Critical race theory is the claim that American institutions, laws, and history are inherently racist. It argues that white people have put up social, economic, and legal barriers between the races in order to maintain their elite status, both economically and politically and that the source of poverty and criminal behavior in minority communities is due exclusively to these barriers.
It is an essential part of history and explains much of our country, and all other countries backgrounds. No person is not affected by it. How can we do better if we don’t learn from the past mistakes and the systems that enabled those abuses.
Critical Race Theory in itself, is racist. Teaching history is essential, but teach it the way it actually happened and do not insert any racial agenda. Things happened the way they did and that's all there is to it. This country will never get over racism and slavery because we seen to have a terrible problem with letting it go. Let it go.
First thing’s first, it’s a college level class so it’s not being taught in K-12 schools in the first place. Second, it’s stated to be a theory, a theory that the institutions in society still hold a racial bias, especially the justice system. I’ve found that to be true in the lives of so many people, and it’s not something that liberals are “holding onto”, it’s something society still prevalent in so many ways. That’s the problem right now, the activism is there, but it’s doing little to nothing all while the actual deep rooted problems are left untouched.
Manhattan Institute surveyed 1,500 Americans aged 18 to 20 on topics related to CRT and gender ideology.
Ninety-three percent of respondents said that they had heard about at least one of eight CSJ concepts from a teacher or other adult at school, including “white privilege,” “systemic racism,” “patriarchy,” or the idea that gender is a choice unrelated to biological sex. Additionally, 90% of respondents had heard about at least one CRT concept and 74% about at least one radical gender concept.
Its awful to implant the idea in a young persons head that if they are white they are evil and racist no matter what, and if you are a person of color you will never amount to anything because you are of color.
It shouldn't be taught in schools as it just teaches white children that they're inherently evil and it teaches young minorities to hate other cultures rather than encouraging peace. There are people who aren't affected by it but their cultures aren't centered around race. This problem is only going to get worse if we implement race-related classes in schools.
It’s important for kids to learn the history of race and how it’s affected our country, so that we can move forward as a country and be more inclusive to the point of race not even existing or having an affect on the way our country operates.
It already doesn't have an affect on the way our country operates. To be successful, you work hard, race has nothing to do with it.
Race does unfortunately have something to do with it, that's literally the problem with systemic racism and why we should be working to dismantle it.
I think that black people are more racist. They want everyone to feel bad for black people . Its not just racism directed towards them.
Education should be fact based and should teach the full truth. Not a watered down version that aims to make America look better than it is by downplaying its past racism, genocide, and bad policies. Some of these policies are still in effect and continue to marginalize minorities in this country. The only way to fix a problem is to admit there is one and successfully identify it. No change can be made if we are unable to recognize that change needs to happen. And the only way to recognize this is by arming people with the facts.
I think critical race theory is something that needs to be taught. It shows how America in its past and still now is inherently racist and discriminatory against people of color and minority groups.
Events in history that involved racism and segregation should always be taught in school, however; I do not think that children should have the impression that America as a whole is inherently racist, only certain individuals are.
critical race theory is in the past. It may have been good to provide the civil right movement but today there is no reason for it. there is not a single law that oppresses black people and when it is implied it only benefits African and Hispanic people, not other minorities.
Critical race theory is something they is very real in our world, the US has always been inherently racist, important to show students of young age how the US acted. The US has always been an oppressive state of colonial power and we still are, noting in the world is going to change if we don't learn from our mistakes that are still happening to this day which they shouldn't be.
every race are equal no race is better or worse there is no need to make white kids thing they are inferior because they are white you can just flip the script of what happened 100+ years ago white privlage isnt a thing all races can be getto,gangsters,ect just be a normal human and dont be evil.
The US was not built on racism. It was built by Coloints sure but that was over 200 years ago. We need to calm down and realize that not everything is racist. We shouldn't be raising children to either believe they are horrible because of their skin color or need extra help and assistance because of their skin color. It's wrong. Yes, I feel strongly about this.
children do not need to be told that one race is this bad one and the other ones are right and good all this creates is separation and leaves a bad mark on everyone having people grow up to resent one race
The usa is not an oppressive state. It is like any other country in the world, it has made mistakes. Thankfully, we have been trying to correct these mistakes, however, throwing money at the issue does not fix it. The only way to fix these mistakes is smart legislation and time.
I strongly disagree with the Critical Race Theory, because it is turning children against the U.S. and saying that the U.S. is racist.
