All I have here is a tweet; the story is paywalled. Still, the tweet is enough to give you an idea:
NEW: Democratic strategists plan to get aggressive on critical race theory, saying Republicans are putting 'politicians in charge of the classroom and white supremacists in charge of the curriculum ($) by @ngaudiano @thisisinsider https://t.co/kjrx1M54R7
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) November 16, 2021
What could be smarter?
I am nearly done with Undoctrinate: How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools―and What We Can Do About It by Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder. Anyone who thinks CRT — or more accurately, today’s “antiracist” racial essentialism — is not a problem should read it. But of course it will not be read by the kind of people who think it’s not a problem.
I think the Democrats are trying to motivate their base because they see that the GOP base is motivated by CRT. But Democrats have a problem, and it’s not just that truth is not on their side here. It’s also that parents — not just Latino parents, but I am betting even many black parents — are just not as motivated by this issue as Dems think they are. Not too long ago, a Democrat ad maker hosted a focus group of suburban women from Virginia to discuss why Youngkin won and McAuliffe lost. The whole thread is worth reading, but this really stood out to me:
One of the Black women speaks up and says: "Our kids should be taught about slavery and all of that awfulness but America is also a good country and that's what I want my kids to learn."
— Danny Barefoot (@dannybarefoot) November 8, 2021
Remember, too, that black folks also mostly want the police to stick around; 81 percent of black Americans want the same level of police or more in their communities. They’re not as woke as Dems think they are.
Really, the only people who will be motivated by an increased emphasis on CRT are the ultra-annoying hyper-woke KendiAngelo BLM-sign-displaying virtue-signaling whites. I’m not sure there are as many of those as Dems think there are. And the backlash will be enormous.