The Australia Senate voted Monday to move to call upon the federal government to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the national curriculum.
The Senate voted 30-28 to support the notice of motion, promoted by One Nation leader Sen. Pauline Hanson (pictured), that urges the conservative coalition government to reject the Marxist ideology, the Daily Telegraph reported.
CRITICAL RACE THEORY REJECTED!@OneNationAus leader Senator Pauline Hanson's motion calling on the Government to reject Critical Race Theory from the national curriculum has been supported! pic.twitter.com/0QW3L6dAz1
— Pauline Hanson 🇺 (@PaulineHansonOz) June 21, 2021
CRT is an ideology that views all social and cultural issues through the lens of race, ethnicity, and gender, and divides people into the categories of victims and oppressors.
“Thanks to One Nation, the Government has been sent a strong message and is now on the record rejecting critical race theory,” said Hanson, adding:
Now the fight is on to make sure the Government keeps its word and keeps our children’s schools free of this type of divisive, radical left-wing indoctrination. While many would rather just bury their heads in the sand and ignore this problem, One Nation is at forefront of the fight to ensure the children of Australia receive an education, not an indoctrination.
Australian Senate moves to ban divisive critical race theory from classrooms, joining a number of American states https://t.co/WTy7Dvag0r
— James Morrow (@pwafork) June 21, 2021
The Australian curriculum was the subject of intense controversy earlier this year when opponents to CRT observed its concepts seeping into classroom teaching, replacing Australia’s British and Judeo-Christian heritage, the report noted.
Ted Cruz: "Critical race theory is bigoted, it is a lie, and it is every bit as racist as the Klansmen in white sheets."https://t.co/iHeIfTfT4S
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 19, 2021
At a recent Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently denounced CRT as “bigoted” and compared the ideology to “Klansmen in white sheets.”
While the left is minimizing the divisiveness of CRT, claiming the outrage against it is an “organized” crisis engineered by conservatives, many outspoken black American leaders have condemned CRT as well, attributing their successes to the freedoms granted to every person, regardless of race, under the U.S. Constitution.