TV HOST Tucker Carlson lauded a black Florida mother for “telling the truth” when she challenged her school board’s decision to teach Critical Race Theory as part of its curriculum.
Keisha King who appeared before the Duvall County School Board on Thursday hammered the academic concept and called it "racist."
“Just coming off of May 31, marking the 100 years [since] the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like critical race theory, where children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021,” King said, according to Fox News.
“That is not teaching the truth,' King continued “unless you believe that whites are better than blacks.
“I don't know about you, but telling my child, or any child, that they are in a permanent oppressed status in America because they are black is racist,' King said, 'and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children, or any child is racist as well.
'This is not something we can stand for in our country.”
On Friday night’s program, Carlson complimented King, who is a black woman, for her taking a stand against Critical Race Theory.
“Very few parents have fought back but some are beginning to,” Carlson said before shining a spotlight on King.
“Here's one: A mother called Keisha King told her school board that this kind of indoctrination must stop immediately.
“Good for her. She's telling the truth. Too few are.”
Carlson said that he has been calling out the Critical Race Theory, or CRT, for some time.
CRT is an academic concept that blossomed in the 1970s and 1980s contending that racism is a social construct.
The notion is that racism extends beyond an individual’s prejudice or bias, and is actually is deeply rooted in legal and government policies and systems, according to Education Week.
“Kindergarten all the way to graduate school – at every single level.”
Carlson accuses CRT of changing “the way kids are taught.”
“And it's changed very much what they're taught.
“And it's poisoning them.”
King’s effort gained national acclaim.
And shortly after the meeting, Duvall County Public Schools confirmed it was invoking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's ban on CRT, according to News4Jax.
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