Tennessee Representative Mark Green dispatched a letter to the Air Force with demands that CRT be removed from military academies curriculums, according to The Daily Wire.
“How are our future Air Force leaders supposed to take an oath to defend the Constitution if they are being taught that it is racist and promotes inequality?”
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 8, 2021
“As a graduate of West Point and Army veteran, I know firsthand what is taught at these service academies leaves a lasting impact. It was at West Point where I first raised my right hand and took the oath to defend our Constitution.”
“My professors there taught me the importance of serving our nation — both in uniform and in public office.”
“Teaching our next generation that our country is fundamentally racist is not only propagandizing lies about our great nation, it will also undoubtedly leave an impact on our nation’s Armed Forces and national security.”
“If we want servicemembers who are proud to defend this country, we must not denigrate the very principles upon which it was founded. Making them ashamed of their country will only decrease morale, retention, and unit cohesion.”
“Critical Race Theory teaches that the only way to right past racial discrimination is with present racial discrimination. This teaching is utterly incompatible with the principles in the Declaration of Independence and the Civil Rights Movement — not to mention illegal. Our country already lived through a horrific era when people were judged by the color of their skin rather than by the content of their character — we must never go back to this way of thinking.”
“To suggest that these causes and wars were birthed out of racism disrespects those who died fighting against the Nazis in Europe, communists in Asia, or terrorists in the Middle East.”
“If we allow this destructive ideology to be taught in our Military Service Academies, we will be responsible for this nation’s demise. Professor García must be removed from her teaching position.”
Green demanded that CRT be removed from military service academies “for the sake of our national security.”
“Cadets, like all military members, take an oath to defend the Constitution with their lives — so it is crucial they have a sensitive understanding of that Constitution.”
“Racism was ingrained in the system from the beginning, and the military still struggles with these issues.”
“Officers must comprehend the unique experiences and concerns of their diverse troops. A holistic education leads to understanding and unity as service members consider what it’s like to walk in another’s shoes.”
“I don’t coddle my cadets out of fear that exposure to certain literatures might make them uncomfortable or test their existing beliefs.”
From The Daily Wire:
Representative Mark Green (R-TN) recently sent a letter to the acting secretary of the Air Force demanding the removal of a professor at the Air Force Academy who openly advocates for and teaches Critical Race Theory to cadets.
Lynne Chandler García, the associate professor in question at the U.S. Air Force Academy, recently penned an opinion piece in The Washington Post, titled “I’m a professor at a U.S. military academy. Here’s why I teach critical race theory.”
García, who teaches political science, wrote, “Critical race theory … helps students identify the structural racism and inequality that has been endemic in American society. And it provides methods for deconstructing oppressive beliefs, policies and practices to find solutions that will lead to justice.”
Critical Race Theory brings the past problems of American history into the present, claiming that racism is still embedded in the structures of America today while encouraging people to see one another through an intensely racial lens.