GOP Lawmaker Tried To Explain Critical Race Theory And Wow It Got Weird

Alabama state Rep. Chris Pringle is trying to ban critical race theory even though he can't actually explain it.

6/16/2021 11:03:00 AM

Alabama state Rep. Chris Pringle is trying to ban critical race theory even though he can't actually explain it.

Alabama state Rep. Chris Pringle is trying to ban critical race theory even though he can't actually explain it.

It didn’t go well.State Rep. Chris Pringletold Alabama Media Group columnist Kyle Whitmirehis bill was “pretty simple.”“All it says is you can’t teach critical race theory in K-12 or higher education in the state of Alabama,” Pringle said.When asked what that meant, Pringle claimed ― incorrectly ― that it “teaches that certain children are inherently bad people because of the color of their skin, period.”

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According to Education Week,critical race theory is a concept that says racism “is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.”Pringle also claimed that people who didn’t “buy into” critical race theory were being sent to government “reeducation camps.” When Whitmire asked for evidence, Pringle cited an unspecified report he was reading that “doesn’t say who it was, it just says a government that held these — these training sessions” then claimed he couldn’t find the link.

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