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North Carolina GOP Reps Attack Critical Race Theory

Cawthorn and Foxx take on the Left.

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Critical race theory is the worst academic and intellectual concept to come along in generations. It’s the old racism of Jim Crow and the Klan, both Democrat, turned around and directed against whites and the West. Just as it was before, it is blatant Democrat bigotry. You might call it Jim Dove. Two Republican members of Congress from North Carolina are trying to do away with federal funding for it. In a Democrat House, good luck.

FNC: “A pair of North Carolina Republicans are introducing a bill on Wednesday to prevent federal funding from going to a recent Department of Education proposal or any other proposal aimed at teaching critical race theory in schools. Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., and House Education and Labor Committee ranking member Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., are planning to introduce the Protecting Equality and Civics Education (PEACE) Act on Wednesday, Fox News has learned. The PEACE Act amends the Consolidated Appropriations Act to prohibit federal funds from going to programs that push for critical race theory in schools.”

Cawthorn told press on Tuesday that American classrooms “are the cradle of Democracy” and that critical race theory is “a cowardly attempt, by those who hate this nation, to rob the cradle and rewrite American history in one swift move…The Ayatollahs in Iran train their children to hate America abroad, now the radical left wants to save Iran the trouble and teach our next generation to hate America at home. Critical Race Theory is dangerous because it is a lie.”

Cawthorn said that the United States was “built on a dream of freedom and opportunity” not “hate and division,” and that “this dream still echoes through the halls of American Democracy, although far too often it is relegated to the shadows by those on the left. This legislation will ensure that Critical Race Theory is dismantled and that American children are taught true American history, not false anarchical hysteria.”

Co-sponsor Foxx added, “We are a collection of the failures and successes of past generations to create a nation grounded in the idea that all people are created equal. That is what our schools should be teaching our youth, that no matter your background, there is room for you to succeed in America. This bill will prevent the Biden administration from indoctrinating our children with a left-wing, racist ideology.” A bill has passed the Texas House that seeks much the same outcome.

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It bans instruction that teaches “meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by a members of a particular race to oppress members of another race.” Teachers must “to the best of their ability, strive to explore such issues from diverse and contending perspectives without giving deference to any one perspective” Now that is actual education.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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