Schools’ Critical Race Theory Initiatives May Violate the Constitution and Laws of the State
A watchdog group recently obtained documents which show that training based on quasi-Marxist critical race theory in K-12 public schools appears to violate the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the laws of the United States. Related states.
Judicial Watch obtained 111 pages of records from Wellesley, MA public schools confirming that they use “affinity spaces,” which divide students and staff based on race as a priority and plan goal. ” diversity, equity and inclusion ”of the school district. They also admitted to having created “five distinct spaces”.
The Wellesley School District Superintendent did not immediately return a request for comment on the report.
The public notice from the Wellesley School District webpage regarding one of its equity events lists some of the affinity groups (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) and, through the event, calls out the community to “dismantle the culture of white supremacy” and to “breathe life into liberation.”
District records include a document detailing the school district’s “Equity Strategic Plan 2020-2025”, which includes a “District Equity by Design” plan that aims to ensure that students feel heard and heard. vus and the district says Affinity Spaces gives those who have a common identity. this opportunity.
The same district encourages students to report incidents of discrimination or “any biased behavior of concern” to any district staff member or trusted adult. Reports can also be made anonymously online, according to the policy, although it notes that anonymous reports are “more difficult to investigate and respond to.”
The training slides on ‘fairness protocols’ give examples of’ micro-aggressions’, including telling a colleague, ‘You are so articulate’, saying ‘The way you overcame your disability is so inspiring ! By mispronouncing someone’s name or by referring to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, such as the “Chinese virus”.
On a broader level, the US military would conduct training based on critical breed theory. US Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Said a whistleblower alleges training in military history has been replaced by training in “police brutality”, “systemic racism” and “white privilege.” Another said his unit should read “White Fragility” by feminist author and critical theory supporter Robin DiAngelo, according to the senator.
In May, the Space Force confirmed that it relieved Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a former instructor and fighter pilot, as the commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron. While he did not specifically name the reason Lohmeier was fired, the Space Force cited comments Lohmeier made during a podcast in which he denounces critical race theory and warns against spread of Marxism in the ranks of the Space Force.
Critical Race Theory, which draws heavily on Marxist Critical Theory, denounces American and Western culture as oppressive, and often claims that American culture and institutions promote “systemic racism” or “white supremacy.” Critics have pointed to the ideology’s use of Marxist “class struggle” tactics to lead to division according to gender, race and ethnicity, rather than between classes.
GQ Pan and Jack Phillips contributed to this report.