Originally posted September 9, 2020.
UPDATE 6.15.21: Americans are now fighting Critical Race Theory in meetings of school boards and PTAs across the country. President Trump was way out in front of this radical Marxist assault on education.
Recently, President Trump struck an important blow against “critical race theory.” In The Federalist, David Marcus discusses Trump’s announcement to bar CRT from use in federal workforce trainings.
Last week the Trump administration announced that it would make efforts to ensure Critical Race Theory is not used in diversity programs in the federal government. This came after reports emerged of “training sessions” in which white government employees were basically told they were inherently racist and made to confess and apologize for their privilege. Such sessions have also become popular in the corporate world and in our schools; they are operated by very successful companies trading on white guilt…
A big reason for the success of Critical Race Theory over the past few decades has been an unwillingness of Americans, especially non-black Americans to confront it. Most Americans roll their eyes at concepts like ‘white fragility’ but it really wasn’t worth arguing about, much like the trans issue, people felt it didn’t really affect them so why not just leave it alone rather than the kicking the hornets’ nest of race in America. But also like with the trans issue, that attitude started to change once the issue impacted people’s lives, once their daughters were losing track meets to boys and toddlers were being indoctrinated.
As long as Critical Race Theory was the provenance of willing white participants who found solace in confessing their racism, nobody cared, adds Mr. Marcus.
But when you show up at work and your job depends on making such a confession, things get considerably less comfortable. When these unproven and un-provable ideas are being shoved down you kids’ throats and activist teachers want you to leave the room while they Zoom these ideas to your progeny, things have gone too far.”
Defunding Leftist Institutions
Trump’s actions show he understands something important that many Republicans still do not: that the priority for the right should be defunding the aggressively leftist institutions currently propped up – to add insult to injury – by our very own tax dollars.
From a choice-free K12 system, to CRT ground zero universities, to entities like NPR and Planned Parenthood, the first step of any serious opponent of our cultural free-fall must be to stop paying the enemy.
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