Saturday, October 16, 2021

"We don't teach CRT!"

Lying bastards.

The leaders of the National School Boards Association cannot possibly be unaware of the fact that in its annual meeting just two months ago, the National Education Association, the union that largely controls K-12 education in the U.S., pledged its undying fealty to Critical Race Theory. It adopted New Business Item #39, which encouraged teachers to instill the principles of Critical Race Theory in their students, even if doing so is illegal in their state. Here is New Business Item #39:

The NEA will, with guidance on implementation from the NEA president and chairs of the Ethnic Minority Affairs Caucuses:

A. Share and publicize, through existing channels, information already available on critical race theory (CRT) — what it is and what it is not; have a team of staffers for members who want to learn more and fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric; and share information with other NEA members as well as their community members.

B. Provide an already-created, in-depth, study that critiques empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society, and that we oppose attempts to ban critical race theory and/or The 1619 Project.

C. Publicly (through existing media) convey its support for the accurate and honest teaching of social studies topics, including truthful and age-appropriate accountings of unpleasant aspects of American history, such as slavery, and the oppression and discrimination of Indigenous, Black, Brown, and other peoples of color, as well as the continued impact this history has on our current society. The Association will further convey that in teaching these topics, it is reasonable and appropriate for curriculum to be informed by academic frameworks for understanding and interpreting the impact of the past on current society, including critical race theory.

D. Join with Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project to call for a rally this year on October 14—George Floyd’s birthday—as a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression—even in places where it is illegal and requires civil disobedience. Followed by additional days of action that recognize and honor lives taken such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and others. The National Education Association shall publicize these National Days of Action to all its members, including in NEA Today.

E. Conduct a listening tour that will educate members on the tools and resources needed to defend honesty in education including but not limited to tools like CRT.

F. Commit President Becky Pringle to make public statements across all lines of media that support racial honesty in education including but not limited to critical race theory.


Anonymous said...

Interesting that all these words telling us how to combat anti-crt push back then telling the parents that there is NO crt teaching. Living in a commie libturd world, it is NOT going to be fun at all.

Mike-SMO said...

The CRT scheme ignores the history that indicates that the majority of people transferred into the international slave trade were "defectives" the would not or could not work for their tribal "masters". The Oyo (Yoruba) and Akan (Ashante) Empires had fairly large standing armies that had to be fed and clothed by others. If someone wasn't tough enough to fight, they had to provide for the needs of the fighters. If you couldn't or wouldn't work, you were exchanged for steel implements, brighly colored cloth, or rum. There was no place for those who didn't provide support for the Empire or fight in the army. The number of "normies" snatched up in raids was a minor component of the slave trade. Raiding did occur, but was apparently limited by the threat of retaliatory attacks. Also minor tribal groups had to provide individuals as "tribute" to the Empires. These individuals were likely to end up as the exchange in the purchase of European goods. It seems certain that the lesser tribes didn't send their "best and brightest" as tribute. The good workers and effective fighters were of great value to the local tribes. Those that were not useful as workers or fighters were useful as trade goods.

Thus a large portion of those selected for slavery by the West African tribes were selected since they were "useless" except for trade exchange. It is not surprising that the descendants of those "useless" individuals make up a "troubled" and "unproductive" population. The treatment of those descendants could not alter that genetic burden.

Firehand said...

I've not read that before, will have to dig into it.

I will note there's a difference between "You're not useful to the King" and "You're useless."