The cognitive dissonance in that description actually hurts.
To quote the famous dissent in Plessy v Ferguson by Judge Harlan as proof that the Constitution is color blind is head spinning.
It was the sole dissent in a 7-1 decision, where the other justices used the same US constitution and legal theory of the day along with a unhealthy dollop of their own racism to enshrine the notion that laws of segregation were constitutional.
Oh and the part where
“CRT is now the de facto worldview of virtually every major American institution, from primary schools to corporate board rooms.”
I think a possible way for teachers to fight back is to shut down any conversation about any part of US history, and let the kids bug their parents about why, for example, “teacher said we’re not allowed to learn about the Alamo because that would require teaching us that racism is an integral part of US history, which is illegal in our state.”
True enough. And the ones screaming the loudest against CRT are the ones knowing the least about it. (Kinda a natural law that )
But the thing about CRT (and CT) is that it is not really a thing nor a fact. It is way to think about and describe history and societies and that is exactly what is happening now opponents dragged it into the limelight. Pure Streisand.
Yes. But that could be done with private religious schools, church based charity and charter schools. There’s a scary amount of support for that kind of education system. Not so much that I think it will happen soon or easily. People will put up a fight. But enough that there’s really no attack on public education or educators here that is unthinkable.
I did something similar when my mother (back in 2020) made a comment about Fauci ‘only’ being a immunologist rather than a virologist and therefore didn’t know what he was talking about. So I asked her: what does an immunologist do? She changed the subject immediately.
This stuff is infuriating. I’m sure it made any color student who was paying attention uncomfortable, because it’s a sad and uncomfortable thing to learn about. Learning is growth. Growing pains are a thing. Deal with it.