Universities have for years been breeding grounds for niche and extreme ideas, such as Marxism and critical race theory (CRT). When the first “safe spaces” emerged on campuses, it was believed the students would adapt to the workplace after graduation and that their politics would become more mainstream.
Many college graduates have instead taken the radical ideas they learned in college and sought to push it on schools, the public sector, in newsrooms and businesses across the country. These students generally had their first exposure to CRT and “antiracist” instruction in college. Now, children as young as 10 or 11 — and sometimes younger — are being taught CRT. Given the growth of CRT in public schools, it is possible that students inculcated with these teachings from a young age may influence policies at a far greater scale and at every type of institution across the country.