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The mainstream media’s war on Gov. Ron DeSantis continues apace the closer we get to the 2022 midterms and after that the start of the 2024 presidential election campaign cycle.

The latest effort comes from a Washington Post piece that featured the perspective of a 17-year-old Princeton University student who, in the WaPo’s words, was “challenging” Gov. DeSantis’ staunch opposition to the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Florida’s public school classrooms.

Before they got to what Princeton student Uma Menon wrote, the paper made sure to downplay the extent to which CRT is taught as if to suggest the issue is overblown (it’s not):

Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic framework for looking at systemic racism. Though states are banning it from being taught in schools, most teachers don’t use the term when discussing racism and don’t require students read the work scholars who use that framework.

Menon attended public schools in Florida and graduated in 2020. Not surprisingly, one of her senior year teachers taught the New York Times’ discredited 1619 Project, which should tell you where we’re headed.

Early on in the piece, Menon suggested that DeSantis’ ban on CRT marked “another step taken by conservatives to politicize racial justice,” apparently not realizing that it was the left, not the right, who made the concept of “racial justice” political in the first place.

She then claimed that “never once did I hear the phrase ‘critical race theory’ in any of my classrooms.” This made sense, she alleged, “given that public school districts in Lake, Marion, Osceola, Seminole, and Orange counties have stated that critical race theory has never been a part of their curriculum.”

For starters, just because someone “stated” something doesn’t automatically make it true. Secondly, CRT comes in many forms, including in the form of teaching about the 1619 Project, and they don’t have to be explicitly labeled as “Critical Race Theory” for us to know that that the concepts are very similar.

Critical Race Theory proponents, like most leftists, are very adept at playing semantical word games, which is why we’re

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