(New York Post, 9/27/21) Over the past year, the left-leaning media have peddled the narrative that an emotional constellation of “white resentment,” “white fragility,” “white rage” and “white fear” drives opposition to critical race theory in America’s public schools. Now NBC News claims it can prove it.
NBC News’ misleading report is part of a broader campaign to confuse the public. As parent protests began to make headlines, left-leaning media initially claimed that CRT was an obscure theory found only in law schools. But parents saw the overwhelming amount of reporting about critical race theory in their schools and watched as powerful organizations, including a national teachers union and the US Conference of Mayors, explicitly endorsed it in public education. When these and other attempts at denial and deflection failed, left-leaning activists and journalists fell back on an old saw: decrying opponents as racists.