Leaked documents from Iowa’s Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency show the district subjected teachers to mandatory training that classified the phrase “Make America Great Again” as an example of “Covert White Supremacy,” akin to neo-nazis, murderous police, and cross burnings.
The same graphic, which also deems Columbus Day and the denial of white privilege as examples of white supremacy, had previously been used in a government-funded “anti-racist” training led by Dena Simmons and organized by the Valburn Consulting Group on behalf of the Naperville 203 Community Unit.
The presentation from Iowa’s Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, which was posted on Twitter by Benny Johnson, also listed a variety of resources, including a definition of critical race theory that boasted that the ideological framework “questions the very foundation” of “the principles of constitutional law,” confirming the critiques of those who have noted that critical race theory is intentionally designed to subvert the underpinnings of American society by targeting children through the education system.
LEAKED DOCUMENTS from Iowa School System show Teachers are FORCED to classify ‘Make America Great Again” as a type of “racism" & “white supremacy.”— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 22, 2021
This is done through MANDATORY Critical Race Theory training FORCED on teachers at taxpayer expense.
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The same resource also defined a number of other notable terms, including whiteness, remarking that “Whiteness itself refers to the specific dimensions of racism that serve to elevate white people over people of color.”
The definition of racial justice noted the need to operationalize justice by “centering Blackness and building community, cultural, economic, and political power of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC),” while defining racism itself as both “race prejudice + social and institutional power,” as well as “a white supremacy system,” thus claiming that white people, who are allegedly privileged, can be perpetrators, but not victims, of racism…
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Original article posted by Spencer Lindquist at The Federalist. Title altered by Montana Daily Gazette.