During an interview with Fox News, Larry Elder said that he would support legislation banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public schools.
Elder, who is the frontrunner among candidates opposing California Governor Gain Newsom in the upcoming recall election, said, “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.”
Critical Race Theory “teaches little white boys and girls that they are oppressors and little black boys and girls that they are eternal victims,” Elder added.
The California School Board Association (CSBA) defines critical race theory (CRT) as follows:
CRT is a practice of interrogating race and racism in society and the ways in which it impacts people. CRT emphasizes race as a social construct (a classification system developed by society that can change over time, rather than fixed biological categories) with social significance, not a biological reality. It acknowledges that