According to a recent report from The Federalist, the leadership of Naperville, Ill. school district 203, located in a wealthy suburb outside Chicago, has implemented critical race theory (CRT) training for its teachers. Led by Dena Simmons, founder of the activist group LiberatED, the trainers informed teachers that their students’ “education is based on whiteness” and that they struggle under the burden of institutional racism.
Understandably, teachers took offense to this and complained. Despite all its buzzwords like “equity,” “justice,” and “inclusivity,” CRT is simply reverse racism, blaming white people and Western culture for academic disparities among racial minorities. It is a popular leftist narrative that targets whites and conservatives to win support among nonwhites and leftists, not actual scholarship based on real evidence.
This much has already been mentioned by those who argue against CRT. While it’s important to reiterate these points, it’s also important to consider why school districts and other organizations implement these ideas in the