Mandatory CRT Training Forces Iowa Teachers to Teach Kids MAGA Is 'White Supremacy'
Leaked documents show students being taught 'Make America Great Again' is 'racism'
Mandatory Critical Race Theory (CRT) is forcing teachers in Iowa to teach kids that President Donald Trump's slogan, "Make America Great Again" (MAGA), is a form of "racism" that is classified as "white supremacy."
Leaked documents, obtained by Turning Point USA Chief Creative Officer Benny Johnson, reveal that the taxpayer-funded school district has expanded its definition of racism to include anyone it disagrees with politically.
According to Johnson, hundreds of teachers have already been forced to participate in the CRT training, which is due to be taught to children across the district next semester.
Johnson published several pages of the documents, including a chart that was reportedly shown to teachers in the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, which is one of Iowa’s largest school districts.
The chart provides several definitions of what it calls “examples of racism.”
Some are classified as “overt white supremacy,” and mostly include things that any rational person would oppose.
Examples of “overt white supremacy” include “lynching,” “hate crimes,” and “swastikas.”
However, underneath these examples are an array of ideas the chart defines as “covert white supremacy.”
One of the ideas in this category is the phrase “Make America Great Again.”
LEAKED DOCUMENTS from Iowa School System show Teachers are FORCED to classify ‘Make America Great Again” as a type of “racism" & “white supremacy.”— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 22, 2021
This is done through MANDATORY Critical Race Theory training FORCED on teachers at taxpayer expense.
Trump won Iowa by +9 points pic.twitter.com/6xEuVJpv7g
The suggestion that President Trump’s campaign slogan is inherently “white supremacy” has triggered a fierce backlash.
The left cannot even provide evidence that Trump himself is a white supremacist, let alone every person who supported him.
Johnson also pointed out that Trump won Iowa in the 2020 election by more than eight percentage points.
This means teachers are reportedly being told to define the majority of people in their state as “covert white supremacists.”
This is a ROCK SOLID, REAL WORLD application of Critical Race Theory being used as a *political* weapon to target Republicans.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 22, 2021
This is NOT education.
It is naked political vengeance using the state education system and our children’s educators.
This training is CRT in practice pic.twitter.com/U4jaEZaVdU
“This is NOT education,” Johnson wrote.
“It is naked political vengeance using the state education system and our children’s educators.”
The theory suggests that every white person is inherently racist, whether they know it or not.
The goal of this type of training is not to eradicate racism, and it clearly deepens racial divides much more than it heals them.
However, Democrats have a vested interest in convincing white people they are inherently evil.
If voters actually believe they are evil, Democrats can utilize that guilt to convince them to support leftist policies.
By classifying “Make America Great Again” as “white supremacy,” this district has accidentally said the quiet part out loud.
Other terms defined as “covert white supremacy” by this chart include “claiming reverse racism,” “denial of racism” and “not believing experiences of people of color.”
In other words, every white person must admit not only that they are racist, but also agree that it is impossible for a person of color to ever be racist.
Those are both disgusting and completely false implications.
In addition to the chart, teachers were reportedly given definitions of terms including anti-racist and Critical Race Theory.
Johnson argued the very definition of CRT in this presentation explains how dangerous it is.
The presentation itself defines ‘Critical Race Theory’ as a tool for the destruction of America:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 22, 2021
"Unlike traditional civil rights which embraces step by step progress, Critical race theory questions the very foundations of the liberal order & principles of constitutional law" pic.twitter.com/6FWdeLbp5g
“Unlike traditional civil rights, which embraces … step by step progress, critical race theory questions the very foundations of the liberal order … and principles of constitutional law,” the definition read.
On June 8, Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill prohibiting “the idea that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex [and] that the United States of America and the state of Iowa are fundamentally or systemically racist or sexist” from being included in mandatory diversity training, KCCI-TV reported.
While Johnson did not specify the date on which the school district’s reported training took place, he said that it would not have been allowed under this new law.
On the other hand, Reynolds issued a statement on the incident following an inquiry from Johnson.
“This is indoctrination, not education,” Reynolds said.
“And it’s exactly why I took action to ban teaching divisive concepts and critical race theory in Iowa schools.
"Kids need to be taught how to think and not what to think.”
BREAKING: Statement from Gov. @KimReynoldsIA: “This is indoctrination not education. And it’s exactly why I took action to ban teaching divisive concepts and critical race theory in Iowa schools. Kids need to be taught how to think and not what to think.”— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 22, 2021
The alleged anti-Republican training from this school district is a very fitting example of the ways Democrats exploit race for their own benefit.
This type of partisan brainwashing should be banned in every public school across the country.