No, while our history is tragic, as it comes to K-12 education, social theory won't help them. Understanding of what has happened on a factual basis can help individuals come to their own conclusions and offer a good discourse between different groups.
No, teaching a group of people they are literally, inherently evil will only serve to make them give up and just be evil instead.
No, there is only one race. The human race. This is what should be taught. All other races do not exist.
The Human race is a species, like everything else it can be divided. And if taught this they could realize how incredibly one sided this world is. You sound incredibly ignorant right now. And a 9th grader just told you how society works.
Race doesn't exist period, any attempts to specifically define it or push it almost immediately fall apart. What specific race are mixed race children? If someone disagrees how can I objectively prove someone is a specific race? This problem expounds once you realize that as early as 100-150 years ago Germans weren't considered white by the English.
No, Kids should be raised racially colorblind and should not be taught in school from a young age to hate the country they live in
If only this was what actually happens. CRT isn't even in public education it's a perspective on criminal justice, particularly the phenomenon surrounding racial crimerates despite race technically not even existing. It's a social construct we made up and redefined for several centuries. If you think we should be racially colorblind, I'm with you, but you can't pretend you're moving against that by blaming CRT.
No, conflict theory in general is heavily flawed in terms of historiography. Conflict theorists, of which Critical Race Theory is a part of, set out not to show events as they were, but to prove a point. Conflict theorists like those who wrote the 1619 Project downplay examples of unity or outright ignore them at best and create utter lies at worst. Take for example the now deleted claim from the 1619 Project that among the chief causes of the American revolution was the rising sentiment of abolition in Great Britain. This claim was found to be so fraudulent that the New York Times had to
No. Children should be taught about our institutions, laws, and history, but in a way that helps them understand why those things have been founded or written in the way that they are. History and the beliefs that were relevant at the point and time should be discussed, but the Critical Race Theory should not be taught as something that is present in every aspect of society.
No; Critical Race Theory is a very specific college level thing. Instead, we should continue to teach about racism and the effects it had/has on the country and teach the history of racism, which is different from CRT.
Yes, but not until they are teenagers and also add Intersectionality to the curriculum. AND use the word oppressive not racist, so people will stop being so close-minded about what the theory actually indicates.
No, but it shouldn't be banned. Kids should be encouraged to have open discussion and think critically about race as well as history, laws, institutions, social constructs. Provide facts/data and allow people to process and draw their own conclusions.
Like so many issues, this isn't simply yes or no. I agree there is a significant degree of inherit bias in our world and it has created the world we live in with all of the violence, injustices, and divisiveness we witness daily. Education can help but who chooses what gets taught and what is the motivation of teaching this material. Ideally, we learn that we're all the same species and deserving of the same respect.
Yes, I feel like it’s not a discussion because it’s just teaching them the right ways, because they are born into a generation where racism is kind of accepted and with classses being taught about different cultures and nationalities,
Critical Race Theory and basic U.S history seem to get confused. I don't think elementary school teachers are employing CRT in their classrooms, since it is something that involves political, sociological, and economic power. These are college-level analyses. But if teaching kids about the basic history of your country disturbs you then you need to reevaluate your privilege.
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