Magazine July 12, 2021, Issue

Why the Fight over Critical Race Theory Matters

(Luba Myts)
CRT is not just an attack on the American inheritance of political institutions; it is an attack on the social function of public schools

Moms are rising up in counterrevolutionary revolt. I’ll say it again, moms are rising up in counterrevolutionary revolt against critical race theory, “anti-racism,” the introduction of the 1619 Project into high-school curricula, and the suddenly invasive demands of diversity, equity, and inclusion consultants who are being hired by their school districts. Although progressives wish, in vain, that this movement were an Astroturf operation run by shadowy right-wing donor networks, it has been springing up in school districts in reaction to initiatives led by administrators themselves.

Tatiana Ibrahim stood up in front of the Carmel school board in Putnam County, N.Y, and

This article appears as “Dewey Defeats Critical Race Theory” in the July 12, 2021, print edition of National Review.

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