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CA Gov. Newsom Vetoes Racist "Ethnic Studies" Curriculum | Graham Walker Interviews Williamson Evers
Posted: Fri. October 9, 2020, 10:32am PT

Today's proposed curriculum for K-12 students includes more than reading, writing and arithmetic. “Progressives” would have it that our children also be taught that “Capitalism is racist,” that Jews, the Irish, Koreans and others have “white privilege,” and other false anti-market, anti-Semitic, racist, and anti-American claims.

California legislators are attempting to mandate that public K-12 schools teach a highly-divisive “ethnic studies” curriculum with Marxist underpinnings and socialist conclusions. If left unchecked, this false curriculum won't stay in California. It will be exported to other states and communities across the country.

As a result, the “ethnic studies” crisis is sweeping the country. “Ethnic Studies,” or "Critical Race Theory,” are simply buzzwords indicating a “progressive” agenda that works to discredit the key principles that should be the focus of education at all levels. Related to this, the U.S. Department of Education is examining the use of the “1619 Project” in our schools, and President Trump warned that schools will lose federal funding if they continue to teach this false alternative narrative of American history.

This video features Independent Institute Dr. Graham H. Walker interviewing Independent Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson M. Evers, who is also the Director of our Center on Educational Excellence. Dr. Evers has been at the forefront of opposing California’s “critical ethnic studies” controversy. He will be discussing how California's attempts to indoctrinate K-12 students with a mandatory “ethnic studies” curriculum relates to a broader, "progressive" propaganda agenda that impacts communities across the country.


"How Gov. Newsom’s Veto of Ethnic Studies Requirement Happened," by Williamson M. Evers ("Orange County Register," "Los Angeles Daily News," and ten other newspapers in the Southern California News Group)

"‘Critical’ Ethnic Studies Returns to California: The State’s New Curriculum Prefers: Victimization to Minority Achievement, and Marxism to Liberal Values," by Williamson M. Evers ("Wall Street Journal")

"California Wants to Teach Your Kids that Capitalism Is Racist," by Williamson M. Evers ("Wall Street Journal")

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