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.
The father of critical race theory, Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell, was a severe critic of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board ruling. Bell argued that racially-segregated schools could be positive for black students, provided that they obtain equal funding and resources.
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15 Dec
My speech in support of @GovRonDeSantis' anti-CRT agenda, which will ban critical race theory in schools, provide curriculum transparency for parents, and put families back in charge of their children's education.
@GovRonDeSantis This is a major moment for the parent movement. We have found a courageous new champion, Governor Ron DeSantis, who will turn public sentiment into tangible public policy. His legislative agenda in Florida will soon become the gold standard for the nation.
My colleagues at @ManhattanInst have laid down the framework for anti-critical race theory and curriculum transparency policy. Read more here:……
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14 Dec
Denver Public Schools now promoting racially-segregated playtime—for "equity."
According to Centennial Elementary staff, this event was organized by the school's "Dean of Culture," Nicole Tembrock. The event was cancelled due to COVID protocols, but they plan to reschedule in the new year.
University of Denver law professor @davekopel points out that this is illegal under the Colorado Constitution.
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13 Dec
New acronym just dropped: DEI-BJ.
Berkeley's "Division of Equity & Inclusion" has 400+ employees and a $25 million annual budget.
The purpose of the university is no longer the transmission of knowledge, but activism in support of "diversity and inclusion." Here's an excerpt from the Chancellor's recent commencement speech:
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2 Dec
The conservative movement has united behind a new education agenda: stop critical race theory in schools, provide curriculum transparency for parents, and give families the freedom to choose their own destiny.

This is the way forward for education policy in America.
Under the leadership of @Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute has led the fight against critical race theory in schools. We've done groundbreaking reporting and my colleague @JamesRCopland has written the gold standard for anti-CRT public policy.…
We've also recently released new model for curriculum transparency. We believe that parents have a fundamental right to know what's being taught to their children—and that schools have a responsibility to make materials easily accessible.…
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30 Nov
Ibram X. Kendi: Critical race theory is not anti-white.

Critical race theorists: Yes, it is.
The critical race theorists like to play language games—"we are against whiteness, not white people"; "we want to 'abolish the white race' as a social construct, not as a physical population"—but their animus is clear to anyone with basic reading comprehension.
In the past year, we have exposed critical race theory to the public using their own words and original source documents. The polling data now indicates 2:1 opposition against CRT, including majorities of Latino and Asian parents.

Now clowns like Kendi want to do damage control.
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24 Nov
How left-wing postmodernism works: the word "looting" is criticized more than the act of looting itself. Symbolic interpretation is prioritized over physical reality—all in service of elite political ideology.
San Francisco 2021: Working-class citizens and shopkeepers get robbed, looted, and beaten in the streets. Elite media engages in elaborate racial accounting and linguistic taboos, all to deny a physical reality that is plain to see.
All summer, we saw videos of mentally ill, drug-addicted black men beating elderly Asian-Americans in the streets; now we see mobs of teenagers looting luxury stores.

The Left retreats to language—"white supremacy," "poverty," "root causes"—rather than confront the problem.
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