In a recent op-ed for the Gainesville Sun, René Lemarchand , a former professor of political science at the University of Florida, compared Critical Race Theory bans to ignoring “the internment of tens of thousands of American-born Japanese Americans during World War II.”
The former professor also wrote that banning CRT would be similar to remaining “silent about the circumstances and human costs of the Tulsa massacre in 1921 lest it hurts the sensibilities of a white audience.”
He then compared efforts to ban Critical Race Theory to various global events.
Lemarchand said that during the Rwanda genocide, President Paul Kagame took “the drastic step of eliminating all references to Hutu and Tutsi.”“This is, of course, a far cry from the memory laws proscribing the infliction of emotional discomfort on account of people’ race or sex,” Lemarchand said. “But the underlying logic is the same.” [RELATED: Florida education board to ban CRT, […]
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