This comes after the white house called for a halt to training for federal employees several weeks ago. Last week Trump ordered a “crackdown” on this “anti-racism” training, calling it “divisive and anti-American propaganda”.
What is critical race theory? It began in the early 1970s with the writings of Derrick Bell, the first African American civil rights lawyer and first Black to teach at Harvard Law School. Critical race theory centers around five major tenets, pertaining to social and economic justice taking into consideration race and, so-called institutionalized racism.
At the National Archives on Constitution day, citing a recent digital pamphlet from the National Museum, President Trump had the following to say: “This is a Marxist doctrine, holding that America is a wicked and racist nation—that even young children are complicit in oppression—and that our entire society must be radically transformed,”.
The pamphlet had stated that concepts such as hard work, Rational thinking, and belief in God are not values that unite all Americans. Trump went on to say that it is “especially harmful to children of minority backgrounds who should be uplifted, not disparaged”. Furthermore, he said that “this horrible doctrine is a form of child abuse in the truest sense of those words.”
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— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 15, 2020
During the President’s speech, he announced a “1776 Commission” to promote patriotic education in America’s schools. To be launched at a future date, the commission will help “educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history.
What are the dangers of critical race theory?
Critical Race Theory believes racism is present in every aspect of life, all relationships, every interaction, every community, and the workplace. As a result, its pundits look for it everywhere. Its advocates then attack the methods for readdressing the past because they assume white people only give opportunities to black people that lie within their own interests.
Critical Race Theory is against and wants to dismantle free society. They wish to see a system with greater state control where the individual, only groups, doesn’t exist.
All other systems that promote inclusivity are all forms of racism and must be destroyed.
According to Critical Race Theory, science, reason, and evidence are tools of the whites. Storytelling and lived experience is a black alternative. According to the theory, modern science was greatly produced by white men or western culture, as a result, it must be seen as a tool of white dominance.
Critical Race Theory in public education
Public schools and other educational institutions around the United States are pushing CRT on unsuspecting students. On college campuses, Those protesting the death of George Floyd are already firm believers in this theory.
Many parents are have been concerned that this ideology would make its way into their childs institution of education. Most believe that this kind of education can be damaging to the development of their children because it implants the idea that every person with white skin should be seen as an oppressor, the guilt that would follow could be immensely damaging.
In contrast, President Trump’s new 1776 Commission would insist on educating children on “the miracle of American history.”. This is what Trump had to say about the 1619 Project, A project that teaches an oppressive American past, “This project rewrites American history to teach our children that we were founded on the principle of oppression, not freedom.”
“Nothing could be further from the truth. America’s founding set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism, and built the fairest, equal, and prosperous nation in human history,” said the president.