Rooting ‘Critical Race Theory’ Out of Virginia’s Schools

Glenn Youngkin is sworn in as the governor of Virginia : NPR

Go get ’em, Glenn!

Virginia’s new Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, has asked all the personnel of the state’s “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” office… to resign (https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/glenn-youngkin-just-gutted-virginias-state-crt-office/).

His new Chief DEI Officer, Angela Sailor, has already replaced “Equity”–a word that leftids have rendered totally meaningless–with “Opportunity.” She has also called Critical Race Theory, beloved of Far Left “educators,” a “dangerous philosophical poisoning in the blood stream.”

The question is, why is there still a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office? How is this anything but a relic of crazed left-wing social engineering? It was created to activate Critical Race Theory as the doctrine behind the teaching that all white people are born evil and all non-whites are hopeless victims of “oppression,” etc., etc.

Well, cleaning out the Augean Stables of Virginia’s Dept. of Education will not be accomplished in a day: there is an immense quantity of muck to muck out. We should all be grateful to Gov. Youngkin for getting the work off to a good start. He is showing American that it can be done: we do not have to bow before the teachers’ unions.

Some of us would prefer to see “public education” scrapped altogether, and all the children removed from the schools. We expect it will be necessary to do this.

But meanwhile, Gov. Youngkin is trying to do his state and our nation good service; may God bless his efforts.

 

3 comments on “Rooting ‘Critical Race Theory’ Out of Virginia’s Schools

  1. This has been an encouraging sign, indeed. I’m am all for opportunity, and hope that people of all background will have opportunities to improve their lives. At a critical point in my life, I had an opportunity come my way, and I embraced that opportunity with all of my might. Without hard work on my part, that same opportunity would have yielded no fruit whatsoever. At best, opportunity is 50% of the equation.

    But I have also worked to pay forward my opportunity and a young man that came to work for me became my protege, and now makes a good living for himself and his family. Once again, the opportunity I was able to offer him was, at best, 50% of the equation. Had he not done his part, he would have missed out and remained confined to unskilled jobs. By the way, this young man was a member of a recognized minority group, but his opportunity was based chiefly upon his willingness to learn and to put to use the skills he acquired. He was always treated as an equal, and remains a good friend to this day. It was his personal character which determined his success; nothing more; nothing less. All I did was offer an opportunity.

    But that’s all we can offer … anyone. I have in mind a distant relative. This person had some severe disadvantages in life, including the loss of both parents well before adulthood. During the Depression, he worked in a WPA camp. During WW II, he served in the military. After the War, he found steady employment and slowly worked his way out of poverty, finally buying a home under the GI Bill and eventually becoming prosperous as a result of his own hard work. This man was no saint, and he wasn’t always pleasant, but I have to admire the fact that he grasped what opportunity came his way and refused to let go. He was dealt a lousy hand, by life, but he was determined to succeed, and he did.

    There is no doubt in my mind that he faced real adversity in the WPA camps, and his military service in WW II was no bed of roses. There’s no doubt in my mind that he went to bed hungry, many nights and probably spent many a night sleeping in primitive quarters, without heat. The only secret to his success was his refusal to fail. Had he indulged self pity, he would undoubtedly have not done half as well.

    Opportunity is what I wish for everyone. I have no problem with opportunities being given to the disadvantaged, but the opportunity, in and of itself, cannot guarantee success. Even a failed opportunity can be valuable, because it teaches a valuable lesson. Henry Ford was, at one time, the richest man on earth, but before founding the Ford Motor Company, he had two stunning business failures. He actually had a tarnished reputation and struggled to establish credibility after those failures. But he kept trying, and eventually became the very definition of success. Ford was a flawed man, and I don’t defend everything he did, by any means, but he did know how to work and how to respond to opportunity.

    There are a handful of people, born with a silver spoon in their mouths, that don’t have to struggle in order to find success, but these are rare examples. Most of us experience setbacks along the way, and unfair treatment to boot. I once lost a good job, because a co-worker cheated our employer and blamed it on me. BTW, I had gotten that coworker his job. To this day, that is a bitter memory, but it is my choice whether to rise above it, or be held down by it. Actually I learned from the experience. I was trying to help someone with a hard luck story, but that person turned out to be their own worst enemy. I learned not to give an endorsement, unless I know the person well and know their character. I lost a good job, and this fellow quit almost immediately after I lost my job. It probably cost me many thousands of dollars, but I learned a valuable lesson.

    I believe strongly in equal opportunity, and no one should be denied opportunity because of their race, creed or color. But that doesn’t ensure that everyone will succeed. That takes hard work and years of experience, for virtually everyone.

  2. “Virginia’s new Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, has asked all the personnel of the state’s “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” office… to resign”
    Yes! Good news! DEI are filled with so many political hacks in any department or institutions!

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