Critical Race Theory has become the new hot-button issue that unites the right and the left. Parents don’t want it in the schools, and politicians are starting to take notice.
Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill last week that outlawed CRT from being taught in North Dakota schools, the Washington Examiner reported. The state is the latest to join in banning the controversial curriculum.
“A school district or public school may not include instruction relating to critical race theory in any portion of the district’s required curriculum,” according to the bill. It defines CRT as “the theory that racism is not merely the product of learned individual bias or prejudice, but that racism is systemically embedded in American society and the American legal system to facilitate racial inequality.”
States like Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Arizona have already outlawed public schools from teaching the theory. Meanwhile, leftists insist it’s a right-wing fabrication that serves as a racist dog-whistle.
The left is perpetuating this gaslighting campaign, trying to convince parents leery of CRT that it isn’t being taught in the schools in the first place. Meanwhile, efforts like the one in North Dakota are routinely opposed, a fact which creates a contradiction.
The epicenter of this conflict is happening in Loudoun County, Virginia where administrators continue to deny their children are being taught CRT despite clear evidence that they are, Fox News reported. Parents found out that Loudoun County Public Schools spent $34,000 hiring The Equity Collaborative with nearly 10% going directly toward “Critical Race Theory Development.”
Still, LCPS spokesman Wayne Byard said, “Loudoun County Public Schools does not teach Critical Race Theory (CRT) as part of its curriculum. CRT is not, and has never been, part of the social studies curriculum in Virginia,” he claimed.
Public schools are being turned into indoctrination centers for a radical and destructive ideology. Parents and legislators are right to push back against this as school boards are clearly dedicated to obfuscating the truth — even in the face of evidence.