Congressman Lamborn Opposes Critical Race Theory

April 28, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lamborn and Congressman Duncan led a letter to Secretary Cardona, at the United States Department of Education opposing the American History and Civics Education grant program and “Proposed Priority 1 – Projects That Incorporate Racially, Ethnically, Culturally, and Linguistically Diverse Perspectives into Teaching and Learning.” This Program is attempting to further the anti-American ideas prevalent in the 1619 Project and Ibram Kendi’s book How to Be an Antiracist.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

Critical race theory is antithetical to the fundamental values and beliefs of America and the American dream. The 1619 Project is historically inaccurate, racially divisive, and argues that the entire American system is corrupted from top to bottom. Our schools obviously have a crucial role to play in helping make students aware of the negative consequences of slavery and the significant contributions of Black Americans. However, we should never prioritize educational grants for schools that promote attacks on the principles enshrined in our Constitution. I am grateful for the support of Congressman Duncan on this crucial issue.”

View the letter, here

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