Majority of black parents oppose critical race theory curriculum: Survey

Fifty-four percent of black parents support removing these lessons, versus 38 percent who voted to keep them.

Nick Monroe Cleveland Ohio

What is the consensus on the current cultural strife sweeping the US? That’s a question one analysis sought the answer to, and one of the most widely-held views of the study is that people don’t like critical race theory being taught to their children — even though celebrities Jeff Daniels and Stephen Colbert back the ideology.

"A majority of Black parents support banning CRT in public schools? That's an interesting result," tweeted Noah Smith.

The survey from the Manhattan Institute targeted "adults in 20 metropolitan areas with the largest numerical population growth from 2010 to 2019" on an array of relevant subjects people these days are thinking about critically.

Their conclusions? "The three priorities that appear for this Metropolitan Majority— prosperity, public safety, and education — are the mirror image of their concerns: costs, crime, and classrooms."

This brings us to critical race theory being taught in public classrooms — a question of interest brought up in the survey.

Fifty-four percent of black parents support removing these lessons, versus 38 percent who voted to keep them. This inquiry was brought up amongst questions of school system quality and opinions on the option of allowing public school choice, as well as charter schools.

Elsewhere in the survey, the housing affordability of leftist hotspots like Austin, Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle was very poor. However, in the case of Texas, it wasn’t all bad news, as places like Dallas received more favorable feedback from black parents, in addition to San Antonio and Houston.

But the consensus seems that they want to get out of the cities, with suburbia the locale of choice. Subsidizing affordable homes was the method of choice among those surveyed.

When it comes to the economy and jobs, people with a high school diploma or less are "six times more likely" to not be able to afford to live in one of these up-and-coming American cities experiencing substantial growth. New York City and Seattle rank the worst of these places. In addition, finding a good job was crucial in the decision-making process for the families surveyed.

For crime rates: those surveyed across all races believe it’s on the rise. The top cities in question were Minneapolis, Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, Austin, New York City, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

"About 75 [percent] want the police presence in their area to grow or remain unchanged. Only 13 [percent] of respondents want a smaller police presence than currently exists."

That observed consensus flies in the face of the defund police movement that seeks to downsize the presence of law enforcement.


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