Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick vows to ban ‘looney Marxist professors’ from using CRT to ‘poison’ young minds

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After having successfully banned the teaching of racial essentialism in K-12 schools last year, Texas is now eyeing banning it from universities as well.

Responding to reports about faculty members at the University of Texas vowing to fight for their “right” to teach racial essentialism, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick posted a tweet Tuesday vowing to stop them.

“I will not stand by and let looney Marxist UT professors poison the minds of young students with Critical Race Theory. We banned it in publicly funded K-12 and we will ban it in publicly funded higher ed. That’s why we created the Liberty Institute at UT,”  he wrote.


The tweet linked to a story from the Austin American-Statesman describing how UT’s Faculty Council “approved a nonbinding resolution Monday defending the academic freedom of faculty members to teach about race, gender justice and critical race theory.”

So-called “gender justice” is a code word for radical transgender ideology, and “critical race theory” is a code word for racial essentialism.

“The resolution, approved 41-5 with three members abstaining, states that educators, not politicians, should make decisions about what to teach, and it supports the right of faculty members to design courses and curriculum and to conduct scholarly research in their fields. The UT Faculty Council is an organization that represents the faculty members at the university,” according to the American-Statesmen.

“Faculty members approved the resolution partly in response to legislation around the country seeking to limit discussions involving race in schools, colleges and universities. The resolution expresses solidarity with K-12 teachers in Texas who are seeking to ‘teach the truth in U.S. history and civics education.'”

This so-called “truth” involves teaching white children that they’re oppressors who, to make up for the sins of the past, must bow to the whims of all minorities, even when said minorities are dead wrong.

This “truth” similarly involves teaching black children that they’re victims who, to make up for the sins of the past, deserve special privileges and perks, including the “right” to be never be corrected or questioned.

Not mentioned by the American-Statesmen is that politicians aren’t necessarily the ones making the decisions on what teachers may teach. Politicians are elected to office by citizens, and it’s oftentimes these citizens dictating said politicians’ agenda. Moreover, these citizens have demonstrated a great distaste for radical ideology.

During a Carroll Independent School District school board election last year in Southlake, Texas, local parents voted overwhelmingly for two CRT opponents.

“By a landslide vote, they don’t want racially divisive critical race theory taught to their children or forced on their teachers. Voters agreed with my positive vision of our community and its future,” one opponent, Hannah Smith, said after the vote.

Similar elections have been seen throughout the country, most notably in Virginia, where then-incumbent Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a rabid Democrat, was ousted last November after quadrupling down on his support of CRT. His successor, current Gov. Glenn Younkgin, promptly banned CRT in public schools once he took office.

Texas and Virginia aren’t the only states where this debate has emerged. Over in Florida, the state Board of Education banned CRT in public schools last year.

Gov. Ron DeSantis meanwhile is reportedly eyeing issuing his own, even more comprehensive ban that would also extend to workplaces.

“The Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act would allow parents to file lawsuits against school districts they suspect of teaching critical race theory and recover attorney fees ‘when they prevail,’ the governor said during a press conference,” as reported by the New York Post in December.

“In addition, the proposal includes provisions for employees to protect themselves from incidents of ‘corporate wokeness,’ such as critical race theory training.”

In a statement, the governor said, “[W]e must protect Florida workers against the hostile work environment that is created when large corporations force their employees to endure CRT-inspired ‘training’ and indoctrination.”

“Think about what MLK stood for. He said he didn’t want people judged on the color of their skin but on the content of their character – you listen to some of these people nowadays, they don’t talk about that.”

As of mid-February, he boasted a 53 percent approval rating — much higher than that of President Joe Biden — and was leading the three Democrat challengers seeking to oust him in the upcoming gubernatorial race.

Vivek Saxena


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