- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said critical race theory is “completely evil” and should be outlawed.
- In recent weeks the Republican party has waged a culture war against critical race theory.
- Critical race theory considers the impacts of America’s history of racism and discrimination.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said that critical race theory is “completely evil” and should be outlawed, and that any teachers found teaching it should be fired “on the spot”.
The Georgia Republican made the comments while appearing on the “ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes”.
“Congress should immediately outlaw critical race theory, it should be completely against the law. It’s racism, it’s hate and it’s dividing our children and teaching them something horrible,” she said.
She criticised The American Federation of Teachers, one of America’s largest teachers unions, for recently announcing a fund to defend any teachers punished for teaching the theory.
Greene said that such “communist teacher’s unions” should be disbanded.
“We have to be able to fire any teacher on the spot, immediately, if they are found teaching critical race theory,” she said.
In recent weeks the Republican party has waged a culture war against critical race theory.
Critical race theory is an academic concept that considers how America’s history of racism and discrimination impacts the country today.
Several Republican lawmakers have moved to introduce restrictions on how race is taught in schools, with Florida recently banning critical race theory.
As Insider has previously reported, experts have said the GOP campaign against critical race theory distorts the concept, and is linked to a broader effort to stifle or invalidate conversations on the pervasiveness of racism in the country.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was elected in November, has gained notoriety for her extreme views and regularly peddling a range of outlandish conspiracy theories.