What is the cause of racial disparities in education?
The notion that racial disparities in academic achievement are due to discrimination is a political statement, not a scientific one. In contrast, the position that racial disparities in academic achievement are due to fatherless homes is a scientific statement, not a political one. A statement that is unpopular. Read more in Allen Quist’s What is the cause of racial disparities in education? (PDF).
Critical Race Theory (CRT)
A Critical Look at Critical Race Theory Handout (PDF)
Critical Race Theory Palm Card (PDF)
Critical Race Theory – A Component of Cultural Marxism (PDF)
What Exactly is Critical Race Theory?
Christopher F. Rufo, who has been instrumental in the battle against CRT, explains the intellectual history of CRT and how it is devouring America’s public institutions including our schools. (18 minutes)
More from Christopher Rufo
- Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It (PDF)
“In simple terms, Critical Race Theory reformulates the old Marxist dichotomy of oppressor and oppressed, replacing the class categories of bourgeoisie and proletariat with the identity categories of White and Black.”
- Critical race theorists falsely accuse the United States of being a fundamentally racist nation and condemns capitalism, individual rights, and the Constitution.
- Critical race theory ignores evidence that shows that family structure, educational attainment, and workforce participation are the primary drivers of inequality.
- Critical race theory seeks to undermine the foundations of American society and replace the constitutional system with a near-totalitarian “antiracist” bureaucracy.
- Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It
“Critical race theorists must be confronted with and forced to speak to the facts. Do they support public schools separating first-graders into groups of “oppressors” and “oppressed”? Do they support mandatory curricula teaching that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism”? Do they support public schools instructing white parents to become “white traitors” and advocate for “white abolition”? Do they want those who work in government to be required to undergo this kind of reeducation? How about managers and workers in corporate America? How about the men and women in our military? How about every one of us?”
Dr. James Lindsay, education scholar, New Discourses
- believes racism is present in every aspect of life, every relationship, and every interaction and therefore has its advocates look for it everywhere
- relies upon “interest convergence” (white people only give black people opportunities and freedoms when it is also in their own interests) and therefore doesn’t trust any attempt to make racism better
- is against free societies and wants to dismantle them and replace them with something its advocates control
- only treats race issues as “socially constructed groups,” so there are no individuals in Critical Race Theory
- believes science, reason, and evidence are a “white” way of knowing and that storytelling and lived experience are a “black” alternative, which hurts everyone, especially black people
- rejects all potential alternatives, like colorblindness, as forms of racism, making itself the only allowable game in town (which is totalitarian)
- acts like anyone who disagrees with it must do so for racist and white supremacist reasons, even if those people are black (which is also totalitarian)
- cannot be satisfied, so it becomes a kind of activist black hole that threatens to destroy everything it is introduced into
- CRT101 Excerpt – Dr. Thompson on Shame (3 minute video)
Dr. Gary Thompson, Doctor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, and co-founder of Early Life Child Psychology, discusses the effects of shame on a child.
- Is Critical Race Theory Practical? (7-minute video)
You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Critical theory helps identify and end oppression, so anyone who cares about putting a stop to oppression should support critical theory.” What would you say? This video explains CRT to answer that question.
How to Push Back Against Critical Race Theory, IFA article by Nancy Huff, educator
“In education, teachers who teach CRT will view every subject through the lens of race, keeping in mind that one race is the oppressed and the other race is the oppressor. All existing thoughts on racial justice are to be challenged and altered to explain the struggles of the oppressed.”
It’s Happening in Our Schools
- Two Types of Maps
- Critical Race Training in Education
To track CRT across the country, the Legal Insurrection Foundation has the most comprehensive database and interactive map of Critical Race Training efforts at over 500 colleges and universities, as well as at elite private schools and medical schools.
- The Anti-CRT Map
Not to be outdone, UCLA School of Law developed an anti-CRT map to track anti-CRT efforts across local, state, and federal levels. This may be helpful information to connect with others fighting against CRT!
- School Curriculum
Equity has been around for some time in our educational institutions and schools.
- SEED Diversity Training
What is the connection of SEED to CRT, equity, and diversity? SEED embraced these concepts and entered our schools as teacher trainings way back in 1987!
- List of MN Principals Who Pledge to ‘Decenter Whiteness’
Although the “Good Trouble Coalition” site has been taken down, American Experiment has retained the list of principles. Is your child’s principle on this list? These principles are promoting social justice and CRT in their schools!
- The Revolution in Minnesota’s Schools
It’s not education, but indoctrination writes Katherine Kersten of the Center of the American Experiment with examples from Burnsville, Edina and Hopkins.
Equity verses Equality
Equity, now expanded to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), is not the same as equality. Equity is tied to the term social justice. Equity means equal outcomes, which is very different from equal opportunities. Social justice demands things be taken from individuals in one identity group and given to those in another in order to achieve equity. Individual achievement, character and responsibility do not matter.
- 12 Pillars of Freedom (PDF)
The Battleground for Freedom by Allen Quist
In light of the fact that advocates of “equity” frequently dismiss America’s founding documents as reflections of “white privilege,” we must always be reminded that the U.S. Declaration of Independence lays the foundation of freedom in our land. The American Creed is stated in that declaration.
It’s Happening in Our Schools
- Islamophobia and Christian Privilege: What Educators Must Know
This guidance on teaching equity was written by a man named Muhammad Khalifa who was hired by the E Carver County School District to embed equity into the schools, all to supposedly correct the achievement gap. We understand that the district is still using his materials. He has been actively engaged by many schools around the metro area.
School Equity – Eastern Carver Co. Schools Exposed (18 minutes)