Shocking scoop from the Intercept on white people’s racist War on Critical Race Theory:
Parents — mostly white — have been storming school board meetings across the state of Georgia over the last few weeks, heeding a call by conservative demagogues to fight against “critical race theory” being taught in schools. https://t.co/VrAGelPLOL
— The Intercept (@theintercept) June 7, 2021
George Chidi writes:
Parents — mostly white — have been storming school board meetings across the state over the last few weeks, heeding a call by conservative demagogues to fight against “critical race theory” being taught in schools. Gov. Brian Kemp wrote a letter to the state board of education last month, calling critical race theory a “divisive, anti-American agenda” which “has no place in Georgia classrooms.” Kemp echoes a wave of protests across the country over the last two months, from rich Virginia suburbanites launching a campaign to oust the state school board to a disrupted meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, with parents protesting mask mandates — unmasked, of course — along with critical race theory.
In practice, these white parents haven’t been railing against the arcane legal theory but against the idea that students should be taught that racism is a real, current problem created by longstanding structural inequality. Local school board meetings have devolved into vitriolic shouting matches, with boards looking for ways to control public comment afterward.
Kemp and others have begun to implicitly draw a connection between the eroding defense of white supremacy among white voters and their own political futures by describing anti-racist education initiatives as inherently political. Basically, they’re saying the quiet part out loud.
Ackshually, they’re saying the loud part out loud: Critical Race Theory is inherently racist and makes no secret of it.
And any parent, white or otherwise, should have a problem with that.
All races should fight this crap! Nothing good comes from teaching hate of any kind against anyone!
— SC (@ChathamSherrill) June 7, 2021
Wait, you mean the white people “critical race theory” falsely treats as universally racist have problems with that being taught in school?
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 7, 2021
It is sad that anyone would read the lies you write.
CRT is literally racism and teaching hate.
— TJefferson1985 (@Jefferson1985T) June 7, 2021
"We demand to be able to try and make white kids hate themselves and feel personally responsible for things they didnt do."
— IronSuit (@iron_suit) June 7, 2021
Stupid parents and their attempts at raising their children https://t.co/U2gifE9qkU
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 7, 2021
Parents – including people of color – have been storming school board meetings across GA to demand that their kids receive a proper education instead of being indoctrinated.
There. FIFY. https://t.co/FKFo3nryRc
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) June 7, 2021
I'm guessing this means non-whites were well-represented proportionally, otherwise you would have mentioned that
— Sunset Ride (@RideSunset) June 7, 2021
Because I have seen brown parents,black parents and biracial parents speaking out against it as well…
— THE Farmer's Wife (@THCfarmersWife) June 7, 2021
So even non-whites are against this bullshit.
— Óscar Echeverría Díaz 5.0 (@scarEcheverraD2) June 7, 2021
Thank you "parents — mostly white —" for your service! https://t.co/0Aq8qURY4i
— Pedro L. Gonzalez (@emeriticus) June 7, 2021
And rightly so.
— cyrano jones (@jmtham651) June 7, 2021
— Dr. Raymond Voetsek 🇿🇦 (@DrVoetsek) June 7, 2021
This sounds excellent!
— Chris (@ChrisLi56522750) June 7, 2021
Awesome, thanks for keeping us updated on this excellent decision!
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) June 7, 2021
— Dave (@Wolffmann85) June 7, 2021
You know, it’s all starting to make sense now:
I can see why @ggreenwald regrets founding the Intercept.
— The Better Chrissy (@cam5442) June 7, 2021