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    “No individual is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously, solely by the virtue of his or her race or sex,” Diaz said. “No race is inherently superior to another race.” This is the relevant section. At no point does it even mention white people; and it's basically telling instructors not to single out students or employees based on their race. https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/148/BillText/Filed/PDF\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/0acmHsSoNe — Zaid Jilani (@Zaid Jilani) 1642555577 Diaz was referring to tenets of critical race theory, a worldview that claims most laws and systems in America were historically rooted in the racist oppression of black people and other marginalized groups. Formulated by legal scholars in the 1970s as a response to perceptions that the civil rights movement did not sufficiently advance equality, CRT holds that racism is systemic in America's institutions and that white people who support those institutions are complicit in perpetuating the oppression of blacks and other minorities. Conservatives reject this worldview, arguing that it substitutes race conflict for traditional Marxist class conflict to define white people as an oppressor class and everyone...
              by Joe Mueller   If criticism of two Republican members of the Missouri House of Representatives is any indication, a bill to ban critical race theory (CRT) will face challenges. More than a thousand people filed digital testimony forms on the bill and the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee’s hearing lasted more than four hours. State Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon and a candidate for the term-limited Senate seat of Bob Onder, R-St. Charles, testified on HB1474 on Tuesday. State Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, joined Schroer as they teamed to combine the banning of critical race theory with Richey’s “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” HB1995. State Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, said he supported the focus of HB1995 and mentioned state Sen. John Rizzo, D-Independence, and his “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” “I think that’s something that we could get behind as a committee and as a body,” said Dogan, who is serving his last year in the House due to term limits and is a candidate for St. Louis County Executive. “This discussion over critical race theory, at least the way it’s presented here in this...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to prohibit critical race theory from being taught in schools or used in employee training sessions began moving forward Tuesday in the Florida Senate, as outnumbered Democrats warned that the legislation would stifle educators and lead to frivolous lawsuits. The Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee approved the bill (SB 148) in a 6-3 vote along party lines. The measure came after the governor last month proposed what he dubbed the “Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees Act,” or Stop WOKE Act. DeSantis for months has targeted critical race theory, which is based on the premise that racism is embedded in American institutions, from the workplace to classrooms. READ MORE: Hearing Held Ahead Of The Start Of Dayonte Resiles’ Murder TrialIn part, the bill would prohibit employers from subjecting “any individual, as a condition of employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any other required activity” that is centered on a number of race-related concepts. For example, the proposal would prohibit employers from conducting training that “compels” people...
    Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said that the left is using "semantics" in denying that critical race theory was being taught in Virginia public schools, asserting the movement has done damage for its 'divisiveness.' "I can tell you that they are using semantics, the other side is." Sears told "America Reports Monday. "When it comes to C.R.T., it is definitely being taught in some form or fashion. We know last year the Loudoun County school board spent about 300,000 plus dollars, that’s real money, that’s going to jail money, to bring C.R.T. in some form or fashion, they used a consultant specifically for C.R.T." "Before all that, in 2015, the then school superintendent, the state school superintendent, spoke directly about C.R.T. and encouraged the teaching of it," Sears continued. "And then two years later, you will note that the Virginia State Board of Education on its official website recommended books on C.R.T." VIRGINIA GOV. YOUNGKIN'S DAY-ONE EXECUTIVE ORDERS INCLUDE INVESTIGATING LOUDOUN COUNTY OFFICIALS, CRT BAN Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam heads to his seat before an inauguration ceremony for Gov....
    John Roberts challenged Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin over the specifics of Critical Race Theory, repeatedly pointing out how critics, including former President Barack Obama, say “critical race theories not taught in schools and merely a trumped-up phony culture war.” The interview aired Sunday morning on Fox News Sunday. Critical Race Theory is the graduate-level legal theory that has been repurposed by Youngkin and other Republican parent activists as a term to complain about how public schools, in their purview, have become too “woke” and have focused on teaching kids how one racial group is more oppressive than another. Or at least that is a paraphrasing of Youngkin’s defense. “We are in fact going to increase transparency so that parents can actually see what’s being taught in schools and we have instructed our board of education,” Gov. Youngkin explained. “I have instructed our secretary of education, our state superintendent of public schools to review the curriculum and get racially divisive and other divisive concepts out of the school system.” “We are not going to teach the children to view everything through...
    Former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Sunday sounded off on Critical Race Theory, which was a hot-button topic in his state’s most recent gubernatorial election. MSNBC “The Sunday Show” host Jonathan Capehart asked Northam what Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) running against the teaching of Critical Race Theory and eventually winning meant about the people of Virginia. Northam argued that “Critical Race Theory is nothing more than a dog whistle.” He added that the curriculum was “not being taught” in his state’s schools. “One, a Critical Race Theory is nothing more than a dog whistle,” Northam asserted. “We don’t teach Critical Race Theory — it’s not a part of our curriculum in K-12 schools.” “What it also says, and perhaps more importantly, is that anger and fear are very strong emotions, and I think their campaign was a lot based on that — was out there provoking fear and anger in people, and they responded to it. And the rest is history,” he added. “But that’s not a good direction for Virginia to go in. It’s not a good direction...
