Last Updated on February 17, 2022
On Monday, the last day before the presidential election, the two candidates struck very different tones for their vision of America in the next four years. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to counter anti-white, anti-U.S. indoctrination in the public education system, while the Biden campaign released a video advocating for “racial equity,” echoing Marxist theory that preaches preferential treatment and discrimination on behalf of minority groups.
“Just signed an order to establish the 1776 Commission. We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students, and restore PATRIOTIC EDUCATION to our schools!” President Trump announced Monday.
In September, President Trump vowed to create the 1776 Commission after becoming aware of education curricula such as critical race theory and the 1619 project, which promote a revisionist narrative of American history that casts white colonialists as evil and villainous:
“Today I am pleased to announce that I will also sign an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. It will be called the 1776 commission,” President Trump said, to uproarious applause.
“It will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history, and make plans to honor the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of our founding, think of that, two hundred and fifty years,” President Trump added.
The announcement came after Trump riffed on the promotion of the 1619 project and critical race theory in the American education system, excoriating the theories as “toxic propaganda” and “ideological poison” that “if not removed will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together,” and ultimately “destroy our country.”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris released a video on Twitter parroting social Marxist talking points about “racial equity,” arguing that certain racial groups deserve preferential treatment by the government.
“So there’s a big difference between equality and equity,” Harris says in the video. “Equality suggests, ‘Oh, everyone should get the same amount.’ The problem with that, not everybody’s startin’ out from the same place. So if we’re all getting the same amount, but you started out back there and I started out over there, we could get the same amount but you’re still going to be that far back behind me.”
There’s a big difference between equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/n3XfQyjLNe
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 1, 2020
Harris’ video was widely criticized on social media for its tone-deaf message, particularly as left-wing activists who advocate the same contentious racial rhetoric in Harris’ video continue to create violence and civil unrest in many American cities.