It should surprise no one that critical race theory, a pseudo-academic “discipline” that teaches how personal freedom, personal responsibility, rule of law and a market economy all constitute “white supremacy,” started under the Obama administration.
Barack Obama, despite being the most powerful man in the world for eight years, made no secret of his animus for white people and the country that supposedly elected him.
Now federal grant records reveal that the U.S. Department of Education has been giving millions of taxpayer dollars to the spread of critical race theory training for future teachers – starting under the Obama administration in 2016, reports the Santa Barbara News-Press.
The government awarded its first five-year grant of $1,116,895 to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) to “train” college students in the toxic, racism-soaked doctrine.
Called “The Research Institute for Scholars of Equity,” or RISE, the program aims to fabricate “a cadre of scholars who value and advance equity.” The students receive a $5,000 stipend, food and housing money and a travel allowance. RISE students are trained to use critical race theory to evaluate the competence of teachers, according to promotional materials and grant documents.
The NCCU program partnered with the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and gave one-year fellowships to about 60 students. Some of those students will likely become teachers; others will potentially pursue “research careers that will inform policy and practice in education,” or in other words spread the anger, hatred and deception of critical race theory nationwide.
The expenditures prove that when the left says CRT is not taught in school, that claim is false, said Jonathan Butcher, an education expert at the Heritage Foundation. “This is an example of federal funding for CRT at the post-secondary level that also has an impact on K-12 schools based on the goals and activities of the fellowship,” he said.
“ … The grant clearly has goals for teacher training that includes instruction in CRT.”
Other higher education institutions around the country are now involved, including Penn State, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Duke University, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of New Mexico, and the New School for Social Research.