A RESOLUTION of the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee on Critical Race Theory
Whereas, the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee condemns the inclusion of Critical Race Theory, in all its iterations and variations, in the curriculums of public education or training within governmental departments, agencies and/or taxpayer funded private organizations,
1.) Critical Race Theory serves as a prejudicial ideological tool, rather than an educational tool, and should not be taught in K–12 classrooms as it instructs students to judge individuals based on sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin,
2.) Critical Race Theory seeks to portray the United States not as a united Nation of people, families, and communities striving for a common purpose, but rather a Nation of many victimized groups based on sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin,
3.) Critical Race Theory’s teachings stand in contrast to the overarching goal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prevent discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in the United States; and
Whereas, while present on college and university campuses for decades, Critical Race Theory has increasingly infiltrated our Nation’s elementary and secondary school classrooms in recent years; and
Whereas, Critical Race Theory serves to reinforce the soft bigotry of low expectations by substituting systemic racism as the determining factor in academic achievement gaps rather than the ongoing failure of policymakers and the education system to provide students of color necessary educational opportunities.
NOW THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee condemn the use of Critical Race Theory in any part of our education system; and be it further
RESOLVED, the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee calls on our Michigan Department of Education, School Districts, County Governments and communities to support curriculum transparency policies that make elementary and secondary education curriculum materials accessible, including online, to parents, guardians, and the public for review before the use of such materials; and be it further
RESOLVED, the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee condemns the practice of requiring teachers to receive Critical Race Theory education in order to be certified as a teacher; and urges State and local educational agencies to ensure that students are taught civics education to learn—
(A) the core tenants of the United States Government, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of Michigan and rule of law; and
(B) that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by race, color, or national origin, and be it further
RESOLVED that the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee support the actions taken by communities to implement policies and practices to protect the rights of parents and guardians to know what their children are being taught regarding Critical Race Theory; and be it further
RESOLVED that the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee shall send this Resolution condemning the use of Critical Race Theory to all schools and school boards in Muskegon County, each municipality clerk of Muskegon County, Muskegon County Clerk, Muskegon County Board of Commissioners,
Representative Greg VanWoerkom, Representative Terry Sabo, Michigan House of Representatives, Senator Jon Bumstead, Michigan Senate, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga, Michigan State Board of Education, Attorney General and Governor of Michigan.
As approved by the Muskegon County Republican Executive Committee on October 18, 2021.