Northam: Teachers Who Don’t Push Critical Race Theory are ‘Inadequate’

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On the same day that Terry McAuliffe said that the appearance of critical race theory in Virginia schools was a “conspiracy theory” and “totally made up,” Ralph Northam took the opportunity to attack teachers who object to teaching students that they’re either oppressed or oppressors simply based on the color of their skin, and that America is racist beyond redemption.

From the New York Times (emphasis added):

Critical race theory is a dog whistle that the Republicans are using to frighten people. What I’m interested in is equity.

And part of this listening tour has been with young people, and it’s helped me reflect on my own education. Because what we’re teaching, and what we’ve been taught, is not only inadequate but inaccurate. Our textbooks are inadequate and inaccurate, as is who’s teaching them.

“I think there are a lot of white people that are open-minded and want to do better. And you may be able to teach them something that they never really realized. But there’s some people that don’t want to lose their parking spots.”

Neither Northam nor McAuliffe seem to have a good grasp of what’s going on in our schools, nor the objections of parents who don’t want their children taught to classify people based solely on the color of their skin, as well as teachers who don’t want to to play a role in such indoctrination.

Exit Question: Will House Democrats like Nancy Guy, Wendy Gooditis, Chris Hurst, and other vulnerable House Democrats side with Northam and McAuliffe, or parents who want their children to judge others by the content of their character?