‘Confederate Race Theory’: Joy Reid ignores truth, says students taught ‘slavery was not so bad’


With the tide perhaps turning against divisive critical race theory, the left may be getting desperate in its attempts to justify this radical curriculum or construct.

Case in point: MSNBC’s resident alarmist, if not conspiracy theorist, Joy Reid, who Tucker Carlson has irreverently nicknamed the “race lady.”

Reid claims — without evidence — that critical race theory provides a remedy for so-called Confederate Race Theory that is currently being taught, according to her, in many of the nation’s public schools.

Other than critical race theory apologists, however, hardly anyone on social media is buying Reid’s make-believe premise, which is prompting wide-ranging pushback.

Now positioning herself as pro-democracy, which may be an incongruity, Reid took to Twitter to say: “Currently, most k-12 students already learn a kind of Confederate Race Theory, whereby the Daughters of the Confederacy long ago imposed a version of history wherein slavery was not so bad and had nothing to do with the civil war, and lynchings and violence never happened.”

Is this about continuing to teach Confederate Race Theory? And continuing to omit things like the founders owning slaves, or the facts about the mass extermination of the indigenous? Are you insisting that those things continue to be omitted? If so, why?” she continued. “Or is it about adding more empty praise to the teaching of history and completing the sanitization of history that already is the case? If so, why? How does that make children smarter? And don’t you think kids will eventually find out the facts anyway? Would love a response.”

Contrary to Reid’s assertions, critical race theory opponents want American history to be fully and thoroughly taught in all its dimensions, good and bad, without liberal filters. What they object to is indoctrinating students into a far-left ideology with Marxist undertones that seeks to devalue the country’s founding and its freedom-creating, constitutional underpinnings.

In the guise of anti-racism, critical race theory seeks to shame, if not smear, one group while creating resentment in another based only on immutable characteristics and by creating a mythical bifurcation of oppressors and oppressed.

For these reasons, states like Florida and others have banned critical race theory, while concerned parents at the local and county levels have demanded their school boards to drop the material from classroom instruction. As Gov. DeSantis has previously said, the curriculum encourages kids to hate each other and to hate America.

By driving a wedge between people, critical race theory is also inconsistent with the fundamental goals of the civil rights movement, which led to federal and state laws rendering racial discrimination of any kind illegal.

As alluded to above, Twitter is strongly implying that Harvard University graduate Joy Reid needs to brush up on her history. Here is just a sampling of the enormous response that the MSNBC host requested:


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