Over the past year, the left-leaning media have peddled the narrative that an emotional constellation of “white resentment,” “white fragility,” “white rage” and “white fear” drives opposition to critical race theory in America’s public schools. Now NBC News claims it can prove it.
In a long story featuring analysis of demographic data, NBC News reporter Tyler Kingkade and data editor Nigel Chiwaya claim that the parent uprisings against critical race theory, which have occurred in more than 200 school districts across the country, are a “backlash” against “rapid demographic change” and “the exposure of white students to students of color.”
Or, to put it bluntly, it’s the ugly reaction of white racism in the face of rapidly integrating schools. As left-leaning Slate concluded, NBC’s reporting proves that fear of “white replacement” and the desire to “protect whiteness” motivate the anti-critical-race-theory movement.
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