Trump administration issues racist school curriculum report on MLK day

华盛顿州 A commission stood up by 唐纳德·特朗普总统 as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US issued its inflammatory report on Monday, 马丁路德金. Day.

王牌 宣布 that he was establishing the commission last fall, following a slew of Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the country. He blamed the school curriculum for violence that resulted from some of the protests, saying thatthe left-wing rioting and mayhem are the direct result of decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools.
The commission is an apparent counter纽约时报’ 1619 项目, a Pulitzer Prize-winning project aimed at teaching American students about slavery. 王牌, speaking last fall, called the projecttoxic propaganda.
A sitting US president typically has the power to dissolve existing presidential commissions and advisory councils, which sometimes provide reports and recommendations to the White House.
It’s not clear what action President-elect Joe Biden will take with the commission once he’s in office.
Trump’s presidency has been marked by his racist statements and actions, including his incitement of a mob, which included White supremacists, to storm the US Capitol on January 6 in protest of Biden’s victory.
A White House statement calls the reporta dispositive rebuttal of reckless ‘re-educationattempts that seek to reframe American history around the idea that the United States is not an exceptional country but an evil one.
那个报告, released less than two weeks after supporters of the President stormed the US Capitol building, calls today’s ideological divisions akin to those experienced during the Civil War.
Americans are deeply divided about the meaning of their country, its history, and how it should be governed. This division is severe enough to call to mind the disagreements between the colonists and King George, and those between Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War,” 该报告指出.
The report’s authors also argue thatthe Civil Rights Movement was almost immediately turned to programs that ran counter to the lofty ideals of the founders,” specifically criticizing affirmative action policies.
“今天, far from a regime of equal natural rights for equal citizens, enforced by the equal application of law, we have moved toward a system of explicit group privilege that, in the name of ‘social justice,’ demands equal results and explicitly sorts citizens into ‘protected classesbased on race and other demographic categories,” 该报告指出. “Eventually this regime of formal inequality would come to be known as ‘identity politics.’ “
The report also argues that identity politics arethe opposite of King’s hope that his children would ‘live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.'
Commission members also took aim at feminists and the wide adoption use of ethnic and racial identities in American life, arguing that they were constructed byactivists.
A radical women’s liberation movement reimagined America as a patriarchal system, asserting that every woman is a victim of oppression by men. The Black Power and black nationalist movements reimagined America as a white supremacist regime. 与此同时, other activists constructed artificial groupings to further divide Americans by race, creating new categories like ‘Asian Americanand ‘Hispanicto teach Americans to think of themselves in terms of group identities and to rouse various groups into politically cohesive bodies,” 该报告指出.
While not as barbaric or dehumanizing,” 该报告指出, identity politicscreates new hierarchies as unjust as the old hierarchies of the antebellum South, making a mockery of equality with an ever-changing scale of special privileges on the basis of racial and sexual identities.