Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed Laurie Cardoza-Moore from Proclaiming Justice to the Nations to the newsmakers line to give updates on the Critical Race Theory curriculum that has been found in K-12 schools and recent legislation against it.
Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line now by our good friend Laurie Cardoza- Moore, the founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations. Good morning, Laurie.
Moore: Good morning, Michael! It’s great to be back on the show.
Leahy: Every time we turn around, there’s some other craziness going on in the world. We, of course, have the problem of Critical Race Theory that you became aware of quite a while ago when you discovered anti-semitic, anti-Christian, and anti-American content in the textbooks for your kids.
You were aware of this some time ago. Now we see school systems around the country that have been trying to promote Critical Race Theory. In Florida, they passed a law to stop that. There’s one pending here in Tennessee. Tell us what the latest is on the Critical Race Theory battle here in Tennessee and around the country.
Moore: Yes. Absolutely. I am so proud of our state legislature for dealing with this issue because these are lies. This is all fraudulent. Hitler said that if you repeat a lie often enough and long enough people will believe the lie. And this is exactly what they’re doing.
I am hearing from parents all over the country who are sending me images of what their children are being taught. Children are coming home as young as Elementary age, crying in tears. They hate the fact that they are White. We have another situation in Middle Tennessee that I’ve been made aware of a biracial child who comes from a biracial family.
And he said he hates the of his White side of his identity. This is outrageous that this is being tolerated. So kudos to all of our legislators who are taking this battle on. For Governor DeSantis for coming out and publicly saying no wacko theories in Florida.
And that’s exactly what every governor, every state legislature, and every Department of Education should be adopting. This is propaganda, pure and simple. It’s been around, Michael, for quite some time. We’re actually in the process of doing a report and compiling the data to show where this thought process originated.
And unfortunately, it happened in the South. In South Carolina, there’s a professor…but we’re going to be releasing that report soon. It’s outrageous that this is going on. We see Critical Race Theory even in Holocaust education.
We’ve got an issue in Florida where we submitted by recommendation of the Department of Education in Florida standard K-12 a Holocaust standard to teach the children in Florida from kindergarten through their senior year about anti-Semitism and the propaganda that, of course, the propaganda war that Hitler waged.
And we see this happening also. But they’re using Holocaust studies now. They’re using the death of six million men, women, and children to push Critical Race Theory ideology through Holocaust education. And we will not tolerate it.
Leahy: That’s crazy.
Moore: It absolutely is Michael. You’ve got the Critical Race Theory and there they’re using buzzwords in talking about the Holocaust. You’ll find all of these buzzwords like equity, tolerance, all of these words. And then they try to associate the Holocaust.
And what happened, the murder of 6 million men, women, and children, systemic murder of 6 million men, women, and children and they’re trying to use these words to incorporate other genocides. No, the Holocaust is central to the death and the target of Jews. This is what the Holocaust was.
They were targeting the Jews for annihilation. And to try to bring any other type of genocide or racism into this narrative is trying to water it down and to minimize it. When Hitler established his final solution, it was the final solution to the Jewish question. It wasn’t the final solution to the Gypsy question.
It wasn’t the final solution to the Communist question. It was the final solution to the Jewish question and anybody who tries to water that down is guilty of trying to revise the Holocaust. We see Holocaust revisionism, which is out of control. It is unacceptable.
And the fact that in Florida, Governor DeSantis passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which is the definition of antisemitism. We can’t seem to get that passed here in Tennessee. But I’m not giving up. But it basically states that anyone who says that the Jews have no rights to their ancient homeland, that is anti-Semitic.
And we see even that verbiage and that language in the attempt to try to remove our K-12 Holocaust standards. Our standards start with K-5. We introduce children to their Jewish classmates and their Jewish neighbors.
We teach them about their culture, the holidays, and things like that that young children can grasp. So when they start learning about the horrors of the Holocaust in middle school and high school, they will be as shocked as you and I were when we learned about the Holocaust ourselves.
Leahy: Laurie, we have a story at The Tennessee Star today. I haven’t seen it elsewhere, but I’ll just share this with you. And this is a group probably that could benefit from the work that you’re doing in the report you’re about to release.
Headline. Group Seeks to Share Personal Stories of Critical Race Theory. The Center for Renewing America is seeking to share stories of Critical Race Theory in action across the U.S. The group is working with America First Legal legal. A legal group, created by Stephen Miller and other Trump administration officials.
The two organizations share the goal of fighting critical race theory in various formats across the country. And so that group, you’re probably ahead of them. You could probably help them out.
Moore: Yes. There are more and more groups that are starting to rise up and to challenge this and as well, it should. We’re not going to fight this battle, Michael. We’re not going to go to war on a battlefield as we’ve done in past. This is the war of ideology and the war in the mind.
And they are trying to take the minds of the next generation to distort what you and I know to be factually accurate history. And we should not tolerate it. Parents need to look at the content. Parents that are sending their kids to school need to be asking questions of their children.
Are you being taught this? Are you being taught this Critical Race Theory, ideology? Are you being taught that because your White you happen to be promoting White privilege, and you are guilty because you happen to be born White you’re guilty of racism?
This is outrageous and should not be accepted anywhere. This country has brought people from different races, nationalities, and religious faith. We have lived in this country together, and it wasn’t until Obama came along and started pushing a narrative that wasn’t true.
He opened up an old wound and now these people, what we’re witnessing today, they’re trying to highlight this and trying to push this false narrative. And we again, as Patriots and as Americans have to fight for our history.
Why do you think, Michael, that the last year and a half, we saw young people destroying our monuments, tearing down our historical monuments? Those monuments are significant because they tell us they tell the story of our past. And if we eliminate these monuments, then we are removing the things in history that we can point to that remind us of who we were and who we are today.
Leahy: Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Founder, and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations on the web at PJTN.org. thanks so much for joining us this morning and come back in the near future, maybe come in studio someday. We’ll have a longer conversation.
Moore: Absolutely. Go to the website and sign the petition. God bless.
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