Radical change in our schools:
See it for what it is, and stand
with us against it!
While American families endured grueling lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, school administrators across the country were fast at work implementing a radical teaching/learning paradigm — Critical Race Theory and its multiple forms, including, among others, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (all referred to herein by the generic CRT). Let us not be fooled. CRT and related educational programs will fundamentally change how our children think, learn, and make life-changing decisions.
According to Christopher F. Rufo, a prominent investigative journalist and CRT critic, the ideology underlying these programs is “reformulated Marxism” concocted in the 1990’s by the academic radical Left. It holds that white people are inherently racist and that even very young children should be taught to view human interchange as a constant, bitter struggle between the oppressed and the oppressors. Ominously, this worldview, based on “racial essentialism” – as opposed to individualism, free will, rationality, and meritocracy – is now rapidly becoming “the default ideology” in our public schools, teacher training programs, government agencies, and corporate human resources departments.
Critical race theorists, recognizing that “neo-Marxism” would play badly in freedom-loving America, use non-threatening euphemisms to describe CRT, such as “equity,” “anti-racism,” “social justice,” diversity,” and “inclusiveness.” The white race is associated with such terms as “white supremacy,” “white privilege,” “white guilt,” and “systemic racism,” and it has even been accused of “spirit murder.”
Proponents of CRT place special emphasis on the term equity, which they deploy to promote race-based policies such as racial quotas. The term is made to seem benign, because it is readily confused with equality, the principle proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, fought for in the Civil War, and then passed into law via the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act.
Critical race theorists in fact explicitly reject equality under the law, as well as nondiscrimination and racial color blindness, as mere smokescreens used to perpetuate white racist structures. Marxist at root, they also reject the uniquely successful American free-market system and instead seek ever more centralized, heavy-handed government control of the economy. Critical race theorist Cheryl Harris, for instance, has proposed doing away with private property rights as well as redistributing wealth and land along racial lines. CRT “guru” Ibram X. Kendi has declared, “In order to truly be antiracist you also have to be anti-capitalist.” No defender of our individual liberties, he has also called for a new Federal Department of Racism empowered to abolish any laws and repress any speech judged insufficiently “antiracist.”
As Rufo concludes: An equity-based government would mean the end not only of private property, but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority … [In short, CRT] prescribes a revolutionary program… .
To learn more why millions of Americans are opposing CRT , and what it will mean in practice for your child, view this inspiring video, “The Most Adorable Takedown of Critical Race Theory in Existence.”
The movement to embed CRT in our institutions has undeniably been designed to fundamentally and irrevocably alter and control our entire educational system and thus, inevitably, our nation. Save Our Schools for Westchester Children (SOS) has been founded to unite Westchester citizens in mobilizing against this offensive in our public schools. We are an advocacy network dedicated to providing all possible support, including information and organizational skills, to those who share our objective. We do not underestimate the enormity of the challenge at hand. Our nation has never before been confronted by a movement so meticulously orchestrated and well-funded as the CRT “re-education” drive.
As is our right, we have voiced our concerns about CRT at school board meetings and in the community, often only to be confronted by CRT supporters with little or no civility or open-mindedness toward any dissenting opinion. How ironic, to say the least, coming from those who preach “tolerance” and “inclusiveness.” Promoting as it does the false and cynical idea that racism underlies all human endeavor and entails a perpetual battle between the races, CRT has in fact been divisive in the extreme. Hard-core tactics designed to intimidate and instill fear have been used by CRT advocates, causing even children to be ostracized by former friends. Too many in our communities have been bullied, “de-platformed,” and reduced to silence.
Join us now at SOS in what is at root a defense of the historic principles – liberty, justice and equality – that bind us as a nation, both individually and collectively. We are emphatically not a racist people nor a systemically racist country, as those desperately seeking freedom across the world know well. Let us put aside our differences and reject CRT, which aims to permanently separate us based on the color of our skin. We must not allow this to happen.
Together at SOS we will defend our children, core beliefs, and free country. Without them, what future do we have? If we do not act, who will and, if not now, when? May all of us, proud to pass on our bountiful American heritage, speak out in one voice against CRT. For we all know what happens to “a house divided against itself.”
FOUNDER | CEO
ANGELA BARONE SCULTI
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MICHAEL S. SETTLER, CPA
MICHAEL J GRACE, ESQ