Cotton calls on Biden to ‘publicly condemn critical race theory’ after admin promotes radical group


Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. asked President Biden on Wednesday to publicly condemn the critical race theory after the administration blamed an “error” for promoting the handbook of a radical activist group that called on teachers to “disrupt whiteness.” calls for.

“President Biden has supported the Critical Race Theory since he took office – no one believes it was an honest mistake,” the senator said in a statement to LBL.

“If the Biden administration does not support this kind of radical racist ideology, it should publicly condemn the Critical Race Theory and stop it from being propagated in the federal government,” he said.

Biden Admin Promotes Radical Group Pushing Critical Race Theory in Schools

Cotton remarks in its handbook linked by the Department of Education (DOE) to the Abolitionist Teaching Network’s “Guide to Racial Justice and Abolitionist Social and Emotional Learning” as a “roadmap” for schools to safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. After coming for

The group’s guide claims that Social and Emotional Education (SEL) is “a covert form of policing used to punish, criminalize, and control Black, Brown, and Indigenous children and communities for adhering to White norms. maybe,” and that “[m]Other SEL standards are enshrined in Eurocentric norms not to empower, love, affirm or liberate Black, Brown or Indigenous children.”

Guide teachers from “disrupting whiteness” and “[r]Eliminate all punitive or disciplinary practices that spirit murder black, brown and Indigenous children.”

While the Abolitionist Teaching Network, co-founded last year by author and professor Bettina Love, doesn’t explicitly mention the critical race theory in its guide promoted by the Biden administration, the idea that racism is not uncommon and America’s institutions come naturally. are racist. Held the principles of the theory.

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The DOE issued a statement Wednesday, distancing itself from the group, blaming the “error” for including the guide in its booklet.

“The department does not endorse the recommendations of this group, nor do they reflect our policy position,” the statement said. “Including this quote was an error in a long document.”

Cotton introduced a bill last week called the Stop CRT Act, which seeks to stop taxpayer money from being sent to K-12 schools that promote the critical race theory.

“It is not fair to say that America is systematically racist – that we should treat people differently because of the color of their skin,” he said.Story with Martha McCallum“Wednesday.” That’s what Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement advocated against.

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