Capehart: GOP 'Trying to Keep Us From Learning All of Our History'

Alex Christy | June 18, 2021
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart joined MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday to discuss Juneteenth being made the newest national holiday where he ignored that all but 14 House Republicans voted in favor and used the opportunity to falsely accuse the move to proponents of banning Critical Race Theory of not wanting to teach "the fullness of our history."

Leading up to his point about CRT, Capehart noted how Juneteenth came to be a holiday because people had an important story they wanted to tell, "You don't have to be young, you don’t have to have grand plans. You just have to have an idea and have to be willing to make make some sacrifices to ensure that the story of your family, the story of your people, the story of your state and your nation is not only not forgotten, but that it is told, that it is told accurately and that told as part of a larger conversation and the larger history of our nation."