The left avoids the term “critical race theory” and instead uses terms like social justice, equity, diversity training, anti-racism, culturally responsive pedagogy, anti-bias, and inclusion.
Businesses, colleges, government institutions, and school districts around the country have developed their own, unique titles for this type of teaching and training.
This makes it easy for the left to say things like: “We’re not teaching CRT” or “CRT is a term made up by Republicans” or “CRT is a QAnon/right wing conspiracy theory.”
While these institutions may not always openly label their extremist ideas about race critical race theory, we all know it is alive and well. It’s not new. And the left is engaged in a game of semantics.
I guess we should thank lockdowns for bringing classrooms into our homes and allowing parents and citizens all over the country to see exactly what is being taught to American children.
Students of all ages are being taught racism under the guise of equity and social justice. These teachings have opened our eyes to the indoctrination going on in every level of our society.
“Why don’t you want justice?”
“Don’t you think equity and inclusion are a good thing?”
I’ve had this exact conversation with the high school principal at the school two of my children attend. Yes, I want justice. Yes, I want to include people. But that’s not what is going on here.
What the schools are doing is making children pay for the sins of their ancestors.
So, what do we do?
If your school district is anything like mine, they don’t call it CRT and they insist people who use that term are crazy, right-wing conspiracy theorists.
Start by finding out what your school district calls it—usually you can find it on the district website.
It will be concealed as a number of different things. Most common is something including “social justice,” “equity and diversity,” “multicultural education,” or “social-emotional learning,” which is the most deceptive because it doesn’t sound like it involves race at all.
Once you learn what they call it, start using their terminology. Fight fire with fire. Find a teacher in your school district who isn’t on board with this kind of teaching.
Maybe you can get that teacher to share with you what curriculum the school is using.
Sometimes the district isn’t using a specific curriculum, though. In my experience, teachers can be left to source their lessons from any resources they see fit.
This is particularly dangerous, considering many school districts are hiring activist teachers, who are self-proclaimed experts in “racial education” and are usually involved with movements like Black Lives Matter.
Talk to your children. The best thing we can do is instruct our own children. Teach them the truth and arm them with facts about CRT so they know how to identify it in school and can report back to you.
Then what? Expose it. Send what you find to conservative media. Post it on social media.
Go to the school board meetings and speak, email the board. Send the information to all your parent friends and ask them to make calls and send emails as well.
Most of all, let the school know your student will not participate in these lessons. Tell the school they need to find an alternative assignment or they can just excuse your child altogether.
Friends, this is a war, and we have to fight strategically.
It’s difficult to do with such an emotionally charged issue, but if we can take a step back, look at it from a higher level, and approach this strategically, we can and we will win the battle for the soul of our country.
The above comes from an August 18 post by The Federalist.
Just like with the LGBTQ+ “curriculum,” please do not presume that these revisionist and Marxist history and other social studies are not in Catholic schools attended by your children and grandchildren.
Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose is just one example of a school teaching “critical race theory” It’s public knowledge there because of their new president, but, tragically, it’s not rare.
You may want to check out (and possibly even join) Parents Defending Education at:
I think you need to pick out what errors would be taught and use that approach rather than attacking a whole method of analysis or teaching.
Very few people can do that without looking dumb.
cred, it’s easy to find out what CRT proponents urge, I’ve heard it many times. CRT views race and white supremacy as an intersectional social construct, which serves to uphold the interests of white people at the expense of other communities, usually specifically BIPOC communities (excluding Asians). CRT claims that colorblind laws are applied in racially discriminatory ways. Some claim that all Whites are racist and suffer from “White fragility.” Some even claim that only Whites can be racist. Some are also proposing a return to racial segregation. What we need is unity, not more division. We really are one human family.
But what is actually being taught in the school?
You can’t go to your school or school district and falsely accuse them of teaching things that have not been taught there.
Then you have immediately lost. You are then the kook.
Be aware that CRT is embedded in ALL California K-12 curriculum. As is, for that matter, radical environmentalism (very different from Catholic right reason and responsible stewardship of our resources.). As is also Socialism in various insidious, if not outright, forms. As is the overt sexualization of children. Back to CRT, here’s an example: In a 3rd grade, 1.5 page ELA reading assignment about the author Roald Dahl, whoever wrote it threw in a line about how (to paraphrase) “some people believe Dahl was a racist.” The sentence didn’t fit the paragraph or full text, didn’t flow, it was just thrown at the end of a paragraph to bait/indoctrinate kids. Maybe Dahl was a racist, but why bring it up, completely out of context, to 3rd graders?! Are they supposed to now read his books with a “critical eye?” Man, the educ leaders these days really hate children…constantly trying to destroy their genuine innocence and the guilelessness of childhood.
Parents: also be aware of schools or teachers promoting CET or Critical Election Theory. Topics you may find in curriculums for history, social studies or English indicative of CET include the following: The Essential Role of QAnon in Contemporary American Society, Donald Trump or Jesus Christ: Which is America’s Savior?, Ronald Reagan – American Prophet, Dead Sea Scrolls Update: New Archaelogical Evidence Proves Jesus was a Pistol Packing Savior, Originalist Interpretation of U.S. Election Law – Why Only White Male Landowners Should Be Allowed To Vote, and Cyber Ninja Data Analysis of the 2020 Presidential Election. Be on the lookout for these types of activities in your child’s school or classroom.
This article is ridiculous. Can you define the word “critical” in this context? Dont you want your children to have a better education than you have?
You claim crt will result in our children having a better education. An outright, disgusting blatant lie. It is the worst, most ignorant racist trash ever taught in any school.
An opinion cannot, by definition be a lie. Please be kind.
So, telling the white kids in a school class that they are racist evil monsters because of the color of their skin, is necessary?
Please be kind. Don’t do this.
Hollywood and the media has been feeding us so much bunk for so many years that there does need to be a correction. I don’t watch many movies but my husband does and he will say the stupidest, bigoted, stereotyped stuff and we will tell him it is racist or sexist or whatever-ist. He says “it’s a line from such and such movie.”‘ He is clueless.
Racism and sexism and religion-ism etc. used to be comedy gold. I never liked it but other people think it is funny and repeat it.