President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten took to Twitter to claim critical race theory, the idea that racism is systemically embedded in American institutions and culture, isn’t being taught in K-12 schools after the teachers union she leads had publicly bragged about the supposed benefits of teaching critical race theory.
“Critical Race Theory is not taught in K-12 schools,” Weingarten tweeted on July 6, adding that the right is “bullying teachers to try and keep them from teaching the truth,” all while arguing that the term “critical race theory” has been used by the “right’s culture warriors” to obscure the truth about “race, racism or discrimination.”
#CriticalRaceTheory is not taught in K-12 schools. The right’s culture warriors are labeling any discussion of race, racism or discrimination as such to try to make it toxic. They’re bullying teachers to try and keep them from teaching the truth. https://t.co/Plz2inkLke
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 6, 2021