At one of the public schools in Montgomery, the largest school district in Maryland, the English teacher told ninth-grade students to take a “White Privilege Test” before reading a book about racism and police brutality.
The same prompt was given by a teacher at Sherwood School, who presented a similar test and referred students to a Vox article titled “what it means to be anti-racist,” according to the Nov. 12 Daily Caller.
The “White Privilege Test” was adapted from anti-racist activist Peggy McIntosh’s “white privilege research,” in which students had to answer “yes or no” to 25 statements.
If students answered yes to 13 or more questions, they were to consider what role “white privilege” plays in their lives.
Another questionnaire asked questions about the importance of being anti-racist, what white privilege means, and how privilege, systemic racism, and prejudice have affected students’ lives.
They are also asked questions before being given a reading of the book “All American Boys,” used to indoctrinate about injustice, racism, and police brutality.
In the book’s plot, two 16-year-olds attending the same school—one black and one white—face the repercussions of a violent act, which ultimately creates a sharp racial divide.
According to the American Library Association, the book was “banned and challenged” nationwide for promoting “profanity, drug use, alcoholism,” “anti-police views,” and “divisive themes,” according to the Daily Caller.
“As with all leftist doctrines, it’s a slippery slope of circular logic that tries to fix old (perceived) disparities by creating new ones,” author TK Sanders weighed in last month.
On the other hand, a Harvard/Harris poll conducted in June indicates that 61% of voters reject the indoctrination of children on the controversial theory that the country is “structurally racist,” which is being pushed by progressives and the Biden administration.
Indoctrination is not only given to students, but teachers have to go through it, under the pressure that they may lose their jobs if they oppose or criticize it.
Likewise, large corporations apply it to their workers, as does the telecommunications corporation AT&T, where a racial re-education campaign was launched, according to which whites “are the problem.”
The critical race theory and the indoctrination it implies has generated much discontent; in this sense, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has stated that there are no grounds to say that there is systemic racism in the United States, dismissing the idea as “a pile of horse manure.”
DeSantis challenged this idea and expressed that Florida is banning the “Marxist ideology” of critical race theory in public schools in an interview via Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” in April.