The Biden administration cites the anti-American 1619 Project and hatemonger Ibram X. Kendi as guiding its criteria for federal American history and civics education grants in a proposed rule out in the Federal Register on April 19.
The U.S. Department of Education’s education priorities as described in the Register accepts and amplifies Chinese Communist propaganda accusing the United States of “systemic racism” and recommending anti-white racism as the cure. The document cites The New York Times’s error-riddled 1619 Project, divisive identity politics-driven materials from the Smithsonian Institution, and Kendi’s racist form of “antiracism” as examples for the kind of preschool through college indoctrination of children the Biden administration will use taxpayer funds and federal power to promote.
The administration approvingly notes in its proposed regulations:
…schools across the country are working to incorporate anti-racist practices into teaching and learning. As the scholar Ibram X. Kendi has expressed, ‘[a]n antiracist idea is any idea that suggests the racial groups are equals in all their apparent differences—that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group. Antiracist ideas argue that racist policies are the cause of racial inequities.’ It is critical that the teaching of American history and civics creates learning experiences that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, histories, contributions, and experiences of all students.
In turn, racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically responsive teaching and learning practices contribute to what has been called an ‘identity-safe’ learning environment.
The proposed regulations also declare the administration’s plan to use public resources to prevent American children from believing what it calls “misinformation,” declaring that false beliefs are a danger to “democracy.”
“Effective civics education is vital to protecting the Nation’s democracy—especially at a time when its core institutions and values are threatened by misinformation,” the administration’s proposal states. It therefore declares the administration’s intention to also fund “civics education” programs to increase “news literacy” and “distinguish fact from misinformation.”
This set of regulations is yet more evidence that the Biden administration intends to use every lever of power it can to serve the interests of America’s enemies, including federal power over public education. The Biden administration’s foreign policy not only echoes but amplifies false anti-American talking points deliberately deployed by the Chinese Communist Party to destabilize and ultimately destroy their top foreign competitor.
United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield recently doubled down on her claim to the world that the United States’s alleged “systemic racism” is a reason for Americans to consider our society as equal in shame and worthiness to countries that with no shame currently keep millions of people in concentration camps where women are raped by guards.
"If we are going to be a voice around the globe for raising issues of human rights, we cannot whitewash our own issues in our own country," @USAmbUN Linda Thomas-Greenfield says. pic.twitter.com/Z4heuIRscT
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) April 18, 2021