When they think they’re among friends, they’ll admit that CRT, equity, and anti-racism are all one thing.
I’ve found it very strange. Simply, plainly things like “equity audits” in our public schools are exercises of critical race theory (CRT). It’s just a straightforward observation, as far as I can see.
Nonetheless, people will object, even people I thought were relatively conservative and relatively clear of thought. They’ll insist they are not the same, although they won’t explain where one ends and the other begins.
As far as I can tell, their attitude is essentially the same as claiming that a school that’s teaching children to differentiate shapes is not teaching geometry and, further, that teaching geometry is not teaching math. Mike LaChance points to a Christopher Rufo tweet of a video in which a CRT expert gives the game away. CRT is the “container” for all the anti-racist stuff:
LEAKED: CRT cofounder Kimberlé Crenshaw tells NEA president Becky Pringle that “critical race theory traditionally is a law school class,” but is “now the huge container for anti-racist work [and] anti-racist education” in K-12 schools—vindicating my reporting over the past year. pic.twitter.com/iessDqPY5v
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) November 23, 2021