What the shiplap is wrong with America?
Home improvement mega-stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are facing a woke media mob after they donated money to a school board candidate who is opposed to critical race theory. A school board candidate who happens to be Chip’s sister.
Shannon Braun, who is running for the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District Board, received a $1,000 donation from Chip and Joanna.
Ms. Braun drew the wrath of local reporters because she a staunch opponent of critical race theory. Toss in her famous brother’s campaign donation and the drive-by media suffered a complete meltdown.
"I’m committed to working alongside our parents and teachers to ensure GCISD students get the education they deserve by returning the focus of our curriculum and teaching to academics, rather than filling curriculum with divisive Critical Race Theory training. #GetBackonTrack," Braun wrote on her campaign's Facebook page.
So what exactly is Critical Race Theory?
Britannica defines CRT as “the view that legal institutions are inherently racist, and race itself, instead of being biological, is a social construct used by white people to further their interests at the expense of people of color.”
In other words, the race agitators believe white people should be judged by the color of their skin.
Unfortunately, many public school classrooms have been infected with critical race theory -- promoting lessons that portray white people as villains and teaching white children that they have privilege and must repent for the color of their skin.
"CRT is not curriculum, but a movement of the radical Left to use false charges of institutional racism to con Americans into thinking our history was, and remains, foundationally racist — a tactic within a strategy to move the country toward the tyrannical, self-serving Left," said Ken Blackwell, senior fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at Family Research Council.
"It encourages people to despise traditional values that nurture safety, opportunity, and prosperity," said Blackwell, who is African-American. "By turning our backs on historical truth, we allow leftists to work their destruction into our fabric deep enough to change the color of the thread — from red, white, and blue to dark, shadowy, and dismal. With its underlying assumption that all white people are racists, CRT is itself racist."
And that brings us back to the folks over at the Magnolia Silos.
Once word of their donation leaked out, all sorts of vermin spewed hateful comments across social media. An anonymous goon squad accused the Gaines family of being racists and white supremacists.
And the drive-by media was more than happy to take a few cheap shots of their own, from The Hill to Yahoo News.
NBC News report Wilson Wong wrote an incredibly one-sided smear piece suggesting in a very coy way that the Gaines family had done something wrong by endorsing a family member.
Dallas Morning News reporter Anna Caplan accused Braun of not disclosing "the celebrity connection on her Facebook campaign page,"
So what? Why does that matter? Could Reporter Caplan explain why Braun is required to disclose that her brother and sister-in-law are celebrities?
It’s not the first time Chip and Joanna Gaines have been unfairly maligned by drive-by media and it won’t be the last.
The Gaines family has earned a national audience because of their devotion to God and their family. In the spirit of their Christian faith they have donated their money and resources to making their community a better place.
But instead of focusing on the great things that the Gaines family has done for Waco, Texas – the drive-by media wants to take these good and decent people down a few notches.
What the shiplap, indeed, America.
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