Idaho to Ban Critical Race Theory in Schools
All around the country, we have seen a scary trend start to take over. It’s called critical race theory and has been caught creeping its way into just about every type of institution in America, from our government houses and justice system to our schools and universities.
If you haven’t heard of CRT, it is basically the idea that humans, or more specifically, white humans, as they have been in a seat of power for most of America’s history as well as that of the “civilized” world, are inherently racist. And as such, every system in existence, again, from our governments and courts of justice to our schools, has been created to only promote such hatred and evil ideas.
Those who believe in CRT claim that this is why our law enforcement disproportionately goes after members of minority groups, why white students or those with lighter skin tones tend to make better grades, and why there is still inequality in the workplace.
According to the American Bar Association, “CRT recognizes that racism is codified in law, embedded in structures, and woven into public policy. CRT rejects claims of meritocracy or ‘colorblindness.’ CRT recognizes that it is the systemic nature of racism that bears primary responsibility for reproducing racial inequality.”
The theory goes on to give a solution for such inherent evilness. It says that all whites or those of “privilege” must “check” that privilege, admit they are seriously flawed, and do everything in their power to give preference to those who have for so long been oppressed.
And in schools, that means teaching our youth that because they happen to be born white, they are fatally flawed and need to be ashamed of themselves as well as the treatments their forefathers possibly met out to those of a different race.
Essentially, in their efforts to undo the racism of the past, proponents of the movement are just flip-flopping who we are supposed to be racist towards. Instead of looking down on those of dark skin, the nation and supposedly the world is now to view all those with light skin in a bad light.
Luckily, there is also a movement to stop the spread of this kind of hatred.
And it seems that some of the more forward of those voices live in the northwestern state of Idaho.
Here, both the state Senate and House of Representatives have now passed a measure that would ban CRT from being pushed or taught in their schools.
Enter House Bill 377, which seeks to address “Dignity and Nondiscrimination in Public Education.
The bill states that the “tenets of critical race theory … exacerbate and inflame divisions on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or other criteria in ways contrary to the unity of the nation and the well-being of the state of Idaho and its citizens.”
Therefore, the bill would prohibit teachers from instructing their students to “personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to ideologies that claim any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.”
And neither are they allowed to push any idea that treats anyone as “inherently responsible for the actions committed in the past by other members” of their group.
The bill was passed in the state’s house last Thursday and in the Senate on Monday. Now, it is headed to the desk of Republican Governor Brad Little.
He will likely sign the bill into law. However, as you well know, race and, therefore, CRT is a major national issue right now. Many companies, individuals, and government leaders are being ostracized for their opposition to making everything about race.
Take the recent fair election laws passed in Georgia, for example. The political left believes the measure is like everything else, inherently racist and oppressive to minority groups. Why? Well, that’s a little unclear as no specific demographic is being suppressed.
Nevertheless, those who put the bill into practice and support it have now become a target for the left. And Little, should he sign over the banning of CRT, would undoubtedly become the next on their list.
Then again, he might not be the only one, as Education Week reports that similar measures have recently been forward in Iowa, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Missouri, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.
Let’s just hope the lawmakers in these states and their governors recognize the dangers of CRT and are willing to take a stand against it for the safety of their citizens.