Teaching critical race theory could bring about equality, and that’s what they’re afraid of
So, when I heard conservatives talking about critical race theory like it was going to destroy America, I found it strange, because all I’ve ever known to come from critical race theory is truth. But that’s not how former secretary of state Mike Pompeo sees it. This week, Pompeo tweeted, “If we teach that the founding of the United States of America was somehow flawed. It was corrupt. It was racist. That’s really dangerous. It strikes at the very foundations of our country.”
And if the foundations of our country are lies, then he’s right. Because nothing is without flaw. Not me. Not you, and certainly not America. Was it a great idea to found a country where people could vote on their leaders and rise with hard work? Yes. But when we skip the fact that America was built on the backs of slaves who got none of the rights our founders claimed for themselves, we are lying to ourselves, to our children, and to the world.