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By Mark Miloscia
Family Policy Institute of Washington 

Call out CRT radicals


Last updated 7/21/2021 at 12:29pm

Last week, the largest teacher's union in the country announced that it will conduct opposition research with regard to the growing grassroots campaign to stop Critical Race Theory from being forced on schoolchildren.

This very demographically diverse group of angry activists, mostly composed of concerned parents, showed up vocally, passionately and totally unexpected at local school boards nationwide. They shocked the professional liberal elite and National Education Association leaders all across the.

Clearly, parents of all ethnicities and backgrounds across the country are rising up to call out CRT for what it really is - a Marxist, racist ideology that claims that whites are universally oppressors, leaving "favored" minorities forever behind. The theory leaves no room for merit and individual or internal character, virtues or choices, and instead explains all successes and failures as a result of external factors.

The response to the radical left's push to nationally implement CRT in schools has received great criticism from all quarters. Recently, one black father stood up before his daughter's school board and eviscerated them, saying they are teaching children to hate each other. Mark Robinson, North Carolina's first black lieutenant governor, also chimed in, emphasizing the need to make sure "things like critical race theory are not creeping in and causing our children to hate the nation that they live in."

Interestingly, just days after the NEA's announcement, the group scrubbed its website of all mentions of the opposition research plan. Could it be because they realized that being honest about their intentions would only result in the parents' grassroots movements growing bigger and stronger?

Here in Washington, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, claims our schools are not teaching CRT. But critics say he is merely quibbling.

Describing backlash to CRT as "manufactured rage for political purposes," Reykdal, along with others trying to quietly implement CRT into school teachings, say it is merely "comprehensive history." In other words, the concepts of CRT - like an emphasis on systemic racism - will be taught under the banner of "history."

Again, these are word games and outright lies; what the radical left describes as "antiracist" and "comprehensive" history is distorted, deeply prejudiced, and frankly, evil racism.

Radical leftists are scared of the grassroots movement driven by parents. Major lobbying groups are used to outspending each other when pushing for a policy, but they do not know how to overcome the passions of parents getting together on a national scale to speak up for their children and the future of our country.

The tide is turning here. I am talking to and hearing from many parents and concerned residents running for school boards to stop CRT implementation, sexual indoctrination and other craziness targeting children. Angry parents have had enough of this harmful racist propaganda, and they want it to stop.

The radicals better beware of parents.

- Mark Miloscia is the executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Email him at [email protected].


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