You might be racist and not know it!
The Werkes has embarked on an experiment to determine if news reporters are capable of learning or if they use progressive “talking points” as crib notes. Reporting in what purports to be straight news story for the Wisconsin State Journal, Elizabeth Beyer, citing no source, writes 02-06-22:
“Critical Race Theory, an academic framework that focuses on racism embedded in the nation’s laws and institutions … isn’t taught in any of Wisconsin’s K-12 schools.”
Um, yeah it is. Wisconsin’s own Department of Public Instruction is finding willing takers from Madison to Minoqua for its free critical race theory seminars. Its 2021-2022 Educational Equity Series live webinars are a progressive dog whistle of CRT talking points. DPI itself promises, “This series is tailored to increase capacity for racial equity leadership among our Wisconsin educators.”
“Equity”? Woof! Woof! A WHOOO – OOOO!
The [critical race] theory says that racism is part of everyday life, so people — white or nonwhite — who don’t intend to be racist can nevertheless make choices that fuel racism.
Some critics claim that the theory advocates discriminating against white people in order to achieve equity. … The writer Ibram X. Kendi, whose recent popular book How to Be An Antiracist suggests that discrimination that creates equity can be considered anti-racist, is often cited in this context. — Education Week.
CRT in so many words
This past Thursday 03-24-22, the University of Wisconsin’s own Erica O. Turner held forth on “How school districts manage race and inequality.” We quote the DPI syllabus: Professor Turner “uses a socio-cultural, critical race approach to understanding educational policymaking and practice.”
Guess there IS a black way to teach and a white way to learn, and vice versa. Coming in April, Prof. Eddie Moore Jr. expounds on his “Guide for white women (educators) teaching black boys.” The good professor co-founded the journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, wherein he [discusses] “Issues of supremacy, privilege, race and oppression.”
If you aren’t getting the overtly political nature of these proceedings, tune in next May to Maxine McKinney de Royston, who teaches curriculum and instruction at UW-Madison. Her lecture: “The need for educators’ political clarity.”
“Schools in the United States have often been places where systemic, racialized inequities are maintained and reproduced while presumedly being disrupted.”
The degradation of public education has proceeded apace at least since Tony Evers’ mismanagement at the Department of Public Instruction, which began in 2009 — 2001, if you count his time as chief deputy. We draw your attention to this valuable school district scorecard from the WI Institute for Law & Liberty. Peg in your school district and be apprised.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Notice something? They’re not teaching the history of slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, Reconstruction, Brown v Board of Education, “I have a dream,” or the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They’re teaching that America is systemically racist, whites are privileged and implicitly biased, and that black people are oppresssed victims.