A few days ago, Florida Governor Ron Desantis took the bold step of announcing that the decidedly racist, anti-white orthodoxy called Critical Race Theory will not be allowed to indoctrinate his state’s school children.
“Let me be clear: There is no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” Desantis said during a press conference. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
Proponents of CRT have bulled and rammed it into hundreds, if not thousands, of public schools, colleges, universities, and corporations. As a result, CRT is steadily replacing academics with racist activism that is meant to indoctrinate white children as young as five to think they are racists based on the color of their skin and the coincidence of their birth to white parents—who, because of their “whiteness” are also racists.
Also, CRT teaches children and university students that the United States is an irredeemable and racist nation founded by white supremacists.
But Desantis, and a growing number of other political and educational leaders, are not having any of it.
“Florida’s civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials, and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis said.
Good for him. It takes guts to stand up to the “woke” tyrants and martinets who are cramming CRT down our throats,
And good for Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson, who has documented critical race theory’s ubiquitous and dangerous spread via a special “anti-woke” website: https://criticalrace.org.
According to the site: “CriticalRace.org is a resource for parents and students concerned about how Critical Race Theory, and implementation of Critical Race Training, impacts education. We have compiled the most comprehensive database to empower parents and students.
“We have researched and documented Critical Race Training in over 200 colleges and universities in the United States. The website explains Critical Race Theory itself and provides resources to learn more. Additionally, it allows users to look up the steps their school has taken to mandate Critical Race Training in different parts of the college experience, from changing academic codes of conduct to funding “equity” projects.”
It’s about time somebody began to expose CRT and the fallacious “1619 Project” for the fraudulent and detrimental pseudo-academic drivel that they are.
For his efforts, Jacobson has been hounded and harassed. Fifteen student groups have boycotted his law classes. He’s been threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters. Others have sought to revoke his tenure. But he’s not budging.
“We are living in perilous times, reminiscent of the Chinese Communist Cultural Revolution, in which professors guilty of “wrongthink” were publicly denounced and fired at the behest of students who insisted on absolute ideological orthodoxy,” Professor Jacobson said. “It’s a way of instilling terror in other students, faculty, staff, and society so that others shut up and don’t voice dissenting views.”
If I were still a professor and dean at the University of Illinois, I would undoubtedly be speaking out against critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and all of the other racist, anti-white, crackpot notions that pass for valid academic thought in today’s “woke” world.
The fact is, unless we change course, these specious orthodoxies will lead us to a pedagogic catastrophe. School districts will aggregate students on the basis of identity and subordinate traditional learning to the latest fads from woke academe. When those inevitably fail, desperate teachers and administrators will be tempted to drop the old “three Rs” (reading, writing, and arithmetic) in favor of the new: racism, racism, and racism.
Woke teachers will browbeat and brainwash white children until they admit their guilt of “whiteness” and “privilege.” In the meantime, we will see more and more grade-school and middle-school children who don’t know American history and who are struggling to read and solve basic math problems. High-school seniors will graduate without being able to solve a solitary algebra problem or compose a comprehensible sentence, but hey, they will be “woke” palefaces.
That’s okay. At least an entire generation or two of white children will have been sufficiently dispirited and damaged, which is exactly what the proponents of critical race theory desire.
For some members of this nation’s minority populations, CRT and other racist dogmas are their way of achieving long-overdue vengeance for America’s inexcusable history of “whiteness.”
I pity my grandchildren.
Unlike me, they are growing up in a somber and sullen country saturated with wokeness, groupthink, identity politics, and socialism.
Most of all, (apologies to Martin Luther King) they will be judged, not by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin.