Critical Race Theory Is Endemic in British Schools
New data shows that UK education is almost as captured as America
As many as 59% of British schoolchildren are encountering Critical Race Theory (CRT)-derived terms ‘white privilege’, ‘unconscious bias’ or ‘systemic racism’ at school. Add in two critical gender concepts, ‘patriarchy’ and the idea that there are innumerable genders, and the share of schoolchildren exposed to Critical Social Justice (CSJ)-linked ideas rises to 73%.
‘There is scant evidence [CRT’s] associated concepts are widespread in British schools,’ claimed Daniel Trilling in the Guardian. ‘A handful of Right-wing commentators have been trying to import the moral panic into the UK, mainly via the pages of the Telegraph and Spectator.’ But my findings demolish this trope that CRT is only being taught in a few isolated radical outposts, like the American School in London. Indeed, it reinforces the findings of Don’t Divide Us, which found that among the minority of local councils which responded to their information requests, many instructed schools to adopt CRT-based teaching materials.
Eric Kaufmann is professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London and an adjunct fellow of the Manhattan Institute.
This piece originally appeared in UnHerd