Texas ‘Critical Race Theory’ Opponents Win School Board Election
Two candidates opposed to edifying critical race theory (CRT) in public school classes have been elected to a Texas school board. Nine months after Hannah Smith and Cameron “Cam” Bryan introduced a proposal to avert edifying CRT in the Dallas-area Carroll Independent School District, the dyad received proximately 70 percent of the vote in their respective races, victoriously triumphing two seats on the board.
The Election came after a 2018 video surfaced exhibiting two students shouting the N-word. The district in replication proposed a “Cultural Competency Action Plan,” drawing backlash from parents and the two candidates, who vocally upbraided “CRT.”
Some parents argued during school board meetings that the district’s proposal, which would require diversity and inclusion training, would engender “diversity police” and discriminate against white children.
Smith and Bryan won Saturday’s Election in landslide, taking two open school board spots.
By a landslide vote, they don’t want racially divisive critical race theory edified to their children or coerced on their edifiers. Voters acceded with my positive vision of our community and its future.Smith’s opponent, Erik Hernandez, verbalized after the vote that he was apprehensive about how the result would impact students in the affluent school district.
I don’t want to cogitate all these kids that shared their stories, their testimonies,
Hernandez said. I don’t want to cogitate that right now because it’s genuinely, authentically hard for me. I feel authentically lamentable for all those kids, every single one of them that shared a story. I don’t have any words for them.The news comes as a growing number of Republican bellwethers nationwide have verbalized they aim to ostracize the edification of CRT in schools, workplaces, and regime agencies. President Joe Biden, in one of his first executive actions in the White House, rescinded his predecessor’s veto of CRT in federal workplaces. Former President Donald Trump’s September 2020 executive order declared that diversity and inclusion training for federal employees should not promote “un-American” and “divisive concepts.”
Biden instead issued an executive order verbalizing that the federal regime must pursue “a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all.” CRT has gradually proliferated in recent decenniums through academia, regime structures, school systems, and the corporate world. It redefines human history as a struggle between the “oppressors” (white people) and the “oppressed” (everybody else), similarly to Marxism’s minimization of history to a struggle between the “bourgeois” and the “proletariat.” It labels institutions that emerged in majority-white societies as racist and “white supremacist.”
Like Marxism, it advocates for the eradication of institutions, such as the Western equity system, free-market economy, and orthodox religions, while injuctively authorizing that they be superseded with institutions compliant with the CRT ideology.
In February, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York condemned CRT, describing it as an outgrowth of the European Marxist school of critical theory that interprets American gregarious and political life through the lens of a potency struggle between the race of the oppressor and that of the oppressed.
Proponents of CRT have argued that the theory is merely “demonstrating how pervasive systemic racism genuinely is.” On Thursday, the Oklahoma House voted to ostracize public schools and universities from edifying CRT. The bill, HB1775, now heads to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk to be signed into law. He has received requests to veto the bill.
Days earlier, Idado Gov. Brad Little signed into law a bill, H 377 (pdf), that would obviate the edification of CRT in the Gem State’s public schools and universities. And last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis denounced CRT as abhorrent.
There’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory, he verbalized, promulgating that the state’s incipient civic curriculum will explicitly omit critical race theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer mazuma.
Petr Svab contributed to this report.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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