A black mother slammed the Critical Race Theory (CRT) Thursday and told the Florida Board of Education that she was teaching hate and ruining “the world’s greatest country.”
“I just come back from May 31st to mark the 100 years [since] of the Tulsa riots, it’s sad that we are even thinking about something like a critical racial theory where children are segregated by skin color and viewed as permanent oppressors or oppressors in 2021, “said mother Keisha King.
King’s comments came after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asked the school board to pass a rule banning CRT and related ideas in schools.
“That doesn’t teach the truth,” added King, “unless you think whites are better than blacks.”
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She went on to deny the idea that CRT “taught racial sensitivity or simply unfavorable American history or Jim Crow history”.
“CRT,” she said, “is deeper and more dangerous than that. CRT and how it works today is a doctrine that there is a hierarchy in society in which white male, heterosexual, able-bodied people are viewed as oppressors and everyone outside of it status is suppressed. “
“That’s why we see corporations like Coca-Cola asking their employees to be less white, which is ridiculous. Black is racist – and to say that whites are automatically over me, my children or every child is also racist. That is not what we can stand for in our country. “
“And don’t take it from me. Look at the authors of these types of publications. Our ancestors – whites, blacks, and others – hung, bled, and died right next to each other to move America towards this more perfect union.If this continues, we will look back and be responsible for breaking down the greatest country in the world by teaching hate again and that race is a determining factor in where your destiny lies. “
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On Thursday, the board approved DeSantis’ rule. It states: “Instructions on the necessary subjects must be factual and objective and must not suppress or distort major historical events such as the Holocaust, and must not define American history as anything other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles . “It says in the declaration of independence.”
The rule came as part of a broader push by DeSantis and other Republicans to eradicate what they consider manifestations of. describe Critical Race Theory in schools. The DeSantis office told Fox News that the rule excluded the term “critical racial theory” because “CRT is not the only problem.”
Arguments about CRT in history usually revolve around allegations in the “1619 Project,” a controversial article that argues that the institution of slavery was the true founding of the nation. According to its author, it also casts doubt on how US history has traditionally been taught by emphasizing the impact of slavery on American society.
In one Webinar last monthAuthor Nikole Hannah Jones stated clearly that her project was intended to complement the standard curriculum and that it purposely brought up a dispute about the perspective of US history.
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Critics of anti-CRT policies have expressed concern that Republicans are forcing teachers to clean up some of the injustices that are being perpetrated against minorities in the United States
Andrew Spar, Florida Teachers Union President argued that “Students deserve the best education we can and that means giving them a true picture of their world and our common history as Americans. Hiding the facts doesn’t change anything about them.”
According to Orlando Sentinel, the union agreed with Conservatives’ insistence on teaching key documents such as the Declaration of Independence, but also wanted those that “reflect a more diverse America than our founding documents.”
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Gregory Sampson, a high school teacher in Jacksonville, said, “I don’t think the governor and his Republicans really understand what Critical Theory of Race is doing.”
He added, “It’s not a criticism. It’s a criticism, a way of looking at how history has developed.”