Winsome Sears, CNN host spar over 'semantics' of whether critical race theory is taught in Virginia schools

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Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears sparred with CNN host Dana Bash on the existence of critical race theory (CRT) in Virginia schools Sunday.
With her victory alongside Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, Sears is the first woman of color to be elected statewide in Virginia. She is opposed to CRT, which is based on the premise that U.S. institutions are inherently racist, and has often spoken out on the subject. Bash challenged her guest about the controversial teaching, saying that it is not a part of the Virginia school curriculum. Sears, who previously served on Virginia's board of education, pushed back on that assessment.

"Well, let me back up, I beg to differ that CRT is not taught," Sears said.

"I didn't say that," Bash interrupted. "I just said it's not in the curriculum, just to be clear."

"No, no, no, no, it is part of the curriculum," Sears responded. "It's weaved in and out of the curriculum."

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