Sensitivity. The new code word for “let’s trash America and praise everyone else.”
Sensitivity. The new code word for Anti- American.
I’m all for sensitivity; of course, I believe we should be concerned about other people’s feelings. But if you tell me that it comes at the cost of indoctrinating our kids to feel less patriotic, less proud of their own country, I have a problem with that.
This is what they are teaching your children in a Virginia according to FOX news:
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the VDOE posted a video on Friday training teachers about “culturally responsive and inclusive lessons” surrounding that day and how they can teach students about it “in a way that does not cause harm.”
In the video, DeCuir instructs teachers to avoid teaching students about American exceptionalism, saying they should instead focus on “our shared humanity.”
“We’re also not going to reproduce what’s understood as American exceptionalism — this understanding that America is a land at the top of a beautiful mountain and that all other countries, nations, and people are less than America,” she said.
“We’re not going to reproduce notions that American history and American experiences are more significant than the experiences or histories of other people,” she continued. “So we’re going to begin with a common understanding of our shared humanity, regardless of our national, racial, linguistic or religious origins.”
“Do not use this day to amplify the extremists themselves and don’t use the day to amplify their acts on 9/11. You name what happened and that’s it,” she added.
DeCuir also said that it would be “highly inappropriate” for teachers to demand students, especially Muslim students, to “stand and condemn 9/11” in a performative way.
Another section of the training instructs teachers to use the word “extremists” instead of “terrorists” to help “disrupt this false equivalency of Muslims and terrorism.”
“I choose to use the word extremists and I use this based on the scholarship of other scholars and activists in the community that will also use this word to describe the perpetrators of the crimes associated with 9/11,” she said.
Does changing the word change what they did? They’re calling the protestors at the Capitol who didn’t kill a single person “domestic terrorists” but it’s not ok to call these guys terrorists?
Amid the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, the Virginia Department of Education has shared a video which trains teachers not to teach students about American exceptionalism when discussing the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. https://t.co/FWeohJaCfc
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) August 31, 2021
Virginia Department of Education is accused of 'hijacking history' over new video urging teachers to call 9/11 killers 'extremists' not 'terrorists' to avoid Islamophobia
via https://t.co/zBvgabsseH https://t.co/muSQSpaZgQ
— Julie Gunlock (@JGunlock) September 1, 2021
But parents are not taking this hijacking of history lying down.
According to The Daily Mail:
Asra Nomani, vice president of strategy and investigations at Parents Defending Education, and a Virginia resident, accused the presentation of ‘hijacking history’ and ‘woke-washing the 9/11 attacks,’ in a statement to Fox News.
‘As an American Muslim parent and journalist who has investigated Islamic terrorism for the past 20 years, it’s offensive, immoral, unethical, manipulative and dangerous,’ the statement read.
‘The Virginia Department of Education is woke-washing the 9/11 attacks. Speaker Amaarah DeCuir instructs teachers to erase the fact that the 9/11 hijackers were motivated by an extremist interpretation of Islam,’ she continued.
She blasted Decuir for advising ‘teachers to talk about ‘extremists’ behind the 9/11 attacks, without identifying them as Muslim extremists or calling them out as ‘terrorists.’ It would be like teaching about the Holocaust without discussing Nazi Germany.’
Nomani believes ‘the Virginia Department of Education is promoting a victim narrative for Muslims by instructing teachers to focus on ‘anti-Muslim racism’ that allegedly sprang out of 9/11.’
‘The Virginia Department of Education is taking a page out of the playbook of truth-deniers within the Muslim community who don’t want to own up to the real problem of Muslim extremism, but meanwhile dedicate lessons to ‘white supremacy.”
I’m grateful for parents from all races and religions who are willing to stand up against the indoctrination and “woke washing” of our children. It’s time for more to take a stand and refuse to surrender the next generation to the Marxist ideals of the majority of those running the education system.