Racism at its Best: Republican Donors Spending Against Critical Race Theory

by Eli Mshomi
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The Republicans’ hatred toward the Critical Race Theory (CRT) and woke culture has crossed all limits as they have started using big money to stop this narrative in the United States.

The GOP donors are walking the same route, as many of them have sponsored groups that are explicitly working to target the critical race theory in the country right now.

This hot button issue has also remained an epicenter of discussion in the Virginia gubernatorial elections.

Republicans successfully managed to enlarge their propaganda against critical race theory, which helped them create a public narrative against this academic discipline.

The involvement of this narrative is also likely to play a crucial role in the 2022 midterm election as well, and Democrats will need an actionable strategy to make a counter-narrative.

Virginia elections exhibit the power of the messaging war. Just because of his anti-Critical Race theory narrative, Glenn Youngkin managed to get 89% evangelicals votes compared to Trump who got 80% of them.

Virginia elections exhibit the power of the messaging war. Just because of his anti-Critical Race theory narrative, Glenn Youngkin managed to get 89% evangelicals votes compared to Trump who got 80% of them.

Virginia Election Results: Republicans’ Efforts Against Critical Race Theory is Yielding Results in Their Favor 

This is yet another example of Democrats losing a messaging war, as they believe that people will not bandwagon the Republicans on their false narrative against the critical race theory.

They did not grasp that the GOP has successfully been manipulating the masses’ minds using this methodology, as Democrats continue ignoring their narrative.

But Democrats should learn from the results of the Virginia elections that is how narrative building works. Youngkin successfully managed to bring more white evangelicals in his support compared to Donald Trump just because of his anti-critical race theory rhetoric.

While Trump brought 80 percent of them out, Youngkin attracted 89 percent of evangelical voters.

It means that the GOP donors’ efforts of sponsoring the anti-woke agenda are yielding results in helping Republicans win swing states that were not possible otherwise.

Critical Race Theory has sparked the conflict of interest among the two major political parties of the US. Now when the GOP is raising funds to discourage it, the Democrats must make a counter offensive strategy.

Critical Race Theory has sparked the conflict of interest among the two major political parties of the US. Now when the GOP is raising funds to discourage it, the Democrats must make a counter offensive strategy.

Republicans Donors Against CRT: An Emerging Phenomenon
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Republicans have already made it clear that they will focus their midterm campaign against the teaching of critical race theory.

The most assertive group in financing an anti-critical race narrative is the “Fight for School,” a PAC, with a so-called motto of “Welcome to the Parent’s Revolution.”

This Virginia-based group is led by GOP veteran Ian Prior, with the explicit intention of sidelining the communities of color.

This effort of the GOP is clearly overlapping with their efforts of threatening the Department of Justice (DOJ) over their recent memo of suing those who threaten school boards and teachers.

Anti-woke parents were active all across the country to threaten teachers under the banner of “parents involvement” in their educational system.

They were indeed politically motivated stunts, and these sorts of behaviours are complemented by Republicans’ efforts to promote a narrative against critical race theory.

Top Republican donors fund the PAC. For instance, Sharon Virts, a GOP donor, donated $11,000 to the PAC.

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This attempt of the GOP and their donors can be attributed to aggravating racism in the country, which has already seen a drastic increase in violence against people of color.

But this attempt of the GOP is not limited to one PAC only. The 1776 Project PAC, another anti-woke entity, has often promoted GOP candidates in various states.

The Republicans will continue finding money to suppress the CRT as it is not a new phenomenon for them.

 

Final Thoughts

Pressing the critical race theory had yielded significant damage in the long run, as Republicans always follow up these efforts by enacting voting suppressing laws against the people of color, which has already been seen in the aftermath of the 2020 elections.

But the key for Democrats lies in a unique counteroffensive instead of relying on their traditional strategies.

Not only this, it is time for Democrats to enforce their memo to its full force so that those who are becoming aggressive against the curriculum and racial justice in schools face the legal consequences.

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