Critical Race Theory at MPPS
Many people are wondering, what is CRT and is it being taught at Mt. Pleasant? The challenge to answering that question is the simple nature of how CRT is designed. Michigan State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice stated on August 10, 2021 that “critical race theory is not a curriculum” and he further explained that “it is in fact an academic umbrella of reflections and writings developed in higher education (colleges, universities, law schools, and graduate schools) since the mid-1970s.”
So then, is CRT being taught at Mt. Pleasant? The answer is yes, because what we do know is that there are CRT books and beliefs being introduced and taught within the English Language Arts department in Mt. Pleasant schools. Below are some links where you can further educate yourself on CRT, as well as examples and testimonials from actual CRT reflections and writings in Mt. Pleasant schools.
Please take some time get educated on CRT and support our efforts to prevent this divisive and insidious agenda from taking further roots in our schools and community!
What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)?
Many people are confused about what exactly CRT is and that is understandable. Below is a 21-minute video that provides a candid and unbiased overview based on five prevalent CRT books currently in mainstream circulation.
Examples of CRT at MPPS
Critical Race Theory
Above is an example of CRT concepts and beliefs being taught in English class at Mt. Pleasant High School during the 2020/2021 academic year. The teacher writes "it's impossible to be racist against white individuals." Ask yourself, why is this being taught in English? But more importantly, do you believe the statement that it is "impossible" for non-white people to be racist against white people? This divisive and controversial rhetoric does not belong in our public schools!
"My son had a math teacher in the 2020/2021 academic year who constantly talked about oppression in the United States. I do not think math is the appropriate class for this topic."
Critical Race Theory
The above photo shows an excerpt from a reading assignment for MPHS students. The book is titled Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. The co-author is Ibram X. Kendi, a renown CRT advocate. This page is at the conclusion of the book, and attempts to illustrate progress. However, instead of including Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr, he instead names Angela Davis. Angela Davis was a member of the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA) and was twice the parties vice president nominee. The book includes many historical distortions and omissions of key events, and even the Mt. Pleasant history teacher that promoted this book in their class acknowledged it is biased.
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