We aren’t teaching it but if we were, good for us!
Progressivism is rule by expert. You’re not a scientist, so your opinions on the Covid pandemic are irrelevant. (Police will arrest you for wind surfing alone in the ocean.) Our natural resources should be regulated by unelected environmentalists, not subject to voters’ “whims.” (That puddle is a navigable water.) You’re not a professional educator, so you have no say what goes on in the classroom.
Which is why educrats a) deny that critical race theory (CRT) is being taught in the schools (thereby tacitly acknowledging its toxicity); b) demonize as racist anyone who would be critical of CRT; c) purposely conflate CRT with unbiased history, d) teach it anyway.
At The Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg reports that last week, teachers unions organized protests to defend the teaching of critical race theory in more than 20 cities. “They cling to the talking point that it’s not being taught in schools, and presumably that it shouldn’t be. But if it is, they will defend the right to teach it.”
The curtain has dropped
At its annual convention last week, the National Education Association, the largest teachers union, called for “increasing the implementation of culturally responsive education, critical race theory, and ethnic (Native people, Asian, Black, Latin(o/a/x), Middle Eastern, North African, and Pacific Islander) Studies curriculum in pre- K-12 and higher education.”
“Critical theory is a neo-Marxist ideology that is pervasive in higher education and teaches that a person is defined above all else by race, gender and sexual orientation, and that American institutions are designed to ensure white supremacy and “the patriarchy.” — Wall Street Journal.
Delegates also directed the [teaches union] to lobby for “professional development around cultural responsiveness, implicit bias, anti-racism, trauma-informed practices, restorative justice practices and other racial justice trainings for all school employees.” The delegates called for similar training for students.
Another delegate-approved measure calls for the union to issue a study criticizing “empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cis-heteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society.”
Another approved statement asks the union to “join with Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project” to hold a rally on George Floyd’s birthday, honor other victims of police violence, and promote “a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression.” (That’s Zinn as in Howard Zinn, the late radical whose history of the United States boils down to one long tale of the people versus the oppressors in power.)
Deconstructing progressive socialists:
Get it?! What furrowed voters’s brows were “media reports” — not actual crime. Not shootings, muggings or murders but “gun violence.” Those guns, they sure are violent! Nichols then pivots to down-ballot victories by his fellow socialists who aren’t all that discombobulated by “media reports of gun violence.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Let us recognize that critical race theory is the handmaiden of the Left’s war on cops, its return to racial segregation, cancel culture, top-down economic and cultural socialism, men in women’s locker rooms, busted windows and toppled statutes. And THAT is today’s heaping helping of woke intersectionality!