    Newly sworn-in Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin affirmed his stance that critical race theory exists in school curricula and promised to challenge racially divisive concepts. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Youngkin appeared in a Virginia school classroom and pointed to critics who believe critical race theory does not exist and said they are not aware of what is going on in public schools. “Anyone who thinks that the concepts that actually underpin critical race theory are not in our schools has not been in the schools,” Youngkin said. Youngkin pushed back at critics who point to the fact that there is no school course called by the theory's name. "Well, of course there’s not in elementary school, but in fact there are absolutely the tenets of [critical race theory] present in the schools and that’s what our executive order went at yesterday,” Youngkin stated. The Republican governor added that history must be taught from a holistic perspective. “We are not going to teach our children to view everything through a lens...
    Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that when liberals say Critical Race Theory is not taught in school, it was an obfuscation of the fact because its “tenets” were being taught. Host John Roberts said, “Critics of your position, including former President Obama, say, look, Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools and that this was merely a trumped-up, phony culture war. What do you say to that? And what does your executive order actually do in terms of Critical Race Theory?” Youngkin said, “Anyone who thinks that the concepts that underpin Critical Race Theory are not in our schools hasn’t been in our schools. The curriculum has moved in a very opaque way that has hidden a lot of this from parents. And so we, in fact, are going to increase transparency so that parents can actually see what’s being taught in schools.” He continued, “We’re not going to teach our children to view everything through a lens of race. Yes, we will teach all history. The good and the bad....
    Virginia's new governor, Glenn Youngkin, banned Critical Race Theory from the state's schools, overturned mask mandates and pledged to investigate Loudoun County Schools following an alleged rape at a high school. Youngkin pledged to 'restore trust in government and to restore power to the people' after he was sworn in to office Saturday and quickly put pen to paper to introduce a host of executive orders.   Within hours of taking office, the governor issues nine executive orders and two executive directives that saw him rescind a vaccine mandate for all state employees. He also stated that parents must be the one's to decide whether their children wear masks in schools. School districts will be able to keep mask recommendations in place, but parents can choose not to follow them. 'The way that Virginia works is that the governor cannot ban mask mandates. Schools make those decisions. We will in fact, then, also make sure that schools allow parents to exercise their rights for what's best for their children, to opt-out of those mandates,' he explained. Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11...
    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) issued 11 executive actions on his first day in office, including measures to ban critical race theory in public schools and prevent mandatory masking for students. “It’s Day One, and we are going to work just like we promised,” Youngkin said in a press release. “The important steps we are taking today begins the work of restoring excellence in education, making our communities safer, opening Virginia for business and reinvigorating job growth, and making government work for the people, and not the other way around.” His first executive order ends critical race theory and “the use of inherently divisive concepts” in public schools. CRT became a major flashpoint of the campaign, though the concept has not been widely taught within Virginia schools nor is mentioned in Virginia’s Standards of Learning. “Inherently divisive concepts, like Critical Race Theory and its progeny, instruct students to only view life through the lens of race and presumes that some students are consciously or unconsciously racist, sexist, or oppressive, and that other students are victims,”...
    Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn YoungkinGlenn YoungkinSunday shows preview: Democrats' struggle for voting rights bill comes to a head Youngkin inaugurated as first GOP Virginia governor in over a decade Overnight Energy & Environment — Lummis holds up Biden EPA picks MORE signed 11 executive orders on his first day in office, including one lifting a mask mandate in public schools and another banning the teaching of critical race theory, both issues Youngkin campaigned on. "Executive Order Number One delivers on his Day One promise to restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education," a press release from Youngkin's office read. "Executive Order Number Two delivers on his Day One promise to empower Virginia parents in their children’s education and upbringing by allowing parents to make decisions on whether their child wears a mask in school," the release continued. The governor also signed an executive order announcing the state was "open for business"; two orders establishing a state effort to combat anti-semitism and human trafficking, respectively, and another promising to investigate an alleged sexual...
    Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin started his term with a slew of executive orders Saturday to address key campaign issues. After being sworn in as the 74th governor of Virginia, Youngkin signed 11 executive orders, a handful of which were aimed at allowing parents to exert control over their children's education by ordering schools to stop teaching critical race theory and implementing mask mandates in public schools. "Parents should have a say in what is taught in school because, in Virginia, parents have a fundamental right to make decisions with regards to their child’s upbringing, education, and care," Youngkin said in his inauguration speech Saturday. "To parents, I say we respect you. And we will empower you in the education of your children." 'A NEW AND BETTER DAY': GLENN YOUNGKIN OFFERS SUNNY OUTLOOK IN INAUGURAL REMARKS AS VIRGINIA GOVERNOR Youngkin, who made education a focal point of his campaign, also issued an executive order directing officials to "investigate wrongdoing in Loudoun County." This alluded to the scandal in which the school board was accused of covering up...
    RICHMOND, Virginia — As Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) term comes to a close, the Saturday inauguration of Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin brings with it lofty goals and high expectations from Virginians who sought a new path after eight years of Democrat governors and two years of full Democrat control of government. Youngkin himself set the expectations high, as he closed out his campaign setting “day one” transformative goals ranging from firing the Commonwealth’s entire five-member parole board after a series of scandals to restoring parents’ rights to make educational decisions for their children. “It’s time for Virginia to be the place where everyone wants to live, not leave, a place where the relentless pursuit for a better life for prosperity is not burdened or blocked by self-interested politicians who are more focused on their futures than those they were elected to serve,” he said as part of his victory speech in November. The upset Republican win in the blue-leaning Old Dominion — which saw not just Youngkin defeat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, but also Republican wins in the lieutenant governor’s...
