Gaslight Theory

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘[P]arents are fighting with school boards in cities and towns across the country,’ MSNBC’s Joy Reid informed her audience, ‘over curricula that they believe teaches white kids that they are racist.’ Reid asserted that ‘none of this is actually happening.’ She spoke with Kimberle Crenshaw, the executive director of the African American Policy Forum and a professor of law at UCLA and Columbia University. Crenshaw invented the term ‘Critical Race Theory’ and told Reid that CRT was merely a ‘boogey-man,’ adding: ‘I think I would know if we were being taught in K-12.’ The ‘GOP freak-out over Critical Race Theory,’ offered Reid, was a ‘highly manufactured strategy created by seasoned political operatives looking for the perfect wedge issue.’ Reid ignores parents across the country actively encountering this racist anti-racism.” (07/07/21)