Staff at the Williamson County School System say on their official website that they are not implementing Critical Race Theory (CRT) into their curriculum, although other people insist that, yes, it has infested the schools.
And those same people who want the alleged Critical Race Theory removed said WCS officials must withdraw from it immediately.
Tennessee Stands spokesman Gary Humble last week called WCS Superintendent Jason Golden “the enemy” for promoting “evil and godless” policies. This week Humble emailed followers and said CRT is dangerous and “you should oppose it with everything you’ve got.”
CRT is an ideology born out of the teachings of Karl Marx that says race and power are the keys to understanding American society. Instead of defining everyone by class, as Marx did, CRT defines everyone by race – the essence of racism, by the way – and sexual identity, and says if you are white and heterosexual you are part of the oppressor class (no matter if you are a poor, white male living in near poverty) and if you are of non-white skin color or non-heterosexual identity, you are part of the oppressed class (even if you are a tenured African-American professor at an elite university making six-plus figures).
CRT says that all of American life – social structures; justice, political, and economic systems; education; and religion – are founded upon race and race alone. As a result, everything in America is inherently and systemically racist.
Humble said these concepts have already entered Tennessee schools.
“It’s not enough to simply not be racist. Anti-racists must seek out racism wherever it exists (and CRT says all of American society is built on racism, so it exists everywhere) and overthrow those structures – including the family, the church, and our schools,” Humble wrote.
“CRT will not stop until it has demolished all of our institutions and our children along with them.”
Tennessee Stands, according to its website, calls on state and local officials “to restore our constitutional republic.”
As reported in February, WCS officials hired a consulting firm, Fostering Healthy Solutions (FHS), to stamp out what they call a pattern of racism within the school district. WCS officials said on their website that FHS officials will “create a culture strategy plan” to “help the district create a safe, welcoming environment for all students.”
“FHS will not be training our staff on Critical Race Theory nor is it being talked about in discussion groups with employees,” WCS officials said.
“FHS is gathering feedback and information from stakeholders.”
When previously asked for comment, Fostering Healthy Solutions co-founder Anita Foster told The Tennessee Star that, as a business practice, she does not discuss clients.
Parents told board members in February that they researched WCS disciplinary records and, going by that, racism was not as rampant as suggested. Those parents also said this move falls well beyond a school system’s primary function and might indoctrinate students politically.
School board members are paying Fostering Healthy Solutions $55,000 for a contract that ends in July. School board members have the option to renew the contract afterwards for the 2021-222 school year.
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