First It Was Sex Ed. Now It’s Critical Race Theory.

Source: FiveThirtyEight
by Alex Samuels & Kaleigh Rogers

“In the 1960s and 70s, conservatives were waging a war against what they considered an existential threat infiltrating America’s public schools. … the Republican Party’s habit of identifying a bogeyman in America’s education system hasn’t wavered. Then it was sex ed. Now, it’s critical race theory. Critical race theory is a legal scholarship framework that has been around in academia for four decades and asserts that racism is systemic and embedded in many American institutions. But over the past few months, the term has been co-opted by Republicans as a catch-all buzzword to signify the perceived threat of anti-white indoctrination in American schools.” (07/12/21)