Whistleblower (allegedly) alleges Texas Department of Family and Protective Services employees are being forced to take the course as a condition of employment.
A rather alarming report has dropped from Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s gubernatorial challenger Republican Don Huffines.
In a video posted to his campaign website, Huffines alleges that a whistleblower—who wishes to remain anonymous—has come forward with proof that Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) employees are being forced to take a course steeped in Marxist Critical Race Theory (CRT). These courses are reportedly a condition of employment.
A whistleblower from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has stepped forward, revealing critical race theory-based teachings required for all department employees as a condition of their employment.
The whistleblower, who remained anonymous due to fears of retaliatory punishment, spoke with Texas gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines about the training, providing the documents used for said training session.
“A whistle blower inside the Texas government came to us to help in critical race theory indoctrination, that has been forced on state employees and is being paid for by you, the Texas taxpayer,” said Huffines.
The whistleblower said that employees were required to complete the “Knowing Who You Are” training, and then report back to their supervisor to state that they completed it. They said it was required as a condition of employment.
The training, though not explicitly stating that it’s critical race theory, encompasses many of the race-based tenants [sic] it’s based on. The course teaches that race and ethnicity are essential to every aspect of life.
None of the CRT pushed in our schools or workplaces explicitly references CRT or is called “Critical Race Theory: Indoctrination 101,” but that is exactly what it is.
The materials allegedly provided to Huffines can be viewed here.
Last week, a whistleblower within the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services shared employee training materials with the Huffines Campaign that clearly contain Critical Race Theory. After reviewing the materials, conservative candidate for governor Don Huffines called on Greg Abbott to stop using taxpayer dollars to promote Critical Race Theory and instead root the Marxist ideology out of Texas.
Huffines issued the following statement
“Critical Race Theory is a disgusting, Marxist ideology dedicated to pitting Texans against each other and dividing our state. It has no place in Texas’ period, let alone in our state agencies. Greg Abbott must immediately call a special session of the Texas Legislature to weed out this poison from not only the Department of Family and Protective Services, but every agency and university in our state.”
According to Huffines and the materials allegedly obtained via this unnamed whistleblower, the required indoctrination concludes with a series of questions that are blatantly out of line, including one that asks how committed the government employee is to becoming “an activist for social justice and change.”
The Post Millennial continues:
It establishes that a person should have a healthy “race and ethnic identity,” and that a person engaging in this identifies as a member of a particular race or ethnic group or groups, understands that each group has its own positive and negative aspects, and “affiliates” with members of his to her own group.
Those that have an “Unhealthy REI” do not have a significant level of importance placed on racial or ethnic differences and doesn’t identify in a particular racial or ethnic group, the critical race theory training teaches its participants.
The training also establishes “building blocks” for teaching a healthy REI in children by promoting racial and ethnic pride, developing multicultural competence, and preparing them for facing “racism and discrimination” in their lifetime.
The course features an assessment to be completed, in which the taker has to state their level of agreeing with phrases such as “I am willing to make personal sacrifices in order to help others get through the difficult parts of their racial and ethnic identity journeys,” “I seek fairness and justice for all persons, and I will work to eliminate racial oppression,” and “I am willing to question racial inequities perpetuated by institutions and systems and serve as an activist for social justice and change.”
“Knowing Who You Are” is one of a series of learning opportunities created and developed by Casey Family Programs, and offered to DFPS staff, city and county leadership, and the community. The core program consists of a two-day experiential workshop led by certified co-facilitators of different racial and ethnic identities. The curriculum covers such topics as building blocks to a healthy racial and ethnic identify, communication about racial stereotypes, courageous conversations, and developing action steps for overcoming barriers. The workshop is preceded with a video and an online course to establish foundational concepts. All disproportionality specialists are certified at the facilitator level, most at the certifier level, and two at the Coach level. The DFPS, with the support of Casey Family Programs, as selected KWYA as the primary cultural competence curriculum to be modified for implementation across all programs. Community partners frequently attend KWYA.
“Given that DFPS is a state agency under the direct purview of the governor, Abbott should have been aware that CRT training was being forced on state employees,” asserted Huffines. “And if he wasn’t aware, that in and of itself is a serious problem. What other radical left-wing initiatives are our tax dollars funding, without the governor having the will or desire to stop them?”
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