The media is doubling-down on the narrative that "critical race theory isn't in K-12 schools." So I'm going to put together a thread debunking this claim and showing you exactly what's happening in classrooms across the country.

Buckle up. 🧵
First, the founder of critical race theory, Kimberlé Crenshaw, recently admitted that critical race theory "originated in law schools," but then migrated to the K-12 education system—which, she says, is "a good thing." ImageImage
Here's another critical race theory co-founder, Richard Delgado, boasting that CRT has colonized education. He said the theory is "livelier in education right now than it is in law"—and this was ten years ago.
digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/cgi/viewconten… Image
This doesn't emerge from nothing: the critical race theorists have spent decades writing books about applying the principles of CRT to K-12 education.

Here is a small sampling of the academic literature: Image
What does critical race theory actually look like in the classroom? I spent the first part of this year doing a twelve-part series on CRT in America's K-12 schools.

Let's go through these stories one-by-one.👇
Seattle Public Schools tells teachers that the education system is guilty of "spirit murder" against black children and that white teachers must "bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgement of [their] thieved inheritance." christopherrufo.com/seattle-teachi…
San Diego Public Schools accuses white teachers of being colonizers on stolen Native American land and tells them “you are racist” and “you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies.” They recommend that the teachers undergo “antiracist therapy.”christopherrufo.com/the-whitest-pr…
A Cupertino, California, elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” They separate the eight-year-old children into oppressors and oppressed. christopherrufo.com/woke-elementar…
A middle school in Springfield, Missouri, forces teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix,” claiming that white heterosexual Protestant males are inherently oppressors and must atone for their “covert white supremacy.” christopherrufo.com/antiracism-com…
A Philadelphia elementary school forces fifth-graders to celebrate “Black communism” and simulate a Black Power rally to “free Angela Davis” from prison. At this school, 87 percent of students will fail to achieve basic literacy by graduation. christopherrufo.com/bad-education/
Buffalo Public Schools teaches students that “all white people” perpetuate systemic racism and forces kindergarteners to watch a video of dead black children warning them about “racist police and state-sanctioned violence” who might kill them at any time. christopherrufo.com/failure-factor…
The Arizona Department of Education created an “equity” toolkit claiming that babies show the first signs of racism at three months old and that white children become full racists—“strongly biased in favor of whiteness”—by age five. christopherrufo.com/racism-in-the-…
The California Department of Education passed an “ethnic studies” curriculum that calls for the “decolonization” of American society and has students chant to the Aztec god of human sacrifice. The solution, according to one author, is “countergenocide.” christopherrufo.com/revenge-of-the…
North Carolina’s largest school district launches a campaign against “whiteness in educational spaces”—and encourages teachers to subvert families and push the ideology of “antiracism” directly onto students without parental consent. christopherrufo.com/subversive-edu…
Santa Clara County Office of Education denounces the United States as a “parasitic system” based on the “invasion” of “white male settlers” and encourages teachers to “cash in on kids’ inherent empathy” in order to recruit them into political activism. christopherrufo.com/merchants-of-r…
And this is only the beginning. The nation's largest teachers union has approved a plan to promote critical race theory in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts. The argument that "critical race theory isn't in K-12 schools" is officially dead. ImageImageImageImage

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Jan 18
The ethnic studies director for Seattle Public Schools created a fake identity as an oppressed Latinx, married a convicted child molester, and pressured her child to become transgender.

She helped design identity-based curricula for 54,000 kids.
dailywire.com/news/meet-the-…
It's not an exaggeration to say that woke politics is driven in significant part by mental instability, personal pathology, and sexual deviancy. Activists such as Tracy Castro-Gill project their own neuroses onto society and hijack public institutions to "cure" everyone else.
Washington State designated this woman Teacher of the Year. And, under the current moral framework that dominates big-city public education, they made the logical choice: fake identity, personal pathology, and identity-based grooming are rewarded.
Read 4 tweets
Jan 17
BREAKING: Following a lawsuit from parents, the State of California has permanently removed the "In Lak Ech Affirmation" from the state curriculum, which would have forced students to chant to the Aztec god of human sacrifice in order to become "warriors" for "social justice."
I broke the story about this curriculum for City Journal last year. Parents took immediate action—and now they have won.
city-journal.org/calif-ethnic-s…
Congratulations to attorney @PaulJonna, who represented parents and forced the State of California to abandon the controversial curriculum, which violated students' right to conscience. When parents stand up for their kids, they win.
Read 6 tweets
Jan 12
The AP, WaPo, and PolitiFact all said it was "false" that the DOJ was investigating school board protests as "domestic terrorism."

They lied: we now have documents that prove the Biden Admin solicited the initial letter and mobilized the counterterrorism division of the FBI.
The original fact checks were easily debunked in real time.
And the House uncovered the specifics of the counterterrorism operation in November.
Read 4 tweets
Jan 9
Fact-checking is truly the lowest form of journalism.
Last year, AP did a laughable "fact check" on the Biden DOJ going after school board protestors as "domestic terrorists." Editor @KarenMahabir locked her account and has been hiding ever since.

Cowardly hairsplitters who run interference for the regime.
The issue isn't vaccines or the FBI—it's that our purportedly neutral news organizations are all voluntarily coordinating in service of the dominant left-progressive ideological regime, then laundering that political agenda through the pseudo-scientific "fact checking" process.
Read 5 tweets
Jan 7
My goal this year is for 10+ state legislatures to pass curriculum transparency bills, requiring public schools to make all teaching materials easily available to parents via internet.

It's time to get the political predators out of the shadows—and return power to families.
The strategy here is to use a non-threatening, liberal value—"transparency"—to force ideological actors to undergo public scrutiny. It's a rhetorically-advantageous position and, when enacted, will give parents a powerful check on bureaucratic power.
The Left will expect that, after passing so-called "CRT bans" last year, we will overplay our hand. By moving to curriculum transparency, we will deflate that argument and bait the Left into opposing "transparency," which will raise the question: what are they trying to hide?
Read 9 tweets
Dec 16, 2021
BREAKING: A public high school in suburban Chicago has created a racially-segregated field trip program for "students of color."
In a statement, the principal of Downers Grove South, Ed Schwartz, told me that the school planned the racially-segregated program to "provide the opportunity for students of color to be partnered with a group of teachers who look like them and have had similar life experiences."
I have documented multiple cases of public institutions promoting "segregation for social justice." This practice can be traced back to critical race theory, which teaches that white and black students often need separate pedagogies and spaces.
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