A conservative nonprofit group has created materials to educate people on how they can fight the teaching of critical race theory in their communities, because how dare anyone learn more about it. the grip of systemic racism on our society?
Through Business intern, Citizens for Renewing America is a “welfare group” founded by Russ Vought, who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under former President Donald Trump. Insider reports that the group’s website calls critical race theory a radical theology that aims to “socially replace” whites and lead to their discrimination.
From the initiate:
âIn other words, because people of color have been discriminated against in the past, whites, including children in schools, must be discriminated against now in order to catch up and let African Americans catch up. ” an organization toolkit stated.
âCombatting Critical Race Theory In Your Communityâ provides advice on building local coalitions, recalling school board officials and launching political campaigns. The toolkit urges local groups to create social media profiles, opinion pieces, distribute training materials and even find legal advisers in case of lawsuits.
As Roots Michael Harriot explained before, Critical Race Theory is not a doctrine that teaches anyone to hate white people for being white. This primarily theorizes how race affects US laws and institutions, which is necessary.
But of course, groups like Citizens for Renewing America are banking on people’s general ignorance of CRT and their reluctance to actually to learn more on that to push this wacky tale onto the masses.
As Insider reports, the GOP’s message on theory is clearly having an impact:
School board members drew more recall petitions than any other group in the first semester of 2021, according to Ballotpedia, with a total of 126 school board members facing recall campaigns. In Texas, Spectrum News Reported that opponents of Critical Race Theory go to school board meetings statewide to speak out during public commentary, almost exclusively repeating the same Conservative talking points.
While the premise of Citizens for Renewing America alone wasn’t a clear sign that they are going wild (and not in the way that Nick Cannon endorses), it’s also worth noting that the aforementioned toolkit begins. by quote from Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s âI Have a Dreamâ speech about how he dreamed that his children would be judged on character rather than skin color.
As we have seen time and once again, whites love to invoke the ‘I have a dream’ speech to justify their senseless stance on critical race theory and other issues involving open discussions of how racism is still a thing while conveniently ignoring King’s more radical positions.
They do it because it’s really the only argument they have in this conversation. And even then, that is not the right point to make.
So, to borrow a phrase from President Josiah Bartletsome of you just need to stay right there and be wrong and get used to it.