by guest author, Julian Conradson
Investigative Journalist and avid CRT opponent Chris Rufo has identified over 30 school districts across 15 different states that are teaching the radical ‘anti-whiteness’ book, “Not My Idea” by Anastasia Higginbotham.
Rufo notes that the book, meant for children as young as kindergarteners, ‘traffics in the noxious principles of race essentialism, collective guilt, and anti-whiteness.’
SCOOP: At least 25 public school districts in 12 states are now teaching "Not My Idea," a book that claims "whiteness" is the devil, luring children with the promise of "stolen land [and] stolen riches."
Critical race theory is driving public education—and must be stopped. pic.twitter.com/FRzpxywwbj
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) July 8, 2021
One part includes images portraying whiteness as the devil, offering the reader a contract that ‘bids them to whiteness’ in exchange for stolen land and the ability to ‘mess endlessly’ with the lives of people of color.
The book teaches children to primarily identify by their skin color while it paints white children as evil, saying: “Whiteness is a bad deal. It always was.”
Another page says, “Racism is a white person’s problem and we are all caught up in it.”
“Not My Idea” is a clear example of how CRT brands white children as oppressors that should feel shame for the color of their skin.
In June, A law firm associated with Ruffo filed a law suit in Illinois against a school district for instructing teachers to read the book, among others, and use it in their curriculum.
Parents across the country have been pushing back against this racist and anti-American indoctrination by speaking up against the teachers and school boards.
Despite their opposition, the largest teachers union in the country approved a plan last week to promote CRT across all 50 states and their 14,000 districts.