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MSNBC’s Reid Claims Students Are Being Taught ‘Confederate Race Theory’ — And People Have Questions

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MSNBC host Joy Reid defended critical race theory on Friday by claiming that American students, from kindergarten through high school, are being taught “Confederate Race Theory” — and CRT is a necessary response to such anti-black narratives.

In response, Reid was promptly asked to corroborate her claims.

Reid’s assertion about “Confederate Race Theory” came after she posed a question on social media to opponents of CRT, asking what version of history they want taught if not CRT.

That’s when Reid claimed American students are being taught that slavery “was not so bad” and racial violence against black Americans never happened.

“Currently, most k-12 students already learn a kind of Confederate Race Theory, whereby the Daughters of the Confederacy long ago imposed a version of history wherein slavery was not so bad and had nothing to do with the civil war, and lynchings and violence never happened,” Reid claimed.

Reid then suggested that opponents of CRT favor “continuing to omit” unsavory and tragic truths about America’s past — such as the treatment of Native Americans or the fact that many of America’s founding fathers owned slaves — and postulated that CRT opponents support sanitizing history.

“Is this about continuing to teach Confederate Race Theory? And continuing to omit things like the founders owning slaves, or the facts about the mass extermination of the indigenous? Are you insisting that those things continue to be omitted? If so, why?” Reid said.

“Or is it about adding more empty praise to the teaching of history and completing the sanitization of history that already is the case? If so, why? How does that make children smarter? And don’t you think kids will eventually find out the facts anyway?” she continued.

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