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Republicans rattle American schools, challenging the spread of racism

In Loudoun County, Virginia, a group of parents led by former President Trump recalled members of the school board after the school district called for mandatory training of teachers on “systematic oppression and potential prejudice.” In Washington, 39 Republican Senators called history education focused on systematic racial discrimination a form of “activist indoctrination.” And across the United States, a Republican-led parliament recently passed a bill banning or limiting schools from teaching racism to American educational institutions. Republican Governor of Oklahoma in early May After signing the state proposal, he was banished from the 100th Anniversary Commission on the Talsa Racism in 1921. A vigorous campaign aimed at demonstrating how historical and contemporary racism is taught, faced with opposition from Democrats and educators in politically embarrassing conflicts It has a profound effect on how children learn about their country. Republicans have focused their attacks on the impact of “critical racial theory,” a graduate framework incorporated into public education from kindergarten to high school. The idea is that historical patterns of racism are rooted in law and other modern institutions, and slavery, racism, and Jim Crow’s legacy are unequal to blacks and other colored races. It claims to still create a place for competition. Many conservatives portray critical racial theory and systematic racist calls as backstory thrown to accuse white Americans of being individual racists. Republicans blame the Left for trying to brainwash children with the belief that the United States is inherently evil. Democrats are at odds. Some people say that the United States is fundamentally racially discriminatory. Claiming to be right is a view accepted by the party’s progressive elements, contradicting the views of the majority of voters and giving Republicans the problem of using it as a political c-bar. However, most party supporters, including many of the voters, favor more discussions at school about the impact of racial discrimination, and such discussions move away from partisan politics. We believe it is an educational requirement. Dean Proudence L. Carter of the Faculty of Education, University of California, Berkeley said: Attempts to curb early movements to more clearly teach young Americans about racist public policy, such as the Redlining and the 1882 Chinese Exclusion rac Act, are “gaslighting history.” “It’s a form of denialism,” she said, adding that “it’s a form of denialism.” The actual or perceived impact of critical racist theory not only in schools, but also in corporate, government and media settings. The debate about is happening as both parties put the issue of identity at the center of politics. And during Donald Trump’s inauguration, his racially-discriminatory comments and a wave of protests against the killing of blacks by police last year intensified the debate over domestic racial discrimination. Partly fueled by the 1619 project developed by New York Times Magazine, the first ship to carry enslaved people that year, “The origin of this country is exactly its origin.” Dating back to when he arrived on the Virginia coast, the magazine’s editor said, “Slaveness and the anti-black racism it requires have grown almost everything that made America truly exceptional. Educators have adopted the curriculum created with this project, and nearly 80% of faculty and staff are now white, even though the majority of public school students are now non-white. It corresponds to the change. Republican opposition is fierce. Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky recently said he disagrees that 1619 is important in US history. He and other Republican senators have told the Byden administration that people We call on the Ministry of Education to withdraw its efforts to prioritize history courses that emphasize “systematic marginalization.” Ohio banned Republican lawmakers last week from teaching that any individual is “essentially racist” and “responsible for actions taken by the same race or gender in the past.” I submitted a bill. Slavery constitutes the “true founding” of the United States. “Critical racial theory is a dangerous and completely wrong theory,” said Don Jones, a state councilor who is the lead sponsor of the bill, in a statement. Don’t ask to “check your privileges.” Jones couldn’t give an example of such teachings currently taking place in Ohio. He raised his bill to the concerns of voters. Many school managers have opposed the critical racial theory by calling it a “Marxist” when parents have appeared on educational committees such as the state of Ohio. , We strongly deny that we are teaching this theme and that we are influenced by it. They say that much of the conservative opposition is only more frequent and candid discussions on subjects like slavery. Parents also tend to loosely relate anti-bias training to students and staff. Opposition. This is causing dust across the country. Sociology in which interracial students ask students to list his Las Vegas charter school for identities of different races and genders. He demanded that he take the course and filed a lawsuit for naming institutions such as family and religion as oppressive. Ohio Senator Republican candidate Jane Timken said she heard parental opposition during a tour of the state that second-year students would be forced to paint themselves as a different race. The Republican attack on key racial theory is in line with the party’s broad strategy to tackle the issue of cultural warfare in the 2022 midterm elections, rather than a campaign against the economic agenda of Biden head-on. From the corona virus pandemic. The law exposes children to the notion of race and racism, as 3 million public