There is no doubt that Covid 19 will alter the way American children learn. Whether it ushers in a new era of parental control over content or virtual learning is used to manipulate students into leftist revolutionary thinking remains to be seen.
Glenn Beck talked with a teacher on his radio show and what she detailed was stunning. From his website:
“If there is any doubt about the radical agenda in our school systems, this California teacher just put that to bed. She asked to remain anonymous and courageously agreed to join Glenn on radio Wednesday and provided a document all about the mandatory training the teachers in her school district all had to complete.
“They are not required to implement the training in actual curriculum but they are encouraged to talk to their kids about it. She asked colleagues what they thought about the training and many said that it was not sitting right with them but maybe it was because they had racist tendencies themselves.”
The interview is worth listening to:
Here is some of the “How to talk about race packet.” Pretty scary stuff. You’ll notice it is full of made up words and politically correct terms used to trick readers into thinking it’s gospel. Nowhere is just plain truth important.
In order to adequately discuss race, we need to understand its social, economic, and political construction as well as its lived experience. Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a framework that helps us:
•Understand racism as endemic to American life
•Express skepticism toward dominant legal claims of neutrality, objectivity, color blindness, and meritocracy
•Challenge the traditional telling of history and insist on contextual analyses of the law and systems
•Recognize the experiential knowledge of communities of color
•Express skepticism toward dominant legal claims of neutrality, objectivity, colorblindness, and meritocracy
•Challenge a historicism and insist on a contextual/historical analysis of the law
•Presume that racism has contributed to all contemporary manifestations of group advantage and disadvantage
•Insist on recognition of the experiential knowledge of people of color and our communities of origin in analyzing law and society
•Work toward eliminating racial oppression as part of the nding all forms of oppression (Matsuda, 1993)”Critical race theory is grounded in the Civil Rights Movement and from its beginning has focused on social justice, liberation, and economic empowerment (Tate, 1997). Its origins can be traced to the critical legal studies movement of the 1970s (Brayboy, 2005; Lynn, Yosso, Solo ́rzano, & Parker, 2002).
Critical race theory emerged from critical legal studies because of the latter’s inability to address People of Color’s struggles (Brown & Jackson, 2013; Solo ́rzano & Yosso, 2001; Stanley, 2006; Taylor, 2009; Yosso, 2005)…Thus, critical race theory emerged as a form of legal scholarship that sought to understand how White supremacy and its oppression of People of Color had been established and perpetuated. In doing so, race and racism was placed at the center of scholarship and analysis by focusing on such issues as affirmative action, racial districting, campus speech codes, and the disproportionate sentencing of People of Color in the U.S. criminal justice system (Lynn & Adams, 2002; Taylor, 1998).-Critical Race Theory in Higher Education: 20 Years of Theoretical and Research Innovations, Dorian L. McCoy and Dirk J. Rodricks
Understanding the tenets of CRT provides a critical lens through which to understand our personal experiences and the way larger systems and structures operate in relation to race. The tenets are:
1.Counter-Storytelling: There is a narrative that often goes untold, but is necessary to understand the experiences of people/students of color and to challenge the normalized/dominant dialogue and experiencesthat perpetuate racial stereotypes.
2.Permanence of Racism: Racism is a permanent component of life in the U.S., and racist hierarchical structures influence all political, economic, educational and social domains.
3.Whiteness as Property: The origins of property rights in the United States are rooted in racial domination. The law has played a considerable role in transforming the abstract concept of race into something people believe is real and tangible. As a result, whiteness can be considered a property interest.
4.Interest Convergence: Communities of color will experience gains when their interests converge with the self-interest of whites individually and systemically. In other words, racial justice for communities of color is supported when there is also a benefit for white people.
5.Critique of Liberalism: On the surface, many liberal approaches, such as color-blindness and incremental change, appear to be desirable goals to pursue; however, these concepts are insufficient to address and often perpetuate systemic racism.As you explore each tenet use the CRT Graphic Organizer so you can apply your learning and explore how the tenets are alive in your personal and professional life.
Oh, there’s more and it will sicken you. The whole pdf is here: https://roar-assets-auto.rbl.ms/documents/7004/Howtotalkabout%20race.pdf