Friday, May 14, 2021

4 States Lead Fight Against "CRT"

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Critical Race Theory (CRT) was once an obscure sub-discipline in academia. Now CRT instruction is dominating in most American corporations, and infecting fields ranging from federally-funded nuclear labs to medicine to public and private schools. And our military.

It holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet teaches individuals to view every social interaction and person in terms of race---canceling the views of MLK.

To disagree with this doctrine of destruction is to prove you are a "racist."

However, several states have now taken up legislation that will ban it, creating a new "front line" in the culture war.

Please, be informed, not misled.

But first. Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day. A day set aside to honor those who protect our nation. I don't know if the president will remember. But Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of May each year to honor those who serve in the US military. So take a moment and thank someone for their service to our country. They deserve it.

The destructive impact of teaching Critical Race Theory in our institutions, in our government-run education complex---including some private schools, cannot be overstated.

So Republican controlled legislatures in several states have now taken up legislation that will ban or limit the teaching of critical race theory in public schools.

Four states are currently leading the charge against CRT in public schools.

A brief look at what CRT actually teaches and how it has spread.

CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet teaches individuals to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue "anti-racism" through the end of merit, objective truth, and the adoption of race-based policies.

The very thing Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed would someday end---judging by the color of one's skin rather than the content of their character.

This belief eliminates "equality" and replaces it with "equity," thus changing the definition of "freedom" from "equal opportunity" to "equal outcome."

Christopher Rufo with the Discovery Institute has done a great deal of research on this matter, and the Daily Caller has regularly and faithfully reported on it, providing a great deal of information.

Rufo says this theory, beginning in 2010, made the leap from an academic discussion in some universities to other fields of education---specifically public education.

North Carolina's largest school district held a conference about a year ago where they told teachers to "disrupt" whiteness by not letting parents stand in the way of social justice instruction in the classroom.

Within months the CRT materials began showing up in public school curriculum across the country.

The material being taught often includes content from the writing of Ibram X. Kendi who wrote a book titled, "How To Be An Anti-Racist." His teaching, essentially, is fundamentally the advancement of racism, including shaming those who disagree or of another skin color such as white---which translates to "white privilege." 

At its core, it is beyond racist. I  believe it's demonic in its destructive effect on our country and our kids. 

And it's widespread.

In March two physicians published their "Anti-racist Agenda for Medicine" in the Boston Review. It calls for preferential medical treatment based on race or ethnicity, despite the fact that it's illegal according to current laws.

Coca-Cola is forcing employees to take the course, reportedly telling them to "Try to be less white."

Coca-Cola denies they are "forcing" employees to take the course, but an employee made public an email showing that they are "forcing" employees to take the course.

Rufo has also documented that Sandia National Laboratories, a federal facility, is giving the course and it is widespread in our military.

Some state legislatures are now taking action.


Republican Gov. Brad Little signed a bill into law on April 28 that prohibits public schools and universities from introducing a curriculum that "compels students to 'affirm, adopt or adhere to' ideas expressed in CRT instruction," making Idaho the first state to effectively prohibit teaching CRT in public schools.

However, there is opposition to the bill and the governor's signing it.


Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed a bill into law that prohibits public schools and universities from teaching CRT or any race-based curriculum that "causes discomfort, guilt, anguish or psychological distress," making Oklahoma the second and latest state to implement such a law.

The bill prohibits public schools from teaching that "one race or sex is inherently superior to another" or that someone is "inherently racist, sexist or oppressive" because of their race or sex."


The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill in early May that would prohibit public or charter schools from teaching CRT, and would "withhold funding from institutions that teach about white privilege, and similar topics."

Governor Bill Lee is expected to sign the bill.

 Rufo says it will "prohibit schools from promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and state sanctioned racism. The fight is on."


The Texas House passed a bill last Tuesday that would prohibit public schools from teaching CRT and now advances to the Senate where lawmakers have already passed a similar bill.

The Texas House bill mandates that educators can not "require or make part of a course" a number of race-related concepts, including ideas that "one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex" or that someone is "inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive" based on their race or sex.

Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign the final version of the bill.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said in a statement in April, "These divisive concepts have been inserted into curriculums around the state, but they have no place in Texas schools."


Noah Webster, the father of public education in America, would, I believe, cheer these folks on.

He said, 

"The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government."

And he said, 

"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws...All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."

At the heart of racism is either the "despising" or the "neglect" of the precepts contained in the Bible.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.