Recent articles and letters published in this newspaper have defended the teaching of Critical Race Theory in our schools. CRT proponents argue that we must teach the next generation about America’s ugly history, alongside the noble. No critic of CRT who I know disagrees with this statement. So if CRT’s critics agree, what is the objection?

CRT opponents don’t object to teaching history; we object to teaching school children to be racists. CRT teaches us to view ourselves and others solely on the basis of race. Skin color determines everything; individual behavior, statements and beliefs are irrelevant. All Caucasian (white) people are oppressors and all Blacks are oppressed. Period.

“Equity” is their cure. Equity means patronizing ‘oppressed’ minorities over whites in employment, health care, government programs, education, you name it. Years ago, this was called “reverse racism” but, of course, there is no such thing. Either something is racist or it isn’t, and CRT and “Equity” are the very definition of racist ideologies.

Read the works of its creators, and then decide for yourself, but don’t believe CRT is simply an unvarnished history lesson. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Jeffrey Wennberg

Rutland

(3) comments

Brian

Thank you Jeffery.

Brian Judd

Ward 2 Barre

839-9985

Daniel

AMEN!

Mike from Worcester

In difficult times let us stick our heads under the sand. Understanding how we got where we are might actually help in our free and open discussions, but it is much more fun to just plug our ears and not listen. Since when has knowledge produced anything good? History? Facts? Tulsa? Emmett Till? Ignorance is bliss. Censorship is good. Just listen to Big Brother. Or, musically, "You must be carefully taught

You've got to be taught

To hate and fear,

You've got to be taught

From year to year,

It's got to be drummed

In your dear little ear

You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid

Of people whose eyes are oddly made,

And people whose skin is a different shade,

You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,

Before you are six or seven or eight,

To hate all the people your relatives hate,

You've got to be carefully taught!"

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