It cannot be harped on enough. Critical race theory, a left-wing movement proclaiming the idea that the United States is systemically racist, is rifling through the American education system. Children are held hostage by handsomely paid administrators, teachers are forced to attend racially extremist trainings hosted by for-profit groups, and parents are left in the dark to contact media outlets and assume the role of a whistleblower.
“Despite the virtues and accomplishments of this Nation, many students are now taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but rather villains,” the White House wrote of the commission. “This radicalized view of American history lacks perspective, obscures virtues, twists motives, ignores or distorts facts, and magnifies flaws, resulting in the truth being concealed and history disfigured.”
But, as was foreseeable given the Democratic Party’s increasing push for the lie of institutional racism, President Joe Biden canceled the commission on day 1. In its place, Biden’s order claims, “Our country faces converging economic, health, and climate crises that have exposed and exacerbated inequities, while a historic movement for justice has highlighted the unbearable human costs of systemic racism …It is therefore the policy of my Administration that the Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”
This word salad, an obfuscating juxtaposition of concepts such as equity and equality that denote separate things, was a predictable step for the Biden administration to take. The order declares that equality of opportunity is moot due to systemic racism — a claim that requires unpresentable evidence America’s institutions are entirely discriminatory — but then says the way to address this systemic imbalance is to abandon equality in favor of equity (redistributed equality of outcome).
If Democrats wish to convince Americans the United States remains institutionally racist like during Jim Crow, it only makes sense they would move to be as vague as possible while pushing buzzwords to evoke emotion. It is precisely what the White House did after the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Biden and Harris sought to craft an image of systemic racism through imagery and pathos.
“We still must reform the system …This work is long overdue. America has a long history of systemic racism. Black Americans — and Black men, in particular — have been treated, throughout the course of our history, as less than human,” Harris said.
“It was a murder in full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the vice president just referred to,” Biden said. “This systemic racism is a stain on our nation’s soul. The knee on the neck of justice for black Americans, profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that black and brown Americans experience every single day.”
This brings us back to critical race theory. A plan put forth by the Biden administration on April 19 directly cites race extremist Ibram X. Kendi and the ahistorical New York Times “1619 Project” to argue school funding should go to “schools across the country …working to incorporate anti-racist practices into teaching and learning.”
The plan operates under the guise of “civics education” and says encouraging and funding identity politics in America’s classrooms is a step toward “protecting the Nation’s democracy—especially at a time when its core institutions and values are threatened by misinformation.”
The Department of Education notes it is fielding the responses of Americans until May 19 about this plan, but the Biden administration already reinstated an order Trump struck to grant federal funding to institutions performing critical race theory, “white privilege” training, or other diversity training. It is doubtless the agency’s plan will proceed, especially given Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s extensive history in Connecticut overseeing far-left curricula.
Without a doubt, the White House is conflating essential U.S. civics education with programs backed by prominent cult figures, like Kendi and Nikole Hannah-Jones of the “1619 Project,” that only pits students against one another and promulgates a tense, racialized, and illiberal culture. The sort of culture that splits us off into our realms, tiptoeing away from one another due to the false advertisement of implicit bias.
Think back on the Biden narrative that legacy media constantly pushes. Supposedly, Americans are in for a “return to normalcy” that will foster “unity,” since it is “a time to heal.” Biden has been branded as boring old Joe from Scranton, Pennsylvania — the veteran politician who has all the keys to the castle in how to shepherd the United States back to what leftists consider appropriate.
But recognizing the president’s position on critical race theory lays this hypothesis to rest. Biden is no “boring” president; he is governing from the far-left. There is no return to normalcy or unity on the table — unless of course racial division is your definition of a positive culture.
The very idea of critical race theory, that we are not to be judged by our individual thoughts and beliefs, but by our skin color, is at the root of the systemic racism doctrine and equity strategy the Biden administration has championed. It’s the very definition of divisive.
Critical race theory’s tenets are antithetical to any realistic conversations of unity in America. The White House’s efforts will only expand the role of government — atomizing and alienating the American people.