Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) issued angry statements aimed at any and all critics of the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT), making the claim that “Republicans” don’t want children to learn who “not to be racist.”
Ocasio-Cortez then proceeded to spout more statements straight from the leftist echo chamber, claimed that CRT is taught only in a very select number of law schools and that CRT would not be taught to young public school children. This statement is, however, seems to go against a series of comments made by the National Educators Association, which is the nation’s second-largest teachers union, that called CRT “reasonable and appropriate” for young school children, as reported by Fox News.
The teachers all around the nation, however, Ocasio-Cortez states, should most certainly be “fluent in anti-racism” so that they can train children to stay away from internalized biases that start forming in infanthood.
“Critical Race Theory is not taught in elementary school. It is barely taught in law schools, frankly, in the level that it should be taught,” stated the lawmaker as part of an interview this past Monday with CNN’s Don Lemon.
Ocasio-Cortez went on to agree with statements made by Lemon that the whole narrative for CRT is “being pushed by Republicans to ‘win back’ White suburban voters by scaring them,” as reported by a writeup done on the interview issued from Fox News.
“We know that Republicans have started to now use these laws curtailing critical race ‘curriculum,’ that’s not even being taught in the first place, as a proxy to saying we can’t teach anything about race in our schools beyond just some of the most minimal, minimal, minimal facts,” Ocasio-Cortez stated, while very pointedly citing absolutely zero evidence.
She then seemed to issue accusations at “republicans’ of trying to foment racism in young children.
“We should say why don’t you want our schools to teach anti-racism? Why don’t Republicans want their kids to know the tradition of anti-racism in the United States?” she spouted. “Why are they attacking the core roots of history in this country that strays anything beyond what we already know? Why don’t Republicans want us to learn how to not be racist? Why don’t Republicans want kids to know how to not be racist?”
The congresswoman then delved into an argument about children’s implicit biases, which she spouted are instilled by the parents in the home, most likely from birth.
“Here’s something that we know neuro-cognitively. [Babies] already start to gravitate towards members of their own race when they’re disproportionately exposed to just one race in their life,” she stated, going on to backtrack and state that she does not believe that “babies are racist.”
“What it means is that we already start to gravitate towards communities and people that we already know we’re acclimated to,” she concluded.