Critical Race Theory is all the rage, and the American military is in mid-metamorphosis.
The two are destined to meet, and have.
And according to a recent Washington Post op-ed, one of those intersections is currently located at the Air Force Academy.
Lynne Chandler Garcia — associate professor of political science there — made it known Tuesday why she educates cadets on CRT.
Per Lynne, structural racism is real.
And those fighting for their country should understand America’s underpinnings.
As I covered on the 7th, here’s how Lynne put it:
The United States was founded on a duality: liberalism and equal rights on the one hand; inequality, inegalitarianism and second-class citizenship on the other. … Racism was ingrained in the system from the beginning…
Teaching Critical Race Theory, she claimed, helps those risking their lives for our nation “identify the structural racism and inequality that has been endemic in American society.”
CRT’s the bees knees:
Critical race theory provides an academic framework to understand these nuances and contradictions. It helps students identify the structural racism and inequality that has been endemic in American society. And it provides methods for deconstructing oppressive beliefs, policies and practices to find solutions that will lead to justice.
Speaking of bees, the buzz around Lynne’s write-up stirred a swarm of critics.
Count Tennessee Republican Rep. Mark Green among them.
Mark — a House Armed Services Committee member — is calling for Lynne to be fired.
According to the congressman, Lynne’s comments represent a “full-throttled attack” on the United States.
“Her support for Critical Race Theory,” he insisted, leaves her “unqualified to teach in one of our prestigious military academies.”
It seems they used to do things differently:
As a graduate of West Point and Army veteran, I know firsthand what is taught at these service academies leaves a lasting impact. It was at West Point where I first raised my right hand and took the oath to defend our Constitution. My professors there taught me the importance of serving our nation— both in uniform and in public office.
To hear Mark tell it, teaching youngsters “that our country is fundamentally racist is not only propagandizing lies about our great nation, it will also undoubtedly leave an impact on our nation’s Armed Forces and national security.”
If we want our military “proud to defend this country,” he continued, “we must not denigrate the very principles upon which it was founded. Making them ashamed of their country will only decrease morale, retention, and unit cohesion.”
Mark went on to sum up CRT, juxtaposed against American history:
Critical Race Theory teaches that the only way to right past racial discrimination is with present racial discrimination. This teaching is utterly incompatible with the principles in the Declaration of Independence and the Civil Rights Movement—not to mention illegal. Our country already lived through a horrific era when people were judged by the color of their skin rather than by the content of their character—we must never go back to this way of thinking.
If I had to guess, I’d say we already have:
Morality gets a makeover.
— Alex Parker (@alexparker1984) February 18, 2021
Nonetheless, insists Mark, “If we allow this destructive ideology to be taught in our Military Service Academies, we will be responsible for this nation’s demise. Professor García must be removed from her teaching position, and for the sake of our national security.”
Stop Critical Race Theory from being taught in our military service academies.
Will such a thing be stopped?
Or given a great big Biden-sized green light?
Only time will tell…stay tuned.
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