I just read a survey completed by a commissioned task force of Holocaust survivors, historians and experts from Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The subjects of the survey were 18-39 year old Americans.
Results? Of those who had heard of the Holocaust, 63% didn’t realize over 6 million Jews were murdered, 36% thought it was less than 2 million, and of the total 18-39 year olds in America who did not know the numbers, 23% said the Holocaust was exaggerated, a myth or they weren’t sure. 12% said they had never heard of the Holocaust. Of all the respondents, 44% had never heard of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Today, I am looking at California AB 2016, current legislation to become law in March. This is “Critical Ethnic Studies”, Critical Race Theory by another name, being proposed as mandatory for California High Schools. In the original Critical Ethnic Studies curriculum proposed in 2019, there was no information concerning Jewish- Americans, and no mention of anti-semitism. However, 20 California school districts adopted this anti-Semitism denial curriculum in their local districts, anyway. Statewide, this curriculum was rejected by Governor Newsom, and the Superintendent of the State Board of Education. Good for them.
Except now, the new curriculum, the final revision being proposed to become policy in March, while including information on anti- Semitism, includes the most racist response possible. Jews are now officially labeled in the racist Critical Race Theory collective categories of “oppressor“, “racially privileged”, and “white”, joining all the other oppressive, racially privileged “white” people.
Yes, Jews, of course, for almost 4000 years, some of the most oppressive and privileged of all people…These are toxic, evil and monstrous teachings which will poison our children, funded by us, as taxpayers.
Lord have mercy…