On Sunday, the leftist Las Cruces Sun-News ran an op-ed from scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s lieutenant governor, Howie Morales, who defended the Governor’s racist Critical Race Theory (CRT)-filled proposed social studies curriculum.
Morales claimed that a fear-driven “noisy minority with a deep stake in maintaining the status quo has seized upon those fears and blown the whole thing way out of proportion.”
Morales then tried to refute claims made by many of the standards being used to engrain leftist political ideas into children’s minds. However, in his attempt at refuting the claim, he admitted it, writing, “The standards promote civic engagement.”
Despite the standards saying America and its very Constitution are racist, Morales claims, “The standards make Black students feel like victims and White students feel guilty. Another false claim. The standards include age-appropriate learning about historic events and historic achievements by all races.”
Multiple tenets of the standards directly refute those claims (this list is not exhaustive in the least):
“Describe how inequity in the United States laid the foundation for conflict that continues today.”
“Demonstrate how diversity includes the impact of unequal power relations on the development of group identities and cultures”
“Assess how social policies and economic forces offer privilege or systemic inequity in accessing social, political, and economic opportunity for identity groups in education, government, healthcare, industry, and law enforcement.”
On the topic of the standards being “divisive,” Morales writes, “The standards promote divisiveness. How could standards that teach children to recognize and honor diversity do that? I think maintaining the status quo in which many groups are excluded from our current standards — or nearly so — is much more dangerous in that regard.”
However, Morales does not mention which specific groups are supposedly “excluded” nor does he refute that the standards do, indeed, pit children against each other based on factors they cannot control, such as race, class, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, location, or heritage — all factors included in the proposed social studies updates.
Morales then claimed, “The proposed standards represent the work of dozens of New Mexico educators from all over the state and contain no hidden agendas.”
No hidden agendas?
One proposed rule has students “examine the history of guns in America as compared to other world powers and the consequences of gun violence on American society past, present, and future.” No hidden agenda from the anti-gun lobby, such as Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown, of which Morales and Lujan Grisham have both been beneficiaries?
The rules ask students to “cite evidence investigating the relationships between equality, equity, justice, freedom, and order in American constitutional democracy.” The United States is a constitutional republic — not a “democracy.” No hidden agenda?
Students are also to “[e]xplore the movement against police brutality.” No hidden agenda from the racist anti-police Black Lives Matter lobby?
Students are to evaluate the “effects of diverse ideologies and the process of political socialization on oneself and society.” No hidden agenda from the socialist/communist sect of the Democrat Party?
Students are to analyze “US government policies to reduce climate disruption.” No hidden agenda from the “climate change” conspiracists who have heavily donated to Lujan Grisham’s and Morales’ campaigns?
Students are called to “[a]ssess the short- and long-term social and political impacts of conservatism in the United States on diverse groups of people.” No hidden agenda against conservatives — the enemy to left-wing extremism?
Morales continues to prove concerned parents’ points by admitting that Critical Race Theory is seeping through in these standards and proposals. He admits that students are told to look at race and other external factors about others that “look like them” — a dog whistle for racism.
“Including ethnic, cultural and identity studies means students will learn that people who look like them helped make this country what it is today. The standards ensure that all students see themselves and their family stories reflected in what they are learning — in other words, social studies tell the stories of all of us. These concepts add to our standards — they do not subtract from them,” claimed Morales.
The Lieutenant Governor concludes by saying the most “radical outcome” is for students to “respect and value others,” although the means of this supposed outcome is through forcing children into a power struggle over their identity and to sew seeds of doubt in their minds about their supposed inherent racism or privilege. This is Critical Race Theory, plain and simple.
Citizens, (especially parents and educators) are encouraged to take action by contacting the NMPED in the following ways to oppose these updates:
Comments are to be taken electronically by email to email@example.com, by fax to 505-827-6520, or by regular mail addressed to John Sena, Policy Division, New Mexico Public Education Department, 300 Don Gaspar Ave., Room 121, Santa Fe, NM, 87501.
Then most importantly, parents are encouraged to attend an open “virtual” meeting held by the NMPED this Friday, November 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Even though the Department canceled the in-person meeting in fear of hearing what New Mexicans have to say, citizens are encouraged to attend via the Zoom information below:
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9 thoughts on “Morales defends MLG’s racist CRT updates, calls concerned parents a fear-driven ‘noisy minority’”
First Howie doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together. Second, all students need to be taught is math, reading and writing and life skills. All the rest is crap and should be discontinued it is a waste of taxpayer money.
History can be ugly at times, but it’s what happened. Now I agree it needs to be told without favoritism, However, one thing every kid should hear and take to heart. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech”! That’s for all of Americans to live by that was built from Christian values, Amen!
I am so disappointed in Howie Morales. He has sold out to the Woke Mob. Howie, your — and MLG’s — days are numbered on the 4th Floor of the Capitol.
Critical RACE THEORY ( C.R.T. ) I remeber several other instances of race theory in the last 120 years ! all them ended with war & 100rds of thousands even MILLIONS dead . That said the key word in this subject is the word THEORY ! A supposition or system of ideas based on opinion, lacking FACTS , in this case doctrine , dogma, Point of view . like a religion there is NO scientific FACT to support it only a belief system !
Howie Morales has perjured his oath to office with his statement and the majority here in NM do not know what that means and could mean for them to take their state back. Unfortunate.
New Mexicans should question how much money Morales and MLG are making off of this CRT crap. They all have their greedy little claws in everything. But New Mexicans will not stand up for the truth, they will continue to let these evil people run our state.
yep merrick garlands family sells the materials for crt. mlg and the rest are nothing but grifters and racketeers.
weird how in a state with a majority of brown people of various shades, they want to force this garbage on the people? even more interesting is how low we rank due to the dimmocrats and their insisting on victim hood. Think the two are related?
there is no systemic racism. has everyone forgotten the last 60 years?
I’ve known St. Howie (I started calling him that about 6 years ago) for over 30 years. When he first got into politics he was a very good Servant of the People. He cared about all of us. When he got to state level he changed and slowly became a servant to Power. When he tried to run for governor he went all in on the DEMORAT PLATFORM… I’ve told him to his face he’s a Weasel and I’ll do so Every Time he comes home and is in public. He comes to Grant County to visit All of his children well except the ones he tries not to claim…. Howie You are a Political Elitest Weasel and your day of Reckoning is coming…..
Dems love their segregation. The party has never gotten past the end of segregation and has worked for 50+ years to reinstate segregation.