WHENEVER THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER CRITICAL RACE THEORY SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED IN SCHOOLS' CURRICULA, opponents of Critical Race Theory argue that guilt and shame would overcome White students for being born White, but no concern about learning the truthful history about America's lack of Racial Justice, and Christian White American Racism. Perhaps they know the truth?
Since its inception in 1787, America's government was directly responsible for the enslavement, rape, murder of, and discrimination against, its African citizens, and the forcible and murderous removal of Native Americans from their ancient lands. It is truthful American History.
TODAY, Racist White Christian Republicants DO NOT want Black students to learn how their ancestors were brutalized and enslaved. TODAY, Racist White Christian Republicants DO NOT want White students to learn how their ancestors brutalized and enslaved Africans and Black Americans. In their minds, they do not wish White children to carry the burden of their forefathers' sins and be made aware of exactly how brutal the United States was to enslave Africans and Indigenous peoples and to learn anything other than America is a benevolent land of freedom and opportunity.
Conservatives, aka Racists, lament the teachings of a complete and accurate American history. In their minds, White children learning about the role racial subjugation and slavery played in the founding and building of this country is divisive.
It is critical for them to preserve White supremacy culture so that White students do not become educated on just how flawed America is and has been concerning its treatment of its non-white citizens, particularly its Black citizens. It was and is White Christian America Racism.
It is also of equal importance that you do not educate students of color, primarily Black students, on just how inequitable and unequal the United States was at its inception or how the dehumanization of Black people has been in America's narrative from day one, persisting to present-day.
But the thing about American racism is that its "slip is always showing," therefore, it does not matter if White students are learning about it in class or not, because the real-world models racism daily.
The right-wing propaganda machine's version of "critical race theory" is a lie, made to mean almost anything the racist propagandists and their audience want. Once objective truth and reality are destroyed or abandoned, democracy and human freedom become impossible.
Supporting Republican Racists who tell evil fairytales and LIES about "critical race theory" — or, more directly, about the teaching of America's history — is by definition an act of white supremacy and racism.
And those real-world lessons in evil bigotry and insidious racism always make their way back to school campuses.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.