The coronavirus lockdowns have been a disaster for America not only in terms of their economic damage but also in what they have patented for the future of personal and civil liberties.
In one respect, however, they have been a blessing in disguise.
By moving schooling over to Zoom, schools have unwittingly allowed parents an inside peek at what their kids are being taught while they are normally away at work. And parents around the country have discovered, to their dismay, that much of what passes for “education” these days is little more than far-left indoctrination.
They have discovered that the neo-Marxist propaganda known as critical race theory sits front-and-center in the curricula of many schools and that young children with impressionable minds are being fed this tripe by authorities whom they trust.
Not only has this indoctrination been happening right under parents’ noses, but most insultingly of all, parents have been forced to subsidize it through their taxes.
Parents have finally learned this, and they are not happy.
Recently, one mother — a black mother named Keisha King — has made waves for her passionate and indignant exposure of this ideological poison at a meeting of the Florida Board of Education. She also upbraided school officials for allowing it to take root.
Black Mom Savages Critical Race Theory
King, to her credit, simply and bluntly described critical race theory as it truly is. She called it out as racist, divisive trash that teaches white kids that they are irredeemable oppressors and non-white kids that they have no agency and are not responsible for any of the choices that they make in their lives.
“CRT is not racial sensitivity, or simply teaching unfavorable American history, or teaching Jim Crow history. CRT is deeper and more dangerous than that,” she said. “CRT and its outworking today is a teaching that there is a hierarchy in a society where white, male, able-bodied people are deemed the oppressor, and anyone else outside of that status is oppressed… I don’t know about you, but telling my child, or any child, that they are in a permanently oppressed status in America because they are black is racist, and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children or any child is racist as well.”
The simple fact is, critical race theory damages all children, regardless of what race they belong to.
It teaches white children that they are forever tainted and that there is essentially nothing that they can ever do to become good people. It teaches them to hate their families, their traditions, the civilization in which they have been reared, and ultimately, themselves.
Critical race theory also teaches black or other non-white children that they are the helpless puppets of a mystical system of “white supremacy.” It teaches them that there’s no point in working hard or exercising self-restraint because these behaviors will never be properly rewarded.
No country can survive while such ideas are prevalent. It is good to see parents like Keisha King standing up to all of this. May her efforts and the efforts of those like her bear fruit and keep this problem from getting any worse.