The Allstate Foundation, a project of the Allstate Insurance Company, sponsors two different organizations that advance the race essentialism of neo-Marxist Critical Race Theory (CRT) in American K-12 schools, according to Breitbart News.
The Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) is one of the organizations that receives financial support from the Allstate Foundation. Although the Allstate Foundation is a legally independent entity, it is a project of the Allstate insurance company and funding priorities are determined by trustees.
The Allstate Foundation is listed on the CASEL’s website as a corporate sponsor, and again in the bottom right of the page where it reads “Our platform is made possible by” the Allstate Foundation.
CASEL is also supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and several other non-profit entities. The organization seeks to embed the divisive, radical CRT and gender ideology into K-12 schools across the country.
Karen Niemi, the CEO of CASEL, wrote an article explaining that CASEL’s academic framework “pays attention to personal and social identities, cultural competency and collective action as part of SEL.” The organization’s “Transformative SEL” model is blatant in its attempt to embed the tenets of CRT into the classroom. One document reads “we recently offered the concept of transformative SEL to reflect our interest in making explicit issues such as power, privilege, prejudice, discrimination, social justice, empowerment, and self-determination.”
She goes on to say that “it also emphasizes the skills, knowledge and mindsets needed to examine prejudices and biases, evaluate social norms and systemic inequities, and promote community well-being.”
The Allstate Foundation also funds an organization called Facing Our History and Ourselves, which has promoted the widely-debunked, anti-American historiography of the 1619 Project, a core text of the CRT movement.