school teachers across the United States have considerable autonomy about what happens in the classroom. Education expert Robert Pondiscio said it is likely to be ineffective in controlling. Join the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank on the right in the center. Still, the controversy over critical racial theory serves the purpose of warning educators to treat controversial subjects with caution, he said. “People say how racially educates their children. I have a strong feeling about what should be the center of my experience, “he said. Few K-12 educators use the term “critical racism,” but discussions about systematic racism have become more common in American schools, especially in liberal areas, in recent years. I will. State social studies standards and textbooks have been updated to highlight topics such as the detention of Japanese Americans during World War II and redlining. Historically, curriculum changes have often led to backlash, says Albert S. Brusard, a historian at Texas A & M University and author of American history textbooks in middle and high school. “It’s what we historians have seen that whites, especially conservatives, feel lost control throughout African-American history,” he said. Even conservatives and some liberals have locked out racial debates from traditional curriculum, causing students and teachers to see themselves as members of identity groups rather than as individuals. It states. In North Carolina, Republicans governing the House of Representatives passed a bill in May, saying the country was “created by members of one race or gender to suppress members of another race or gender.” Limited teaching. The bill was a response to new social studies standards adopted by the State Board of Education, including themes of systematic racial discrimination. But Democratic Rep. James D. Garyard, who opposed the bill, told Americans, who have historically been overlooked, that “we want to deprive you of the right to tell your story.” He said. Last year, Garyard, a senior minister of the Ward Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, left his black-dominated congregation from the Southern Baptist Convention over a statement by sectarian leaders condemning critical racial theory. He said that black homebuyers are often more difficult to get mortgages than whites by equal means to recognize that systematic racial discrimination persists in the United States. “The point of systematic racial discrimination is that once it is incorporated into our power structure, it works by itself,” he said. “You don’t have to wear a KKK cloak.” Still, he admitted that Republicans “have figured out how to convey this.” This message came in the last few weeks of the 2020 campaign. , Dating back to Mr. Trump, who announced the establishment of the Commission in 1776. Killing. The Commission’s report was mocked by mainstream historians. Biden canceled the project on his first day in office, but the impact remains on the right. A liberal group, Media Matters for America, documented a surge in negative coverage of critical racial theory by Fox News, which began in mid-2020 and surged in April, with 235 references. And last year, the Pew Research Center found that Americans were deeply divided over their perceptions of racism, rather than more than 60% of conservatives ignoring actual discrimination. , States that seeing non-existent discrimination is a bigger problem. Only 9% of liberals agreed. Some Democratic strategists said the issue was the political responsibility of their party. Louis Teisheira, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress on the left, recently said, “The steady penetration of the’anti-racist’idealism into the school curriculum creates a backlash among ordinary parents. Let’s write. ” In an interview, he criticized key Democrats for not addressing critical racial theory because of the fear that “it would reduce the anger of foreign elements within the party.” In Loudoun County, Virginia, conflicting parent groups are at odds, one calling themselves “anti-racial discriminators” and the other a school district that enrolls 81,000 students from rapidly diversifying schools. I oppose what I consider to be a creep of critical racial theory in. Regions other than Washington. After a 2019 report revealed racial achievement gaps, disproportionate discipline for black and Hispanic students, and common use of racial injuries in schools, managers said they were “ systematic people”. We have adopted a plan to combat racism. It requires mandatory training of teachers on “systematic oppression and potential prejudice”. However, what the school district calls “fair work” has been recognized by some parents as an advance in critical racial theory into the classroom. In April, a group of parents launched a petition to bring back six of the nine school board members. Leading the effort is Ian Pryor, a former political appointer of the Trump administration, who said he created a political action committee and raised about $ 50,000 with a small donation. Signed in May at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. “What we see is individuals, who they are, and their unique experience. No, it’s about putting the identity group and everyone in the identity box, “said Pryor. Scott A. Ziegler, interim director of the school district, said critical racial theory is part of the curriculum or teacher training. I denied that. “Unfortunately, our efforts to provide students with good education in a compassionate, safe and positive position have been wiped out by the controversy over critical racial theory.” He said. “We are not teaching critical racial theory. We are not teaching students or staff critical racial theory.” “We are creating a better environment for our students.” This article was originally published in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company