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Report: Critical Race Theory Ideas Exist in Over 230 Colleges, Universities

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According to CriticalRace.Org, a database with information from more than 500 institutions, over 236 colleges or universities include some form of mandatory student training of coursework related to critical race theory (CRT).

CriticalRace.org compiles the research and told Fox News the programs focus on concepts such as “anti-racism,” “equity,” “implicit bias” and of course critical race theory. Among the educational establishments, 149 institutions ”have some form of mandatory faculty or staff training, with 138 mandating school-wide curricular requirements.”

CriticalRace.org was founded by Williams A. Jacobson, a Cornell University law professor. “Our database shows how race has become a pervasive focus in higher education with a near universal insistence that racism is systemic in the United States” said Jacobson.

“Higher ed is focused on what divides people, exacerbating rather than solving problems” he added. Many authors whose writings explicitly call for racism and discrimination are part of the curriculum.

Fox News reports:

Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, whose book explicitly calls for discrimination, are widely included among books and writings in universities, according to Jacobson. For example, Northwestern University’s medical school made Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist” mandatory reading for the summer of 2020. Other institutions included Kendi’s writings as resources for students.

The purported “anti-racism” or CRT-associated content is ubiquitous – appearing within curriculum, staff trainings and sometimes within training related specifically to hiring. For example, the University of Central Florida committed in 2020 to conduct implicit bias training and other trainings for everyone who participates in our hiring and search committee processes.

Some have required diversity-related content as part of students’ core courses. At Western New England University, for example, the class of 2022 was required to complete at least one “Anti-Racism and Cultural Competency Course.”

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  1. Marco

    January 18, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Pull taxpayer money from these commie dumps!

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Biden To Teachers: Children Are ‘Yours When They’re In The Classroom’

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On Wednesday, Democrat President Joe Biden repeatedly told teachers gathered outside the White House that school children are “like yours when they’re in the classroom.”

Biden made the comments at a Teacher of the Year event during which he urged teachers to help students “gain confidence enough to know what they can do.”

“They’re not someone else’s children, they’re our children,” Biden said. “And they are the kite strings that literally lift our national ambitions aloft. … Think about it. If you got to do one thing to make sure the nation succeeded in the next two generations, what would you do? I would say, literally, have the best-educated public in the world.”

Biden added that “we have an obligation to help them … reach their potential.”

“You have heard me say it many times about our children, but it is true, they’re all our children. And the reason you are the teachers of the year is because you recognize that,” he said. “They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom.”

Biden’s remarks come amid a push from Republicans for parents to be informed on and have more control over what their children are being taught in classrooms – which has been met with strong resistance from Democrats.

Last month, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the state’s Parental Rights in Education into law, a bill which banned classroom teachings on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” for young children in kindergarten through third grade.

“Parents’ rights have been increasingly under assault around the nation, but in Florida we stand up for the rights of parents and the fundamental role they play in the education of their children,” DeSantis said at the time. “Parents have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school, and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as 5 years old.”

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VA High School Teacher Says ‘Following Directions’ and ‘Sitting Quietly’ is White Supremacy

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There are calls for a Virginia high school teacher to resign after he posted a video suggesting encouraging students to behave is White supremacy. Josh Thompson, an English teacher at Blacksburg High School, posted a video to the popular social media platform TikTok in order to criticize the concept of students behaving themselves and sitting quietly.

Originally posted in May, Thompson said in the video, “I stated that PBIS is a White supremacy with a hug and a lot of y’all wanted to know more about that…to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.”

PBIS refers to the learning model, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Thompson’s video appears to have been removed from TikTok as of Tuesday morning, in which he expressed his belief that behaviors such as sitting quietly and being told what to do is part of “White Culture.”

“So if PBIS concerns itself with positive behaviors, we have to ask ourselves, ‘Okay well what are those positive behaviors?’ And it’s things like making sure that you’re following directions, and making sure that you’re sitting quietly, and you are in your seat and all these things that come from White culture.”

Thompson continued, “The idea of just sitting quiet and being told stuff and taking things in in a passive stance is not a thing that’s in many cultures. So if we’re positively enforcing these behaviors, we are by extension positively enforcing elements of White culture. Which therefore keeps Whiteness at the center, which is the definition of White supremacy.”

The Montgomery County School District told Fox News of the video that, “A teacher is entitled to their personal belief regarding any division program. The statements made by this teacher do not reflect our PBIS program or the behavioral expectations that we have of students in our schools.”

The school added, “MCPS has used PBIS in our schools for eight years. We are proud of our PBIS work. This work helps create a standard for social-emotional learning and behavior expectations in the school building.”

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