Fmr. Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe Refuses to Define Critical Race Theory: 'It's a Dog Whistle'

Nick Kangadis | October 8, 2021
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The controversy surrounding a growing number of parents opposition all across the country to implementation of versions of Critical Race Theory (CRT) isn’t going away. But, the left seems to not want to accurately define CRT, because they know it’s an argument that reveals what the indoctrination method really teaches students.

Some refuse to even attempt to define it in favor of focusing on other topics.

Former Virginia governor and current Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) joined WAVY TV 10 for a roundtable discussion leading into next month’s election.

Co-interviewer Antia Blanton broached the subject of CRT with McAuliffe and asked him to define it in order to try to give context as to what it is and why it might be such a divisive topic among Virginia parents.

However, instead of defining CRT, McAuliffe kept trying to explain that it’s not taught in Virginia and that his opponent, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, uses issues like CRT being used in schools as a “dog whistle.”

After Blanton asked McAuliffe a second time how he would define CRT, McAuliffe once again dismissed attempting to do so.

“Anita, it is not taught here in Virginia,” McAuliffe said.

“But how do you define it?” Blanton asked a third time.

In his third attempt to address the matter, McAuliffe even going to so far as to intimate that parents who are concerned about CRT are “racist.”

“Doesn’t matter,” McAuliffe responded. “It’s not taught here in Virginia. I’m not going to spend my time, because the school board and everyone else has come and said it’s not taught. It’s racist. It’s a dog whistle.”

It’s not clear whether McAuliffe was saying that his perception that Youngkin was using it a political tool was racist, that parents confronting school boards about CRT is a racist act or that CRT itself is racist.

The bottom line is that Blanton’s question was never answered.

For video of the exchange, watch below:


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