Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would ban U. S. Military Service Academies from teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT).
Green, a West Point alumni and Iraq war veteran, called CRT a “Marxist ideology” that will undermine the ability’s core mission to protect America.
“Critical Race Theory is based on a massive and purposeful misunderstanding of the American founding, American history, and America as it exists today. This is a Marxist ideology created to tear American institutions down. It teaches Americans and members of the Armed Services to judge one another by the color of their skin instead of by the “content of their character.” America should never go back to this kind of thinking. A curriculum based on Critical Race Theory seeks to divide Americans instead of unite them,” Green said in a press release for his bill. “The United States military service academies are designed to train leaders and warriors for combat—men and women of every race, creed, and religion. Critical Race Theory’s divisiveness will destroy the unit cohesion necessary to win in combat and defend this nation.”
Green’s office also pointed out that Service Academies have implemented CRT due to pressure from the Pentagon, with some Academies even adding Diversity and Inclusion as a minor.
The Washington Free Beacon reported in April that West Point had been using “anti-racist” teaching tools and admissions practices. The outlet found that one reading list included the work of Ibram X. Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Nikole Hannah-Jones, all well-known critical race theorists. Kendi wrote the book, “How to be an Antiracist,” while Hannah-Jones created The New York Times’ much-criticized “1619 Project.”
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