                 FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Three days before the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, former presidential candidate and world-renowned surgeon Dr. Ben Carson traveled to Williamson County to tell a packed audience that Critical Race Theory (CRT) defies the teachings of the late civil rights activist. Carson, who also served in the Trump administration as the U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, spoke at The Factory in Franklin, only a few miles away from the Williamson County School System’s (WCS’s) main office. Several frustrated parents have long said that the WCS continues to teach CRT, against those parents’ wishes. Carson told the audience that CRT creates “a combination of white guilt and minority victimhood.” He also said it “leads to some of the most absurd policymaking that you can ever imagine.” “Our diversity is not a problem. It is a strength. These people who are pushing politics that are antithetical to Dr. King’s dream, what are they trying to do? They are trying to make people act like animals. Let me tell you what I am talking about,”...
    Drew Angerer/Getty The language in a Virginia bill submitted by freshman state Rep. Wren Williams (R-VA) aiming to ban Critical Race Theory in Virginia’s K-12 public schools went viral this week as critics noted it incorrectly cited American History. House Bill 781, submitted Tuesday to the Virginia House of Delegates, claimed that President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass engaged in a debate – which of course never actually happened. The text of the bill says it is aimed at getting “divisive concepts,” like teaching the U.S. is “fundamentally or systematically racist or sexist,” out of Virginia’s schools. The bill, instead, proposed to teach key events in American history like “the first debate between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.” Clearly, the bill meant to say, Stephen Douglas, who Lincoln participated in a series of debates against in 1858 while a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and became a famous abolitionist and statesman. Twitter was quick to pile on criticism of the bill’s drafters, who have since corrected the error, as Frederick Douglass and Lincoln were trending....
    A new measure aimed at eliminating critical race theory in Virginia schools proposes teaching students about key documents in American history — including a debate between President Abraham Lincoln and the abolitionist Frederick Douglass that never happened. The bill, introduced this week by freshman Delegate Wren Williams (R), appears to confuse Frederick Douglass with Sen. Stephen Douglas (D), who battled Lincoln for a seat in the Senate in 1858. It requires schools to provide students with an understanding of America’s founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. It also says that Virginia students should also be able to demonstrate knowledge of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, the writings of the Founding Fathers, and “the first debate between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.” The only problem is that Lincoln and Douglass never debated. Lincoln debated Sen. Stephen Douglas (D). Frederick Douglass was nowhere near Illinois at the time Lincoln and Sen. Douglas barnstormed the state. Born into slavery in Maryland, he had escaped to free Massachusetts in 1838, where he became a preacher and a prominent abolitionist....
                 State Representative Brad Thomas (R-Holly Springs) on Thursday filed a bill that he said would, if enacted into law, prohibit Georgia public school officials from teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the 1619 Project. Thomas did not return The Georgia Star News’ request for an interview Thursday. He said in an emailed press release that his bill, House Bill (HB) 888, “would prohibit curriculum that could be considered discriminatory on the basis of race from being taught in public schools.” HB 888 also includes a transparency requirement that would allow all parents to view the educational materials given to Georgia students. “In May 2020, Rep. Thomas announced his plans for HB 888 at a local school board meeting. Since then, he has partnered with Heritage Action for America’s policy specialists and conservative public education experts to develop this legislation,” according to Thomas’ press release. “When drafting this legislation, Rep. Thomas based its language on the legal foundation of the First Amendment and included language to protect against compelled speech (14th Amendment). He also worked to ensure that this legislation would...
                 According to a report in Daily Wire, Virginia’s Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) will appoint a staunch opponent of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to his education team. Elizabeth Schultz will become the state’s Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, according to the report. Schultz served as a school board member in Fairfax County until 2019. She was the only Republican on the 11 person board and was eventually ousted by a Democrat. After her tenure there, she worked in former President Donald J. Trump’s Department of Education (DOE) and founded Parents Defending Education, a group whose mission is to “reclaim our schools from activists promoting harmful agendas.” “Through network and coalition building, investigative reporting, litigation, and engagement on local, state, and national policies, we are fighting indoctrination in the classroom — and for the restoration of a healthy, non-political education for our kids,” the organization’s website says. As a member of the school board, Schultz reportedly fought tooth and nail against the left-wing agenda both inside and outside of Fairfax County’s school classrooms. After being voted out of office, she returned to...
                 Governor Brian Kemp delivered his yearly State of the State address Thursday, where he announced his policy priorities for the 2022 session of the Georgia General Assembly, and they include reducing crime and reforming public education. “From the classroom to the ball field, there are those who want to divide our kids along political lines, push partisan agendas, and indoctrinate students from all walks of life. This is wrong, it’s dangerous, and as long as I’m governor, it will not take root in Georgia,” Kemp said. “That’s why I look forward to working with members of the General Assembly this legislative session to protect our students from divisive ideologies — like Critical Race Theory — that pit kids against each other.” Members of the Georgia Board of Education voted last June to formally oppose teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the state’s K-12 classrooms. Board members at the time described beliefs such as CRT as “concepts that impute fault, blame, a tendency to oppress others, or the need to feel guilt or anguish to persons solely because of their race or...
