President Joe Biden made it one of his first priorities after his inauguration to issue an executive order ending former President Donald Trump’s ban on federal seminars and trainings indoctrinating CRT, which many argue promotes racial divisions and tensions.
Unity vs. disunity?
Battling CRT as an agent used to promote racial disunity and the destruction of America’s Judeo-Christian values and institutions, journalist and researcher, Christopher F. Rufo – often credited for waging a “one-man war” against CRT – announced that a “new coalition of law firms and legal foundations” is waging a court battle against trainings that he argues are tearing America apart at the seams.
“Critical race theory is a grave threat to the American way of life,” Rufo contends in his news release, according to The Western Journal. “It divides Americans by race and traffics in the pernicious concepts of race essentialism, racial stereotyping and race-based segregation – all under a false pursuit of ‘social justice.’ Critical race theory training programs have become commonplace in academia, government and corporate life – where they have sought to advance the ideology through cult-like indoctrination, intimidation and harassment.”
He revealed that the Stop Critical Race Theory coalition recently filed three lawsuits against public institutions that are administering CRT programs, with more suits to follow in state and federal courts in the months to come.
“[The trainings] perpetuate racial stereotypes, compel discriminatory speech and create hostile work environments [and these programs] violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the United States Constitution,” Rufo contended. “The conservative legal movement and a network of private attorneys are gearing up for war against critical race theory. We will fight and we will win.”
The Stop Critical Race Theory coalition is being spearheaded by the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, and includes the Southeastern Legal Foundation; the Upper Midwest Law Center; Jonathan O’Brien with Schooolhouserights.org; The Pivtorak Law Firm; Wally Zimolong, LLC; and Eric Early and Peter Scott of Early, Sullivan, Wright, Gizer, and McCrae.
Misrepresenting the ban
It was pointed out by The Western Journal that the pro-Biden mainstream media and other leaders on the left have inaccurately presented Trump’s ban because his order allowed various diversity curriculum confronting bigoted discrimination, while only banned controversial teachings.
This false narrative was seen an article recently published by one of America’s leading newspapers, which indicated that the topic of racism was altogether banned.
“Biden reversed his predecessor’s diversity training ban that restricted the federal government and its contractors from curriculum that explored race and gender bias,” USA Today reported Wednesday.
The daily went on to quote far-left activists chastising Trump and lauding Biden, including America’s leading pro-LGBT legal firm, which was one of the first LGBT rights groups to file a lawsuit against Trump’s executive order in November.
“The Trump administration’s effort to quash any discussion of the continued pernicious impact of structural racism, implicit bias and sexism in U.S. society was both gratuitous and harmful,” Lambda Legal Counsel Scott Schoettes expressed in a statement, according to USA Today. “Joe Biden campaigned on a promise to confront these issues, [and] today, the Biden Administration has reaffirmed its commitment to undertake an honest and long overdue reckoning with sexism and structural racism in our society.”
Trump defended his ban on the controversial training during his first presidential debate with Biden.
“They were teaching people that our country is a horrible place – it’s a racist place,” Trump said during the debate, according to USA Today. “And they were teaching people to hate our country. And I’m not gonna allow that to happen.”
Forbes also reportedly misrepresented the facts, reporting that, “Biden reversed Trump’s ban on diversity training at federal agencies and federal contractors,” when many such trainings were still allowed that did not contain controversial ideas.
Biden’s removal of Trump’s program – the 1776 Commission that provided curriculum teaching patriotism and a respect for Judeo-Christian values and principles upon which the U.S was founded – was also mentioned.
“The 1776 Commission – the Trump’s administration’s rebuttal of the New York Times 1619 Project – was dismantled and the website was immediately taken down,” Forbes added.
Are we inherently the same or fundamentally different?
A key criticism of CRT was highlighted.Bottom of Form
“Some of the ideas taught within critical race theory include race essentialism, meaning a person’s race is a core ‘essence’ of who they are; racial stereotyping and scapegoating, as seen in the ‘white privilege’ narrative; and systemic racism – an unprovable theory often criticized for blaming complicated, multifaceted issues on ‘racism’ without providing any substantive evidence of bias,” The Western Journal recounted.
Russell Vought – who served as the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget when Trump’s ban on CRT seminars was enforced last year – gave the administration’s reasoning for its action.
“It has come to the President’s attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date ‘training’ government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda,” Vought wrote in a memorandum. “For example, according to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that ‘virtually all white people contribute to racism’ or where they are required to say that they ‘benefit’ from racism. According to press reports, in some cases these training[s] have further claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.”
The memo went to direct all agencies to end training that pushes the claim that “the United States is an inherently racist or evil country [or] that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”
Promise of unity already broken?
The following flurry of executive actions and orders Biden signed on his first day are moves that most conservatives view as being anything but unifying:
- Sent a reform bill to Congress giving illegal aliens an eight-year path to citizenship and provide immediate green cards to DREAMERs
- Ended funds Trump diverted from the Pentagon to build the southern border wall
- Stopped deportations of illegal immigrants for 100 days
- Reversed Trump’s travel ban from nations harboring Islamic terrorism
- Revoked Trump’s attempt to exclud illegal aliens from U.S. Census
- Rejoined WHO (World Health Organization) after Trump departed over its COVID-19 coverup for China
- Revoked permits for Keystone XL Pipeline (killing more than 10,000 jobs)
- Ended 1776 Commission teaching patriotism and love for country
- Ended Trump’s ban on controversial diversity training at federal agencies
- Stringent mask and social distancing mandate on federal lands for federal employees and contractors
GOP Strategist Karl Rove called Biden out for his far-left executive actions that he indicated were tailored to appease the left and attack the right and America’s saftey and success.
“[Biden’s actions don’t] add much oomph to his ‘unity’ message,” Rove told Fox News in an interview.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Biden canceling the Keystone pipeline cost America 10,000 blue-collar jobs and makes the country “less energy secure,” according to Forbes.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) criticized Biden’s new open-borders immigration plan, saying, “A mass amnesty with no safeguards and no strings attached is a nonstarter,” as reported by Forbes.
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