Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) lashed out at critics of teaching Critical Race Theory, claiming that “Republicans” don’t want children to learn how “not to be racist.”
Ocasio-Cortez also echoed a leftist talking point, claiming that Critical Race Theory is taught only in a select number of law schools and that CRT would not be taught to public school children — a claim that runs afoul of one made by the nation’s second-largest teachers union, the National Educators Association, which called CRT “reasonable and appropriate” for school-aged kids, per Fox News.
Teachers, however, Ocasio-Cortez contends, should be “fluent in anti-racism” in order to train children away from internalized biases that begin forming while they’re infants.
“Critical Race Theory is not taught in elementary school. It is barely taught in law schools, frankly, in the level that it should be taught,” the Congresswoman said in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon Monday.
Ocasio-Cortez agreed with Lemon that the CRT narrative is “being pushed by Republicans