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The far-left activist group, Alaska Black Caucus (ABC), which has been heavily funded by the Anchorage Assembly and the Rasmuson Foundation, has big plans to pressure Anchorage schools into teaching key elements of critical race theory in 2022.

A Jan. 13 notice from the group’s President and CEO Celeste Hodge-Growden lays out some of the organization’s main goals for the coming year. Education and the teaching of so-called “anti-racist” curriculum will be central.

According to the group’s website, it will align closely with the goals of public teacher unions in 2022 by calling for larger contracts, increased retirement incentives and a “continued mask mandate in ASD schools.”

Last month, Alaska Black Caucus members participated in the Alaska Writing Project to “learn more about the implementation of anti-racist rhetoric,” the website notes.

The Alaska Black Caucus website further states that the group will focus on youth, including the “implementation of the Anti-Racism and Instructional Equity Policies” that have “yet to be elucidated” by the Anchorage School District.

“[T]here must be pressure placed on the administration to establish an equitable learning environment,” the ABC states. In order to bring about these goals the Alaska Black Caucus plans to train parents and students to become effective writers, communicators and activists for leftist social and political causes.

It will also attempt to establish what it calls “Brave Spaces” to empower youth to “freely discuss and learn about certain topics.” So-called “safe spaces” is a term commonly used by the left to refer to classrooms and other areas where conservative opinions are excluded, while leftist notions about race, gender identity and sexual orientation are encouraged.

President Hodge-Growden has said the group wants to “dismantle the racist structures that have held many blacks back in the area of justice, education, health and economics.” The group claims that “systemic racism” has tainted America’s institutions.

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Alaska Black Caucus to ‘pressure’ schools to adopt critical race theory

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Steve P Peterson says:

    They can’t make your kids listen to that crap if your kids aren’t in a public school.

    • James says:

      We placed a high amount of trust in public schools and they have been caught abusing it by deliberately corrupting our children. I don’t want them reformed, I want them abolished, along with any other public institution that’s lost the trust of the people.

  • Dino says:

    Everyone will cower in fear of being called a racist in 3-2-1….

  • Dave Donley says:

    I have not been cowering to any of this Critical Race Theory evil or its advocates and there are many. I have been fighting it consistently and loudly at School Board meetings.
    Dave Donley
    Anchorage School Board Member speaking only for myself and not the ASD or School Board. (School Board rules require me to say that.)

    • Dino says:

      You certainly have Dave and God bless you for it. The sad reality is the rest of the people next to you at those meetings care more about their careers than doing the right thing. Weak men create bad times.

  • Andrea H says:

    How about they keep their political agendas out of our kids schools?

    • Ml says:

      And always! We send our kids to school for basically reading, writing, and arithmetic, and nothing else. Parents can do the rest.

  • Andrea H says:

    And why is the assembly funding this organization? Why are tax dollars going to this?! this is outrageous!

  • Steve says:

    Anchorage is becoming the cesspool of Alaska.

  • Jamey Brophy says:

    Reverse racist seem to be everywhere. It’s no longer a KKK thing, it’s a Black Lives Matter thing. Who is worse and why do kids have to be through it. What have they did to encourage racism? It is always the parent regardless of color.

  • david Boyle says:

    People, WAKE UP! I noted one commenter said, “hey can’t make your kids listen to that crap if your kids aren’t in a public school.” That’s true for your kids in private school. But most kids are in public school and they will control your kids’ futures. You can run but you cannot hide from Marxism

  • Ml says:

    We don’t need the nonsense of the lower 48. Insanity runs ramped down there, keep it and the government out of Alaska.

  • Eva says:

    First you kick God out of schools and then you wonder why nothing is working right.
    Are these groups really about equality? I do not think so.
    If they were, they would acknowledge all races as equal, how hard is that?
    God created one man, called Adam, he had all the diversity of color and features in his gene pool. From him all other races developed.
    Once kids understand that, and adults, it is not too hard to see all people as equal.
    A lot of problems would be solved. The continued hyping up of racial injustice would die, with you loving your neighbor as yourself.
    I think a lot of the “racial” problems in America, are more a problem of how certain groups never break out of hating another group. Parents could help their kids to get educated at a young age, to study hard and make something of themselves. America has always been a great country for that. Certain communities always want to feel sorry for themselves, and do not make an effort to raise their kids in a way that is encouraging them to study hard in school and have a good family life, where both parents are involved.
    It starts with loving your child and reading to them at an early age. It start with healthy thinking of the parents.
    But again, if you reject God, it is a hard to learn to love.

    • Terry Tiree says:

      Two things eva. First, I see that you are trying really hard not to be a racist, and your intention is good, but this statement reveals a racist attitude that you may not even be aware of – “Certain communities always want to feel sorry for themselves, and do not make an effort to raise their kids in a way that is encouraging them to study hard in school and have a good family life, where both parents are involved.” This is a white person’s understanding of BIPOC people. Second, it’s extremely insulting that you think that without your Christian god, one cannot love. Such arrogance!

      • jh says:

        Terry, we are all a product of our environment!!! MEANING HOW YOUR PARENTS RAISED YOU, YOUR ENVIRONMENT!!

    • Terry Tiree says:

      One does not need a Christian god to love.

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    Good point. Where does each movement originate and by whom? Who starts this; From what central location and spreading out all over. No one organization can be credited with stirring this up. It is clear why we need God back in the schools and the Pledge of allegiance and patriotic songs. “all men are created equal…” We are ‘ one blood’ “. Is that so complicated? America had become the greatest country in the world because of being founded as a Constitutional Republic guided by the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration. The Criminal code was written from the Ten commandments and it is sickening to watch it be deconstructed (cancelled) by evil individuals in leadership who are full of themselves and who seek control, power and money. God Bless America!!! Continue to pray daily for America

    • Jean says:

      If the criminal code was written from The ten commandments, Donald Trump would be in prison for adultery. Just saying.

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    Where are the curriculum decisions made? Not by local parents for sure. Critical Race Theory teaches hate for one another based on color. What would Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr say about what this so-called “Black Caucus” is creating. What is the goal of CRT anyway. It is the opposite of “Love one another….”

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  • Herman Nelson says:

    Sounds like South Africa’s ANC. Communists will play any and every card they can to overthrow a government.

  • Terry Tiree says:

    Seems like teaching the concept of “anti racist” is a good thing.

  • Brandon says:

    Title of the article should be, Alaska Black Caucus pressures schools to teach victimhood, division, government dependency, and segregation by skin color.

  • NAV says:

    What they are promoting is hate and it is satanic

  • agimarc says:

    I agree that there is systemic racism, though it isn’t coming from the MAGA Trump community as you imply. Rather, systemic racism these days is coming from the single institution that denies minority children and their parents from their choice for education, their only choice out of their morass. And who or what is denying that choice? None other than the teachers unions – Anchorage Education Association, and Alaska Education Association. You guys want to destroy systemic racism? I’m onboard. When do we go after the teachers unions? Cheers –

  • jh says:

    last thought, how about toilet paper caucus?

  • jh says:

    We need to keep fighting until the radical leftist democratic party, the house of cards come tumbling down.

  • jh says:

    Did you know that it is o.k. to be RACIST if you are a LEFTIST pushing Covid -19 mandates?
    It is finally official!
    New York City now requires you to be vaccinated with the Covid shot, to enter a business.
    If you are not vaccinated, you cannot enter.
    Remember those days when the DEMOCRATS SEGREGATED the black people from the white people?
    The radical Leftists are doing this today!!!!!!
    GOOGLE: Town Democrats Return To Segregation

  • Liede says: