Gov. Ricketts: CTR is ‘a Betrayal of the Civil Rights Movement’

Gov. Ricketts: CTR is ‘a Betrayal of the Civil Rights Movement’

December 21, 2021

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) told Breitbart News, as leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is trying to implement Critical Race Theory (CRT) “into every corner of campus,” that the racist ideology is “a betrayal of the civil rights movement.”

“Critical race theory is talking about resegregation,” Ricketts said. “It is talking about discriminating his people based upon their skin color. It is a betrayal of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, who wanted his children to be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.”

The Nebraska Republican recently uncovered a plan by UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green to use CRT as a means to implement “racially motivated hiring practices [and] harmful trainings” that will “pit people against each other by conditioning everyone to see others through the lens of race rather than as individuals with unique strengths,” as Ricketts wrote in a November 18 press release.

The governor also noted correctly that “anti-racism is critical race theory.” Ricketts said Green “misled” him and university stakeholders, at one point, telling them that the governor supported the plan. But Ricketts assured that “nothing could be further from the truth.”

“It really is a program that is anti-American,” Ricketts said of the UNL plan, adding that while they do not use the term Critical Race Theory, “they talk about making students activists, and they are very specific about training students to be activists on Critical Race Theory.”

Of course they do, because leftist “educators” now are hell-bent, literally, not on educating students but on indoctrinating them to repudiate the colorblindness of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to become race-obsessed social justice activists.

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