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This month’s editorial is on Critical Race Theory, What it is and how to fight it. Here are some excerpts, but I encourage you to read the entire article.
CRT is a descendent of Marxism. Classic Marxism poised the “Haves” (i.e. Capitalists) against the “Have Nots” (i.e. the workers. Since that concept didn’t work in America because of our culture of entrepreneurship, the left subsititued “The Oppressed” for the “Have Not” and the “Oppressors” for the “Haves”. This is the concept of identity politics pitting blacks versus whites, men against women, gays versus straights, etc. By their definition, if you were not part of an oppressed class, you were an oppressor. Here are three examples of how this is being taught in schools:
- In Cupertino, California, an elementary school forced first-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities and rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.”
- in Springfield, Missouri, a middle school forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” based on the idea that straight, white, english-speaking, Christian males are members of the oppressor class and must atone for their privilege and “covert white supremacy”
- In Philadelphia, an elementary school forced fifth graders to celebrate “Black Communism” and simulate a Black Power rally to free 1960s radical Angela Davis from prison.
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