It’s all beginning to make “sense,” America. Stay with me.
On Tuesday of last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson did a segment with Christopher Rufo, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and contributing editor at City Journal, to discuss his investigation into how “critical race theory” has permeated the U.S. government.
During the segment, Rufo issued a challenge to Donald Trump.
“I call on President Donald Trump to immediately issue an executive order abolishing critical race theory from the federal government.
“There is no place for this toxic, divisive, pseudoscientific ideology in our public institutions.”
There is no place for this toxic, divisive, pseudoscientific ideology in our public institutions. pic.twitter.com/78J0CwNjfh
— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) September 2, 2020
Trump apparently saw the segment, particularly given that he’s known to watch Carlson on a nightly basis. By Friday, he answered the call, and did precisely what Rufo challenged him to do.
Russ Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, made the announcement — with little fanfare or attention from the media.
“The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over. Under the direction of @POTUS we are directing agencies to halt critical race theory trainings immediately.”
The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over. Under the direction of @POTUS we are directing agencies to halt critical race theory trainings immediately.https://t.co/dyMeJka9rt
— Russ Vought (@RussVought45) September 4, 2020
The OMB memo reads, in part:
All agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on “critical race theory,” “white privilege,” or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.
The divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the Federal government.
“Critical race theory” (CRT) is, as defined by Britannica, among others:
Critical race theory (CRT), the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of color.
According to critical race theory (CRT), racial inequality emerges from the social, economic, and legal differences that white people create between “races” to maintain elite white interests in labour markets and politics, giving rise to poverty and criminality in many minority communities.
In other words, as Breitbart correctly interprets, “the leftist, racist doctrine that forms the intellectual underpinnings of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other radical organizations currently engaged in unrest on America’s streets.”
As Breitbart also noted, CRT alleges that the United States is a white supremacist country, and that all white people are guilty of racism, whether they intend it or not.
As I reported in early August, in a piece titled Billionaire Oprah Whines About ‘Caste System,’ Tells White People: ‘You Still Have Your ‘Whiteness’, Oprah Winfrey echoed the definition of CRT, proclaiming:
“There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people — the caste system that’s been put in place — but they still, no matter where they are on the rung, or the ladder of success, they still have their whiteness […] (Whites have a) leg up.
You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter. It is the fundamental issue.”
Trump, to his credit, has been after CRT from the beginning of his presidency. As Breitbart said:
Trump has brought the issue of far-left indoctrination to the forefront of the national conversation in recent months. It was a major theme of the president’s Independence Day speech at Mt. Rushmore, in which he condemned far-left theories that “defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.”
The “xenophobic” president was torched by the Left for that speech, as to be expected, but he was as spot on as he could be.
From the indoctrination of children by government schools, to the call for the abolishment of history classes “until a ‘less-racist’ curriculum is formed,” to the destruction of America’s monuments to its past — as imperfect as it might be — the Left’s relentless attack on America knows no bounds — and it is only becoming more brazen.
Love him or not, Donald Trump is standing against them.
The bottom line:
Donald Trump is not perfect. No president — or human being — is.
Does Trump sometimes tweet sophomoric crap? Yes. Does he often step all over his own good news? Absolutely. Is he the only choice we have to stave off the critical race theorists and others on the Left who seek to destroy America as we know it? Without a doubt.
That said, there could not be a clearer choice in November.
There is no doubt a Biden presidency, regardless of who runs it, would acquiesce to — if not gleefully agree with — the Left’s every demand.
Originally Posted on: https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2020/09/06/trump-orders-purge-of-%E2%80%98critical-race-theory%E2%80%99-from-federal-agencies-what-it-is-why-trump%E2%80%99s-order-matters/