Telling black children they’re ‘permanently oppressed’ is racist, mom says in condemnation of CRT

By Steven Hall

A mother gave a speech to the Florida State Board of Education on Thursday criticizing critical race theory and demanding it be removed from the classroom.

Keisha King, a mother from Duval County, called it “unacceptable” to emphasize racial differences 100 years after the Tulsa riots at a public meeting of the Florida State Board of Education. The board voted unanimously at the meeting in favor of an amendment to ban critical race theory in classrooms, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“Just coming off of May 31st, marking the 100 years of the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like critical race theory, where children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021,” King said.

King spoke representing Moms for Liberty, an organization for parents who “have a desire to stand up for parental rights at all levels of government,” according to their website.

“That is not teaching the truth, unless you believe that whites are better than blacks. I have personally heard teachers teaching critical race theory and we have had an assembly shutdown because a Duval County Public School System consultant thought it would be a great idea to separate students by race. This is unacceptable,” she added.

Before the vote, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed the board remotely, saying that the state must have an education system that chooses “facts” over “narrative,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Residents argued for both sides of the issue for more than an hour of public testimony.

“I don’t know about you, but telling my child or any child that they are in a permanent oppressed status in America because they are black is racist, and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children or any child is racist as well,” King said.

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5 thoughts on “Telling black children they’re ‘permanently oppressed’ is racist, mom says in condemnation of CRT

  1. Obama strove to Balkanize society into special interest groups and antagonize them against one another for political reasons. The Progressives are still strong at it. The more splintered the society the more easily controlled. Mussolini’s expressed tactic was, by creating mayhem and uncertainty, to stimulate the public to vote for more centralized government control to restore order. Not that it looks like Biden is restoring anything… Maybe things haven’t gotten crazy enough for him.

  2. I applaud Keisha King for her courage to come forward. No doubt she’ll be called some unflattering names by radical leftists of all colors. Kudos to a brave woman!

  3. CRT is a deeply cynical theory; it says that it’s a jungle out there and it’s all about power moves and power structures. There’s no room for human goodness or a good heart: we’re all fighting each other.

    It may be true, as CRT asserts, that a lot of reality is socially constructed, but it’s a fantasy to assert that all individuals are essentially mean-spirited (and how, pray tell, does one come to that conclusion? By just stating it as fact, as the narrative of choice?) Where does it end? Yet this is the implication of the theory, if not stated outright; I’d even call it an essential unstated premise, that all people are essentially mean-spirited and maneuvering for power (at least, I haven’t yet come across this stated outright.) If one race gets the advantage over another, overthrowing white power structures, then do they become the oppressors since now they control the power structures? It’s hard to see how it could be any other way.

    Is this part of a grand plan to destroy human goodness and decency by denying that it even exists? What then? Why, then the state can come in as the guarantor of some semblance of justice. But wait a minute– how do we know the state isn’t itself composed of people constantly vying for power? Once we realize that the “justice” dangled in front of us really means justice only for those who adhere to doctrine, and oppression for those who don’t follow state dictates, it’ll be too late to realize that it was all a house of cards in the first place.

    CRT is a theory for the confused and the cynical and for deniers of the human spirit, who in its place want to throw up a blind and soul-less desire for power and control and for an ideal of ‘justice’ that simply means tearing everything down so that new power structures can emerge.

    It’d be the height of irresponsibility and betrayal to teach this to our children, but I have little faith that those who hold power and want to exercise it against our children care one wit for what it does to our children or their spirits. They’re blinded by doctrine and by the vague promise of a dead-end ‘justice,’ and frankly, they’re too uncritical (to put it kindly) to understand what the theory really is. After all, CRT says that reason is just another power trip, never used for good, but only to enforce power, so … throw reason out the door. Don’t think, just follow the doctrine.

    Actually, the more I think about it, the more it seems that CRT only appeals to authoritarians at heart, or to the people who would be the soldiers of a new totalitarianism.

    I know I’m preaching to the converted, but I gotta say it.

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