CRT Top Issue in Virginia Election, Democrats Insist It ‘Isn’t Real’

basic race theory (CRT) being taught in schools was a top issue among Virginia voters, a Fox News Voter examination survey found.

“The survey, which polled more than 2,500 Virginia voters, found that 25 percent of them viewed the CRT argue as the single most important factor they considered when deciding who to sustain for governor,” according to the report.

Out of the quarter of voters who considered CRT to be the greatest election priority, 70 percent voted for now-Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) and 29 percent cast their ballots for Democrat Terry McAuliffe. As a whole, 72 percent of voters said CRT was “important” to them, and 28 percent said it was not.

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin arrives to speak at an election night party in Chantilly, VA, early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“The argue over the controversial curriculum was a main topic on the campaign trail in recent weeks highlighted by stark differences between Youngkin and McAuliffe regarding the severity of the issue,” according to the report.

basic race theory (CRT) is a Marxist ideology that argues, “all of society is racialized and properly viewed by a prism of identity groups based on race and color, with minorities being the oppressed while white people serve as the oppressor.” additionally, “CRT teaches that white people are inherently and irredeemably racist and assistance from various systemically racist strength structures that white people have put in place and perpetuate,” Breitbart News reported.

“CRT is an inherently racist ideology and is able to gain public traction as its proponents use semantically overloaded phrases like ‘anti-racist,’ ‘equity,’ ‘social justice,’ ‘culturally responsive teaching,’ and ‘varied and inclusion.’ Because of the palatable character of these phrases, it is important to define terms like ‘equity’ and ‘anti-racist’ in order to understand the inherent issues with CRT,” the report continued. 

Youngkin positioned himself as an enemy to the woke indoctrination of K-12 students, while McAuliffe teamed up with far-leftists in the Democrat Party and already said parents should not tell schools what to teach their children.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe gesture during a campaign event at Virginia Highlands Park in Arlington, Virginia, on October 26, 2021. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

McAuliffe, like many media personalities and Democrats, mistakenly dismissed and mischaracterized the battle over CRT, calling it a “dog whistle” made up by former President Donald Trump to divide Americans. In contrast, Youngkin seemingly made concerned parents feel heard, especially after swathes of evidence surfaced over the past year proving that leftist educators, school boards, teachers’ unions, and the Biden administration are, in fact, pushing basic race theory.

Despite the surprising Republican win in a blue/sometimes purple stronghold state, Democrats are largely nevertheless insisting that worried parents who voted for Youngkin over CRT are “white supremacists” who do not want to talk about race — many not taking the opportunity to speak critically about the issue and reconfigure the party’s strategy moving forward. During election and post-election coverage, corporate media personalities also largely waffled between pretending CRT is not “real” and swinging in the opposite direction, conflating it with “America’s history” and recommending for its extensive teaching in schools.

“basic race theory, which isn’t real, turned the suburbs 15 points to the Trump insurrection-endorsed Republican,” MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace said.

“[C]ritical race theory is the most recent more eloquent iteration of — of — of the southern strategy. Right? Whether it be crosstown bussing, whether it be the welfare queen, whether it be defund the police, this original sin of America keeps evolving and basic race theory is — is — is the most — most latest and most eloquent, quite frankly, iteration of the southern strategy and a way, quite frankly, to tribalize an election and tribalize an electorate in a way to excursion up — excursion up the white vote,” MSNBC’s Cornell Belcher said.

During CNN’s election coverage on Tuesday, CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers said that basic race theory — which he has before said, “can go by another name: America’s history” and is something that “we need to teach” — is not taught in K-12 schools and that pushing to ban CRT is playing the race card.

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison refused to be corrected during an interview with ABC News correspondent Kyra Phillips when he claimed CRT is a legal theory and is not used in schools.

“No, no, no, which schools [has] it been incorporated? basic race theory is something that is taught in law schools. It’s not taught in public schools, in K-12, and that’s a bunch of hooey,” he said.

Far-left Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), who pushed for defunding the police while paying thousands for private security, tweeted the tired Biden administration line that “white supremacy is the single greatest threat to our democracy” following the Virginia election.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: White supremacy is the single greatest threat to our democracy. And fear-mongering about basic race theory is an extension of that. It’s disgusting that blaming Black people for your problems is nevertheless a reliable pathway to victory,” she said. 

Cutting by the media muck, a simple internet search quickly remedies the Democrat lie that CRT is not being taught in schools and pushed by elites — see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here.



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