    Author Toni Morrison posed on Sept. 21, 2012 during a reception sponsored by the U.S. ambassador at his residence in Paris as part of the 10th America Festival. A resident of Katy, Texas, a city about 30 miles west of Houston, penned a message to Newbery Medal-winning author and illustrator Jerry Craft six months ago that some of his books were being pulled from the shelves of a school library. “I was caught off guard,” Craft, the author of the graphic novel New Kid, told NBCBLK in a piece published on Thursday. “I felt bad for the kids because I know how much they love ‘New Kid’ and ‘Class Act.’ I know what my school visits do … I felt bad if there was going to be some kids that would not be able to take advantage of that.”  Craft’s books shed light on the experiences of Black boys who experience racism at school, but racists have redefined his work as a pursuit of critical race theory, a framework for interpreting law that maintains racism has an undeniable effect on the legal foundation of American society....
    The Missouri Legislature debated multiple bills Tuesday that seek to ban the teaching of critical race theory in the state's K-12 schools and give parents a say in their children's education. The first piece of proposed legislation, now in committee, would forbid the teaching of critical race theory in state schools, according to a report. Critical race theory and other closely related ideologies argue that the United States is inherently racist and that skin color is used to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between white and nonwhite people. Critics claim it delegates all white people to the role of oppressors and all people of color to victims. WATCH: THE 'BUS' IS HEADED BACK TO SCHOOL "This bill in no way is trying to stop kids from thinking," Rep. Nick Schroer, a Republican and the sponsor of the bill, said. "It's trying to prevent educators [and] prevent institutions from flooding kids with a certain train of thought [and] teaching them this is the only way to think about these situations." Several...
    Noem is the latest Republican governor to roll out a plan of attack against progressive teachings in public schools and universities South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem released draft legislation on Monday taking aim at public schools forcing students into political activism for a grade, three weeks after rolling out a similar bill seeking to outlaw Critical Race Theory in schools and colleges receiving federal dollars. Her draft bill, Protecting Students from Action Civics, would make it illegal for students' grades to be contingent on their attendance at a political protest.  The measure also forbids public universities and schools from scoring students on attempts to influence the passage of any specific legislation, the election of officials or 'any public officer in the performance of their duties,' according to the draft text. Noem said students should not 'be forced to choose one political ideology over another or be forced to protest or lobby as part of their education.' 'In South Dakota, we will focus on education, not indoctrination,' the Republican governor added Monday. She quoted John Adams: 'Children should be educated and...
    At least 236 U.S. colleges mandate some form of critical race theory-based training for students, faculty, and staff, according to a report based on a database of 520 colleges. The website criticalrace.org, a project of the nonprofit foundation Legal Insurrection, has compiled information on “race-related” training at the 520 colleges and universities — less than a year after the project launched. FORMING MINDS: CRT DEBATE HAS SOME CONSERVATIVES CALLING FOR A RETURN TO CLASSICAL EDUCATION The project found 236 colleges “mandate race-related training and study, sometimes calling it CRT, but more often using euphemisms like ‘antiracism’ or ‘equity.’” Critical race theory, or CRT, asserts U.S. institutions are systemically racist and oppressive to racial minorities. Antiracism and equity are common terms to refer to actions required to oppose systemic racism. The creator of the database, William Jacobson, a law professor at Cornell University, told Fox News the research “shows how race has become a pervasive focus in higher education with a near universal insistence that racism is systemic in the United States." “Higher ed...
    Christopher Rufo Transparency is to 2022 what critical race theory was to 2021. That’s the word from Christopher Rufo, the Republican boy wonder who whipped up the anti-CRT hysteria of the past year. Now that school board members have been threatened and harassed and multiple states have passed laws banning the teaching of basically anything that might make white Republicans uncomfortable, “transparency” is the new Rufo hotness. “My goal this year is for 10+ state legislatures to pass curriculum transparency bills, requiring public schools to make all teaching materials easily available to parents via internet,” Rufo tweeted late last week. “It's time to get the political predators out of the shadows—and return power to families.” The “political predators”? I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean, but I’m guessing Fox News will fill us all in before long. Best guess: Rufo is seeing all the efforts to ban LGBTQ books from school libraries and is about to go big on homophobia in addition to the racism he’s been promoting.  Rufo continued: “The strategy here is to use a non-threatening, liberal value—‘transparency’—to force ideological actors...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that she signed a pledge to restore patriotic education in schools. Noem was joined on "Fox & Friends" by Dr. Ben Carson, who will be a special guest at her State of the State address. Carson called critical race theory a "method of indoctrination" of young people.  SOUTH DAKOTA SEN. JOHN THUNE TO RUN FOR REELECTION KRISTI NOEM: It is a pledge that says we believe in a true, honest, and patriotic history being taught to her children, that no one should be treated differently because of their race, their sex and we will make sure this is in our school systems–in our k-12 recognizing students are influenced by the teachers, by the curriculum they have each and every day. And I was the first candidate for public office in the entire country to sign the pledge. Dr. Ben Carson, Newt Gingrich helped with that, helped draft it and helped write an op-ed, talking about the importance of this pledge and the fact that every single person in this...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — In his last State of the State speech of his first term, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is likely to outline a largely conservative agenda on Tuesday. He’ll likely outline proposals ranging from attempts to prevent schools and businesses from teaching critical race theory to keeping undocumented immigrants from settling in Florida. READ MORE: Florida's 2022 Legislative Session Opens TuesdayDeSantis is running for re-election this year and may be considering a possible 2024 presidential run. While three major Democrats are seeking to challenge DeSantis in November — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and state Sen. Annette Taddeo — the governor has paid little attention to them. Instead, DeSantis has focused his criticism on Democratic President Joe Biden and the media, particularly when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. DeSantis opposes COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates and often describes Florida as a place for freedom, not lockdowns. In his first State of the State speech, DeSantis touted his action to posthumously pardon four Black men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case that’s...
