The new Republican governor in Virginia, the first Republican in that office in 10 years, won election by making the teaching of CRT in schools a key component of his campaign.
Glenn Youngkin banned the teaching of “inherently divisive concepts” on his first day in office, citing Critical Race Theory as an example.
On Monday, Youngkin promoted a government e-mail tipline designed for parents to report to the government teachers who were believed to be “behaving objectionably.”
While critical race theory was never a part of Virginia’s public school curriculum, Youngkin addressed the problem:
"We're asking for folks to send us reports and observations that they have that will help us be aware of things like privilege bingo, be aware of their child being denied their rights that parents have in Virginia. And we're going to make sure we catalog it all. This gives us a great insight into what's happening at a school level, and that gives us further ability to make sure we're rooting it out."
Then a Virginia-based lawyer and former Democratic congressional candidate named Qasim Rashid stepped up to ask that no one make a mockery of the tipline.
Some interesting responses showed up.
John Legend also asked Black parents in Virginia to add their complaints about their voices being silenced.