FAIR Community Comments on Proposed CRT Rules

The U.S. Department of Education recently proposed priorities that will direct federal grant money to programs that teach the divisive narratives of Ibram Kendi and the 1619 Project, with no countervailing perspectives.

Over the past several years, we have seen what happens when these narratives are presented to our children as facts that cannot be questioned. They dehumanize, stereotype, and divide our children. They fail to acknowledge our imperfect yet continued progress towards American ideals. And they dishonor our common humanity. In so doing, we believe these programs not only further damage our children, their education and our social cohesiveness, but also violate the U.S. Constitution and the Civil Rights Act.

The Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR) mobilized our 20,000+ community members to submit thousands of comments on the proposal. We have now submitted our own comment, urging the Department to reject or amend the priorities. Click below to read the comment submitted by FAIR.