Critical race theory (CRT) allows for a more in-depth understanding of racism and its role in history and society, asserts David Johns of The Hill. It is therefore worrying that states like Oklahoma have passed bills to prevent it from being taught in schools. CRT helps us understand historic events like the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and the racist society that allowed such events to happen. The Oklahoma bill would force educators to teach this tragedy as an isolated event, and not place it in the context of the time and place it happened in. Blocking educational tools to better understand history sets a worrying precedent. CRT offers a lot of educational benefits.
Critical race theory (CRT) is part of a leftist education package to turn students into Democrats, suggests Stanley Kurtz of National Review. The Biden administration is using COVID-19 relief funding to control the narratives on school education. It seeks to reshape how history and civics classes are told in order to make young Americans more supportive of protest movements and progressive ideals. CRT pushes wording that portrays "whiteness" in an oppressive light, serving only to divide the country. Biden's effort to indoctrinate America's children with liberal ideologies is a dangerous development that needs to be resisted at all costs.