Vernon Jones: Critical Race Theory Is 'Racism,' 'Should Not Be Taught'
'Georgia shouldn’t have it. I call on our governor to stop it'
Republican Georgia gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones slammed critical race theory being taught in public schools, saying it's racism.
During an interview with Fox Business Network “Mornings with Maria," Jones said:
“I’m against it."
“You know, Maria, if you asked 10 different people what critical race theory is, you get 10 different answers."
"So, we do know one thing that everybody knows is race-based.
"And if you teach it in school, it’s racism."
“You ask 10 different people, you get 10 different definitions,” the former Georgia state lawmaker added.
"It’s been taught different ways in different schools, and it’s being abused.
"And the problem is you are taking young people … next to another young person and pitting one against the other, and you say to even white children, ‘Look, you’re responsible for what happened hundreds and hundreds of years ago,’ and they don’t have a clue."
"So, it being race-based, and you are teaching in a way that you’re teaching racism," Jones said.
"It does not make any sense. I’m totally against it," he added.
"Georgia shouldn’t have it. I call on our governor to stop it."
"I was with the local school board just recently the other night.
"I had my representative there saying, ‘Look, ban it in those local schools.’"
"There is no place for critical race theory. We can’t talk about history.
"We can’t … teach about things we don’t know about, where it’s becoming abusive."
"And it’s … race-based. What else can you say? It just should not be taught.”
Jones's comments come as Texas is set to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) from mandating in the state's schools.
On Saturday, the Texas State Senate passed a bill banning schools from mandating that instructors teach the radical-left CRT.
House Bill 3979 passed the Texas House of Representatives on May 11.
It will now head to Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s desk after the lower chamber approves the Senate’s changes to the legislation, according to local KXAN.