Most voters surveyed, 61 percent, reject the indoctrination of children on the controversial theory that the country is “structurally racist,” which is being pushed by progressives and the Biden administration.
Pollster Mark Penn sized up, among other aspects investigated in the same survey, disapproval of the transmission of Critical Race Theory to children in schools.
“On schooling and education, another sleeper issue, 61% do not believe students should be taught that America is structurally racist and is dominated by white supremacy,” Penn said in an email analysis.
Parents often express disgust at the indoctrination of children with leftist-driven theories and ideologies enabled by virtual classrooms. This revulsion grew into a national movement.
One instance of protest took place in Loudoun County, Virginia, during a parent meeting at the school board on June 22.
Tempers got so heated that police arrested some parents who were critical of their school’s progressive policies.
Ian Prior, executive director of Fight for School and a Loudoun County parent, expressed dissatisfaction with their lack of attention to the issue: “We have failed to be the watchdogs of our school systems that we need to be, and it did take a pandemic, but now there has been awakening.”
He added: “People were seeing things on their student’s virtual learning, or hearing from their students about them being taught about white fragility and white privilege and the oppressors versus the oppressed, and parents started doing their homework,” Prior stated.
For his part, then-President Donald Trump preserved the country’s history and condemned the intentional distortion of it. Likewise, he sought to “promote knowledge of our nation’s true history, values and ideals.”
Thus, he convened the first White House Conference on American History and created the 1776 Commission, which will promote patriotic education in schools.
In the same vein, Trump issued an “Executive Order to build a National Garden of American Heroes, in memory of the extraordinary people who made positive contributions to America.”
These measures were prompted by the controversial Bill 1619, which seeks to reestablish American history from 1619 when African slaves arrived in Virginia.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is attributed to the American lawyer, professor, and civil rights activist Derrick Bell, who expresses it in his 1992 work “Faces at the Bottom of the Well.”
This project, which seeks to approach historical events from a racist perspective, was heavily criticized by numerous historians, who considered it to be riddled with inaccuracies.
For some analysts, the theory carries deep contradictions, such as those summarized by Twitter user author Ava Armstrong in one of her messages.
“The Left believes: people who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves. Don’t buy into “Critical Race Theory”—it’s all B/S. STOP letting them create the narrative,” she wrote.