In a recent op-ed published in Newsmax, Philanthropy Roundtable Adjunct Senior Fellow Patrice Onwuka addressed a Florida bill called the “Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act.” While television hosts like MSNBC’s Joy Reid have expressed outrage at the legislation and its supporters, Onwuka argued the “Stop Woke Act” gives parents greater autonomy over school curricula, including critical race theory … and shows kids that “no one owns them nor does their ethnicity limit their potential.”
Below are excerpts from the op-ed entitled “Left Melts Down as Parents Now on to ‘Woke’ Curriculums, CRT’s Harms”:
“The Stop WOKE Act prohibits teaching critical race theory (CRT) in K-12 schools; prohibits school districts and public higher-ed institutions from hiring CRT consultants; and gives employees and families the tools to sue when CRT is forced upon them.
Like many bill signings about educational issues, Gov. DeSantis was flanked by students and parents. Several students appeared to be Black, and that set off the likes of MSNBC host Joy Reid.
She tweeted her response: ‘This misuse of Black boys is tantamount to child abuse. I would really like to hear the back-story on who these kids were and how they wound up at a DeSantis event. Given how anti-Black DeSantis is, using Black children this way is extra sick.’
Reid took her usual racially-charged, divisive rhetoric against anything conservative to a new low.
Ron DeSantis stands up for giving all parents greater control over what their children are taught in class — whether that’s CRT or gender ideology.
American parents reject being ‘woke’ now that they are awakened to how destructive, divisive, and anti-America CRT is. The left is panicked.”
Please continue reading “Left Melts Down as Parents Now on to ‘Woke’ Curriculums, CRT’s Harms” at Newsmax.