    (CNN)An Indiana lawmaker is apologizing for saying teachers should exercise impartiality when teaching about Nazism or fascism.During a committee hearing Wednesday on legislation regarding how certain lessons are taught in school, state senator and bill co-author Scott Baldwin said, "I have no problem with the education system providing instruction on the existence of those 'isms.' I believe that we've gone too far when we take a position on those 'isms.' As it relates ... we need to be impartial."His remarks came after a concerned history teacher said he was teaching Nazism in his history class, and that when teaching the subject he does not remain neutral.Black parents say movement to ban critical race theory is ruining their childrens education"We're learning about the rise of fascism and the rise of Nazism right now and I'm just not neutral on the political ideology of fascism. ... I tell my students the purpose in a democracy of understanding the traits of fascism is so that we can recognize it, and we can combat it. That is why we learn to use history to...
              by Alexa Schwerha   Indiana may effectively ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) tenets from being taught in public schools and universities. Senate Bill 167, which is sponsored by seven Republican lawmakers, states that no “state educational institution” can “engage in training, orientation, or therapy” that includes stereotypes on the basis of “sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, [and] political affiliation.” The state senate bill was read Jan. 4. A House version, House Bill 1040, has been introduced but makes further provisions that prohibit the teaching that “socialism, Marxism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are compatible with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded.” Campus Reform has reported on CRT practitioners’ affinity for leftist politics and the narratives of race-based oppression the theoretical framework promotes through such works as the “1619 Project.” In June 2020, Angela Morabito, a former Department of Education press secretary, wrote: “Critical Race Theory is the latest lightning rod for controversy in classrooms and school board meetings across America. This controversial doctrine, created on college campuses by academics who bill themselves as anti-racist, has come under fire...
    Over 230 of America’s colleges or universities have mandatory Critical Race Theory training for students and faculty, according to CriticalRace.org. The website, which compiles a list of over 500 colleges and universities across the country, has reported at least 236 institutions with trainings focused on “anti-racism,” “equity,” and “implicit bias” — words typically used to surreptitiously refer to the race essentialist ideology — according to Fox News. Of the 236, the outlet reports, 149 have mandatory training for faculty and staff, while 138 have an institution-wide requirement. The database, which Cornell University law professor and founder William A. Jacobson said “is a resource for parents and students who no longer can assume they will be left alone,” said with that the data shows “race has become a pervasive focus in higher education with a near universal insistence that racism is systemic in the United States.” Jacobson’s database, however, has recorded some K-12 schools and institutions of higher education as reinstituting racial segregation, such as at Lewis and Clark College. “People need to understand that Higher Ed is the source of the...
    The most common office for recall in 2021 was member of the school board, clocking in at 233 of the record-breaking 529 total attempts. In a CNN report detailing the “historic high” number of recalls in 2021, editor-at-large Chris Cilliza theorized the number of recalls due to “relatively small groups of people unhappy with a local, state or federally elected officials can find one another — thanks to the power of the Internet. And, that power also allows them to organize opposition quickly and cheaply.” Writing specifically of the school board number, Cilliza said that it was “a number you have to assume was heavily influenced by fights over best practices in schools to deal with Covid-19.” And while discussion over coronavirus protocols, which have been developmentally detrimental for students, became intense, CNN left out entirely the parent-led movement against critical race theory indoctrination and radical transgender policies being pushed into public schools. These issues, which parents across the country have been up-in-arms about — and which the establishment news media has almost entirely neglected to report — were the...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – When Florida lawmakers start the annual 60-day legislative session  on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis will be pushing an agenda which includes cementing in law a prohibition on teaching critical race theory in Florida classrooms. During a nationally televised interview on Fox News’s “Life, Liberty & Levin” which aired Sunday night, DeSantis said those in favor of critical race theory, “want kids to hate this country. They want them to reject our founding, our institutions, and they want to replace that with their leftist ideology, which would obviously be disastrous for this country’s future,” he told host Mark Levin. Ron Desantis tonight says that liberal educators are “teaching kids to hate this country,” so he is pushing for a new law so parents can “inspect curriculum,” and sue schools if they catch teachers who “smuggle in” any “inappropriate content.” pic.twitter.com/PTc3EZXskv — Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 10, 2022 READ MORE: Miami Beach Police Investigating After Man Suffers Gunshot Wound To LegCritical race theory, which many Democrats argue is not taught in Florida classrooms, is based on a premise...
