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Middle School {Instructor}: ‘Radicalized Curriculum’ Is ‘Creating Racial Hostility’

A Rhode Island {white-colored|whitened} middle school {instructor} described how her {college} district’s “radicalized curriculum,{” steeped in Critical Race {Concept},|steeped in Critical Race {Concept} ”,} {has “{produced|developed|made} racial tensions among students and {personnel|employees} where {not one} existed before.|{offers|provides} “created racial tensions among staff and {college students|learners} where {not one} existed before.}”

Veteran {instructor} Ramona Bessinger, {who teaches nonwhite students mostly,}  wrote at {Lawful} Insurrection Tuesday of the drastic {modify|alter} that has {arrive} over her Providence {college} district since the implementation of “Critical Race {Concept}.”

Bessinger described {the brand new} program, {in line with the} Marxist cultural ideology, {as “{probably the most} racially divisive,|as “{probably the most} divisive racially,} hateful, and in large part, {historically inaccurate curriculums {I’ve} ever {observed in} my teaching career.|inaccurate curriculums {I’ve} ever {observed in} my teaching {profession} historically.}”

She explained:

Yes, {I’m} {talking about} the controversial critical race theory {which has} infiltrated our public schools {within} Rhode Island {beneath the} umbrella of Culturally Responsive learning and teaching, {with a} focus on identities. You won’t {start to see the} words “critical race theory” on the materials, but those {will be the} concepts taught. {The brand new}, {racialized curriculum and materials focuses exclusively on an oppressor-oppressed narrative almost,} {{and also have} created racial tensions among students and staff where none existed before.|{and also have} created racial tensions among staff and students where none existed before.}

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Bessinger noted that while she taught her students about slavery and racism always,} {through the writings of Rev especially.} Martin Luther King, Jr. {along with other} African American authors, her American History lessons {are actually} focused “exclusively from the perspective of oppressed peoples {through the} Revolutionary period {to} the Civil War.”

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“{Even though} 1619 Project itself {have not} yet been introduced,|

“{Even though} 1619 Project itself {is not} introduced yet,} the historical perspective now has shifted to making slavery and racism the defining events of the founding and growth of America,” she noted, adding {that lots of} “previously vetted” books {have already been} eliminated from the curriculum, including House On Mango Street  by Sandra Cisneros, Shakespeare’s  Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, { and the ongoing works of Walt Whitman.}

In {the brand new} curriculum, {Bessinger said {she actually is} no longer permitted {to instruct} about the Holocaust,|Bessinger said {she actually is} longer permitted {to instruct} {concerning the} Holocaust no,} including through books {such as for example} The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:

When I asked {the institution} reading coach where {all of the} Holocaust books were, {she said “we {usually do not} teach the Holocaust because kids can’t {relate with} the story.|she said “we {usually do not} teach the Holocaust because kids can’t {relate with} the whole story.}” What? Kids can’t {relate with} genocide, hate, discrimination, and prejudice? Yes children can {relate with} these universal themes, {most of us} can. Children {could not} {find out about} the evils of hatred {through the} Second World War?  Why? {{That which was} it {concerning the} truth and perspective that {appeared to} escape us {through the} 2020/21 school year?|{That which was} it {concerning the} perspective and truth that {appeared to} escape us {through the} 2020/21 school year?}  {{Why} was {all of this} great literature {taken off} our curriculum?|Why was {all of this} great literature {taken off} our curriculum exactly?}

In January 2021, Bessinger said the Critical Race Theory materials arrived, {“all written poorly,} {biased historically,} inaccurate, and pushing a racial narrative.”

“White Europeans were {and so are} evil and African Americans were {and so are} victimized by white oppressors,” she described {the brand new} program. “Woven into this new curriculum was a school-wide social push {to spotlight} Black Lives Matter {organizations} {along with other} social justice identity groups.”

“Teachers were encouraged to {take part in} ‘white educator affinity groups’ where {we’d} be given essays  {on what} {never to} be a  white supremacist  in the classroom,” Bessinger said, posting photos in her article from her school’s “Culture and Equity” newsletter, which showed scheduled “affinity groups” were segregated {based on the} race of the teachers.

Bessinger reported {the most common} custom of saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school changed dramatically.

“[F]or some students, {standing for the Pledge of Allegiance was {no more} something they did,|standing for the Pledge of Allegiance was longer something they did no,}” she wrote. “{We have been} {prohibited} to question why, and {the simple truth is}, I knew why. {Already these {teenagers} were {starting to} hate America.|These {teenagers} were {starting to} hate America already.} I was {the only real} person standing and {the only real} person that {could possibly be} heard saying “liberty and justice {for several}.”

Bessinger said some students began calling her “America” because {she actually is} white, {and many} of her colleagues accused her {of experiencing} “white privilege.”

“I was quickly {designed to} feel {as if} I was becoming the enemy,” she wrote. “My black colleagues added more similar comments in passing, {for instance}: ‘You have white privilege, Bessinger, your gestures {certainly are a} rich person’s gestures.’”

Bessinger wrote that, when {she’s} spoken out about her concerns, {{she’s} been “{put through} attempted intimidation and harassment.|{she’s} been “{put through} attempted harassment and intimidation.}”

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The veteran teacher warned history and culture are essentially being “{destroyed} by political ideology.|

The veteran teacher warned history and culture {are increasingly being} “{destroyed} by political ideology essentially.}”

“{We can not} allow {our kids} to be taught {they’re} inferior,” she added. “{We can not} teach {teenagers} that white {folks are} the enemy because our students, brown, black, indigenous, and white deserve to be children {rather than} political pawns or political weapons.”

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“Any curriculum that shames {our kids} or divides {our kids} by the color {of these} skin {ought to be} banned,|

“Any curriculum that shames our divides or children {our kids} by the color {of these} skin {ought to be} banned,}” Bessinger concluded.

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