lawmaker who introduced legislation to prohibit critical race theory
in Alabama schools
was asked to explain his position.
It didn't work
State Rep. Chris Pringle
told Alabama Media
Group columnist Kyle Whitmire that his bill was "pretty straightforward."
“All it says is that you can’t teach critical race theory in K-12 or higher education
in Alabama,” Pringle explained.
When asked what this meant, Pringle incorrectly claimed that it “teaches that certain children
are inherently bad people
because of the color of their skin, period.”
According to Education Week, critical race theory is a concept that holds that racism
is “not only the result of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.”
When Whitmire asked for proof, Pringle cited an unspecified report he was reading that “doesn't say who it was, it just says a government that held these — these training sessions,” then claimed he couldn't find the link.
Pringle eventually stated that his bill was intended to "start the conversation," and he complained about "cancel society," despite the fact that he was attempting to cancel society in this case.
The complete report can be found here.