“Tremendous progress has been made, and this critical race theory is trying to erase that progress and send us back in the other direction – and we cannot allow that to happen,” カーソン 前記.
カーソン, a GOP icon and former Housing and Urban Development secretary, reflected on the number of prominent Black Americans in positions of power.
“There are some on the left who say, ‘Ugh, everything’s the same. We haven’t made any progress.’ But I’ve got to tell you, when I was a kid and a Black person would come on television – who wasn’t in a servile role – it was exciting. Everybody would call everybody. We’d come in and watch … And now, you have Black generals and admirals and CEOs of Fortune 500 企業, and university presidents – even Ivy League schools.”
“We’ve had a Black president of the United States, a Black vice president – not doing a good job, but nevertheless,” 彼が追加した, taking a jab at カマラハリス副大統領.
Carson said he was sickened by CRT and the 1619 事業, arguing that they were trying to tell people that “the most important factor in your life – in terms of determining how your life is going to go — are your external physical characteristics over which you have no control, and putting aside the thing that you do have control of, which is your character.”
He added that left-wing ideas about race were teaching children to “be more like animals,” more reactive rather than engaging in deeper thinking.
“今, we have people trying to teach our children that they should be more like animals, [それ] they should just look at somebody and react to the way that they look. And if they’re White they react one way, and if they’re Black they react another way. That is taking us backward. ええと, we’re made in the image of God,” Carson said to applause.
He made those comments during the “Rally to Save our Schools” hosted by 1776 Action and Fight for Schools, a local group fighting to recall much of the county’s school board.
数ヶ月間, Loudoun County has captured national news headlines as explosive school board meetings underscored residents’ frustrations with the school system’s racial content.
CRT emerged in the late 20th century partially out of dissatisfaction with perceived failures of the civil rights movement. It generally focuses on racism as an ordinary phenomenon that manifests through structures and historical influences.
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, an expert on critical race theory at Boston University School of Law, に言った ボストングローブ that critical race theory helped people understand the complexity of race — beyond “単純” narratives that they may have been taught.
“Racism is not extraordinary,” 彼女は続けた. “Race and racism are basically baked into everything we do in our society. It’s embedded in our institutions. It’s embedded in our minds and hearts.”
ラウドン郡公立学校’ then-interim superintendent Scott Ziegler similarly 前記 of the district’s equity trainings: “LCPSの説明において’ 公平性の優先順位, 彼らが何でないかを述べることは役に立つかもしれません. それらは、学生やスタッフに特定の哲学や理論を教え込むための努力ではありません。. 彼らが何であるかは、歓迎を提供するための努力です, 包括的, すべての学生のための環境を確認します。”
“LCPS’ 公平性に取り組むことは、すべてのレベルのスタッフのコミットメントを必要とする旅です. スタッフの仕事を感じます, 維持されている, 正直で誠意を持って着手, 最近、一部の一般市民によって不当表示されています,” 彼が追加した.