Northam: Critical Race Theory Nothing More than ‘Dog Whistle’

Northam: Critical Race Theory Nothing More than ‘Dog Whistle’

January 18, 2022

Last weekend on MSNBC’s The Sunday Show, former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) stated falsely that the racist ideological weapon known as Critical Race Theory (CRT), which was a major issue in his state’s most recent gubernatorial election, “is nothing more than a dog whistle.”

Asked what just-installed Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) running against the teaching of Critical Race Theory and eventually winning meant about the people of Virginia, Northam replied, “One, Critical Race Theory is nothing more than a dog whistle. We don’t teach Critical Race Theory — it’s not a part of our curriculum in K-12 schools.”

False. Northam and the propagators of CRT can claim this because the label “Critical Race Theory” itself is often not used in the school curricula. Students are nevertheless being indoctrinated by its tenets.

“What it also says, and perhaps more importantly, is that anger and fear are very strong emotions, and I think their campaign was a lot based on that — was out there provoking fear and anger in people, and they responded to it. And the rest is history,” Northam added.

False. What stoked anger and fear in Virginia’s parents was the shocking realization that CRT was being taught in schools, and that leftist educators and school boards were deceiving parents about it. It didn’t help that losing gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe declared that parents shouldn’t have the right to determine what their children were taught.

To answer the question of what that says about the people of Virginia: it says that they don’t want their children deceptively indoctrinated by the left’s race-mongering extremism.

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