My turn, Tim Deal: Resist the promotion of mistrust and hate – Salisbury Post


By Tim Deal

Showing that there is still a glimmer of common sense in government, the North Carolina House and Senate both recently passed Bill 324 to say that North Carolina public schools must promote: United States government should not be violently overthrown; all Americans are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (worded directly from America’s founding documents); that no one should be denied equal protection under the law; that one race or one sex is not inherently inferior to another; and that no one should be discriminated against on the basis of race or gender.

Read all of HB324’s common sense provisions online at

Common sense? Yes. Founding and guiding principles of the United States for 250 years? Yes. Supported by Democrats? No, not one. And as expected, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed it, coincidentally the same day he vetoed HB 805, which would increase penalties for property damage from violent riots like the one that took place in the wake of George Floyd.

Most of the media tell us, however, that HB 324 was bad because it was intended to prevent the teaching of “critical race theory” to young minds. So what is Critical Race Theory and why should you care?

Proponents of “critical race theory” say it has been around since the 1960s and 1970s, but you probably won’t find any reference to the term until fairly recently, when its basic tenets favoring division and contempt. have been conveniently packaged in such a way as to conceal its intention and make it more readily acceptable.

The best summary of CRT and its origins that I have found is a transcript of a lecture given at Hillsdale College by Christopher Rufo (find it online). He documents that the core of the CRT has existed since before World War II, when Marxism sought to create a division based on social class. Those who hate America have discovered that the strong middle class prevents this approach from working here, so the race has been identified and is being used as a wedge to divide and destroy our social structure.

If you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher, you should be concerned that the National Education Association and the NC Association of Educators seem determined to teach the principles of CRT (check out their websites and judge for yourself. .) We should all recognize whenever we hear terms like “equity”, “diversity and inclusion” and “social justice” that political correctness (division) is what is actually promoted. The continued loss of our freedoms will be the result of our tolerance and inaction.

I remember the song we learn as children: “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious to her. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Tim Deal lives in Rowan County.

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