(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06) has introduced the Ending Critical Race Theory in D.C. Public Schools Act. This legislation ensures that the harmful ideology of Critical Race Theory (CRT) will no longer be present in the Washington, D.C. public school system.
Grothman has been vocal in opposing the divisiveness of CRT and has joined other initiatives in Congress to ensure equal treatment by eliminating CRT. Congress has jurisdiction over D.C., and Grothman’s bill will ensure that our nation’s capital is not left out of the push for equality.
The bill has four original cosponsors: Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC), Congressman Pat Fallon (R-TX), Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH), and Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX). It has also been endorsed by Heritage Action for America and featured in the Washington Free Beacon, the Daily Signal, and the Federalist.
“How can we expect any child to succeed in life when we teach them that the deck is stacked against them and that they will forever be held back by racist oppressors?” Said Grothman. “In 2019, America naturalized 843,000 citizens. In 2021, we are on pace to have the most people cross the Southern border illegally in more than a decade. America is still seen as the land of opportunity throughout the world as evidenced by the droves of people coming here. CRT, however, teaches school children that America is a horrible country.
“The purpose of this retelling of American history is to try to set American against American. Rather than share the wonderful gift we all have, to live the American Dream if we work for it, the goal of CRT is to make Americans bitter and angry with each other. In my experience, the people who are most strongly against demonizing America are people from non-European countries who are proud to have succeeded here and wonder why America, of all countries, would be teaching its children how bad we are.
“The CRT curriculum that ‘enlightened’ educators are regurgitating teaches our children hate – to hate each other and hate their country. In other words, students are being taught that they are defined by the color of their skin, not the content of their character. This neo-racist ideology should have no place in our public education system, especially in our nation’s capital.
“CRT is one more step toward demonizing our great country. Success is achieved in America by people from all different backgrounds. This is what we should be teaching our children because it is the truth.”