The ‘woke’ movement resembles a tsunami. Some event triggered the liberal movement and though we could predictably monitor the momentum of the event on our radar it inevitably will come crashing to land with disastrous effects.
Critical race theory is the spear tip of the woke movement. Veiled words and lofty principles such as equality and equanimity, fairness and opportunity have been distorted and weaved into a white-hate cloak for this terrible weapon of extreme-leftism. Now, under a Biden led administration, the weapon will be wielded with little resistance and terrible consequnce.
Joe Biden’s likely pick for education secretary helped create a mandated, statewide minority-studies course that “analyze[s] how race, power, and privilege influence group access to citizenship, civil rights, and economic power.”
Miguel Cardona, the current Connecticut commissioner of education, played a key role in creating the curriculum for Connecticut’s required course in African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies. The curriculum supposedly helps students “consider the scope of African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino contributions to U.S. history, society, economy, and culture” and is rooted in “critical race theory,” which claims that America is intrinsically racist. As the state’s commissioner of education, Cardona oversees all educational programming.
On Dec. 2, the Connecticut State Board of Education unanimously approved the curriculum for the mandatory course, which students will be required to take beginning in the fall of 2022. The curriculum is only mandatory for high school students, though other K-8 school systems are also changing their curricula along similar lines.
Hearing Youth Voices, a left-wing activist group that works to integrate “political education and theory” into public schools, helped develop the curriculum with Cardona. Hearing Youth Voices hosts a slew of diversity training sessions, including one that claims “capitalism is at the root of white supremacy, patriarchy, police brutality, the school-to-prison pipeline and so much more.” Other training courses call for police abolition and refer to Israel as a police state.
The Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Collective was also involved in finalizing the curriculum’s instructional materials. Following a review of the course’s syllabus, the group said the curriculum helps students engage in “anti-racist leadership.”