Racial Essentialism Corrupts Mainstream News Coverage

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2022
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Critical race theory, if progressive journalists are to be believed, is merely a lens through which adults can analyze history, law, and policy. What it’s not, they argue, is race essentialism being taught in public schools. When Glenn Youngkin made expunging CRT from Virginia’s education system a cornerstone of his successful gubernatorial campaign, he was accused of inventing a racial boogeyman.

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace spent last election night insisting that CRT “isn’t real.” Her colleague Chris Hayes declared that Youngkin had stoked “white grievance politics.” NBC’s Chuck Todd called it...

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