Social scientists believe that white Americans see their numbers and influence declining, and when that decrease is especially jarring — such as in certain school districts — they lose their “fundamental need to count, to be recognized and respected.”
There will always be another tiny demographic to blame for all of America’s problems—and conservatives will always be right there to let you know who you should hate now.
We have a situation where right-wing lunatics with an ironclad base just need to persuade a few suburban women that critical race theory is coming to eat their children. And that’s all it takes to defeat the scrambling, ineffectual Democrats.
Republicans aren’t really worried about critical race theory harming kids, as almost half are opposed to public schools teaching about racism at all.
e might be making progress on America’s refusal to acknowledge its past. But the conservatives who want to bury, whitewash, or alter history will not stop.
The controversy around critical race theory shows how much white supremacy wants to maintain its whitewashed version of American history.