Virginia Lieutenant Gov.-elect Winsome Sears blasted critical race theory on CNN Sunday, insisting that the ideology is “weaved” into the state’s school curriculum.
“You oppose critical race theory being taught in schools, which I should say is not part of Virginia’s curriculum,” CNN host Dana Bash told Sears.”You did say, though, that the good and the bad of American history should be taught, and we should also tell viewers that you’re the former vice president of the Virginia Board of Education.”
“Explain how you think race should be taught in Virginia public schools,” Bash asked.
Sears disagreed with the notion that CRT is not part of Virginia’s curriculum.
“I beg to differ that CRT is not taught … It is part of the curriculum, it’s weaved in and out of the curriculum,” Sears explained. “In fact, 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.”
Sears went on to express the importance of teaching a well-rounded version of American history that shows the good and the bad of the past.
“What governor-elect Youngkin has said is that all of history must be taught, the good, the bad, and the ugly,” Sears continued.
Sears listed some historical examples of black people’s success in history, saying that Americans should try to “emulate that.”
“The one thing that the slaves wanted, well three top things, their freedom certainly, the next thing was they wanted to find their families, and the third thing was they wanted an education. And my God, when did education become a bad word among black people?” Sears added.
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