that to what they’re saying. Now you can’t even look at their facial expressions — that’s a big sociological problem,” he said.

“And then you’re told you may be carrying some horrible disease, and even though you may not be sick, you might give it to your grandmother, and she might die.”

“Well, guess what, unfortunately, grandmothers do die. But now you got this kid feeling guilty that somehow he’s responsible for it,” he said.

He noted that white children are taught their ancestors created all the problems, which he noted has an effect on a child’s developing self-image.

“What would that do to a young person? And if that’s not enough, you may not be a girl or a boy.”

“Now how are you supposed to develop an appropriate self-image with all of this coming at you?” he asked rhetorically.

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Letter cites professor’s ‘full-throttled attack on our country’

By WND News Services July 8, 2021

By Ailan Evans
Daily Caller News Foundation

Tennessee Rep. Mark Green sent a letter to the Air Force on Thursday demanding the removal of an academy professor who advocated teaching critical race theory to military cadets.

The letter, addressed to Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth, called for the removal of Professor Lynne Chandler Garcia from her teaching position after she had written an opinion in The Washington Post defending her decision to teach critical race theory (CRT). Garcia argued that CRT helped “students identify the structural racism and inequality that has been endemic in American society.”

CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches students to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.

“Professor Lynne Chandler García’s full-throttled attack on our country and her support for Critical Race Theory render her unqualified to teach in one of our prestigious military academies,” Green wrote in the letter.

“Disparaging the United States as a racist country should disqualify anyone from teaching at one of our country’s most prestigious institutions,” Green said in a press release Thursday.

Garcia had argued that the U.S. Constitution “has been used to perpetuate legal discrimination” and that professors should teach students “a sensitive understanding” of the founding document, arguing “racism was ingrained in the system.” She also said CRT was essential for officers to “comprehend the unique experiences and concerns of their diverse troops.”

“How are our future Air Force leaders supposed to take an oath to defend the Constitution if they are being taught that it is racist and promotes inequality?” Green wrote.

Green said the Constitution has brought “freedom and self-governance” to the U.S. and nations around the world, and argued CRT served only to “decrease morale, retention, and unit cohesion.”

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley dismissed criticism of CRT as “white rage” in June, comparing critics of the doctrine to those who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Milley insisted CRT “matters to our military and the discipline and cohesion of this military.”

This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation.


July 10, 2021

By Erin Coates, The Western Journal

A mother revealed that she was allegedly instructed to treat kids differently in a Slinger, Wisconsin, classroom based on the color of their skin during a Slinger School District Board meeting in June.

“I was one of those parents that did sign up to help in the classroom, and I was shocked,” Robin H. told the board.

She explained that the agency Slinger uses to staff substitute teachers requires those teachers to take and pass a series of online courses.

“It seems very harmless, only about an hour or less long. But you have to go through, and you are taught to treat individuals differently in the classroom by the color of their skin,” Robin said.

“You are taught, and told, that if you go into the classroom that you are applying to go into, that if you go into it colorblind, quote-unquote colorblind, that you are racist.”

She added that she has screenshots and information to back up her claims.

“That is in the online courses that you are required to take and pass to be a substitute teacher in the classrooms currently at Slinger, in the Slinger school system,” she said.

“You are told and taught that if you have any kind of views that are colorblind, that is racist, and if you treat children the same, that you are racist and that you are not treating them well and that they should have different consequences for the same action based on the color of their skin.”

Superintendent Daren Sievers responded that he would have liked to have had Robin’s information before the meeting so that it could have been investigated and acted upon as needed months ago.

He reiterated an early comment from assistant superintendent Jim Curler, adding, “If an assignment comes up of concern, we need to do it that moment. Not later on.”

The board had been discussing concerns about critical race theory in the school district.

“It’s not something we are promoting, and I can guarantee that the school board that I work for and the community I work for, that if this was something that we were moving towards, this would be publicized and we would seek community input,” Curler said.

Another parent at the meeting called for an audit of the curriculum in response to parent concerns.

“We can’t just assume that it’s not there,” parent Bill Brewer said, adding that the ideology could “creep in” to the lesson plan.

President Joe Biden has signaled support for teaching critical race theory in classrooms across the country, according to National Review.

The Department of Education proposed a new rule in April to establish priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs.

The Western Journal reached out to the Slinger School District for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

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Teachers unions meanwhile mobilizing against campaign to ban CRT

By Art Moore July 9, 2021

President Joe Biden meets with U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., to talk about passing an infrastructure bill on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

Amid denials by public educators that they are teaching Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools, the White House on Friday indicated President Biden supports the teaching of CRT principles, which view the world through a Marxist lens that regards all white people as oppressors.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was responding to a question from Real Clear News reporter Philip Wegmann regarding Biden’s stance in light of the National Education Association’s recent approval of a resolution defending CRT.

Psaki didn’t push back on the use of the term Critical Race Theory, replying that children should learn about existing “systemic racism.”

“The president believes that in our history, there are many dark moments and there is not just slavery and racism in our history, there is systemic racism that is still impacting society today,” she said.

