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Rep. Boebert Condemns Critical Race Theory

June 8, 2021

Representative Lauren Boebert (CO-03) spoke at a press conference ripping critical race theory and called for parents to oppose it.

Rep. Lauren Boebert stated: “Democrats want to teach our children to hate each other. This radical critical race theory brings division, not unity, it advances hate, not love, and puts a person’s skin as more important than the content of their character. If we do not stop teaching critical race theory, then in the words of Ronald Reagan, ‘we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men and women were free.’”

Background:

Critical race theory argues that the United States is inherently racist. It pushes the idea that American institutions like the Constitution and Bill of Rights are remnants of white supremacy, male hegemony, and capitalist exploitation rather than guardians of freedom. It teaches that the foundation of America must be undone in order to achieve a just society.

The theory seeks to use race as a lens through which all areas of American life are to be questioned under, classifying people into oppressors and victims. Its ideology has spread from government to school campuses—contaminating and corrupting our country and our youths’ education.

Rep. Lauren Boebert called upon parents and community members to take an active stance against critical race theory and school curriculums that teach it. Critical race theory is nothing more than thinly veiled modern-day racism, and it fosters hatred, division, and hostility. Rep. Boebert will continue to fight against critical race theory in schools, stating, “Democrats have always been after our children, and I won’t allow it anymore.”