Australian Senate Votes to Ban 'Divisive' Critical Race Theory from Schools
Government is now on the record rejecting CRT
Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been voted out from the national curriculum in Australia after government proposals gave priority to teaching the far-left culture.
The Australian Upper House has voted to reject CRT and passed narrowly with a 30-28 vote.
Those voting in favor of CRT included The Liberal, National, and One Nation parties, while Labor, the Greens, and independent senator Rex Patrick opposed the motion.
Critical Race Theory has gained presence massive in America and has roots in far-left ideology like Marxism, but with a perspective on race.
The ideology teaches that societies like Australia are built of racists systems.
The draft curriculum came under fire after all references to Australia’s democratic and Judeo-Christian heritage were erased.
Senator Hanson blasted CRT's divisive teachings and said it had no place in Australian classrooms and children deserve education, not indoctrination.
“Thanks to One Nation, the Government has been sent a strong message and is now on the record rejecting critical race theory,” Hanson wrote on Facebook.
“Now the fight is on to make sure the Government keeps its word and keeps our children’s schools free of this type of divisive, radical left-wing indoctrination.”
Senator Mehreen Faruqi, the Greens party’s anti-racism spokesperson, labeled it a “far-right hate.”
Faruqi said in a statement:
“Critical race theory is basically a study of systemic racism."
"But it has become a bogeyman for the far-right—first in the US, nowhere—in their fear-mongering about anti-racism and racial justice."
“The government cannot viably claim to be taking far-right hatred seriously when they fall in line behind crap like this.”
The backlash against CRT in the U.S has gained pace over recent months, as Donald Trump called for the teaching to be banned on every level.
Trump said Critical Race Theory was "the exact opposite of the American belief that we are all created equal in the holy image of God.”
“The key fact about this twisted doctrine is that it is completely antithetical to everything that normal Americans of any color would wish to teach their children,” Trump wrote in an op-ed.
In April, the Biden administration announced plans to offer grants for United States history classes that teach critical race theory and the “1619 Project,” a New York Times series that depicts slavery as the centerpiece of the American narrative.
The proposed grants were offered as part of programs that dispense several million dollars a year to K-12 schools.