Former congressman and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Fox News Thursday the Democratic Party’s “racism narrative” only divides the nation.
“We continue to see that the racial divide, this racism narrative from the Democrat left is all that they have to offer,” said Meadows. “They are looking to divide. I believe it was Martin Luther King who said when he was talking about his children that he was hopeful that they wouldn’t be judged on the color of their skin but the content of their character.”
“And yet, this critical race theory throws that upside down and says the only thing that you should be focused on is the color of skin. It’s not who we are, it’s truly trying to remake the civil rights movement into something that it was never intended to be. And quite frankly, it’s dividing us and not bringing us together.”
The Biden administration has continued to back the narrative that the United States is systemically racist. Upon the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, the president said the nation must “root out systemic racism.”
“It was a murder in full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the vice president just referred to,” Biden said. “This systemic racism is a stain on our nation’s soul. The knee on the neck of justice for black Americans, profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that black and brown Americans experience every single day.”
House Republicans introduced two bills this month to curb critical race theory in the classroom, as well as in the military and federal agencies. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita and 19 other attorneys general called on the White House to reconsider its lurch toward critical race theory. The Biden administration rolled back President Donald Trump’s “1776 Commission” to teach students American civics and restore “patriotic education.”
Several states have moved to restrict or ban critical race theory and related concepts from being taught in the classroom. This includes Arkansas, Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. States currently debating such legislation or who recently passed bills include Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, and others.