Critical Race Theory is a controversial philosophy that has poisoned everything it touches. However, those who speak out against it are silenced or denigrated, including one U.S. Congressman.
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) was called “racist” during a virtual meeting of the House Committee on Education and Labor, TheBlaze reported. This charge was leveled against Good as he questioned CRT and the historically inaccurate and agenda-driven “1619 Project.”
“This week, parents in Loudoun County had the police called to arrest them for speaking out against Critical Race Theory,” Good tweeted Thursday with video of the incident. “Today in a congressional hearing I was called “RACIST” for defending Virginia’s parents. We must stand strong against Critical Race Theory!”
This week, parents in Loudoun County had the police called to arrest them for speaking out against Critical Race Theory.
Today in a congressional hearing I was called “RACIST” for defending Virginia’s parents
We must stand strong against Critical Race Theory! pic.twitter.com/dQCzOqpds8
— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) June 24, 2021
Good was questioning Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about these ideas which have found their way into school curricula nationwide. CRT essentially posits that white people are inherently racist and that even disputing the fact is proof of that fatal flaw, while the main thesis of the “1619 Project” is that America’s founding goes back to the slave trade.
In Virginia, the parents in the Loudon County school district pushed back against this controversial agenda and were met with heavy resistance. To shut down the debate, the school board meeting was declared an “unlawful assembly” after parents showed up en masse at last week’s meeting to protest the “indoctrination” they asserted was happening to their children.
It was this situation that Good was referencing when he pressed Cardona about the Biden administration’s intentions going forward. He asked the secretary whether they planned to “nationalize a culture war that started in Virginia.”
During this line of questioning, someone called Good “racist.” Video evidence suggests it was New Jersey Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross as his screen appeared at the time, though his office has not provided any comment on the situation.
Later Thursday, Good’s fellow GOP Education and Labor Committee members sent a letter to Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) demanding a public apology. “While we appreciate that you later called the statement ‘inappropriate’ and ‘out of order,’ we are extremely concerned that there was no apology made during the hearing for the comment and that it was not withdrawn as is customary when Members engage in unparliamentary personalities and behavior beneath the dignity of this Committee,” the letter stated.
The letter also stated that proof “strongly suggests” that Norcross was the guilty party and should “abide by the rules of the Committee and House of Representatives” and apologize to Good. Still, Good has not backed down from his indictment of CRT, later stating that “Virginia is proof that the politicized, factually bankrupt curriculum, which Biden’s Department of Education seeks to finance and nationalize around the country is a waste of money and is spreading a dangerous ideology.”
A sinister movement afoot seeks to indoctrinate students into a poisonous worldview that paints white people as defective and other races as superior. CRT smacks of eugenics and has no place in society, especially the classroom — and it certainly isn’t racist to point that out.