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ANALYSIS: CRT Is Just The Latest Version Of A Long Democratic Tradition Of Race Politics

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Hayden Daniel Deputy & Opinion Editor
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Democratic politicians and leftist activists are using critical race theory (CRT) to push radical race politics within American society, including schools. Democrats were playing race politics long before critical race theory rose to prominence, however, with their tactics to divide Americans based on race stretching back to Jim Crow.

Southern Democrats, who were often ex-Confederates, moved quickly after their defeat in the Civil War to restrict the rights and political activity of newly-freed African Americans.