Winsome Sears rips critical race theory: 'Our children are not learning' in school

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Winsome Sears on CRT: Left using ‘semantics,’ ‘our children are not learning’

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears blasts critical race theory.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said that the left is using “semantics” in denying that critical race theory was being taught in Virginia public schools, asserting the movement has done damage for its ‘divisiveness.’

“I can tell you that they are using semantics, the other side is.” Sears told “America Reports Monday. “When it comes to C.R.T., it is definitely being taught in some form or fashion. We know last year the Loudoun County school board spent about 300,000 plus dollars, that’s real money, that’s going to jail money, to bring C.R.T. in some form or fashion, they used a consultant specifically for C.R.T.”

“Before all that, in 2015, the then school superintendent, the state school superintendent, spoke directly about C.R.T. and encouraged the teaching of it,” Sears continued. “And then two years later, you will note that the Virginia State Board of Education on its official website recommended books on C.R.T.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam heads to his seat before an inauguration ceremony for Gov. elect Glenn Youngkin, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sears noted that, considering she is the first Black female to hold the Lieutenant Governor office in the former capital of the Confederacy, the U.S. is making progress.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, left, speaks with Virginia first lady Suzanne Youngkin during an inauguration ceremony, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

“I am proof we are progressing. I am an immigrant and in the former capital of the Confederacy; I’m second in command of eight-point some million people. When are we going to say ‘we can make it, we are making it.’ Let’s look at life as being overcomers. This, too, we will overcome. Say that to Black and brown children and all other children. Say that to them instead of constantly being divisive. Martin Luther King Jr., that’s what he would have wanted.”

“We need to go forward, we can’t always keep looking back,” Sears concluded.

Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report.

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