Southern Poverty Law Center’s radical education arm renamed “Learning For Justice”

Earlier this month, the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center announced its radical education offshoot Teaching Tolerance was being renamed to “Learning for Justice.” The organization is pushing for President Biden to use taxpayer dollars to implement their “curriculum on structural racism.”

“Learning for Justice is the new name for our work in the struggle for radical change in education and community!” reads the announcement posted to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) website on Feb. 3. “We are called as educators, justice advocates, caregivers and students to reimagine and reclaim our education system so that it is inclusive and just.”

The SPLC goes on to say that “In shifting from Teaching Tolerance to Learning for Justice, we’re offering an urgent call to action: We must learn, grow and wield power together.”

As PJ Media reports, the organization is pushing the Biden administration to take their brand of radical activism into every school in the country:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), notorious for branding mainstream conservative and Christian nonprofits “hate groups” and including them on a list with the Ku Klux Klan while ignoring the destructive and deadly antifa riots, has adopted Marxist critical race theory and has asked the government to push this noxious agenda in public schools. This week, the SPLC urged President Joe Biden to direct taxpayer funds to develop a “curriculum on structural racism” in the Department of Education. The smear group also revamped its Teaching Tolerance program, which pushes its leftist agenda in schools.

In the SPLC’s annual “Year in Hate” report released on Monday, the organization called on the federal government to “address far-right and racist narratives” by providing “funding for the Department of Education to develop a curriculum on structural racism and funding for states to implement their own related initiatives.”

“Americans can only dismantle white supremacy if they understand how racism shaped (and continues to shape) housing, education, policing, health care and other policies and practices that affect our everyday lives,” the SPLC report claimed.

Over the last decade, this website has detailed the exploits of Teaching Tolerance, now known as Learning for Justice (LFJ). One of the main avenues LFJ has sought to turn children as young as 5 years old into social justice activists is through its Social Justice Standards.

As previously noted, the stated point of the Social Justice standards is to create social justice activists out of school children. SPLC bases their standards on “Louise Derman-Sparks’ four goals for anti-bias education in early childhood.”

Derman-Sparks is a known socialist whose main teaching is “anti-bias education for young children.” She has supported domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and worked closely with the late Dorothy Ray Healey, a major player in the California Communist Party USA. Healey went on to join the New American Movement and Democratic Socialists of America.

For those unfamiliar with the topic, this multi-part series on the Social Justice Standards details how LFJ seeks to infuse leftist ideologies into the classroom:

A comprehensive report by the Family Research Council provides additional context: The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance: What Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Need to Know. Download their full report.

In 2012, the SPLC’s “hate map” was used by Floyd Corkins as a target list. Family Research Council was listed as a hate group by SPLC for its belief in traditional marriage. Corkins used that map for a thankfully unsuccessful mass shooting attempt at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

For more resources and information about Teaching Tolerance, aka Learning for Justice, as well as how they use presentism to slant history, check out this website’s Exposing Teaching Tolerance page. For articles and videos, visit the SPLC Repository page.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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