The disinformation campaign has begun in earnest in Colorado and nationwide to convince parents they’re crazy for believing Critical Race Theory is promoted in schools and racist to think kids should not be taught to judge based on skin color.
The Denver Post and other mainstream media outlets are on a quest to convince readers that educators are just teaching honest American history.
Chief gaslighter and University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Jennifer Ho explains:
“Saying you want to ban teaching critical race theory in K-12 is saying you want to ban electrical engineering in K-12,” she said. “… Yes, students may be learning about electricity, but that’s very different from saying that your seventh-grade science teacher is teaching electrical engineering.”
See the difference? Students are not being taught Critical Race Theory, they’re just learning that all whites are oppressors and all minorities are victims doomed to failure.
NBC News went a step further to equate parents who think categorizing people by race is racist to those who believe Q conspiracy theories.
Yet the National Education Association (NEA) just adopted these measures last weekend:
The assembly adopted Business Item 39 to endorse, advocate, and facilitate the teaching of Critical Race Theory and the distorted claims of the New York Times’ 1619 Project. The Colorado Education Association is an affiliate of the NEA, which means nearly all Colorado public school parents should watch for the imminent imposition of race-based division by the union.
The Denver Gazette editorial goes on to explain:
In step with the intolerant agenda of far-left revolutionaries, the NEA resolution calls for a battle against those who disagree. Toward that end, the NEA will establish a professional team to “fight” against parental opposition to Critical Race Theory and similar curriculums disguised with less controversial names.
The resolution instructs the union to “have a team of staffers for members who want to learn more and fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric.” That means union dues, which originate with taxpayer-funded teachers’ salaries, will fund opposition to communities that oppose institutionalized racism.
The statement says the NEA will provide an “in-depth study that critiques empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy (SIC), capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society, and that we oppose attempts to ban critical race theory and/or The 1619 Project.”
The NEA is sounding a lot like the new Jim Crow.
Parents protesting against Critical Race Theory aren’t demanding KKK robes be adopted as school uniforms.
What they’re concerned about is that all white children are being taught they are racist oppressors, while minority children are taught theirs is a life that will be filled with systemic discrimination and misery.
It’s the opposite of racism.
Of course educators should teach American history with all its warts and blemishes of the Civil War and Jim Crow era. But public schools should also be teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr., and the progress of the civil rights movement.
Exhibit number one of such progress, parents across the U.S. are freaking out their children are being taught to be racist and demanding that it stop.
The great irony is that the far left and their friends in the media would defend the teaching of racism and that teacher unions keep lying about it.