A new Politico-Morning Consult poll finds a sharp divide in how Democrats and Republicans view “Critical Race Theory.”
The majority (54%) of Republicans believe “Critical Race Theory” is bad for society compared to only 13% of Democrats.
63% of Republicans said they oppose critical race theory being taught in schools compared to only 13% of Democrats and 38% of Republicans.
Glenn Youngkin, the GOP nominee for governor in Virginia recently said
“Critical race theory is not an academic curriculum. It is a political agenda to divide people and actually put people into different buckets and then pit them against one another.”
“Critical race theory will not be in Virginia’s schools when I serve Virginians as the next governor,” he added.
While Appearing at the Faith & Freedom Coalition event in Orlando, Texas Senator Ted Cruz railed against the progressive ideology.
“Critical race theory is bigoted, it is a lie and it is every bit as racist as the Klansman in white sheets,” Cruz said.
In a pair of tweet late May, Rep. Boebert called critical race theory “a lie,” “trash” and “pretty much the most racist thing to ever be taught in our schools.”
Critical race theory is a lie.
People of every race are more free here in America than in any other nation throughout history.
Critical Race Theory is pretty much the most racist thing to ever be taught in our schools.
Yes, we need school choice BUT we also need to take back our schools and get this trash OUT of there!
Meanwhile, Don Lemon recently scolded critics of the teaching of “Critical Race Theory” in schools, telling them “stop making it about you.”
“You don’t think that telling them people were beaten and sold and lynched makes them feel bad?” Lemon asked, while laughing.
“Having people come to the realization, especially ancestors of slaves, that they were enslaved and that they were beaten and they were sold and they weren’t able to accrue wealth, they weren’t able to go to school, they weren’t able to go vote — you think that makes them feel good?” he asked. “So the folks on the other side, stop making it about you, and be curious instead of judgmental.”
CNN’s @donlemon on parents upset about Critical Race Theory creeping into curriculums: “That’s the whole thing about what privilege is. It’s that you — people don’t like to have their pleasure interrupted. Their peace interrupted … stop making it about you" pic.twitter.com/G1ioRhCuyo
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 18, 2021
Appearing on MSNBC, the creator of the term “Critical Race Theory” Kimberlé Crenshaw spoke out.