Caitlyn Jenner says she’ll fight critical race theory if she becomes the next governor because it ‘teaches kids to be racist’
- Jenner, 71, appeared on Fox News on Wednesday morning where she said she was ‘100 percent, totally against’ teaching critical race theory in schools
- Jenner – who is running as a Republican to become the next Gov of California – says the current generation of kids is ‘the least racist in history’
- She says teaching the theory would ‘teach them to be racist’
- California’s recall election hasn’t been confirmed yet but it is expected later this year in response to Gavin Newsom’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Jenner is also opposed to transgender girls competing in high school sport, claiming it’s unfair to those who were born girls
- She says she is an ‘inclusive’ and ‘compassionate conservative’ that the GoP needs to get behind
In an interview with Fox on Wednesday morning, Jenner, 71, said: ‘If I become governor, I will do everything to fight critical race theory being taught to our children.
‘This generation coming up is probably the least racist generation, the most open minded generation in the history of our country, you know? We don’t need to set them back and try to teach them racism.
‘I am totally 100% against that. The reason I’m running for governor is because I’m standing up. I don’t like what is happening in our state.
‘It has been horrible, the decline of our state. I’m proud of those people there that are standing up and trying to make a difference. I encourage that,’ she said.
Jenner is running to become the next governor of California, in the hopes that a recall election will happen this year to remove Gavin Newsom from the position.
In an interview with Fox on Wednesday morning, Jenner, 71, said: ‘If I become governor, I will do everything to fight critical race theory being taught to our children’
She says he has ruined the state of California with punitive lockdowns, and that she will restore the economy.
The transgender Olympian is a Republican but says she wants a ‘compassionate Convserative’ and ‘more inclusive than the rest of the party.’
‘I’m a proud Republican but an inclusive one. I think that’s what the Republican party is missing.
‘I have conservative economic values that worked throughout history. Less taxes and regulations work.
‘On the social side I’m inclusive to everybody. I don’t want to be put in the box of you are a Republican.
‘I’m on the outside. I want the Republican party to come to me. We need to be more inclusive to everybody and that’s what I’m running on,’ she said.
Jenner at a campaign event in California on June 21. She is running as an ‘inclusive Republican’, she says
Jenner also said she would use state funds to crackdown on the number of migrants crossing the border illegally, which has spiraled in the last year since Biden took office.
‘As governor I would close our California border on use state funds to close the border. We have to have a control of our immigration system.
Jenner is running for governor under the slogan Caitlyn for California. She says Gavin Newsom has ruined the state
‘And as you know just a couple of weeks ago the supreme court said in a 9-0 decision that anybody who comes into this country illegally under the taps program, the temporary protective status, they are not eligible for citizenship.
‘They have to leave the country and come in the right way.
‘If anybody is in the state of California and they are here illegally and get arrested they are gone.
‘Out with the bad… but there is a lot of great immigrants in southern California, great people. I know so many of them.
‘That are here legally. Some maybe not but they’ve been here for so long. They are a vibrant part of our economy. They are a vibrant part of our state.
‘They need to get legal protection to be able to stay,’ she said.
Among other focal points of Jenner’s campaign so far has been her refusal to say that Donald Trump lost the election rather than Joe Biden stole it, and her remark that transgender teens shouldn’t be able to compete in girls’ sports if they were born male.
She reiterated that point during her interview on Wednesday, saying that unlike the Olympics – where there are rules and regulations to adhere to – high school sports don’t have any rules.
‘I believe we have to protect girls sports in school and high school. I think that’s extremely important. There is more to the issue than that.
‘And the Olympic committee had the first transgender athlete that will be competing.
‘But at the Olympic level it is much — there are rules and regulations for trans athletes to be able to compete.
‘At the high school level there really isn’t. And so we need to just continue,’ she said.
CRITICAL RACE THEORY: THE CONTROVERSIAL THEORY RIPPING SCHOOLS APART
The fight over critical race theory in schools has escalated in the United States over the last year.
The theory has sparked a fierce nationwide debate in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests around the country over the last year and the introduction of the 1619 Project.
The 1619 Project, which was published by the New York Times in 2019 to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived on American shores, reframes American history by ‘placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of the US narrative’.
The debate surrounding critical race theory regards concerns that some children are being indoctrinated into thinking that white people are inherently racist or sexist.
Those against critical race theory have argued it reduces people to the categories of ‘privileged’ or ‘oppressed’ based on their skin color.
Supporters, however, say the theory is vital to eliminating racism because it examines the ways in which race influence American politics, culture and the law.