While most parents prefer their children return to school, it is important they remember the risks they take when doing so.
For example, an elementary school teacher in Cupertino, California required third-grade students in math class to categorize and rank themselves in terms of their “privilege” based on race, gender identity and religion.
It was all part of an exercise in Critical Race Theory.
City-Journal reported on the story here.
The lesson on “social identities” came about in math class, which lends itself to alarms. Students were to create an “identity map” and list their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, etc.
When selecting a gender, choices listed according to the original source document included female, male, nonbinary, cisgender or transgender.
There was also a slide called “dominant culture.” This was defined as culture that is considered “normal.”
“Created and maintained by those who belong in this culture to hold power and stay in power,” the presentation said.
The dominant culture in America was defined as white, middle class, cisgender (your gender identity matches the sex you were assigned at birth), educated, able-bodied, Christian and English speaker.
The students read from a book called “This Book Is Antiracist.” Students were told those with privilege have power over others and those who do not benefit from social identities are in the subordinate culture with little to no privilege and power.
The reading states:
“A white, cisgender man, who is able-bodied, heterosexual, considered handsome and speaks English has more privilege than a Black transgender woman.”
Students were assigned with writing about aspects of their identities that hold power and privilege and others that do not.
Just by coincidence, an example given included a short paragraph about transgenderism and nonbinary sexuality.
Parents were “shocked,” according to Christopher Rufo. After meeting with the administration, it was decided to suspend the program.
Rufo pointed out that Meyerholz Elementary is “one of the most privileged schools in America” despite it being 94 percent nonwhite.
One parent told Rufo that Critical Race Theory is reminiscent of the Chinese Cultural Revolution as it divides society between the oppressor and the oppressed.