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VIDEO: Arizona Senate Candidate Blake Masters Slams Critical Race Theory As 'Anti-White Racism'

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Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters called Critical Race Theory-based curriculum “anti-white racism” while speaking at an event in Phoenix. Masters actually made the remark at a May 25 “America’s Comeback Tour” rally, but it is in the news now after left-wing media outlets discovered it. “At this point it is straight up anti-white racism. I don’t think we’re allowed to say that. But let’s call it what it is. It is toxic, and it does not belong in our schools,” Masters said of Critical Race Theory. 

“Too much of schooling in America has become a machine to uproot common sense and replace it with something much more sinister,” said Masters. He then directly mentioned Critical Race Theory, which the audience was already familiar with. “All it does is teach kids to identify in racial terms,” Masters said of CRT-based curriculum. “You are good or bad depending on what you look like. At this point it is straight up anti-white racism. I don’t think we’re allowed to say that, but let’s call it like it is. It is toxic and it does not belong in our schools.”

 

Media outlets, including Vice News, discovered the remark in recent days and proceeded to write hit pieces about it. “Hit piece or ad?” Masters wrote in a quote tweet regarding the Vice article. “There were a couple of hit pieces on me, one was in Vice, and it was ‘this candidate is worried about anti-white racism’, and that was a headline,” Masters said in a video posted to his Twitter today. “I am worried about anti-white racism, I think that’s the net effect of Critical Race Theory. I’m against racism in all its forms.”

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Critical race theory-based material in schools has become a massive issue in the lead up to the 2022 midterm elections. CRT-themed curriculum is often sugarcoated and labelled as “equity initiatives” or “anti-racism”, but it borrows heavily from critical theory. It has become a common talking point that critical race theory is a legal theory not taught in K-12 schools, but this is not the case. Ibram X. Kendi, who has said “white terror is as American as the stars and stripes”, among many other radical statements, is featured heavily in schools across the nation. Kendi’s books can commonly be found cited in teacher training materials, as well as readings for students.

Multiple states have banned Critical Race Theory from being taught in classrooms, including Arkansas, Oklahoma and Florida.

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