They seem to have a complete deck. We have seen these cards over and over again for many decades as the “Southern Strategy” evolved from Nixon through to “Welfare Queens” through to “Willy Horton” and on into Trump’s Birtherism as a core concern of the GOP base. Now we have “Critical Race Theory” as a looming threat to “real Americans” and everything they hold dear.
Naturally, pointing out this obvious racist stratagem will be called divisive and racist by those who are really, really worried that children will learn the complete truth about our country’s history – people like the GOP activists posing as “concerned parents” on Fox News to spread the bile.
The first step in resisting this noxious poison is to see it for what it is – a political Hail Mary pass from an extremist party which – under the leadership of Donald Trump – has left the mainstream of American life.