Corporate media outlets are smearing red states for banning racist curriculum from being taught in taxpayer-funded schools.
For months, parents, teachers, and others concerned about the education of children in urban and rural areas alike have fought against critical race theory in their schools. Now, states are taking it upon themselves to ensure that the left’s extreme identity politics are not institutionalized by woke educators and activists but, per usual, corrupt media outlets are engaging in partisan behavior to defend anti-American propaganda.
Idaho was the first state to pass a law banning educators from teaching that “individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin” at the beginning of May. Oklahoma followed soon after, which drew the attention of a Washington Post article with a politically slanted subhead claiming that CRT “drawing the ire of the right, helps us understand our past.”
Now, nearly a dozen states are working on passing legislation that stops racism from being incorporated into taxpayer-funded curriculum. Some states are specifically banning anti-American content such as the 1619 Project from while others are taking a hardline approach against guilting children for the color of their skin.
“It’s based on false history when they try to look back and denigrate the Founding Fathers, denigrate the American Revolution, doing all these different things that even very liberal historians say is not supported by the facts,” Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Monday after promising to take action against CRT in Florida schools. “We need to make sure civics is a priority, but it needs to be taught accurately. It needs to be taught in a fact-based way. Not an ideological-based way, and if we have to play whack-a-mole all over this state, stopping this critical race theory, we will do it.”
The New York Times is one of the many corporate media outlets that have criticized states for taking action against CRT as the Biden administration seeks to take it national. The Times published a story on Wednesday accusing Texas, Idaho, and other Republican-led states of using legislation to prevent teachers from teaching “the role of slavery and pervasive effects of racism” in schools.
“Texas Pushes to Obscure the State’s History of Slavery and Racism,” the headline states.
In the article, the author overlooks the Times’ role in promoting the historically inaccurate 1619 Project’s flaws to frame the bills “that would ban teaching about the enduring legacies of slavery and segregationist laws, or that any state or the country is inherently racist or sexist” as a conservative push to keep kids ignorant.
This is a USSR-level lie. None of the bills prohibit schools from teaching about slavery or racism; they prohibit schools from compelling students to believe in race essentialism, collective guilt, and racial superiority theory.
The New York Times is utter propaganda. pic.twitter.com/AK8vuqhGHQ
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) May 23, 2021
The author also snubs Texas and other states’ bills for drawing “inspiration from Donald J. Trump’s 1776 Commission, which similarly called for ‘patriotic education’ about United States history” and recently objected to the Biden administration’s proposed rule to incorporate anti-American and hatemongering curriculum into schools by offering part of its own report as a public comment for review.
While some outlets such as PolitiFact, the sham “fact-checker” website that has a clearly leftist bias, painted the CRT legislation popping up in multiple states as a way to make teachers “confin[e] their lessons to a limited view of American history and current events,” others tried to remain subtle and gaslight readers into believing that what is being taught to their kids isn’t CRT.
“Some educators across the U.S. expanded their curriculums on racial inequality in response to the turbulent year of protests against police brutality and disproportionate police violence against Black people,” ABC News reported last week. “Some curriculums now include more racialized historical events, such as the Tulsa race riot and the Rodney King case and the subsequent Los Angeles riots, that highlight the plight of Black and brown Americans in the United States. But those educators say their efforts are in danger due to these potential new restrictions on education.”
Despite the media’s efforts to push CRT on Americans, new polls suggest that U.S. voters overwhelmingly oppose critical race theory, especially in K-12 schools. A survey by the Competitive Edge Research and released by Parents Defending Education recently found that 74 percent of respondents are “somewhat or strongly opposed” to white privilege training and to schools communicating that non-white people are inherently oppressed.