U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) announced Wednesday that he has introduced a bill that would, if enacted into law, fight back against Critical Race Theory (CRT) training in the U.S. Military Service Academies.
“Critical Race Theory is based on a massive and purposeful misunderstanding of the American founding, American history, and America as it exists today. This is a Marxist ideology created to tear American institutions down,” Green said in a press release.
“It teaches Americans and members of the Armed Services to judge one another by the color of their skin instead of by the ‘content of their character.’ America should never go back to this kind of thinking. A curriculum based on Critical Race Theory seeks to divide Americans instead of unite them. The United States military service academies are designed to train leaders and warriors for combat—men and women of every race, creed, and religion. Critical Race Theory’s divisiveness will destroy the unit cohesion necessary to win in combat and defend this nation.”
Green’s press release defined CRT as a school of thought that teaches America–and every American institution–is based on a foundation of racism, instead of upon the principles of equality, justice, and freedom.
“Under pressure from the Pentagon, Service Academies have implemented Critical Race Theory initiatives ranging from mandatory diversity training to reading lists that include Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist. Some Service Academies have even gone as far as to add a Diversity and Inclusion minor,” according to Green’s press release.
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in March introduced a bill seeking to ban critical race theory from being taught in the United States military, referring to such a practice as “anti-American.”
Former Nashville mayoral candidate Carol Swain said last fall that CRT preaches “a very racist message.”
Swain said at the time that privilege has a lot to do with social class and socio-economic status and that any group can act racist and engage in hate crimes and other unacceptable behaviors.
“It is very important for all of us to stand up against the critical race theorists that have infiltrated our churches, our institutions of higher education, our businesses and just about every facet of our society under the guise of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Swain said.
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