The collective of teachers’ unions known as the National Education Association (NEA) adopted a measure designed to thwart any initiative that targets so-called “anti-racist” education or Critical Race Theory (CRT), which critics have described as a form of “neo-racism.”
“The NEA will research organizations that attack educators doing anti-racist work and/or use research already conducted and develop a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals and individual educators to use when attacked,” reads the official NEA website.
“The research, resources and recommendations will be shared with members through NEA social media, an article in NEA Today and a virtual presentation/recorded webinar,” the release goes on to report.
When the news broke, criticism began to be felt, given that the statement implies that NEA will carry out a kind of persecution or “witch hunt” of those who think differently on the issue of racism.
In this regard, Chris Rufo of the Manhattan Institute, who has been one of the great leaders in the battle against critical race theory and related ideas, responded via Twitter on Thursday, July 1, by assuring that:
The national teachers union is funding an attack machine against me, @Gundisalvus, and our allies. We were born for this fight—and will show no mercy to the corrupt ideologues who are ruining American education. Swords up! This can be read in the message in which he tagged Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation.
The left is a specialist in victimizing itself in every situation of conflict and finding culprits among its enemies to justify its actions. The defenders of the CRT label those who do not consider it valid or dissent from its advocates’ mode of action as true racists, when it is evident that this is not necessarily the case.
The socialist left in the United States is succeeding in increasingly penetrating the so-called CRT. It has done so since its academic emergence in the 1970s, propped up by Democratic Party political leaders seeking the African-American vote.
The CRT is an approach that argues that racism in the United States is structural, so it focuses on trying to deconstruct the factors that foster it, and that supposedly remain implicit in laws, education, and public policies, as well as in other areas of culture.
But reality shows that with the advance of CRT, the desired effects are not being achieved. In the places where racism really exists, it continues to exist. And in the rest, the only thing that has been achieved is to generate an atmosphere of hatred and “reverse discrimination,” which refers to cases of discrimination against members of a majority or apparently dominant group, such as whites, in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group.
Such cases have become increasingly visible, especially since black rights groups have become deeply entwined with leftist ideologies, such as Black Lives Matter (BLM), which have imparted the idea of confrontation and hatred against whites.