This is a step-by-step “action plan” anyone can follow to prevent or interrupt CRT-based programs and policies in their communities.
The most important step is to tell your town officials and leaders - in person, by email, posts on social media or other written communication - that you are opposed to CRT and any programs that implement race-based preferential treatment.
Many leaders are unaware of CRT or how well-intentioned efforts to help the disadvantaged become CRT indoctrination efforts under the guise of "diversity and inclusion" or "racial equity" training. Raising awareness on CRT is key!
The steps below will help you to be persuasive when making statements against CRT and programs that implement race-based preferences.
Talk about the most concerning facts about CRT
Here in the CRT Overview section, you can learn about five stylized facts regarding CRT. Get familiar with the main arguments and pick 2 or 3 out of the 5 points to practice strong objections to CRT. Check out our example of positive engagement below.
Learn how to debunk CRT claims
Now that you have learned about the five most concerning facts about CRT, you need to utilize more nuanced, intellectual arguments and be empowered with pertinent facts on CRT’s issues both in theory and in practice. When presented with a CRT claim, state the counter-arguments here.
Identify CRT’s presence in your localities
Across the country, many communities are busy implementing diversity and inclusion sessions, racial equity workshops, racial sensitivity training, and social-emotional learning classes. Many of such pleasant-sounding programs are infused with CRT, and frequently in these sessions, CRT’s misleading assertions are presented as facts. Go to Identifying CRT to learn about common codenames for CRT, and there you will find maps and other information showing where CRT can be found. You will also see how to do a simple web search to determine if CRT is present in your community.