If you are a White parent, do you think your child should be indoctrinated in racial guilt from the earliest possible age in the public education system over things which happened hundreds of years ago and issues which have long since been resolved? This is what some progressive activists believe. As a result, this is being taught around the country in some school districts to White kids as early as kindergarten.
“Anastasia Higginbotham is the author of Ordinary Terrible Things, a widely praised children’s-book series that aims to address difficult subjects head on. In a recent article, I questioned whether her book Not My Idea—which is now being used in public-school curricula for young children—was appropriate for kindergartners. (Readers curious about the book’s content can consult the actor John Jimerson’s reading on YouTube.)
“Not My Idea begins with a white child seeing footage of a police officer murdering a Black man on television and the child’s mother trying to shield her from the images. At times, I thought that it crossed the line from education into indoctrination. Higginbotham, to put it mildly, disagreed with my criticism. “I am not saying this is indicative of your character or beliefs in any way—you clearly believe and affirm that Black lives matter,” she declared to me in an email. “I am asserting that indoctrination into whiteness and anti-Blackness is evident in your framing.”
She argues that, at the earliest possible age, white kids should be taught to identify whiteness as the root of racial injustice so that they can reject the pervasive racism that they would otherwise embody. …”
As we move further and further away in time from slavery and Jim Crow in the 21st century, woke progressives believe that it is more urgent than ever to dwell on this things. White Millennials and their children (my son was born in 2014) who never owned slaves, who never lived under Jim Crow, who never lynched anyone and who have never known anything but our present anti-White racial caste system which has been constructed since the 1960s are complicit and responsible. We are still oppressing blacks through our systematic racism. Every institution in American society practices “white supremacy.”