WASHINGTON, DC, July 29 — The Critical Race Theory [CRT] is a significant political issue, but it is intended to foster racial division and anger in our country. It also casts progressive socialist candidates in a very unappealing light. As such, it has the potential of giving Republicans a chance to win back the House of Representatives come to the mid-term elections in 2022.
In a nutshell, the Heritage Foundation says the Critical Race Theory makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life. And, CRT’s intolerance can be found in schools, the workplace, and the entertainment sector, “normalizing” belief in systemic racism for the average American.
As the Wall Street Journal points out: “Over time, Democrats have lost some working-class voters for cultural reasons, and the woke rhetoric among party progressives may exacerbate that problem. That’s why so many Republicans are using the spread of critical race theory—which advances the argument that America remains in the grip of systemic racism—as a cudgel against Democrats.”
The Washington Examiner reports that a recent Economist/YouGov poll “showed 58 percent of Americans polled find the controversial curriculum somewhat or very unfavorable.” Fifty-five percent of participants in the survey said they understood what the CRT curriculum suggests — that America is an unforgivably racist country and always has been, concluding that it is bad for the country.
The Examiner went on to note that 86% of Democrats had a favorable view of the CRT, compared to 6% of Republicans. In addition, “the poll revealed that independents were more likely to side with the GOP, with 20% expressing a favorable view of critical race theory, compared to 76% with an unfavorable view.”
Finally, a survey conducted by Parents Defending Education in May showed that political extremism in the classroom harms their kids, and they want it to stop. “Seventy-four percent said they were somewhat or strongly opposed to teaching students that white people are inherently privileged and black and other people of color are inherently oppressed. Similarly, only 6% of respondents favored schools assigning white students the status of ‘privileged’ and non-white students the status of ‘oppressed’ – versus 88% opposed, including 78% strongly opposed.”
Thus, as Republican strategist Ford O’Connell told The Hill just last week, the CRT is decidedly an issue that can motivate voters, whatever their party affiliations. He said it is, indeed, an issue with the ability to result in a “red wave” at the polls. Thus, it is likely that GOP candidates will use the CRT as a means of amassing bipartisan votes.
It’s a powerful message, perhaps so powerful, that Ra Shad Frazier-Gaines appears to be suggesting that Democratic candidates should try to steer clear of CRT discussions. As he told The Hill: “I don’t see the need for any member of Congress to address that in their platform. If they’re asked by [the] media, I personally think that they should divert that energy and attention to superintendents of education for their state and school board members. That is the easiest way for them to stay out of fire.”
The Critical Race Theory indoctrinates its adherents that they are right and that its opponents are wrong. However, polling continues to suggest that voters will reject it out of hand.
Critical Race Theory is simply based on false leftist assumptions that purposely ignore the overwhelming progress that has been made in our “melting pot” nation. However, voters have a taste for facts when deciding on a candidate, according to one observer, like the fact that “the most divisive war in which our country was engaged is unassailably the Civil War. If anything, that conflict was the deadliest war in which the U.S. has ever been involved, and it was fought to free black slaves and quash the most pernicious possible form of racism, slavery. And it is another fact that before the war over, Abraham Lincoln, America’s first Republican president, signed the Emancipation Proclamation, something for which America is and always will be proud.
Critical Race Theory needs to be put back into its twisted original academic and political obscurity from whence it came.
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