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We Are in A

Cultural War

The woke culture is destroying America and its future generations!

We need all hands on deck to stop the attacks on our cultural values and our kids. All Americans must ACT NOW!

Our Values

Equality & Merit

Free Speech

Fact Seeking & Logical Reasoning

Agency & Personal Empowerment

Accountability, Hard-work & Grit

Their Propaganda

Equity, Identity Politics & Lowering Standards

Safe Space & Speech Code

Emotional Pleas & Lived Experience

Victimhood & Group Grievances

Entitlement & Racial Spoils

Woke CultureHarms Everyone

It has invaded our schools, workplaces, communities and homes. In practice, it often takes on euphemisms such as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Racial Justice, Allyship, Critical Consciousness...

Eroding Free Speech

  • At Stanford, the Association Dean for DEI joined student protestors in hijacking a federal judge's speech.

Undermining Competitveness

  • Silicon Valley Bank collapsed after rolling out DEI programs.
  • Chronic absenteeism of California students worsened with lowered standards.

Exacerbating Kids' Mental Health Issues

  • A 2022 survey: 62% of college students felt uncomfortable speaking up.
  • A 2023 survey: 50% of 18-21-year-olds fear criticizing a peer of a difference race.

Displaying Evidence of Failure

  • It's a multi-billon-dollar industrial complex that's failing.
  • 62% of U.S. workers say DEI programs aren't working.

Recent Posts

See here a list of CFER's press releases, media advisories and action alerts.

School BoardAction Alert


April 29, 2023

Action Alert in Morgan Hill Unified School District: Demand Academic Transparency and Community Involvement for MHUSD’s Ethnic Studies Course Development

The Morgan Hill Unified School District (MHUSD) Board of Education will hold its regular meeting in which the trustees will discuss a proposal to introduce an Ethnic Studies course. The proposed curriculum contains recommended readings from one particular political viewpoint. There are also some objectionable elements including thematic units on systems of power, social justice and equity.



April 24, 2023

CFER Led a Broad-based Coalition in a Joint Letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Advocating for Equal Rights as the Only Viable Civil Rights Redress to Combat Crimes, Bigotry, And Discrimination

On April 24th, the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER) and 10 partner organizations submitted a joint letter on March 24th regarding “The Federal Response to Anti-Asian Racism in the United States.”



April 06, 2023

Racial Preferences, Attacks on Merit & DEI Reiterated

At the beginning of its 2023-2024 legislative session, the California Legislature, emboldened by a partisan supermajority and unconcerned with procedural checks and balances, welcomed a flurry of new bills, constitutional amendments, and resolutions. Many of these new legislative measures, especially those with prospects of ending up at the Governor’s desk, add to the continuum of an ideologically informed model of state governance with the pursuit of equity, diversity, justice, representation and other lofty ideals taking the center stage.


Joseph Nalven

March 31, 2023

The Negative Space in Combating Anti-Semitism

We are not monolithic, nor a stereotype ─ although some would picture us in this way, whether they are Jews or non-Jews, with positive and negative themes. Against this panorama, we might ask whether there are useful generalizations across this discontinuous and non-uniform distribution of attitudes, values, actions, and events.

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