A Minnesota-based, black movement is seeking to expand its reach across the country just as parents are flooding school board meetings, demanding an end to the teaching that America is a racist nation.
TakeCharge describes itself as an organization “committed to countering the prevailing narrative in popular culture that America is structured to undermine the lives of black Americans.”
TakeCharge’s president, Kendall Qualls, a former U.S. Army officer and top-level executive at Fortune 100 healthcare companies, spends much of his time traveling to assist parents in their battles against Critical Race Theory, a Marxist-based ideology that claims America and all its institutions are structurally racist, with black individuals victimized by whites.
“We acknowledge that racist people exist in the country, but explicitly reject the notion that the United States of America is a racist country,” TakeCharge states on its website, adding, “This is a subtle, but significant difference!”
The organization’s mission is “to inspire and educate black and other minority communities of their full rights and privileges as Americans granted to them by the Constitution.”
Its members urge black Americans to “take charge of their own lives, the lives of their children, and not to rely on government and politicians for redemption and prosperity.”
“We do not apologize for embracing America or its history,” TakeCharge asserts. “We believe that a well-grounded knowledge of American and world history strengthens our diverse country.”
TakeCharge names as its “core principles”:
1. The promise of America is open and available to all individuals regardless of skin color or station in life.
2. The private sector and free enterprise are the fastest and most financially rewarding routes to a better life for the black community.
3. A quality education is the gateway to prosperity.
4. Restoring the two-parent black family should be a priority both locally and nationally.
5. The first duty of government is to ensure public safety of its citizens.
TakeCharge notes that forces in America are attempting “to divide the country by race, class and gender, and assign people into groups.”
The group says its aim, however, is to “unite Americans regardless of background toward a shared history and common set of beliefs.”
“We celebrate the successes of all who have achieved the American dream while encouraging people still working to achieve it,” TakeCharge states.
Read more about TakeCharge here.
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