CARLEY SHIMKUS (FOX NEWS REPORTER): I was just thinking, about a year, a year-and-a-half ago, we weren't talking about this. Nobody really knew what critical race theory was, and it — that's because it wasn't really called that. It was called “diversity” or “anti-racism training,” and if you speak out against that, well, then you’re racist.
And then certain things started to happen under the name of diversity and anti-racism training. And it was like getting rid of schools named after our Founding Fathers or silly little things like Dr. Seuss being — no longer being a part of, you know, Read Across America Day. And then more divisive things like reimagining our history and never looking at the positives that America has done to overcome all the racism of our past.
So, it’s definitely become a very big debate, and you can see that the more people — the more parents are opening up to this idea — the more pushback you’re starting to see unfold.