White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki repeated her spin on the controversial teaching of critical race theory in schools as teaching “history” during a press briefing on Friday.
“The president is obviously a big fan of education. The first lady is a teacher. She’s a union teacher. I’m wondering, what are the president’s thoughts on anti-racism curriculum in the classroom,” RealClearPolitics White House reporter Philip Wegmann asked.
Psaki replied that the U.S. still has “systemic racism” that needs to be acknowledged and addressed through government schools.
“The president believes that in our history, there are many dark moments. And there is not just slavery and racism in our history, there is systemic racism that is still impacting society today,” she said.
Psaki also capitalized on the concerns of parents around the nation who are wary of leftist indoctrination in their children’s schools by reaffirming that she and President Joe Biden are parents who believe “that kids should learn about our history.”
“As a spouse of an educator and as somebody who continues to believe that children should learn not just the good, but also the challenging in our history, and that’s part of what we’re talking about here, even as it’s become politically charged,” Psaki said.
In response to a question about Critical Race Theory in schools, Press Secretary Psaki says “Kids should learn not just the good, but also the challenging in our history.” pic.twitter.com/wR6lSXdZKK
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 9, 2021
The White House’s comments come just days after the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, voted to dig up dirt on organizations that oppose the implementation of education pressuring children to view the world through the lens of race and oppression during the virtual conference last week.
The Democrat donor group also passed a leftist-driven resolution committing its more than 3 million members to a “study that critiques empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society.”
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— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 9, 2021
While Democrats, corrupt corporate media, teachers unions, and even critical race theorists such as Ibram X. Kendi spent months denying that schools around the nation are determined to teach the controversial curricula, public schools have continued to embrace teachings that shame students for their skin color and trying to kill legislation aimed at banning the race-based narratives.
Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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