The debate over whether critical race theory (CRT) should be taught in schools has escalated in recent months. Worried parents have spoken out and protested at school board meetings, and states around the country have tried to prohibit CRT’s inclusion in curriculums.
Amid nationwide debate over teaching the theory in schools and colleges, Donald Trump weighed in by urging lawmakers and parents to act against what he called “toxic” and “anti-American” indoctrination.
The former president sent a highly critical message about his successor President Biden, whom he blamed for spreading CRT in schools. The Biden also imposes leftist ideals onto American children and teens that allegedly divide the country by race and gender at every turn. This conflicts with Biden’s presidential campaign promise to “unite the country.”
“In classrooms across the nation, students are being subjected to a new curriculum designed to brainwash them with the ridiculous left-wing dogma known as ‘critical race theory,'” President Trump said in an opinions and editorials page article published in RealClearPolitics. “The key fact about this twisted doctrine is that it is completely antithetical to everything that normal Americans of any color would wish to teach their children.”
CRT is based on Marxist ideological class struggles, which theorize that different races live side by side in modern society, which are oppressors and the oppressed.
According to Marxism, oppressed classes can only stop being oppressed when they “recognize their enemy.” They can only free themselves from oppression by resorting to violence.
CRT supporters are already gaslighting the public while, at the same time, claiming they never intended to teach racist ideology in schools. However, the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union, just gave the game away.
BREAKING: The nation’s largest teachers union has approved a plan to promote critical race theory in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) July 3, 2021
The argument that “critical race theory isn’t in K-12 schools” is officially dead. pic.twitter.com/BMRDoAK0sA
Everything in the above ‘war plan’ is arguably either CRT or some form of racial essentialism. Christopher Rufo believes this dismisses any notion that the theory’s proponents have no intention of forcing their ideology on students. On the other hand, the Manhattan Institute senior fellow suggests all claims in the past few months are simply a ruse to silence CRT critics.
The BL understands the left is losing its struggle over CRT, and their subsequent strategy will be to convince the right side of politics to retreat by pretending the theory is no threat. However, staunch supporters are regrouping and organizing a counter-offensive with the far-left teacher’s unions.
At the time of publication, CRT was not widely taught in schools. However, any veteran of so-called culture wars will warn that once CRT is introduced into schools, it will be impossible to remove.