In 2021, thus far, the Democrat Party has begun pushing for critical race theory teachings in schools.
In essence, critical race theory boils down to a Marxist political ideology; this ideology falsely asserts that all U.S. societal structures suffer inherent roots in racism; critical race theory then goes on to allege that because of the supposed racism in every societal framework, society must be torn down and rebuilt.
Some core teachings of critical race theory assert that white people are oppressors, while black people are victims. Democrats claim that critical race theory is an appropriate doctrine to teach children; however, Republicans recognize critical race theory as the Marxist indoctrination that it is.
On Thursday, the state of Florida barred critical race theory from being taught in schools.
Saying no to critical race theory in Florida
Earlier today, the Board of Education in the Sunshine State determined that public schools may not teach critical race theory.
In making this ruling, the Florida Board of Education also put in place guidelines to ensure that teachers are not purposefully twisting historical events to serve a political agenda.
Florida’s education system exists to create opportunity for our children. Critical Race Theory teaches kids to hate our country and to hate each other. It is state-sanctioned racism and has no place in Florida schools. pic.twitter.com/ludv7ARgNP
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 10, 2021
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis remains supportive of the state Board of Education’s decision. On Thursday, DeSantis described critical race theory as “state-sanctioned racism” that does not belong in Florida schools.
The Republican governor also maintained that the Florida education system should teach young Floridians how to think for themselves, as opposed to what they should think.
Nationwide pushback against critical race theory
Florida is far from the only state to take action against critical race theory. This type of Marxist indoctrination is not something that Republicans view as appropriate for classrooms; conservatives also reject the notion that skin color deems someone either inherently oppressive or oppressed.
Democrats, of course, are all for critical race theory in classrooms. In fact, the left now claims that pushback against critical race theory is an attack on free speech itself. Opponents of critical race theory maintain that classrooms are not the place for teachers to force political agendas onto young, impressionable minds.
In the coming weeks and months, the critical race theory debate will certainly continue.