Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Lieutenant Gov.-elect Winsome Sears (R-VA) correctly described the racist, neo-Marxist ideology of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as being “weaved in and out” of Virginia school curriculum.
Anchor Dana Bash began, “You opposed critical race theory taught in schools — which I should say is not part of Virginia’s curriculum. You did say, though, that the good and the bad of American history should be taught and that we should also tell viewers you’re a former vice president of the Virginia board of education. Explain how you think race should be taught in Virginia public schools.”
Sears replied, “Well, let me back up. I beg to differ that CRT is not taught.”
Bash said, “I didn’t say that. I said it’s not in the curriculum, just to be clear.” But Bash was not clear. Her initial comment suggested what the left falsely insists, that CRT is not taught in schools and that it is a boogeyman of the conspiracy-mongering right. Sears was right to call Bash out on it.
Sears said, “No, it is weaved in and out of the curriculum. In 2015, former governor, who was just defeated, McAuliffe, his state board of education had information on how to teach it, so it’s weaved in. So you know, it’s semantics, but it’s weaved in. What we want to say and what governor-elect Youngkin has said is that all of history must be taught, the good, the bad and the ugly. Because what we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history, and we continue to repeat the same mistakes.”