SCOOP: A Cupertino elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.”

I've obtained exclusive whistleblower documents from inside the classroom. They will shock you. 🧵
First, the teacher told the eight- and nine-year-old students that they live in a “dominant culture” of “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian[s]” who “created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.” Image
Reading from This Book Is Antiracist, the teacher taught the children the theory of "intersectionality" and claimed that “those with privilege have power over others" and that “folx who do not benefit from their social identities ... have little to no privilege and power.” ImageImage
The teacher asked students to create an “identity map,” listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics. They were told to “circle the identities that hold power and privilege." ImageImageImage
In a related assignment assignment, the children were asked to write short essays describing which aspects of their identities "hold power and privilege" and which are "oppressed"—in effect, ranking themselves according to the intersectional hierarchy. ImageImage
Parents at the school were scandalized. "They were basically teaching racism to my eight-year-old," said one parent, who rallied a half dozen families to protest the curriculum and demanded a meeting with the principal.
One Chinese-American parent compared the training to the Cultural Revolution: "Growing up in China, I had learned it many times. The outcome is the family will be ripped apart; husband hates wife, children hate parents. I think it is already happening here.”
Luckily, the group of Asian-American parents was able to shut down the training from the school. But they are worried that the cultural revolution is spreading: “We think some of our school board members are [critical race theory] activists and they must go."
Read the full story here. Will be posting to City Journal later tonight.

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The momentum is starting to shift. Keep pressing.
I have challenged legislators to go further. My Manhattan Institute colleagues and I have designed a roadmap for abolishing D.E.I. departments, ending mandatory diversity training, prohibiting political coercion, and restoring colorblind equality:
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In response to some counterpoints:

Ultimately, Trump endorsed mass lockdowns and most governors went along with him, with DeSantis providing a notable exception. We didn't have to follow the China playbook. The fault is our own.
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I have never attacked anyone as a "groomer." In fact, I have warned against its misuse. ImageImage
I have reached out to New York Magazine requesting a correction. Mr. Chait can call me any bad name in the book. But he cannot fabricate quotations and attribute them to me as part of a smear campaign. Even for a man of notably low standards, that should be a red line.
This is starting to get ridiculous. The Washington Post has now admitted to publishing false statements about me twice, including this weekend. And now I've caught New York Magazine fabricating quotations for a second time.

This is why people hate legacy media.
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WINNING: The Washington Post's latest hit piece against me has collapsed. Education editor Adam Kushner admits to publishing four false statements about my work and has officially retracted them. This is a supreme embarrassment for the newspaper and reporter @valeriestrauss.
In the face of this rebuke from her editors, Strauss remained defiant. She denied bias and insisted that "the allegation that The Washington Post is trying to destroy your reputation is false" —which, if we take her at her word, suggests, at minimum, gross incompetence.
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Democracy dies when the media lies.
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Let's debunk them one by one. 🧵
Lie #1. The WaPo tries to revive the long-debunked claim that "critical race theory isn't taught in schools." I've provided them with reams of evidence and *the WaPo itself* has published multiple articles admitting that critical race theory is being taught in K-12 schools.
Lie #2. The WaPo invents ideas and then attributes them to me with no evidence or citations. Strauss puts words in my mouth and then reports them as if they were facts. Very dishonest.
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