Last week we discussed the dangers of the new elementary school "Racial Literacy Curriculum" that is being instituted in Grades K-8 in various schools spanning eight states. This week, we will examine the activism requirements of this curriculum.
Beginning in Grade 3, the Pollyanna "Racial Literacy Curriculum" asks students to become activists in order to achieve leftist goals. The 3rd Grade chapter is entitled "Stories of Activism – How One Voice Can Change a Community." The expected result is for students to understand "how we can be agents of communal, social, political, and environmental change."
Does an 8-year-old need to decide on activism at such a young age? What if a student doesn't agree with being an "agent" of "communal, social, political, and environmental change"? Does the student fail? Does a conservative or capitalist or individualist student learn that his/her ideas are inherently wrong because the curriculum says so? What kind of negligent school puts such pressure on young children?
Most importantly, what is the opportunity cost of this curriculum? Instead of bettering the individual student through mathematics or science lessons, precious time is wasted on leftist conditioning.
We are already seeing the results of older students conditioned by leftist politics. Oregon students walked out of class to protest the right of a Chick-fil-A food truck to sell on campus. These students felt "unsafe" by the Christian politics of the company behind the food truck. School officials indulged them and stated that they will consider "all potential safety concerns. That includes bullying or cyberbullying" — as if Christian political positions are a type of unsafe harassment or bullying.
But Pollyanna takes leftist activism to new heights, fabricating an image of a racist America that children are taught to rebel against.
In Grade 4, students are programmed with "the ability to critique and dispel Eurocentric perspectives that favor a myopic appearance of race." In translation, the indisputable fact that European countries contributed most to the development of civilization as we know it — from engineering to medicine to architecture to law — is taught as racist history because Europeans had white skin. The activism learned in Grade 3 is used to critique the exceptional accomplishments of Europeans in Grade 4. Quite honestly, this is indeed the most racist chapter of the curriculum, teaching students to minimize the achievements of whites based on their skin color.
By Grade 8, after nine years of acute indoctrination, the children are ready to fight on behalf of leftists in America. "[S]tudents will set commitments for rectifying current social ills, such as learning and planning how to carry out anti-racist activism and/or social advocacy in their communities and/or to improve their everyday lives." The 8th Grade chapter is entitled "Racism as a Primary 'Institution' of the U.S. – How We May Combat Systemic Inequality."
Recall the history surrounding the cessation of the horrors of slavery, segregation, and racism in the United States. Who stopped it? White Americans, the same people who this curriculum colors as evil. The Civil War was primarily fought by white Americans, and they fought side-by-side with black Americans. White Americans observed the evils of slavery and couldn't bear the inequity of segregation. White people, the largest demographic at the time, chose to live in equality with countrymen of all colors. But their sacrifice for freedom is effaced by the "Racism as a Primary 'Institution' of the U.S." lesson plans.
More enraging, "social advocacy" of the leftist politics shoved down these children's throats is a scholastic goal of this curriculum. "Anti-racist activism" of this made-up "systematic American racism" is what our children must work towards. An academic goal! Take a moment to pause and ponder on the meaning of this end-goal.
Greta Thunberg's personality is a model for such a curriculum. She skips school, foregoing the opportunity cost of self-betterment, for the betterment of a liberal lie. Indeed, a socialist, selfless act. This is a child that is hailed by leftists as ideal. This is a child that leftists seek to replicate. After ingraining emotional "America is Racist" propaganda into our children, we can expect more and more Greta-like kids to skip school and carry out leftist dirty work, simply concentrating on the subject of race after Pollyanna.
Questions must be asked of the ethical standard of schools that allow activism in lieu of education and leftist curriculum in place of regular social studies. Do the administrators favor political activism over scholarship? Do these educators drink the Kool-Aid and believe that a classic curriculum is racist?
Just a month ago, Seattle public schools declared math racist. The pure objectivity of mathematics, the curriculum that deals with figures, not people, was deemed inconceivably racist. Those schools are now teaching social justice instead of math.
Is the Scientific Revolution racist? Is the Industrial Revolution racist? How about the Agricultural Revolution? Those were all in Europe. Remember how evil "Eurocentric" studies can be.
What value will our children add to society after undergoing leftist brainwashing in elementary school, where they are most vulnerable to suggestion? Which medicines will they invent to save lives? Will they engineer? Will they build? No. You need math for that. But will they fight on behalf of the unoppressed oppressed? Oh, yes, that they will do. Will they shun white races and the gifts to humanity that European races have given us? Apparently. After all, they will need to — in order to pass the 4th Grade.
What will happen in 24 years, in 2043, when white races are officially a minority group in the United States?