Wenyuan Wu: “A cheap reboot in the woke camp is to dissociate their ground efforts from CRT. This unsolicited reaction is a non-denial denial and a demonstration of our effectiveness.”
The term “Critical Race Theory” is becoming toxic. Widespread publicity of race-shaming and neo-racist activism on campuses, public and private K-12, government, and corporations, has sparked both state-level legislation to keep such instruction out of public schools and grassroots pushback from parents around the country.
The terminology used always has had some variation, as we explained on our CriticalRace.Org website (emphasis added):
We have researched and documented Critical Race Training in over 300 colleges and universities in the United States. The website explains Critical Race Theory itself and provides resources to learn more. Additionally, it allows users to look up the steps their school has taken to mandate Critical Race Training in different parts of the college experience, from changing academic codes of conduct to funding “equity” projects.
Not all of the colleges and universities in this database and map have Critical Race Training. This list allows you to check. For those who do have such Critical Race Training, there are varying degrees of such programming, some mandatory, some not. For many schools, it’s a continuum of programming, such as “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and “implicit bias” training and programming, that does not easily fit into a Yes/No construct. We provide information from which you can assess the developments.
Yet the use of different terminology seems to be getting more prominent. I’ve noticed, but haven’t yet cataloged, how CRT proponents are running away from the term. A good example that just came to my attention is a report provided to the Eanes ISD school district in Austin, Texas, Eanes ISD Diversity Equity and Inclusion Update, May 11, 2021.
That report is typical of how survey data gathered by school consultants is being used to push CRT at the school district level. What jumped out at me was this section running away from the term CRT and trying to claim that CRT is merely academic having nothing to do with “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” school training (emphasis added):
The claim that CRT is merely academic is why at our CriticalRace.Org website we title the website “Critical Race Training In Education.” How Critical Race Theory is implemented is the key to the problem, and that problem does not disappear by drawing an academic/non-academic distinction.
o Critical Race Theory (CRT) is not diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) “training” but a theoretical approach typically used by scholars to interpret happenings in society through scholarly engagement.
o That process, which originated in the legal academy, involves interrogating race and racism in society and it has spread to other fields of scholarship. While our DEi training addresses race and racism, it is not CRT that is commonly used in the academy.
o The focus of our DEi training is to develop racial awareness as an initial step to deepening understanding of equity and how it can be used to improve access and increase belongingness of all students.
This recently released survey from Parents Defending Education shows that a clear majority do not want CRT taught under the rubric of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Wenyuan Wu of Californians for Equal Rights is on top of the emerging linguistic deception, tweeting:
A cheap reboot in the woke camp is to dissociate their ground efforts from CRT. This unsolicited reaction is a non-denial denial and a demonstration of our effectiveness.
Wenyuan attached to the tweet this handy guide on How to Spot CRT? Codenames and Keywords:
This guide highlights that while the verbiage may vary, what does not vary is the obssessive focus on race as the key to almost everything, with race-shaming, racial identity politics, racial stereotypes, and racial demonization the driving force.
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