Activists who push the radical pedagogical movement of “critical race theory” (CRT) claimed a major victory on March 3, when Bill 67, the Racial Equity in the Education System Act, received nearly unanimous support in its second reading in the Ontario legislature -- including Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives!
New Democratic Party MPP Laura Mae Lindo launched the bill in December with the aim of embedding “anti-racist strategies” in Ontario’s education system.
We wrote you asking you to write to your MPP about Bill 67 back in December. Have you voiced your opposition to this bill yet?
Only Belinda Karahalios of the New Blue Party voted against it the bill. Good for her!
Rick Nicholls of the Ontario Party voted in favour of Bill 67. We were as shocked as you are to hear this, but he has since publicly expressed his regret at not fully understanding the issue, and has vowed to vote against this bill at the third and final reading.
So what’s going on with CRT in Ontario and Canada?
While the pushing of CRT into education in the United States has given rise to much controversy and parental pushback, in Canada too many of us are oblivious to CRT’s insidious nature, and the threat it poses to the education of children.
We hear terms like “anti-racist” and “equity”, used heavily in CRT literature, and assume that these are worthy goals, not realizing that in practice, “anti-racism” is profoundly racist, and “equity” has nothing to do with racial equality.
Tom Blackwell’s National Post article provides a valuable perspective, and finds that CRT has already infiltrated Ontario education, under the watch of Premier Doug Ford, to the extent that a Hamilton Wentworth District School Board guide advises that Grade 2 and 3 students should be taught that:
“Race is a made-up social construct to uphold European and white standards, and not an actual biological fact.”
CRT deliberately negates the integrity of the individual and eschews the virtues of talent, work ethic and personal excellence, reducing everyone to being a member of one race or another, and judged only on that criterion.
It is a sign of a cultural sickness and decay, embraced by power-seekers who wish to undermine parental authority while endlessly dividing communities against one another.
CRT, contrary to those who misunderstand it, does nothing to improve anyone’s life.
We now have only two Ontario MPPs opposed to this impending tragedy.
We need more!
Bill 67 still needs to be put to a final vote. There is still time to fight it, but we need to ACT NOW!
CONTACT YOUR MPP TODAY!
Protect our children from the toxic tentacles of Critical Race Theory
- If you live in Ontario contact your MPP and tell them to VOTE AGAINST Bill 67, the Racial Equity in the Education System Act!
- Find your MPP’s contact information by clicking this link and scrolling down to the bottom of the page to the “Find My MPP” box.
- Write to us at [email protected] and let us know that you contacted your MPP.
Teresa Pierre, Ph.D.