I do agree with this statement. I believe a lot of politics/what is being taught in school is dividing the American people. The majority of people (at least the ones I have spoken to) Do not care about critical race theory. All it is doing is dividing our people and causing more issues than there needs to be.
I agree with the comment. Its 2023, black and white people are treated the same. Nobody treats black people bad, statistics show black and colored people commit more crimes then white people. So from a police standpoint, of course cops are going to be more concered with colored people. They cause more issues.
It causes black people to have a victim mentality and puts them in the position everyone is trying to prevent. Everyone should be seen as equal, but when you continue to bring up how different everyone is, it will never go away.
It isn't a cause of pointing out the difference to divide people. It's to bring in history and understanding of one another. To dismantle hatred that children are raised into by teaching them an understanding of other races.
The Critical Race theory assumes that everyone is inherently racist. We put racism behind us long ago and the people saying that anyone is racist at this point is causing further racism. In our current state, white males are said to be privileged but there are numerous points to prove the opposite and that more opportunities are given to everyone else from all the programs supporting women's, immigrants, racial (Black, Asian, etc.) that white people don't have that at this point, white people are often discriminated against now because of what HALF of the white male population in the USA did Centuries ago.
I think the biggest reason we should teach critical race theory is a) not everyone is white, and b) critical race theory just means we are teaching history while being critical of it's inherent bias
Bias towards whom? The only Bias would be the people winning the wars vs the people losing them "the winners write history" there isn't bias and at the moment, the history is written as it happened and people have gotten the recognition deserved and rights/amendments have been put in place. Yes we should learn from history, yes we should teach about the slavery, but there's no need to accent it from a "racist" point of view. Our society was built to mesh everyone together and work together but all we're doing is ripping each other apart. By teaching critical… Read more
While it's true that amendments have been made and progress has been achieved, it's important to remember that remnants of past injustices can still have an impact on the present. Critical race theory does not aim to say that all people are racist, but instead it seeks to examine the ways in which systemic racism has shaped and continues to influence societal structures and institutions. For instance, consider the topic of redlining. Though legally abolished, the impact of this discriminatory practice is still visible today in the form of wealth and education gaps. Acknowledging and… Read more
“white people are often discriminated against now because of what HALF of the white male population in the USA did Centuries ago.”
This is rarely ever true. White people aren't facing mass amounts of discrimination and prejudice because of their past. While it is true that discrimination against white people is higher than it was in the past, it is nowhere near a level of actual relevance
“and the people saying that anyone is racist at this point is causing further racism”
I definitely think people are still racist today and that racism exists. Calling out racism is perfectly acceptable and fine. However, this is not any reason for kids to be taught CRT. No one is inherently racist or inherently disadvantaged because of their race. Saying that is ignorant and causes harm to society by creating further tensions. Calling out individual racist people is fine but calling an entire race of people "racist" is plain idiocy.
No, kids should be raised to be racially color blind instead of being taught they are inherently racist or disadvantaged based on the color of their skin
The best way for people to understand racism is to teach them about it early on. Most racism comes from a family's home life so if it was taught in school there is potential that ones mindset could be changed,
Children should be taught about racism when they are able to understand the concept and develop their own thoughts. With that they should be taught the truth of racism through history without hiding any information to make other groups appear better.
Teaching about racism in school early on can help people better understand it. Racism often starts at home, so if schools teach about it, they might change how some people think about it. I agree that teaching about racism in schools can be a good idea because it can help combat racism from a young age and promote understanding and tolerance.
Children are aware already of the racial and ethnic differences from a young age. Choosing to ignore that racism happens in school won't get rid of the racism outside of school. It would only create more ignorance. By teaching children the things that have happened in history, you are validating the people affected and showing others that it isn't okay to be prejudiced.
I agree with this person. We need to teach children about the history of racism in the United States (but make it as basic and as un-scary as possible until students are mature enough to handle the truth).
Kids should learn about critical race theory because it affects people of every race, it affects people who are minorities and who aren't. To be raised racially color blind is the equivalent to being raised not even acknowledging the fact that some of your peers or even possibly yourself could be racially discriminated and treated differently just because of the way you look and you will not understand until it is too late and by then it will be such a difficult concept to even comprehend. It is better to learn at a younger age because a younger mind is the equivalent to a sponge, they… Read more
I agree because kids should be aware of what is happening in the world around them. Raising them/teaching them to be "racially color blind" is them not facing reality and not being prepared. They will walk into the real world and realize that the color of your skin does matter in most situations or it will affect the way people see you. Being blind to race will confuse them about the true reality, but they will find out either way in a history class or two. History has a lot of examples of critical race theory.
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