    Given that we’re continuing to face a global pandemic, with the omicron variant being a particular concern worldwide and here in the United States, it’s sadly not surprising that some conservatives are dead set on ignoring public health and policy failures by any means necessary. What else to focus on? Hysteria about critical race theory (CRT), mask-wearing, and trans rights have become talking points for Republican lawmakers nationwide, and, sadly, schools are following the same path. One example comes to us from the controversial Centner Academy, a private school in Miami founded in 2019 that billed itself as the first “happiness school,” which, as reported by LGBTQ News, has made an explicit proclamation not to include CRT, mainstream narratives about the pandemic, or gender fluidity in an effort to counter “controlled messaging from the media” and censorship. In a word: yikes. Also: The school does accept taxpayer money through a voucher program, meaning that it receives money that would go to a public school otherwise.  If the school sounds familiar to you, it’s likely because it got national attention in 2021...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter used an address Monday to push for federal voting rights legislation and slam “false narratives under the banner of critical race theory.” Rev. Bernice King said there is a “very urgent need” for voting legislation, and that it is “crucial to humanity across the globe that the United States of America stands as a democratic nation.” Her remarks came ahead of a scheduled visit Tuesday to Georgia by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to talk about voting rights. “I also know that there are many people who are not as urgently concerned about that unfortunately,” King said during the address at The King Center in Atlanta to announce events for the upcoming holiday in honor of her father. “There’s a wind of discontent for some and a wave of apathy for others that has settled into the hearts and minds of not only an increasing number of people in the United States, but throughout the world.” Voting legislation backed by Democrats is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate...
    Conservative talk Mark Levin lambasted so-called Critical Race Theory during the opening of his show on Sunday, which he said was a symptom of a bigger problem Democrats and other left-leaning entities using the American education system to promote a political philosophy. Levin called Critical Race Theory “Louis Farrakhan dressed up as scholarship.” “They want to rule over us,” he said. “That’s what the Democrat Party is all about. That’s an insurrection. That is an insurrection that undermines our constitutional system and our revolution. What else are they doing? Their teachers’ unions — don’t get me wrong here. The teachers union of the Democratic Party are tied at the hip. Their teachers’ unions are at war with our children. They are using our children as pawns. They are using them to threaten us if we don’t give them what they want; the teachers’ unions are pushing Critical Race Theory, a Marxist racist theory on our kids, brainwashing them day in and day out.” “One hundred and thirty billion dollars to assist school districts with the COVID pandemic, right? $130 billion,”...
    At least 236 colleges or universities have some form of mandatory student training of coursework on ideas related to critical race theory (CRT), according to a database with information from more than 500 institutions. Among those are 149 institutions that have some form of mandatory faculty or staff training, with 138 mandating school-wide curricular requirements. CriticalRace.org, which compiles the research, told Fox News that these programs focus on concepts like "anti-racism," "equity," "implicit bias" and CRT – all of which have fueled national debate over left-wing influences in education. WEBSITE LAUNCHED TO TRACK CRITICAL RACE THEORY TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION Stanford University campus (David Butow/Corbis via Getty Images) "Our database shows how race has become a pervasive focus in higher education with a near universal insistence that racism is systemic in the United States," said William A. Jacobson, a Cornell University law professor who founded the sprawling database. Jacobson added that "higher ed is focused on what divides people, exacerbating rather than solving problems." At times, research has highlighted purported racial segregation both at the K-12 and collegiate levels. ...
    A Florida school has a policy against teaching critical race theory, arguing that such curriculum is the result of a "controlled" message from the media. "As a school, we do not subscribe to or promote Critical Race Theory, Gender Fluidity, or the mainstream narrative surrounding Covid, all hot topics that many schools are now choosing to teach as factual rather than as the theories they are," reads a section of the website for the Centner Academy, a private school in Miami, Florida. IOWA PROFESSOR EXPLAINS HOW SHE CIRCUMVENTS STATE BAN ON TEACHING CRT Amy Carney speaks on behalf of parents during a protest against critical race theory being taught at Scottsdale Unified School District. (Reuters) The policy comes as debate has raged in recent months about the inclusion of elements of critical race theory in school curriculum, with proponents arguing that the lessons are needed to inform students about the country's past injustices. But the Centner Academy called critical race theory "controlled messaging from the media," which it said comes at the same time as "unprecedented censorship in the...
    Author and mathematician Dr. James Lindsay told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that the goal of Critical Race Theory activists is to dismantle the United States and establish “a total dictatorship” of the so-called “anti-racists.” Lindsay told Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow at Turning Point USA’s recent AmericaFest conference in Phoenix, Arizona, that Marxists had to find issues “that are less easily stabilized,” in order to keep people radical, and that “racial identity, sexual identity, and so on, became the target.” “That became a very fruitful wheel of acquiring power for them, because it all comes down, at the end of the day, to ‘How do you feel?'” he explained. “By moving it fully subjective, they’ve made it absolutely impervious to the ability to be stabilized.” Lindsay continued: If you can just make people feel like there’s a suppression against them — they can blame the system for everything. Then they’re going to be permanently radical. And then race is so sensitive, we have a long, ugly history with race in the country, a long struggle to achieve the dream of the...
