Republicans seize on conservative backlash against critical race theory

Republicans seize on conservative backlash against critical race theory
Kristi Noem (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – The author says it like it’s a bad thing to oppose a theory that blames all the sins of the world on white people and deifies all black people. If liberals weren’t so stark raving nuts, they would dismiss it for the nonsense it is.]

Republican candidates in states across the country are seizing on critical race theory as a talking point in their effort to appeal to cultural conservatives.

Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin vowed to expel the academic movement from schools, while Ohio GOP Senate candidate Jane Timken took it on as part of a statewide “listening tour.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), both potential presidential candidates in 2024, have also knocked critical race theory. Noem recently started a petition on her campaign website to keep it out of classrooms.

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Republicans say the issue will likely help galvanize the cultural conservative base in upcoming elections.

“It offers Republicans a great opportunity to educate people about what we actually believe about race,” said Terry Schilling, the executive director of the conservative think tank the American Principles Project.

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