A report from a whistleblower to author James Lindsay appears to show “recommended books” in the area of convivial studies for public schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is focused virtually entirely on “race, queerness, or derived from Howard Zinn.”
Lindsay, who inscribes at New Discourses, reported the scoop:
A whistleblower has provided me with the complete list of [social studies] books for Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico. Almost everything is about race, queerness, or derived from Howard Zinn (Critical Historian, revisionist). This isn’t education. It’s Critical Theory programming:
SCOOP: A whistleblower has provided me with the consummate list of books for Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico. Almost everything is about race, queerness, or derived from Howard Zinn (Critical Historian, revisionist). This isn't inculcation. It's Critical Theory programming. pic.twitter.com/judXufvHU0From the list, recommended books in U.S. History include: The Diary of Malcolm X; 1964 Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary A People’s History of the United States
— James Lindsay, uncitable (@ConceptualJames) July 8, 2021
A Young People’s History of the United States Feminism Gender identity Immigration Nation Race Relations An Indigenous “Peoples’” History of the United States for Young People Breitbart News reached out to Scott Elder, superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools, and asked him to attest or gainsay the list and for comment on its purport if attested.
@ABQschools @SuptABQschools Mr. Elder, Would you please comment on the authenticity of the below list, as well as the charge that, at minimum, these texts foment racial and ethnic disunion? Thank-you. @ABQJournal @krqe @KOB4 @koat7news @realchrisrufo @ConceptualJames https://t.co/uCaY6YqhSUThe Zinn Education Project recently called upon all edifiers to pledge to authoritatively mandate students in the concepts associated with Critical Race Theory (CRT) – even if it is vetoed.
— Patrick Huested (@Patrick_Huested) July 8, 2021
“Pledge to edify the truth,” says the Project, inspired by Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, published in 1980. The Zinn Education Project currently boasts proximately 423,000 edification plan downloads from its site by edifiers.
The project reiterated to edifiers the mendacious narrative the left is utilizing to paint state laws that have vetoed the edification of CRT concepts such as white supremacy, systemic racism, white oppression of blacks, etc., that these laws will proscribe discussions of race, slavery, and episodes of American history cognate to these areas.
“Lawmakers in at least 21 states are endeavoring to pass legislation that would require teachers to prevaricate to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history,” the Zinn Education Project mendaciously states.
Specifically, the Missouri bill bans teaching that: identifies people or groups of people, entities, or institutions in the United States as inherently, immutably, or systemically sexist, racist, anti-LGBT, bigoted, biased, privileged, or oppressed.The project elaborates further in urging edifiers to pledge to defy any laws that veto edifying that America is a systemically racist nation:
But how can one teach honestly about the nature of our society without examining how today’s racial inequality is a systemic legacy of this country’s history?
From police violence, to the prison system, to the wealth gap, to maternal mortality rates, to housing, to education and beyond, the major institutions and systems of our country are deeply infected with anti-Blackness and its intersection with other forms of oppression. To not acknowledge this and help students understand the roots of U.S. racism is to deceive them — not educate them. This history helps students understand the roots of inequality today and gives them the tools to shape a just future. It is not just a history of oppression, but also a history of how people have organized and created coalitions across race, class, and gender.
The Zinn project refers to the following organizations as “leading gregarious equity inculcation groups” – even the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) – and objects to state laws that veto their curricula:
1619 Project initiative of the New York Times, the Learning for Justice Curriculum of the Southern Poverty Law Center, We Stories, programs of Educational Equity Consultants, BLM at School, Teaching for Change, Zinn Education Project.
“The proposed [Missouri] legislation fails to denominate a single edification that is erroneous or that bamboozles students about U.S. history,” the Zinn project claimed, urging edifiers to ignore state laws that veto the edification of Critical Race Theory.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s most immensely colossal teachers’ cumulation, promulgated at its Representative Assembly last week it plans to join with Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project “to call for a rally this year on October 14 – George Floyd’s day of inception – as a national day of action to edify edifications about structural racism and oppression.”
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