An investigation into anti-racist third-party organisations has found that some Church of England schools have issued the “pyramid of white supremacy” theory model to educators, raising major concerns about the propagation of critical race theory (CRT) in such an ancient institution.
Last week, Don’t Divide Us (DDU), an organisation set up to take a stand against the UK’s “divisive obsession with people’s racial identity” released a report focused on third-party organisations promoting radical political beliefs in schools.
It said that 48 third-party organisations working in English schools promoted CRT as fact.
“Once CRT is accepted as a basis for school policies, it becomes easier to treat groups of pupils differently according to skin colour, and an important part of schools’ traditional socialising role, to create a common culture through a shared effort to realise educational aims, becomes very much harder, if not impossible,” wrote the DDU.
The report claimed that third-party organisations “erode the necessary boundaries between knowledge, belief and opinion in the curriculum, making indoctrination easier; they also embed a relationship between schools and ideologically motivated businesses.”
‘White Supremacy Pyramid’
However, the report author, as well as Christian clergy, expressed major concern to The Epoch Times at how such a traditional ancient institution as the Church of England (CofE) is embracing the disputed ideology CRT as fact across its schools. They also examined why they believe this has happened.
The report noted that teachers across CofE schools in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich have been given materials that say they “benefit from the systematic oppression of People of Colour through racist policies and practice” and that “white privilege is perhaps the most enduring throughout history. ”
There are currently 87 church schools, 85 of which are primary and two of which are secondary under the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.
The document showed the “white supremacy pyramid” based on materials from the US-based global feminist agency Equality Institute, which claims that “indifference to politics” leads to genocide.
The document also used the Allport Scale of Prejudice in Society, which is based on a theory of escalating hate as set out by American psychologist, Gordon Allport, in 1954. The Allport Scale has five stages: antilocution, avoidance, discrimination, physical attack, and extermination. Hate speech is included in the antilocution stage.
According to its history, the roots of the CofE go back to Roman Empire when a Christian church came into existence in what was then the Roman province of Britain.