As you well know, the nation has become increasingly divided over the past year. Unsurprisingly, those on the political left would love to say it all started with former President Donald Trump and his supporters. However, if that’s the case, why is the nation not healing and becoming one again, with Trump now officially out of office?
Well, the simple answer is because it wasn’t Trump’s doing.
Instead, it might have something more to do with the fact that many schools have now introduced teachings nationwide, implying that one race and/or sex is somehow superior to another because of our past crimes.
It’s called critical race theory and proposes that everything in America and the Western world, from our law enforcement systems and work ethics to job opportunities and religion, have all been created by a white supremacist viewpoint and inherently evil. And that means that all white people are born evil and must somehow atone for that, as well as the sins of their ancestors against minority groups.
Naturally, it has begun to create an entire generation of people who see the world and history not as it actually is but through the eyes of race alone.
And just as naturally, some aren’t thrilled with their children being taught such dividing principles.
Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is one such individual.
Stitt, in fact, has recently just signed over legislation into law that bans such teachings to be taught in his state.
According to KOCO-TV, House Bill 1775 outlaws the teaching or training that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.” Additionally, any teachings instructing that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex” or that “meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist or were created by members of a particular race to oppress members of another race” are also now illegal.
Basically, the law bans racism to be taught in Oklahoma schools. After all, isn’t the idea that one race is superior to another the very definition of racism?
According to a Twitter video posted by Stitt, “Now more than ever, we need policies that bring us together, not rip us apart. As governor, I firmly believe that not one cent of taxpayer money should be used to define and divide young Oklahomans about their race or sex. That is what this bill upholds for public education. Verbatim it reads, ‘no teacher shall require or make part of a course that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.”
Of course, the political left isn’t exactly happy with Stitt over the newly implemented law.
And so they are seeking out ways to punish him for it.
Punishment number one seems to be ousting him from the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission.
As the commission’s name implies, it was set up for the sole purpose of remembering the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and what has been described by the Oklahoma Historical Society as the “single worse incident of racial violence in American History.”
And they aren’t wrong.
Just to jog your memory, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Greenwood neighbor, in particular, used to be one of the most affluential Black neighborhoods in the nation. In fact, it was known as Black Wall Street. But in 1921, a racially charged riot broke out there, killing as many as 300 people and leaving the better part of 35 blocks “in charred ruins,” according to CNBC.
Stitt, as governor, was appointed to the commission to mark this dark historical moment, basically for ceremonial effect. But when leftist fellow members of the commission found out about his new law, they were angry enough to demand his resignation from the group.
As this is the year the commission was solely created for, this is also one of their very last acts and a wasted one at that. They could have done a million other things to honor the victims of those lost to us. Instead, they chose to play politics and jump on the cancel culture bandwagon.
What an absolute shame…