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An upset Virginia mom appeared on Fox News Friday afternoon to defend herself and other parents from the attacks of a racist, left-wing media contributor.
Wajahat Ali, a far-left activist who’s written for The New York Times, published a piece at The Daily Beast on Tuesday blaming “white women” — or “damn Karens,” as he preferred calling them — for Democrats’ electoral defeat in Virginia.
In the stunningly condescending, racist piece, Ali slammed “the cult of Karen” for letting their “white, hot rage, anxiety and resentment” compel them into “turn[ing] on people of color on a dime to uphold oppressive systems.”
He was angry because pro-parent, anti-racial essentialist Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia gubernatorial race Tuesday.
“They voted for a man whose single campaign message was about stopping the manufactured bogeyman of critical race theory, the latest incarnation of the Southern Strategy, which most of his voters can’t define and isn’t taught in schools, but they are certain it is absolutely terrifying and worth canceling because it’s making their kids hate white people and become transgender,” Ali wrote.
Critical race theory (i.e., racial essentialism) is not a bogeyman, according to testimony from hundreds of parents, including Brooke Corbett, a Virginia mother of three.
Speaking on Fox News’ “The Story” this Friday, she said that she wasn’t as surprised by the blatant racism — after all, it’s the Democrat Party’s modus operandi — as she was with their denials.
“I guess I’m not surprised to hear it quite frankly. They’re clearly angry their preferred candidate didn’t win. What I’m more surprised of is all of the blowback with the word games and critical race theory,” she said.
“It’s clearly in the curriculum. It’s clearly in the classroom. This has been something that’s planned since the time Terry McAuliffe was a governor at least. There’s evidence online of it from back in 2015,” she added.
Corbett noted that her children have sent her “evidence” of it from their own classrooms. She, meanwhile, has read some of the “teacher trainings” herself.
Many parents have reported similarly:
Inappropriate for children’: Missouri mom accuses son’s school of trying to hide race-based lessons from parents https://t.co/aSavBCRwEJ
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 1, 2021
Leftists have been trying to deceive the public into believing otherwise by playing a game of semantics.
“I don’t care what you want to call it. … My school board district rep said it quite plainly that [Fairfax County Public Schools] has no plans to teach critical race theory but FCPS will support ‘anti-bias education,'” Corbett pointed out.
“So the implementation of critical race theory in my county is called ‘anti-bias education.’ But you can put lipstick on a pig — it’s still a pig. I still don’t want it,” she added.
A number of prominent liberal commentators have also argued that CRT is being taught and prioritized in schools via the implementation of curricula and policies rooted in racial essentialism:
Just like in Virginia, San Francisco prioritized renaming schools over reopening them, gutting gifted programs & attacking merit-based programs as “white supremacy.” The parental anger is real. This isn’t a Fox News phenomenon if its happening w/ the same intensity in SF.
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) November 4, 2021
Derrick Bell is not literally being taught in grade schools, but CRT praxis has undeniably altered the way that many children are being taught and parents have noticed. This is not hard.
— Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) November 3, 2021
Still so bizarre that liberals/leftists eagerly participated in the biggest protest movement in US history last year, with the aim of fostering drastic changes in racial attitudes, then deny those changes are reflected in educational curricula, which is exactly what they demanded
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 4, 2021
Asked by Fox News host Martha MacCallum for some examples, Corbett pointed to the repeat presence of leftist buzzwords in her children’s curricula.
“The big one I started seeing was equity, and I realized their definition of equity is anything but equality. Whenever you see equity training — diversity, equity and inclusion — cultural sensitivity training, those are a lot of the buzzwords that caused me to pick up on this, because they’re all teaching very similar principles,” she said.
So-called “equity” has been shown to be an illiberal philosophy that calls for rectifying the sins of past discrimination by implementing present discrimination.
Sadly, this illiberal idea has made it into the federal government as well:
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) March 16, 2021
And as noted by Corbett, it’s now in Virginia schools. In fact, it’s been spotted in schools throughout the nation.
The tragic irony is that the believers of this philosophy are themselves the racists. Going back to Ali’s column, he also smeared Virginia Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears, a black Republican woman, and Virginia Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares, a Hispanic Republican man.
Following in the footsteps of known racist Michael Eric Dyson, Ali accused them of having “caped for whiteness, embraced racist policies, and echoed racist dog whistles to attain fame, fortune, or political office.”
All because they had the audacity to think for themselves.
Corbett doesn’t care for this type of thinking.
“Whatever you want to call it … we don’t want this. We were raised with training about equality and Martin Luther King, Jr.,” she told MacCallum.
Indeed, King was a true anti-racist.
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