Larry Elder, the top Republican candidate running against California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in the state’s recall, expressed support for banning critical race theory in schools.
“My preference is for local school boards to decide what the curriculum is, but I think this is so bad and so insulting that I would look into some legislation like that,” Elder said in a Wednesday interview with Fox News.
Parents should have “an option where they can send their kids to a school that teaches this kind of nonsense and give them an option to put their kid in another school that doesn’t teach that. That’s my preference,” he added.
According to California School Board Association guidelines, critical race theory is the “practice of interrogating race and racism in society and the ways in which it impacts people. It emphasizes race as a social construct with social significance and acknowledges that