Leader of the PACs? New '1776 Project' Intends to Expel the 1619 Project From Schools

Emanuel Leutze

Lookout, Critical Race Theory — there’s a new PAC in town.

On Monday, a new political action committee was launched in order to fight a left-wing agenda in America’s public schools.

The group will raise money in order to back conservative school board candidates.

The mission: oppose the implementation of Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project amid kids’ curricula.

In education, there’s definitely a lot of Critical Race Theory to go around.

Consider Seattle’s December message to its white teachers: “Bankrupt” your privilege, and acknowledge your “thieved inheritance.”

Or see RedState’s “Southern School District Tells Teachers to Ignore White Parents’ Complaints Over Critical Race Theory – They’re Benefiting From Whiteness.”

A couple more:

Virginia School District Tries to Deal With ‘Secret Enemies List’ of Parents Against Critical Race Theory

At the University of Chicago, officials are eyeing the creation of a Critical Race Studies Department

What, exactly, is CRT?

Here’s Encyclopedia Brittanica with a rundown:

Critical race theory (CRT), the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of [nonwhites]. According to critical race theory (CRT), racial inequality emerges from the social, economic, and legal differences that white people create between “races” to maintain elite white interests in labour markets and politics, giving rise to poverty and criminality in many minority communities. The CRT movement officially organized itself in 1989, at the first annual Workshop on Critical Race Theory, though its intellectual origins go back much further, to the 1960s and ’70s.

And if you’re up for an explainer on the Nikole Hannah-Jones-created 1619 Project, Prager U offers the following:

Back to the new PAC, it’s headed up by conservative writer/political consultant Ryan Girdusky.

Its name: 1776 Project.

Speaking to Axios, he crystallized the mission thusly:

“[It’s] to help raise awareness and campaign on behalf of school board candidates nationwide who reject the divisive philosophy of critical race theory and want to push it out of our public schools.”

The PAC’s homepage implores, “Let’s bring back Patriotism and Pride in our American History.”

“Activists, scholars, and politicians are currently attempting to socially engineer our society and its relation to race, racism, and power,” the site says. “Their political ideology known as Critical Race Theory or Anti-Racism should not be confused with the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr., or any form of tolerance.”

They believe we need to undo the cornerstones of American society including classical liberalism, legal reasoning, and capitalism in order to promote their version of social Marxism based on race rather than class.They believe that every fabric of American society is based on race. They believe every factor of inequality is socially constructed exclusively based on the topic of race. So all differences between the races were created with the sole purpose of disadvantaging non-white people.

Speaking of class…

One avenue which they hope to rebuild society in their Marxist vision is in the schools. Critical race theory and programs like the 1619 Project — which tells explicit falsehoods about history to push their political agenda — are being taught in classrooms in nearly every state across the country.

The Project’s issuing a call to arms:

It is up to us to fight their agenda in every school board election where this theory is tolerated, promoted, and forced upon America’s children.

For more, watch Ryan’s appearance on The Ingraham Angle:

-ALEX

 

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