According to national data, American schools are failing, especially in larger urban areas run by national teachers’ unions. Instead of raising standards, far-leftists are instead feeding social justice into the schools, increasing racial tensions, while promoting more and more gender identities.
On the darker side of their efforts, in line with other dictators who from the beginning of world history have targeted children, an increasing amount of new curriculum is being used to indoctrinate the youth.
One of the worst is Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who has aggressively pushed for the insertion of critical race theory into her state’s schools. Now her administration is providing devise, controversial material promoting race essentialism to teachers.
Whitmer’s Educator Advisory Council has published a report called “Social Justice and Anti-Racist Educator Resources”. It gives schools and teachers the materials they need to push race-essentialism, ensures that race is seen as a central determinative factor in everyday interactions, and teaches some children that they are oppressed and others that they are oppressors based entirely on the color of their skin.
The report’s opening page includes; “The compilation aims to help colleagues begin, continue, and further their own work to FIRST educate themselves and then bring anti-racist teaching to all grade levels and subject areas.”
To kick off their new instruction, the teachers are told to read an article titled 106 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice. This piece, in what appears to be an update in their February 2022 article says, “Our work to fix what we broke and left broken. The work isn’t done until Black folks tell us it’s done.”
In their mission statement, it declares “We, as members of the Governor’s Educator Advisory Council, hear the moral outcry being shouted and felt throughout the world. … We believe education is the key to promoting social justice in society.”
“We realize we are battling two deadly viruses: COVID-19 and the virus of racism,” it continues. “We pledge to promote educational policies, practices, and resources which will help put an end to systemic racism. We will fight for more diversity in all aspects of the educational profession.”
The material references the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. It instructs teachers that “whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.”
“People of color must always consider their racial identity, whatever the situation, due to the systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists,” and “whiteness (and its accepted normality) also exist as everyday microaggressions toward people of color.”
Journalist Byron York tweeted out that this social justice museum advances the thought that black Americans cannot identify with “individualism,”, “the nuclear family,” and “hard work,” etc.
The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more. (via @RpwWilliams)https://t.co/k9X3u4Suas pic.twitter.com/gWYOeEh4vu
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 15, 2020
The Whitmer administration’s guide also provides the controversial “Black Lives Matter at School Resource Toolkit” and recommends the core social justice books of, How to Be an Antiracist by critical race theory purveyor Ibram X Kendi, as well as White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.
After publication, the guide was shipped out to local school districts by the Michigan State Board of Education.
The Michigan House of Representatives voted 55-0 to effectively ban critical race theory being taught in K-12 schools. The Democrats collectively refused to even participate in the vote.
The Democrat-run state Board followed the vote by passing a resolution, 5-2, opposing the bill.
What is happening in Michigan, and in other blue states especially, is disturbing at all levels.
In the end, the children are the losers as they are still not “learning” the basic skills; reading, writing, and arithmetic, all necessary for success in life, while now getting indoctrinated into far left racist ideology, which offers no hope, just a lifelong status of victimhood.
By: Eric Thompson, editor of Eric Thompson Show.