There has certainly been a lot of discussion about ȻRT lately and how it is or is not being taught in schools.
The fact of the matter is that it is, even though many liberals deny that it's being taught.
Recently, we've learned from journalist Christopher Rufo that there are 30 public school districts using the 2018 book "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness" to teach elementary school children about race.
Including the book in the curriculum may include reading the book in class, asking parents to read the book to their children at home or putting it on the school's recommended reading list.
According to the author, Anastasia Higginbotham, she wrote the book to help her own children, who are white, understand the theory of white supremacy.
She's said "You can be white without signing onto whiteness." Unfortunately. there is a passage in the book where it says whiteness is a bad deal, which is very general and makes no distinction about how being born a certain race isn't anyone's fault or choice.
The ȻRT deals with curricula discrimination. At first glance, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness" doesn't appear to be too controversial if you just look at the plot of the story.
The book is about a young white girl who is curious about a news story talking about how the police shot an unarmed black man. Her parents remain silent on the issue.
However, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness" makes racist insinuations about white people. One of the main tenants of the ȻRT is that racism is ordinary and that change. Reading a book that promotes whiteness as a way to gain riches and profit is only a way to promote anti-whiteness, not eliminate curricula discrimination.
It's really the ending of the book where things get really bad. There is a portion that says, "WHITENESS IS A BAD DEAL. it always was." Then it presents an image that depicts the agreement of being white as a contract with the devil.
SCOOP: At least 25 public school districts in 12 states are now teaching "Not My Idea," a book that claims "whiteness" is the devil, luring children with the promise of "stolen land [and] stolen riches."
Critical race theory is driving public education—and must be stopped. pic.twitter.com/FRzpxywwbj
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) July 8, 2021