Mark Figley: Why do we tolerate brainwashing?
Just as the media and the US government have gone to great lengths to humanize and shed light on Russia’s “Uncle Joe” Stalin, similar daily efforts are being made on behalf of Joe Biden. Yet with each new policy he presents, it is evident that our current president is the most dangerous and radical in history.
One of the most recent examples is the Department of Education’s plan to provide grants to K-12 schools in support of Critical Race Theory (CRT); who will teach American children that their country is systematically racist.
The grants would be prioritized for schools that integrate theory into history and civics and showcase Project 1619; who argues that America’s true founding took place the year the slaves arrived in the Colony of Virginia.
In addition to his claim that racism is everywhere and that to deny it is to spread such oppression, Biden’s proposal hinders parents and teachers who seek to instill positive attitudes and behaviors in children as they age. adult. For example, last summer, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture actually described “white culture” as oppressive and called “hard work” and “being polite” evidence of systemic racism.
The Smithsonian even opposed the concepts of “work before you play” and “plan for the future” because they represent power. And although officials removed much of this material after widespread opposition emerged, such attitudes still exist in the Critical Content of the Race.
Some states already agree with Biden’s plan; create educational content that bases the treatment of students on skin color and emphasizes prejudices against others based on ethnicity.
Several California school districts have developed a new math curriculum for “students of color challenging capitalist, imperialist and racist views”. The California Department of Education also recommended content that said “anti-darkness and white supremacy are rooted in the foundation of our country.”
Illinois’ new teacher certification standards state that educators must “assess how their biases and perceptions affect their teaching practice,” including its “undeserved privilege.” Meanwhile, the Michigan “Advisory Council of Educators” considers every act to be racist; The question is how much? “
These are the priorities of Joe Biden and his left-wing educational institution, which would be added to legislation introduced in the US Senate in favor of the CRT.
The race issue is literally tearing America apart to the seams, and the children of our nation are bombarded daily. The question is, why do we tolerate the daily brainwashing of our children as oppressors or oppressed by propagating racial division and institutionalized discrimination in our national psyche?
Powerful forces are actively seeking to destroy Martin Luther King’s vision of a truly color blind society. House Republicans eventually introduced legislation banning the teaching of CRT in federal institutions, freezing federal funds from schools that teach it, and preventing federal funds from paying for CRT education. It will at least force Democrats to officially declare their official position on the issue.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden continues to lead the way on this dangerous concept. As America’s chief unifier, he sees himself as a great equalizer, but his efforts on behalf of the CRT contribute nothing less than outright child abuse in the name of racial equity. .
Mark Figley is a political activist and guest columnist for Elida. His column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Lima News editorial board or AIM Media, owner of The Lima News.