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CRT: A default ideology

| May 19, 2021 1:00 AM

We have recently heard about the Legislature passing HB 377 and the governor signing it. That bill was to protect our schools from being forced to use curriculum promoting the Critical Race Theory, CRT, relating to racism.

I agree with that and am pleased the Legislature took a stand. However, across our nation, colleges, schools, businesses and government agencies are requiring this CRT training for all of their employees. We hear the words connected with CRT every night on our news — words like equity, anti-racism or diversity training, social justice inclusion, systemic racism, even white supremacists for those who disagree with it — which is untrue.

CRT, an academic discipline formulated in the 1990s built on Marxism, is fast becoming the default ideology in our public institutions, and all Americans should know what it is. A reliable resource is found online at Imprimis on Critical Race Theory explaining it.

I believe it is timely for all Idahoans to educate themselves on CRT so we can work together to support our teachers and our schools. Calling each other “racist” or identifying our good country as “systemic racist” gets us nowhere and only causes more division.

Gov. Little has stated, “If parents or teachers spot something in the schools that concerns them, they should bring it to the attention of the teacher, the principal, the superintendent or the school board and root out the problem at the local level.” That is good advice. Those of us at the local level need to be aware of what is going on in our schools, and either support it, or expose it. Thank you to our Legislature for alerting us to this.



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