The nation’s largest teachers’ union is circling the wagons around racism.
The Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday that the National Education Association was set to spend nearly $57,000 of its members’ dues, which are paid by taxpayers, to “research” groups that are “attacking” the work on “anti-racism.”
Anti-racism is the dogma pushed by proponents of Critical Race Theory or CRT.
CRT is a left-wing ideology that asserts minorities, and in particular black Americans, are held back or even “oppressed” by the “systemic racism” and “whiteness” rampant in the nation’s governmental and other major institutions.
CRT’s goal is “equity” of the outcome, which can only be achieved by imploding the institutions we’ve built as Americans for the last 245 years, blatant anti-white discrimination, and the intense and perpetual indoctrination of whites that they are racist and must atone for sins past or present, real or imagined.
At its annual conference, according to the Free Beacon, the NEA will spend that money, as the union noted in its proposal, to “research organizations attacking educators doing anti-racist work and/or use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individuals to utilize when they are attacked.”
“The attacks on anti-racist teachers are increasing, coordinated by well-funded organizations such as the Heritage Foundation. We need to be better prepared to respond to these attacks so that our members can continue this important work.”
It’s unclear why the NEA feels the need to spend this money when the Democratic Party and the elite national media will trash those rising up against CRT for them.
Nevertheless, the NEA argument is a straw man. Opponents of CRT are not attacking individual teachers as much as they are the theory for what it is: racist, divisive and harmful.
And there is a good reason why school board meetings have become in recent weeks the primary battlegrounds over CRT.
Writing in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Christopher Rufo, the conservative journalist who is documenting the spread of this contagion, noted, “This issue isn’t going away.”
That’s because, he added, CRT “has taken a dominant position in many elite institutions, including public-school bureaucracies and the graduate schools training new teachers and professors.”
The NEA proves his point, and clearly wants to free its members to indoctrinate instead of teach.
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