Conservative commentators are increasingly suggesting that cameras to be put in public school classrooms to monitor the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT), a leftist doctrine that teaches hatred of the United States based on slavery, which the United States in fact acted decisively to end in the nineteenth century.
As reported on DailyMail.com, FOX News’ Tucker Carlson recently showed a clip of a black father criticizing CRT at a school board meeting in Illinois. In it the father tells the school board meeting: “You are going to deliberately teach kids that this white kid right here has got it better than you because he’s white?
“You are going to purposefully tell a white kid, “oh the black people are all down and oppressed? How do I have two medical degrees if I’m sitting here oppressed?”
Attendees of the meeting burst into applause and cheered.
Of Critical Race Theory, Carlson asked, “How widespread is it? Well, we can’t really be sure until we finally get cameras in the classroom, as we put them on the chests of police officers.”
In a piece on The Daily Wire, commentator Matt Walsh also floated the cameras idea:
“If almost everyone agrees that we should have cameras to see what dog boarders, bank tellers, cops and daycare workers are doing, why don’t we have cameras to see what public school teachers are doing?”
According to Education Week, CRT is more than four decades old with the core idea that “race is a social construct” and that racism is embedded in legal systems and policies, rather than just being the result of individual biases and prejudices.
That’s right: Correcting it would require a full overhaul of American society.
The theory’s teaching is already banned in public schools in Tennessee and Idaho.
Former president Donald Trump called CRT a “Marxist doctrine” which holds that “America is a wicked and racist nation, that even young children are complicit in oppression, and that our entire society must be radically transformed.”