Turning Point USA’s Chief Creative Officer and Host of Newsmax TV’s “The Benny Report,” Benny Johnson exposed mandatory Critical Race Theory being taught in Iowa classrooms which classifies “Make America Great Again” as a white supremacist slogan.
Benny Johnson tweeted:
LEAKED DOCUMENTS from Iowa School System show Teachers are FORCED to classify ‘Make America Great Again” as a type of “racism" & “white supremacy.”
This is done through MANDATORY Critical Race Theory training FORCED on teachers at taxpayer expense.
Trump won Iowa by +9 points pic.twitter.com/6xEuVJpv7g
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 22, 2021
The same slide in the CRT presentation that lists “Make America Great Again” as white supremacist also lists the following phrases as racist: Columbus Day, American Immigration Law, “Mass Incarceration,” “Denying white privilege,” believing America is “post-racial” and believing people are part of a “human family.”
In the thread of tweets on the matter, Benny Johnson wrote, “Hundreds of educators and staff have been FORCED to take this training. We have the sign in sheet. Attendees of the meeting were prompted to give their input on drafting an “Anti-Racism” Statement and break into groups to discuss their own whiteness and racism.”
In a statement from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in response to the leaked presentation, Reynolds said, “this is indoctrination not education. And it’s exactly why I took action to ban teaching divisive concepts and critical race theory in Iowa schools. Kids need to be taught how to think and not what to think.”
Going into effect July 1 in Iowa and signed into law by Governor Reynolds at the beginning of June, is House File 802. While CRT is not specifically named in the new legislation, it does ban “indoctrination” and similar teaching concepts. In a statement, Reynolds said, “Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes, not education. It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone’s character. I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.”
The entire presentation can be viewed here