Tennessee Plans to Withhold Millions of Dollars in State Funding from Schools That Teach Critical Race Theory

The state of Tennessee has plans to withhold millions of dollars in state funding from schools that violate a recently passed law that regulates the teaching of critical race theory,

a body of legal and academic scholarship that aims to examine how racism and disparate racial outcomes have shaped public policy via often implicit social and institutional dynamics. read more

WATCH: Fox News Guest Claims Slavery Wasn’t a Racist Thing

Now that Joe Biden is president and things are going reasonably well, Fox News has decided to stop talking about political issues. Instead, the network is very focused on Critical Race Theory, an advanced class typically taught at law schools.

But instead of explaining what CRT is, the personalities on Fox stoke racial tension. A large part of this is claiming that America is not and has never been a racist country. During Tuesday segment, a guest even claimed that slavery “wasn’t a racist thing at first.”

Ty Smith, a radio host, told Martha MacCallum:

“America was not founded on racism. Don’t get me wrong. Yeah, there was slavery going on, but slavery itself was not initially a racist thing. It never was about race initially. So to sit there and take it like America was founded on racism is a complete lie. Yeah, there was slavery going on, but slavery was going on in all the world. It never was a race thing, so why are we making it a race thing now?”

There are a number of arguments against Smith’s theory, of course, but he was not making a good faith argument in the first place. MacCallum did little to respond to the claims of the radio host, choosing instead to thank him and move on to her next segment.

See a clip of the comments below, courtesy of the Fox News network:

Fox Guest: "There was slavery going on but itself was not initially a racist thing it never was about race… It never was a race thing so why are we making it a race thing now?" pic.twitter.com/9oBLZwQDQa read more

Sean Hannity Claims Teachers Will Soon Stop Teaching Math, Science and History and Replace Them With Critical Race Theory

Last week, it was announced that the United States had added 850,000 new jobs. This was a continuation of a impressive job numbers since Joe Biden has taken over the White House. In his short term, over 3 million jobs have been added. Many experts believe that the economy will soon experience a boom.

Fox News has no intention of reporting on those figures. In fact, the network has focused on reported job shortages in certain industries. And, of course, the Fox personalities almost never stop talking about Critical Race Theory.

While CRT is an advance course often taught in colleges and law schools, Fox has pinpointed it as a hot button issue. They are on on a mission to convince their viewers that elementary school students will be taught about this advance theory.

On Tuesday, Sean Hannity took it as far as any personality has yet. He told his radio listeners:

“We’re now getting to a point of irreconcilable differences. You have Americans that don’t want the Pledge of Allegiance. They don’t want the national anthem. They don’t even want the U.S. flag. They — they want critical race theory. That is their number one goal — not reading, writing, math, science. No, forget that. You know, they — they want taking a knee. They want staying in the locker room. They want defund the police.”

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Steve Bannon Says Pushing Bad Faith Critical Race Theory Argument Will Help GOP Take Back House in 2022

The 2020 Republican National Convention made one thing clear; the GOP has no agenda or platform. The party has move against arguing policy and all in on fighting the culture war. And one of the key aspects of their culture war is race baiting.

The party, along with Fox News has been pushing back against the teaching of critical race theory. It doesn’t matter to many of their supporters that critical race theory is taught in law schools rather than elementary schools. And it has been a effective way for them to trigger white grievance.

Steve Bannon helped make white grievance an important aspect of Donald Trump‘s 2016  campaign. And he thinks critical race theory will be a crucial part of taking back the House in 2022.

The former Trump strategist told Politico, “T

his is the Tea Party to the 10th power. This isn’t Q, this is mainstream suburban moms — and a lot of these people aren’t Trump voters.” read more

Florida Joins the List of GOP-led States Banning Critical Race Theory

Back in September, two months before losing the election to Joe Biden, when Donald Trump was repeating the fallacy either he win the election or it’s “rigged,” Trump announced the formation of the “1776 Commission,” a retaliation against The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project,” dedicated to chronicling the country’s history beginning the year Europeans shipped the first enslaved Africans to American shores.

In April, Senate Minority Leader Mitch “The Grim Reaper” McConnell led 39 Senate republicans in demanding Education Secretary Miguel Cardona retract a “divisive” education proposal to emphasize history and civics lessons about slavery and Black Americans’ contributions to the country as well as remove the 1619 Project from federal grant programs. read more