As a result of recent spotlights on racism and the elevation of the history of accomplishments by people of color in America….
Schools around the country are adding race sensitive curriculum for its students….
THAT has some on the Right worried…
They are already afraid that their America IS rapidly becoming less ‘White Anglo-Saxon’….
Now school’s are opening their children’s eyes and minds to what people of color have done in the pass and the slights they are suffering NOW?
They wonder….What is America coming to?
In particular, conservatives have seized on the idea that schools are promoting critical race theory, a decades-old academic framework that examines how policies and the law perpetuate systemic racism. It holds in part that racism is woven into the fabric of the nation’s history and life — a product of the system and not just individual bad actors.
Critics say this approach injects race into what should be, in their view, a colorblind system. Proponents counter that U.S. schools have never been colorblind and insist they aren’t pushing critical race theory anyway. The equity work is critical, they say, to address systemic barriers holding back students of color and to create schools that are truly inclusive….
The fight over what to do about that is unfolding in public and private schools, in state legislatures and on school boards, in private Facebook groups and statewide curriculum committees….