New SoCal school board bans CRT on day one

Located to the southeast of Los Angeles, the Temecula Valley School District previously followed other woke educational groups and began teaching critical race theory. That was apparently a bridge too far for the parents in the district. Working with the Inland Empire Family PAC, three new board members were recently elected after running on a “pro-parental rights” platform. Those new members were sworn in this week, building a 3-2 majority on the board. Immediately upon being seated, the new majority voted to ban CRT from being taught in the district. The sweeping measure blasted CRT as being a true example of racism and rejected all of its basic tenets. This is a hopeful sign in a season of madness and woke ideologies. (Daily Wire)

A California school district voted this week to ban Critical Race Theory from being taught in its schools.

In a 3-2 vote, the Temecula Valley Unified School District in southern California voted to ban schools from teaching CRT. The vote came at the end of a marathon session on Tuesday night that ran into the wee hours of Wednesday morning; a new conservative majority had just been sworn in at the beginning of the meeting.

“The TVUSD desires to uplift and unite students by not imposing the responsibility of historical transgressions in the past and instead will engage students of all cultures in age-appropriate critical thinking that helps students navigate the past, present, and future,” the resolution banning CRT stated.

You can read the major parts of the new policy at the link, and it provides a great blueprint for parents in other school districts around the nation who wish to do away with this flawed and dangerous concept. The specific things the new policy calls out would have been obvious in the “pre-woke” era, but now apparently need to be explained to the indoctrinated.

The resolution declares that CRT is based on an “artificial distortion of the traditional definition of ‘racism.’” It points out that CRT is racist in and of itself, targeting white students based on the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. The school rejects the idea that one subset of students who are still children should be made to feel shame or bear responsibility for the actions of people from previous generations that took place long before they were born.

The resolution specifically bans the teaching of “differential racialization,” the idea that society racializes different minorities according to the needs of the labor market. Also sent to the chopping block was the teaching of the “voice-of-color” thesis, the assertion that minority groups are inherently better suited to speak about race and racism.

This is a refreshing and badly needed approach to education. CRT doesn’t eliminate racism. It simply turns the tables and seeks to oppress a different group, specifically white students. While there is obviously still more to be done, America has made tremendous strides toward eliminating racism since the 50s and 60s. And actual racism should still be called out when it’s observed in any institution. But endorsing a new brand of reverse racism and demanding restitution today for the actions taken by others in the past is no better than any other form of oppression.

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