Conservative concern over critical race theory has made Republican lawmakers grilling Biden administration officials about critical race theory a regular feature of Capitol Hill.
The Republicans are not always successful in getting concessions or answers from the officials, but they show no signs of slowing down.
A viral speech from Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley during a congressional hearing last month in which Milley defended the validity of wanting to “understand white rage” helped catapult Republican concerns about “woke” ideology.
Less noticed in that hearing was an apparent agreement from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin that certain principles should not be amplified in the military.
Florida Rep. Michael Waltz had brought up a lecture from Carol Anderson, author of a book called White Rage, to over 100 cadets at West Point.
“Can you agree, at least, that ‘Understanding whiteness