The more the disinfectant of sunlight shined on critical race theory, the more the left, to include many in the media, insisted that the toxic, highly divisive academic concept was not part of the curriculum in our schools.
Yet, earlier this month, Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti openly stated that schools in his district are “deeply using critical race theory.”
The superintendent acknowledged as much during a Nov. 9 school board meeting, claiming students must learn about historical injustice in the United States “to better understand who they are.”
Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow and director of the initiative on critical race theory at the Manhattan Institute, shared footage of the remarks on Twitter:
Detroit Superintendent @Dr_Vitti: “Our curriculum is deeply using critical race theory, especially in social studies, but you’ll find it in English language arts and the other disciplines. We were very intentional about … embedding critical race theory within our curriculum.” pic.twitter.com/zMYdSxfrde
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) November 30, 2021
“Our curriculum is deeply using critical race theory, especially in social studies, but you’ll find it in English, language arts, and the other disciplines,” Vitte declared. “We’re very intentional about creating a curriculum, infusing materials and embedding critical race theory within our curriculum.”
“As was stated by speakers today, it’s because students need to understand the truth of history, understand the history of this country to better understand who they are and about the injustices that have occurred in this country,” he added.
State lawmakers in Michigan approved banning “implicit race or gender stereotyping” in the state’s K-12 schools earlier this month. There’s little chance that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will sign such a measure, but Vitti came out against it, according to Fox News.
“I think our best strategy politically is to lean on the governor to veto it, as she has done with other legislation that has passed in Michigan over the last couple of years,” he said.
Here’s a sampling of reactions to the story from Twitter:
Little do they realize that the more they do this infiltration of culture in schools and elsewhere, the more crime and violence is going to happen on the streets. We already see it happening. The ideology is toxic for society.
— In Favor of Common Sense (@philosophicweb) December 1, 2021
Having lived in Detroit Metro from 2003-14, the idea that this particular district is focusing on anything but the basics & keeping kids in school [literacy & graduation rates are among the country’s lowest] is depressing but predictable. Schools continue to fail Detroit’s kids.
— mog1717 (@mog1717) November 30, 2021
Hmmm, weren’t all the radical leftists saying it wasn’t being taught except in some colleges? There’s a big difference between education and indoctrination and it’s way past time parents stood up and put a stop to this indoctrination.
— lasers r us (@marksbranham) November 30, 2021
Thus guaranteeing the failure of generations to come. The way forward is to expect more of each other not less. Don’t put a chip on children’s shoulder for political gain,that’s real slavery.
— Jody Hodges (@Jodyhodges2) December 1, 2021
But, @DanaBashCNN assured me that CRT wasn’t in the curriculum?
— Mike (@DeanDome23) November 30, 2021
And here I thought the goal has always been NOT to sew the seeds of hate. Not sure how I messed that up.
— Right Biker (@Right_Biker66) December 1, 2021
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