National Public Radio (NPR) has raged against Republicans who condemn and try to stop the application of critical race theory in American schools, arguing that their opposition is a political motive for next year’s by-elections.
The report’s frame has sparked outrage on social media, as figures such as Republican commentator Matt Whitlock have criticized the NPR’s one-sided approach.
“Interesting framing – there are no examples of the application of CRT in a number of places and there are no comments about the tearing of history from 1619 by historians,” he wrote on Twitter. “This suggests that R chose this battle from heaven because of Trump, which is not true for anyone who follows it.”
Psychology professor Jeffrey Miller responded by calling the critical racial theory “a toxic cult that promotes racial hatred and racial war.”
“Once upon a time, @NPR was against racial hatred and racial wars,” he added. “What has changed?”
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Matthew Brodsky, a senior fellow at the Gold Institute for International Strategy, said the critical race theory was not a true academic approach, as described by NPR.
“This is not an ‘academic approach.’ This is a revisionist story, viewed through a selective prism that colors everything. When you wear red lenses in your sunglasses, everything looks red. “When you look at everything through critical racing lenses, everyone is a racist,” he tweeted.
Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a notable critic of critical race theory, called NPR “National Propaganda Radio.”
Rufo is a leading activist in helping state and local authorities ban the teaching of CRT programs in schools and emphasizing the training of CRT employees in businesses and corporations. Earlier this year, Rufo formed a network of private lawyers and conservative organizations to combat critical race theory.
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The NPR promoted the importance of the critical race theory while accusing former President Donald Trump of causing partisanship after signing an executive order banning some racial sensitivity training for federal performers.
“Since then, the issue has become a rallying cry among some Republicans, who say the approach unfairly forces students to consider race and racism,” the report said.