Australians don’t want critical racial theory in the classroom

Most Australians do not support the existence of identity politics in the classroom, polls reveal that as concerns grow, the newly proposed national curriculum injects critical racial theory into schools ..

Critical Race Theory Poll (pdf) Asked 1121 Australians four questions, commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), and 82% said students should be forced to apologize for their skin color. I have found that I disagree with the statement.

About 86% also disagree that schools should be ashamed of boys being men, and 69% should not teach children that Australia is a racist country. I think.

In the group aged 25-34, the number of people who agreed with each question was the highest, with respondents aged 55 and over disagreeing the most. A quarter of the 25-34 year old group agreed that students should learn that Australia is a racist country.

In addition, 85% of those surveyed agreed that students should be taught that all Australians are equal, regardless of color, race or religious belief.

“It’s encouraging that mainstream Australians overwhelmingly reject identity politics and critical racial theory in our classrooms,” said IPA Director. Veradabrella said.. “No parent wants their child to be humiliated in the classroom, as we recently saw at Parkdale University, where boys are said to be’oppressors’ for being white and Christian. I did. “

At another school, a 12-year-old boy was forced to stand up at a school rally and apologized to the girl for sexism and assault on behalf of gender.

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The IPA has opposed new curriculum changes by the Australian Curriculum Evaluation and Reporting Agency (ACARA) since it was first published because of concerns that it would “consume students’ identity politics” and “turn them into political activists.” I will.

Think tanks believe polls show that even mainstream Australians do not overwhelmingly support this ideology in the classroom.

“Australian people naturally say no to critical racial theory. They are egalitarian and do not support the splitting idealism in the classroom,” said Doublera. “You need to make sure you are out of the classroom.

She says that studies of indigenous history are important, but that “radical” curriculum proposals insert it into all areas of learning and also teach historical lies, such as the “dark emu” version of history. Said.

The dark emu version of history refers to the theory that indigenous Australians were not hunter-gatherers. Instead, they lived in large towns of permanent dwellings, refined in ways of food production, aquaculture and land management. “

“This radical curriculum brainwashes children with the green left words of colonization and aggression and teaches them to hate Australia,” said Doublera.

However, ACARA CEO David de Carvalho Said Curriculum changes will include all of Australia’s cultural heritage.

“Australia’s curriculum recognizes that Australia is a culturally diverse and diverse secular country,” he said. -A religious society and a Christian heritage, “Carvalho said.

He also emphasized “the federal system derived from the Westminster system and the values ​​of liberal democracy that underpin it, such as freedom, equality and the rule of law.”