A prominent Jewish organization, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), apparently included Critical Race Theory beliefs in its education content after Fox News Digital investigated the organization’s curriculum. The curriculum is posted online and is meant for distribution for K-12 students.
Fox News Digital reported about the ADL’s adoption of Critical Race Theory and ADL disputed Fox News’s claims. ADL’s statement, in part, claimed, “We do not teach Critical Race Theory, period.”
The organization’s statement was a long-winded defense of its original mission and how it has “developed anti-bias and anti-hate education programs” in the last 40 years, as if it excused the allegations of promoting Critical Race Theory in its publicly-available education materials.
But the investigation tells a different story.
For context, ADL’s website claimed that it reached up to 4.8 million K-12 students and over 46,000 teachers participated in anti-bias training in 2021.
The ADL’s World of a Difference Training Institute Programs is an anti-bias training program that school districts pay for. For example, ADL was paid $75,000 for three years by Clark County, Nevada, to have access to the training program for its teachers, according to a Fox News report.
Among ADL’s listed terms in its glossary section is “intersectionality,” a term often used by the Left and Critical Race Theory promoter Kimberlé Crenshaw, which term was used in a 2020 ADL lesson on women’s rights. There was also praise in the same lesson for the left-wing radical group Women’s March, which is a group that struggled to combat charges of harboring anti-Semitic activists.
There were also mentions of white privilege and structural racism in one of ADL’s cited articles for teachers and students. Additionally, an ADL lesson plan also called for students to identify their own white privilege.
ADL’s education materials included at least one lesson plan on reparations and included material from controversial author and activist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates has a history of controversial statements, such as not feeling sorry for first responders killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The indoctrination does not stop there: Black Lives Matter was included in its education materials to the point that there is an activity asking the student to list the accomplishments of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Gender ideology also reared its head, with the push to promote “gender-neutral” pronouns such as “they” or “them” and addressing gender transition treatment (i.e. the use of puberty blockers).
ADL’s partisanship is not new because it consistently criticized President Donald Trump throughout his presidency, despite the multiple pro-Israel policies that Trump enacted while in office. Much of the organization’s press releases blasted Trump, such as his alleged “racist tweets,” called for the removal of Trump from the presidency, and advocated for extending Facebook’s ban of Trump on social media.
Also, parents should demand answers from their local school districts about the potential use of ADL’s biased and partisan education resources in their schools.