Stacey Lennox at PJ Media has the truth and it should scare the hell out of every American Can you say caste system?
The debate about curriculum based on critical theories is getting a lot of hype for how it impacts the teaching of history and civics. Critical theories can absolutely infect those two subjects, but this ideology is far more pernicious than that. There are curricula for math, science, and English that use the underlying thesis of critical theories that are every bit as damaging as teaching a warped version of history that claims America is built on the original sin of slavery.
If that me your blood run cold, good. This is as direct and evil a threat to this nation as there is. And we MUST see it as such
Critical theories divide society into groups based on their immutable characteristics. Then, it assigns personality characteristics, motives, and societal roles to children based simply on how they were born. This strategy divides children by race, sex, immigration status, disability, and other characteristics they have no control over. It then assigns roles, such as oppressed and oppressor, based on those characteristics. Marxists learned long ago that dividing people by class was challenging. A content middle class was always a barrier to their progress. Dividing people based on immutable characteristics was more straightforward, and creating a coalition of the oppressed groups became the means to gain power, beginning in earnest in the 1980s.
Critical theories are pernicious because they remove agency and free will from one segregated group and blame the other for any disparity in outcomes between groups. It encourages blame and victimhood based on how children were born. The philosophy calls for outright discrimination against groups seen to be “privileged” historically. Generally, these children are white, male, and sometimes Asian. It follows in lockstep with the philosophy articulated by one of the high priests of critical theories, Ibram X. Kendi. “The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”
Please go read it all. It explains the long game the Marxist Left is, and has been playing for decades now. As I have often written, the left seeks division to gain power. Pitting races, religions against each other, now it it “identities”. And eventually we will, and actually are starting to see actual segregation in classrooms, and eventually in medical care, federal aid, job opportunities, you name it. In fact, again this is already happening. Consider that some called for Covid vaccines be administered first by by race, not vulnerability. Consider also the rise in multiple graduation ceremonies for different races on college campuses. And more, much more
Here’s a roundup of my investigative reporting over the past four months, which has driven 250 million direct media impressions, inspired a one-hour special on Tucker Carlson Tonight, and changed the national conversation on education.
- Seattle Public Schools tells teachers that the education system is guilty of “spirit murder” against black children and that white teachers must “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgement of [their] thieved inheritance.” Link
- San Diego Public Schools accuses white teachers of being colonizers on stolen Native American land and tells them “you are racist” and “you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies.” They recommend that the teachers undergo “antiracist therapy.” Link
- A Cupertino, California, elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” They separate the eight-year-old children into oppressors and oppressed. Link
Again, there are several more cases at the link. This is not what might happen my friends. This is what IS happening