RealClearEducation: Why Critical Race Theory Harms the Black Community

 

When we send our children to school, we entrust their education to our teachers and school districts. But as parents, we also want access to what our kids are learning. Parents and community leaders like myself from districts across Wisconsin testified Wednesday before the joint education committee regarding new curriculum transparency legislation. This is needed now more than ever, with the pernicious ideology of Critical Race Theory (CRT) sweeping our culture and seeping in through our schools.

At its core, CRT stems from the concept of critical theory and therefore aims to divide people into “oppressed” and “oppressor” groups, foment hate and chaos, and eventually disintegrate our society. It claims that concepts such as white privilege are the reality, and we should pursue equity instead of meritocracy.

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