How the “moral panic” of critical race theory morphed into a book-banning frenzy. And, why a disparate group of billionaires, Republican politicians, televangelists, media outlets, and white supremacist militias have found common cause around a new and exciting moral panic.
Republican Voter Fears what he can’t define (Critical Race Theory)
A clip from The Good Liars went viral the day before Virginia’s gubernatorial election, with a conservative Virginia voter being asked why he doesn’t like Critical Race Theory (which isn’t taught in Virginia schools.) The voter can’t explain a single thing about the concept, and instead says he just doesn’t like it, even though he admits he doesn’t know much about it. But these are the kinds of low-information voters that Republicans prey upon, and this has actually become the top issue for Virginia voters. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Let’s talk about San Jose’s new gun control initiative….
A tax on gun ownership, even if it is written in a “neutral” way has a disproportionate impact on certain populations.
The Truth About ‘Critical Race Theory’: Co-Founder Breaks Down GOP Gaslighting
At least 25 states have taken action to ban the teaching of critical race theory. It comes as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) compared CRT to the Ku Klux Klan. NBC’s Mehdi Hasan spoke to one of the co-founders of the theory, Kimberlé Crenshaw, about what Republicans are getting wrong about her work.