Critical Race Theory
Critical Race Theory (CRT) goes by many names including Culturally Responsive Teaching, Diversity Equity & Inclusion and Social Emotional Learning.
Of course, our country has had horrible events in the past; events that we should remember, learn from and never repeat. However, those events do not mean that our white children - or children of any racial background - should be taught that they are racist and must carry the burden and blame for past generations.
Read the following articles to gain a deeper perspective on the reality of CRT.
A Guide To Navigating Critical Race Theory
"Critical race theory is concerning because students are being taught that the country they are growing up in is inherently racist, that its institutions are irredeemably biased, and that their race will always be a factor in their day-today lives." - Lora Zorc, Best / www.parentsknowbest.com
How to Fight Critical Race Theory in your School District
"Critical race theory reduces individuals to the quasi-metaphysical categories of “Blackness” and “Whiteness,” then loads those categories with value connotations—positive traits are attributed to “Blackness” and negative traits are attributed to “Whiteness.” Although some critical race theorists formally reject race essentialism, functionally, they often use these categories as malicious labels that erase individual identities."
- Christopher Rufo
Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It
"Critical race theory is an ideology which maintains that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and that American institutions such as the Constitution, property rights, color blindness, and equal protection under the law are vestiges of white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalist oppression—all of which must be overthrown in the name of “antiracism.” Ultimately, critical race theory and “antiracism” policies would deepen racial divisions and undermine the very institutions that are essential to addressing poverty and inequality across all racial groups."