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Obama Admin Embraces Critical Race Theory to Fundamentally Transform a Nation of Cowards

Each year, a San Francisco based consulting firm called the Pacific Educational Group hosts an event for educators called the Summit for Courageous Conversation. This year's summit will be in October, in San Antonio, Texas. Pacific Educational Group is, according to its founder Glenn Singleton, focused on working with public school teachers and administrators:

More formally, we engage in what is called systemic transformation, which is operating from a framework of whole system change that works with everyone in the system from the board of education to beginning teachers...

Critical Race Theory...helps the educator now be able to understand how race influences our day-to-day experiences and the historical implications of race...

Two phrases should jump out at you. One,"systemic transformation," bears striking similarity to the "fundamental transformation" that Barack Obama promised/threatened on the eve of his election to the presidency. Two, obviously, is the reference to Critical Race Theory. That is the ideology of the late Prof. Derrick Bell, which posits that the American system is inherently racist and therefore racial reconciliation is impossible without overthrowing the system entirely. During their college days at Harvard, both Barack and Michelle Obama publicly embraced Bell's Critical Race Theory as well as his campaign to force Harvard to hire faculty on the basis of race and gender. In Singleton's quote above, CRT then is the basis upon which the inherently racist American system must be fundamentally transformed.

The Pacific Educational Group is, according to Breitbart.com's Kyle Olson, making inroads into public education systems all over the country. That did not begin with Obama's election, but the Obama administration has sent a representative from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to address the PEG's Summit for Courageous Conversation in 2011. It's clear from the DoE's press release that it agrees with the Summit's ideas:

The Summit for Courageous Conversation annually brings together dedicated leaders for racial equity from across the nation to discuss systemic racism and its impact on opportunity and achievement for all students.

The language of "transformation" and references to Critical Race Theory dominate the Summit's agenda.