Americans are up in arms about the proliferation of critical race theory, or CRT, in our nation’s schools and public institutions. Protestors are disrupting school board meetings in Virginia. Parents are pulling their children out of elite schools in New York City. Yet if you listen to corporate media and leftist politicians, the story on CRT keeps changing.
First was the claim that there is no CRT in grade school curricula, and that calls to remove it were a conservative ploy to rile the base for the 2022 elections. Now the story has shifted to asserting that CRT is simply true history. Why the left keeps pushing (and changing) the narrative may expose the real vulnerabilities of the “antiracism” CRT crowd.
But first, let’s consider what the sources are saying. “Critical race theory [is] a decades-old academic framework that most people had never heard of,” asserts a June 21 Washington Post story. It’s “a decades-old academic framework that examines