McAuliffe in 2019: Diversity ‘Just as Important’ as Math, English

October 27, 2021

Amid a gubernatorial race in Virginia centered on the conflict between outraged parents and far-left school boards that promote the racist tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), comments from big-government candidate and former governor Terry McAuliffe are resurfacing that are adding fuel to the fire.

Appearing as a guest on C-SPAN’s Book TV in 2019 to promote his race-mongering book Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism, McAuliffe stated, “We’ve got to go back – K to 6. Early on, we’ve got to start teaching, talking about these issues much earlier than we’ve done it before. And we don’t do a good job in our education system talking about diversity, inclusion, openness and so forth. We don’t. We got our textbooks, but, you know, that has to be a big part of how do you fit into the social work of our nation and our fabric. How we deal with one another is to me as important as, you know, your math class or your English class and so forth.”

This is the same candidate who falsely claims CRT is a conspiracy theory of the right and literally does not exist. This is the same tone-deaf candidate who declared in a debate in September, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

His Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin, by contrast, asserted, “I believe parents should be in charge of their kids’ education.”

McAuliffe and his Democrat comrades have intentionally done everything in their power to destroy education in this country. They don’t want an educated electorate — they want social justice activists. That’s why, in McAuliffe’s fanatical mind, obsessing over “diversity” is a more important aim for schools than teaching math or English.