Thanks right-wingers for giving Critical Race Theory cred ... Sez Social
Updated: Jul 17, 2021
Ok, high 30% positives is nothing to write home about but when you start out in the teens the high 30's is a trend to justify pulling out pen and paper.
You've got to give it to the right. They know how to grab on to an issue like a dog with a bone, stay focused and grind away until black becomes white. We've seen this from Willie Horton, to Swift Boats, to gay marriage, to pro life judges, to trans bathroom bills, to election fraud and now Critical Race Theory.
To many Critical Race Theory is kinda like pornography (ok, bad analogy) but you know it when you see it. The US engaged in slavery - CRT. Jim Crow was part of our history - CRT. Stiffer prison sentences for crack convictions - CRT. Why is Santa Claus is a chubby white guy with a beard - CRT. Wikipedia defines it as "seek[ing] to critically examine U.S. law with issues of race in the U.S" but it is getting tagged with as many creative fictions as vaccine deniers and Cyber Ninja lovers can muster.
But all of the Chicken Little clacking is actually bringing out supporters. Social sentiment on CTR has been on a steady rise since the beginning of May, moving from the high teens to the high 30's in percent positives. That ought to send Ted Cruz packing for Cancun.