Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears sparred with CNN host Dana Bash on the existence of critical race theory (CRT) in Virginia schools Sunday.

With her victory alongside Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, Sears is the primary girl of colour to be elected statewide in Virginia. She is against CRT, which is primarily based on the premise that U.S. establishments are inherently racist, and has usually spoken out on the topic. Bash challenged her visitor in regards to the controversial instructing, saying that it is not a component of the Virginia faculty curriculum. Sears, who beforehand served on Virginia’s board of training, pushed again on that evaluation.

“Well, let me back up, I beg to differ that CRT is not taught,” Sears said.

“I didn’t say that,” Bash interrupted. “I just said it’s not in the curriculum, just to be clear.”

“No, no, no, no, it is part of the curriculum,” Sears responded. “It’s weaved in and out of the curriculum.”


Amy Carney speaks during a protest against critical race theory being taught at Scottsdale Unified School District before a digital school board meeting at Coronado High School in Scottsdale on May 24, 2021.

Amy Carney speaks throughout a protest in opposition to critical race theory being taught at Scottsdale Unified School District earlier than a digital faculty board assembly at Coronado High School in Scottsdale on May 24, 2021.

By manner of proof, Sears mentioned in 2015 that former Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s state board of training had data on find out how to train CRT. And analysis has proven that the phrase critical race theory is featured on the Virginia Department of Education web site, and the division beneficial studying materials that instructs lecturers to “embrace” the theory.

“So,” Sears mentioned, “it’s semantics.”

“What we want to say and what Gov.-elect Youngkin has said is that all of history must be taught, the good, the bad and the ugly,” Sears continued. Especially, she mentioned, as a result of many “don’t learn from history and continue to repeat the same mistakes.”


“My God, when did education become a bad word among Black people?” Sears later requested. “No, we are going to have a good education system. It’s going to represent all people. And I’m going to help see that through. Education lifted my father out of poverty when he came to America with only $1.75. Education lifted me because I have to find my own way in this world, and education will lift all of us.”

Winsome Sears celebrates winning the race for lieutenant governor during an election night party in Chantilly Virginia, on Nov. 3, 2021. 

Winsome Sears celebrates successful the race for lieutenant governor throughout an election evening get together in Chantilly Virginia, on Nov. 3, 2021. 
(REUTERS/ Jonathan Ernst)

Education was thought of a significant concern for folks in Virginia’s gubernatorial election. For weeks, involved mother and father confronted native faculty boards over the use of graphic supplies in the classroom, in addition to the potential employment of CRT.

Political analysts credited mother and father’ ardour with Youngkin’s win over McAuliffe, significantly after the Democrat mentioned in their debate that folks shouldn’t have a lot of a say in their kids’s training. That remark, some voters instructed liberal news networks, undoubtedly “hurt” his marketing campaign.

Since her victory, Sears has discovered herself having to defend in opposition to a couple of liberal media pundits. When MSNBC’s Joy Reid mentioned Republicans had been “dangerous” and are stoking “a kind of soft, White nationalism” following the Virginia election, Sears challenged her to ask her on her present for a correct debate.

Glenn Youngkin gestures during a Loudoun Parents Matter Rally in Leesburg, Virginia, on Nov. 1, 2021.

Glenn Youngkin gestures throughout a Loudoun Parents Matter Rally in Leesburg, Virginia, on Nov. 1, 2021.
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Sears additionally hit the media for the way they coated the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in her interview with Bash, saying some “are complicit” in having declared {the teenager} responsible in the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier than the protection even introduced its case.