“And he believes, as I believe, as a parent of children, that kids should learn about our history.”

Psaki said that as the spouse of an educator, the president “continues to believe that children should learn not just the good, but also the challenging in our history, and that’s part of what we’re talking about here, even as it’s becoming political charged.”

Last weekend, the NEA, the nation’s largest teachers association, adopted a pledge at its annual meeting to “share and publicize” information on CRT, “what it is and what it is not,” the Post Millenial reported.

The resolution states the “USA’s economy/social order is built on interactions between different cultures/races” and that “to deny opportunities to teach truth about Black, Brown, and other marginalized races minimalizes the necessity for students to build efficacy.”

The union will educate members who “want to learn more and fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric.”

The plan will provide a “study that critiques empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society, and that we oppose attempts to ban critical race theory and/or The 1619 Project.”

The NEA also wants to partner with Black Lives Matter to create special education materials based on Critical Race Theory. And it urges the implementation of new special days in the school calendar, including a celebration of George Floyd’s birthday on Oct. 14. The union envisions it as “a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression.”

The head of another major teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers, has vowed to defend educators who implement CRT in classrooms.

“Mark my words: Our union will defend any member who gets in trouble for teaching honest history. Teaching the truth is not radical or wrong. Distorting history and threatening educators for teaching the truth is what is truly radical and wrong,” said Randi Weingarten in a virtual speech to the AFT on Tuesday.

The real bullies on race

DAVID LIMBAUGH SUGGESTS TREATING ALL PEOPLE OF ANY COLOR ‘AS INDIVIDUALS MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE’

By David Limbaugh July 8, 2021

As absurd, extreme and reckless as the American left has been on race, and despite growing public disapproval of their antics, they are doubling down rather than pulling back.

On the Fourth of July, Utah’s Black Lives Matter chapter described the American flag as “a symbol of hatred.”

“When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around,” it declared. “When we see this flag we know the person flying it is a racist. When we see this flag we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred.”

Lex Scott, the chapter’s founder, was hardly sorry when called out on the statement. “Ever since we put up the post, our page has been flooded with hatred from people who fly the flag,” said Scott. “And we want to thank those people for proving our point.” It seems that all flag-waving patriots are to be lumped in with the Ku Klux Klan, because according to Scott, the Klan “proudly” waves the flag at their rallies. I’m sure it would never occur to Scott that her categorical smear smacks of the same type of shameful mindset that drives racism.

Scott’s statements are not representative of the left, you say? Well, how often have you heard a progressive condemn or even mildly criticize Black Lives Matter? Have you ever heard one criticize its Marxist roots? Aren’t you more likely to see leftists defending the organization and imploring us to understand its genuine grievances?

It’s not just Black Lives Matter – not by a long shot. Pretty much the entire leftist freight train is steamrolling its way through our cultural, educational and media institutions – even our bar associations – not to stamp out actual racism but to ensure that it thrives, to force people to obsess on it as much as they do and to divide us as a people along racial lines.

A friend’s son was given an assignment in a university writing class requiring him, essentially, to explain why white people are privileged and bad. You can nitpick over my words, but you’ve surely heard similar stories. But be careful that you don’t confirm that you’ve heard of such experiences lest you be accused of “white fragility,” you know, the unwillingness to condemn yourself as a racist for what others may or may not have done, and your audacity in disputing the narrative. Just imagine being wrongly accused of one of the most egregious sins imaginable and lifting one of your pinkies in self-defense. How dare you!

Consider a less anecdotal example. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten asserted that many GOP legislators “are bullying teachers (on the subject of race) and trying to stop us from teaching students accurate history.” She shared her views during a livestreamed conference billed as “How to Be an Antiracist.” This teachers union has some 1.7 million members, incidentally.

Illustrating her formidable skill at projection, she allowed that these Republicans might just be trying to “raise the temperature on race relations because of the next election.” Even more delusionally, she claimed that “culture warriors are labeling any discussion of race, racism or discrimination as (Critical Race Theory) to try to make it toxic” – as if conservatives launched the so-called culture wars, and as if we are the ones toxifying society through endless, fraudulent stereotypical racial smears.

Apparently, Weingarten is outraged that 26 states – so far – have introduced bills or taken other action to limit or ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools. She’s not alone. The National Education Association just passed a resolution to “fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric.” The stated intent of the broader resolution – New Business Item 39 – is to share and publicize research that “critiques empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society.” Orwell was obviously a piker.

The NEA also allocated $56,500 to “research organizations attacking educators doing anti-racist work.” And they want to talk to us about bullying?

These progressive educators don’t think it’s appropriate for parents to stand up against teaching ideas euphemistically dressed up as “accurate history” even though poll after poll shows that a strong majority of Americans have a negative view of CRT?

I’m old enough – actually, my kids are old enough – to remember when our society overwhelmingly embraced Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that all people be judged by the content of the character rather than the color of their skin. How far we’ve descended.

Don’t be bullied by those seeking to intimidate you with false charges of racism from standing up for your children, for accurate history and for promoting the laudatory goal of seeing and treating people of all races as individuals made in God’s image.

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