President Biden’s administration wants you to know your children and grandchildren are racist, and Washington has a plan to fix them.
On April 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education notified the public of grant funding for two education proposals or “priorities” as they are framed:
Proposed Priority 1—Projects That Incorporate Racially, Ethnically, Culturally, and Linguistically Diverse Perspectives into Teaching and Learning
Under this priority, the grant applicants would propose projects that incorporate teaching and learning practices that reflect the diversity, identities, histories, contributions, and experiences of all students create inclusive, supportive, and identity-safe learning environments. In its application, the grant applicant must describe how its proposed project incorporates teaching and learning practices that—
(a) Take into account systemic marginalization, biases, inequities, and discriminatory policy and practice in American history;
(b) Incorporate racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse perspectives and perspectives on the experience of individuals with disabilities;
(c) Encourage students to critically analyze the diverse perspectives of historical and contemporary media and its impacts;
(d) Support the creation of learning environments that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, and experiences of all students; and
(e) Contribute to inclusive, supportive, and identity-safe learning environments.
Proposed Priority 2—Promoting Information Literacy Skills
Under this priority, the grant applicants would propose projects that describe how they will foster critical thinking and promote student engagement in civics education through professional development or other activities designed to support students in—
(a) Evaluating sources and evidence using standards of proof;
(b) Understanding their own biases when reviewing information, as well as uncovering and recognizing bias in primary and secondary sources;
(c) Synthesizing information into cogent communications; and
(d) Understanding how inaccurate information may be used to manipulate individuals, and developing strategies to recognize accurate and inaccurate information.
The Department of Education quotes Ibram X. Kendi (professor and founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research) –
“[a]n antiracist idea is any idea that suggests the racial groups are equals in all their apparent differences—that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group. Antiracist ideas argue that racist policies are the cause of racial inequities.”
The cause of racial inequities? Hmmm! What about poor life choices?
If you like this quote, how about “everyone in America is racist, and to defend yourself against such a charge is to further conceal your racism.” (Attributed to Kendi, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, October 2020.)
The Department also highlights the New York Times debunked “1619 Project” and references material created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The 1619 Project was roundly criticized for factual inaccuracies by high-profile and Pulitzer Prize-winning researchers. In 2020, the Museum released material which described “white culture” as oppressive and said ideas such as “hard work” and efforts to be “polite” are evidence of systemic oppression. (Jonathan Butcher, Senior Policy Analyst, Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education.)
We all knew it was going to be bad when the Democrats stole the 2020 election! We hoped and prayed it wouldn’t be too bad! For a while we forgot about the Democrat deviousness, underhandedness, utterly stupidity, and evilness they display time and time again! These lunatics are now in charge and damned if they aren’t going to milk it for everything we’ve got, including our children and grandchildren—black, white, brown, etc.! Think of all the future hate and division this will cause this country!
Resistance is never futile! We must fight back!
You have from now until May 19, 2021 to comment on these two “priorities.”
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under “FAQ.”
- Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about the proposed priorities, address them to Mia Howerton, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3C152, Washington, DC 20202.
If you want to read these “priorities” in the Federal Register, go to “86 FR 20348.” “86” is the volume number, “FR” means Federal Register, and “20348” is the first page number of the proposal.
At www.Regulations.gov, reference “ED-2021-OESE-0033.”
I hope this is of value!