    Author and mathematician Dr. James Lindsay told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that “the big guys at the top,” such as Bill Gates and George Soros, are using Critical Race Theory advocates as “useful idiots” to further their own agendas. “Bill and Melinda Gates are probably the tip of the spear in terms of dumping money into education Critical Race Theory initiatives,” Lindsay told Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow at Turning Point USA’s recent AmericaFest conference in Phoenix, Arizona. In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, Bill and Melinda Gates smile at each other during an interview in Kirkland, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Marlow reacted by asking, “What’s their problem?” “I’ve been saying for years that the left — not liberals — the left does not like this country,” Marlow said. “And a lot of people, even my colleagues on the right, conservative media, said ‘That’s going too far. We don’t know that.’ And I think people are coming around to that idea, and I think this is partially why.” “Will they ever admit that they really don’t like this...
    Former wunderkind high tech CEO and Wokistan icon Elizabeth Holmes is found guilty of four conspiracy and fraud charges in the Theranos corruption trial, which should be yet another major blow to the credibility of Silicon Valley and the political and media establishment which funded her. But will it have a lasting impact? Will there be any lessons learned? Host Alex Marlow is skeptical. NASCAR won’t allow “Let’s Go” Brandon Brown to have an advertisement for a “LGB” coin on his race car; Alex thinks this is emblematic of our modern times where no one is allowed to have any fun if totalitarians can impose rules and regulations for power’s sake. Corona schizophrenia is getting more extreme by the minute. Thousands of U.S. schools have shut down over the Omicron variant; but the NBA, all of a sudden, will allow unvaccinated Kyrie Irving to play again, so long as he’s not playing in New York… even though he’s on the Brooklyn Nets! All because of “science.” The January 6 hype is escalating, as the Democrats ramp up a push to...
    The University of Memphis created a grant program that offers select professors $3,000 to infuse curricula with the tenets of “diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice,” according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon. The grant will be given to 15 to 20 faculty members who work on the program from the spring of 2022 to the spring semester of 2023, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Staff members who are chosen will be asked to attend “extensive pedagogical and theoretical training and workshop experiences” alongside their curricula redesign, according to the email. “The Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative at the University of Memphis is offering an opportunity for interested faculty to critically consider methods and approaches to redesign existing courses housed within their departments to better advance the tenets and charge of the University’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice,” the email reads. Staff will give presentations throughout the year-long program and a “university-wide post-conference presentation” to share “strategies, foci and best practices and approaches to focused course redesign.”...
    As critical race theory education continues to infiltrate curriculum in U.S. schools, "Cut the Bull" podcast co-host Shemeka Michelle suggested on "Watters’ World" that it’s telling of how Americans are pointed in the wrong direction. "We have a lot of lost Americans," she said Saturday. "If we’re trying to move forward, the way to do that is to stop looking back and to stop trying to change history. I’m all for teaching anything about America in truth and entirety but when you surround everything with race, I don’t think that’s moving forward." Michelle’s co-host Charles Love weighed in and explained that even though the nation has its kinks to iron out, not all issues lead back to systemic racism. EXTRA PAY FOR NON-WHITE TEACHERS ‘RACIST,' AN ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO ‘SOMETHING DANGEROUS’: EDUCATION ACTIVIST "When we become race crazy, that’s all we see," he said. "If someone gets shot, it’s race. If someone is sick, it’s race. How do we fix anything that way? We need to get back to actually focusing on things that will work." VideoDuring an...
    MSNBC eagerly touted Politico's fretful article that Republicans are responsible for the "politicized" nature of school board elections across the country on Thursday, with one host saying it was part of a "war on education." On "Deadline: White House," anchor Nicolle Wallace complained Republicans were opening a "new front in their war on education" and looking to make school board races "more partisan."  "Republicans are eyeing a new front that could make the education wars of the 2021 elections that they politicized and campaigned on even more contentious and polarized by next year’s midterm elections," Wallace said, in a clip flagged by conservative media watchdog NewsBusters. People gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., October 26, 2021.  (REUTERS/Leah Millis) POLITICO RECEIVES BLOWBACK AFTER WARNING THAT REPUBLICANS ARE ‘MAKING SCHOOL BOARD RACES PARTISAN’ She read out a Politico article that drew derision from conservatives for taking a negative tone...
    Since March of 2020, schools have dominated headlines as districts scrambled to make significant policy decisions involving operating in the middle of a pandemic. And while this year is no different with schools having returned to in-person instruction, another major topic took hold of the education news cycle: critical race theory. This past September, many students across Minnesota returned to the classroom for the first time in over a year, with most districts ending their hybrid/remote learning model. The return of students in person along with growing staff and supply chain chain shortages have stretched schools thin with many teachers and support staff unable to provide the same level of service with bus routes being cut short, food supply shortages affecting school lunches, and some after school activities being canceled. On top of these challenges, many school districts faced an increased level of scrutiny on their social studies curricula. For months, school board meetings were the center of contentious debates surrounding critical race theory — a legal theory that seeks to critically examine U.S. law as it intersects with race...
