Youngkin Pledges To “Ban” Critical Race Theory If Elected VA Governor

Speaking on Life, Liberty and Levin, Virginia Republican Gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin said, on day one as governor, he would “ban” the Marxist-leaning Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in public schools.

Younkin said, “[I]n the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we’re called to judge one another based on the content of our character and not the color of our skin. And, that’s why there’s no place for critical race theory in our school system, and why, on day one, I’m going to ban it.”

When describing what CRT is, Youngkin said it “teaches children to see everything through a lens of race and then to divide them into buckets and have children [who] are called privileged and others [who] are victims.”

Youngkin continued, “[T]his is just so fundamentally wrong that all of a sudden the Department of Justice has been turned into a political tool to silence parents and and strip them of their First Amendment rights, not to mention the right they have in Virginia to be fully engaged to actually have a real say over their children’s education. This is a fundamental moment in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but it’s a fundamental moment across the whole country.”