Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are very similar in their ideology and end results. Tied together and delivered through Social Emotional Learning, these ideologies have infiltrated the teaching methods and curriculums in our schools.

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)

  • Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It (PDF)
    Christopher Rufo
    “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
    Christopher Rufo
    “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?”
    • 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
    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. (3 minutes)

  • 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.
  • Critical Race Theory, the New Intolerance and Its Grip on America (PDF)
    CRT makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life. The origins and where we are today are documented in this paper.
  • Identity Marxism – The Rise of Critical Race Theory (88 minute video)
    An in-depth documentary film that “delves into the issue of Critical Race Theory, exposing its Marxist roots, tenets, goals, and the destructive effects it has on public education in America…President Lincoln warned that if destruction is America’s destiny—it would not come by a foreign power, but by self-destruction from those living within its borders. That reality is taking root. The root is Critical Race Theory. The target is our children in schools across the nation.”

It’s Happening in Our Schools

“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.” How to Push Back Against Critical Race Theory, IFA article by Nancy Huff, educator

  • 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.

Illustrations

The illustration below comes from the article White Supremacy & Anti-Blackness: A Covert & Overt Beast.

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

  • Social Justice Books: Teaching Revolution through Literature
    Schools are placing ‘Social Justice’ books on their recommended reading lists. These books are promoted by an ideologically driven movement of social activists committed to using schools to transform the beliefs and values of our nation.

How to Take a Stand and Speak Out

Parents who have taken action and have successfully changed their school district’s policies can be an inspiration for us.  We too can take a stand and speak out.
A Toolkit for Combatting Critical Race Theory in Your Community: An A to Z guide on how to stop CRT and reclaim your school board (PDF)

Parents and community members who take a stand:

  • Organize their parents.
    You are not alone. Parents can be hesitant to speak up; however, there is strength in numbers.  Organize at the local level with parents with the same concerns you have.

Examples

  • Expose school administrators and school boards that promote CRT.
    Review your children’s textbooks and assignments for evidence of CRT influence or ideology looking for words such as “equity,” “bias,” “justice,” or “diversity.” Speak up against CRT curriculum that you identify bringing your concerns to schools, to school boards, to local and state representatives.

Become familiar with or aware of the content of organizations embracing CRT and DEI and are producing curriculum for schools – your schools!  Here are just a few examples: The National Education Association NEA Resource Guide (PDF); Learning for Justice; BLM at School (curriculum); Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain; Pulitzer Center.

Having difficulty finding out what is being taught to your children? Submit an open records/FOIA request. How to Request Public Information

Examples

  • Attend school board meetings en masse.
    The new strategy is to push these agendas at the local level. Packed meetings help get the message across.  Letter and petition campaigns can also get the board’s attention.

Find suggestions at School Boards – The Key and look at the Model School Board Language to Prohibit Critical Race Theory (PDF).

Examples
Ohio parents speak out at Lakota School Board Meeting (3 minutes)

  • Support those who publicly speak about the dangers of CRT and Equity.
    Do you have board members, city council members and legislators that stand firm and speak out against the radical agendas?  Lend them your support.  If you have those who don’t, look for others to help get them removed from office and replace them with those who are against these detrimental agendas.

Examples

  • Take the issue to the state and national level.
    Calling and writing their state congress members has resulted in states like Oklahoma, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Idaho banning CRT in their classrooms.

Examples