    A Republican lawmaker in Rhode Island is facing criticism for her latest claim suggesting she lost a Black friend over Critical Race Theory. According to The Washington Post, Rhode Island state Rep. Patricia Morgan (R-R.I.) tweeted about her alleged experience as she claimed Critical Race Theory greatly contributed to the demise of their friendship. “I had a Black friend. I liked her and I think she liked me, too,” tweeted Morgan, who is white. “But now she is hostile and unpleasant. I am sure I didn’t do anything to her, except be white.” She added, “Is that what teachers and our political leaders really want for our society? Divide us because of our skin color? #CRT” I had a black friend. I liked her and I think she liked me, too. But now she is hostile and unpleasant. I am sure I didn't do anything to her, except be white. Is that what teachers and our political leaders really want for our society? Divide us because of our skin color? #CRT — Patricia Morgan (@Patricia Morgan) 1640703763 Morgan —...
    Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow, and author and mathematician Dr. James Lindsay talked about how leftist doctrines like Queer Theory are “the gateway to hell” in a recent episode of The Charlie Kirk Show. During the podcast episode, which included a panel featuring the trio at TPUSA’s recent AmeriaFest conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Lindsay explained that Critical Race Theory is a “funnel into Queer Theory.” Lindsay said: This is what Mao Zedong did, he separated the culture into five categories that were considered red, for communist, and five categories that were considered black, for being bad. And he gave people black identities and a pathway to become a red guard by joining a red identity. Lindsay went on to explain that Critical Race Theory operates in a similar manner, and white children in schools are able to gain their red cards so long as they lose their sense of their own identity. “So if you’re white, you have a black racial cultural identity under Critical Race Theory, but if you become gender fluid, you have a...
    Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., appeared on NBC’s "Meet the Press" to discuss the subject of critical race theory in schools. Critical race theory (CRT) became a serious political topic in 2021 as parents continue to appear at school board meetings to criticize its teaching to their children. Throughout the country, several states have since taken steps to remove CRT or CRT-adjacent topics in classrooms. CHICAGO PARENT WARNS REMOTE LEARNING HAS ‘DEVASTATING EFFECTS’ FOR FAMILIES AS UNION MULLS ‘TEMPORARY’ SHIFT  Host Chuck Todd opened the segment appearing to criticize these laws, suggesting that they would prevent teachers in Oklahoma from teaching "why" the Tulsa Massacre occurred. New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb agreed with that sentiment. "It’s only because of the diligent work of historians that we even know that the public even has access to this information, much less that there was an epidemic of tides of these kinds of racial violence in the period following World War I into the 1920s. This wasn’t an uncommon phenomenon. We don’t know that and we don’t teach that and we don’t talk...
    The medical profession has seen an influx of left-wing ideas about race and identity, according to multiple reports and experts. Writing in Quilette, Dr. Sally Satel declared that "indoctrinologists" were distracting medical professionals from their rightful purpose. Satel and others have pointed to examples like Boston physicians arguing for racial preferences in admissions.  Fox News has also reported on the American Medical Association's (AMA) endorsement of critical race theory and using the type of theoretical buzzwords that have emerged in institutions across the country. "In important ways, I hardly recognize my profession," wrote Satel, who also works at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute. "Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges … informed medical schools that they ‘must employ anti-racist and unconscious bias training and engage in interracial dialogues.’"  She also highlighted the AMA's plan to "push upstream to address all determinants of health and the root causes of inequities, dismantle structural racism and intersecting systems of oppression." NYC CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER CALLS FOR RACIAL PREFERENCES IN MEDICAL CARE, CRITICIZES ‘COLORBLIND’ PRACTICES While medical professionals have acknowledged social influences on...
    Historian and professor Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America, said the typical Antifa protester resembles the standard college graduate indoctrinated with critical race theory (CRT) ideology. Degradation of academic standards due to the left’s hostility towards meritocracy — including the use of ethnic and racial quotas in college and university admissions and the elimination of pedagogic prerequisites deemed oppressive — has generated post-secondary graduates without reasoning faculties, Hanson stated. “These students were emerging, and they were arrogant because they thought that their professors were right. They knew who was evil and who wasn’t. They were ignorant because they had no ability to defend those positions, and they were poor. I just described the background of the typical Antifa protester.  He added, “He’s arrogant, he’s ignorant, and he’s poor, and poor in the sense that he’s indebted.” Parents must protect their children from widespread leftist demagoguery in the form of “critical race theory” in most colleges and universities, Hanson advised. “[Critical race theory] is not inductive,” he...
    Rhode Island State Rep. Patricia Morgan set Twitter ablaze Tuesday when she blasted out a bizarre post claiming she’d lost a Black friend due to a recent conservative obsession: critical race theory. In the tweet, the Republican lawmaker complained that her friend had become “hostile and unpleasant” towards her—simply because she’s a white woman. “Is that what teachers and our political leaders really want for our society? Divide us because of our skin color? #CRT,” Morgan wrote. Morgan’s post was immediately flooded with responses, as thousands called out her tone deaf statement. ​​“Oof....the fact that you think this tweet is ok shows just how much you have to learn. It might be she was just too exhausted to be your teacher,” one Twitter user posted. “It’s not CRT...it’s you. Had you had access to CRT, maybe you wouldn't have alienated your friend.” “CRT is about learning actual history and why people have an advantage for having white skin,” another wrote. “None of my friends are asking me to hate myself. That's not the issue. They want me to be aware/learn...