7 Things: Critical Race Theory battle rages on, Britt scores a big haul for her campaign, Brooks confuses the media with a very simple legal response and more …
7. Raytheon is the latest big business to go “woke”
- Last year, defense contracting giant Raytheon decided to address racial injustice with a program called “Stronger Together,” and the details of that program are coming to light as the focus on racial bias training and Critical Race Theory reaches every level of American life.
- The program urged workers to “develop intersectional allyship in the workplace,” calls for employees to “identify everyone’s race” to “address racial injustice,” says that “we really need to be striving for ‘equity’ rather than ‘equality,'” and instructs white employees to “identify [their] privilege.”
6. You can’t smoke marijuana and compete in the Olympics
- Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has been disqualified from competing at the Tokyo Olympics since she has tested positive for marijuana, leaving her off the roster for the USA Track and Field team. Richardson was open about using marijuana after the death of her mother before the trials in June.
- USATF has said that they support the decision and Richardson at the same time, agreeing “that the merit of the World Anti-Doping Agency rules related to THC should be reevaluated, it would be detrimental to the integrity of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field if USATF amended its policies following the competition, only weeks before the Olympic Games.”
5. Biden is starting a door-to-door vaccine effort
- White House press secretary has announced that President Joe Biden is starting up several efforts to get more people in the United States vaccinated against the coronavirus, with one of them being “targeted community by community door to door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on both how safe and accessible the vaccine is.”
- Many have already called this shocking “door-to-door” approach out and questioned the legality of allowing unvaccinated people’s personal information to be given to someone to come to their house and give them vaccine information.
4. UNA SGA president getting support from House GOP
- University of North Alabama Student Government Association President Jake Statom has recently come under criticism for posting a picture on his Instagram of a T-shirt that said, “Born this way? You must be born again.” As calls for him to resign have mounted, some Alabama House Republicans have voiced their support for Statom.
- State Representative Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville) said that Statom has a “right to promote traditional morals and values on his personal social media platforms.” State Representatives Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals), Phillip Pettus (R-Killen) and Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville), and State Senators Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) and Tim Melson (R-Florence) are part of a resolution stating their support for Statom against “cancel culture.”
3. Mo Brooks offers a simple legal response to a court case — Media pretends it can’t understand
- Predictably, the American media and their Democrats are telling their audiences that they don’t understand what is happening in the legal “battle” between U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and President Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).
- Brooks’ legal filing lays out the argument that Swalwell’s case has no legal standing due to his position as a member of Congress, which they chose to pretend they don’t understand. This false ignorance by “experts” leads to misleading headling headlines like, “Rep. Mo Brooks on Incendiary Jan. 6th Speech: Trump Made Me Do It” from Yahoo and “Mo Brooks blames Trump for his participation in rally before Capitol riot” from The Independent.
2. Katie Britt makes history with fundraising
- In the most recent fundraising term, U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt has reportedly raised $2.24 million. Her campaign said that over 90% of the campaign donations were from people in Alabama.
- No other Republican candidate running for a federal office in the state has raised that much within a quarterly fundraising period. Britt stated, “It is clear that the people of our great state know that we don’t just need a senator from Alabama, we need a Senator FOR Alabama.”
1. Issues continue for Critical Race Theory in Alabama
- Recently, there have been concerns over the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the form of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “No Place for Hate” program at Mountain Brook City Schools, mostly due to a lack of transparency and not allowing parents to see the curriculum that would be used. The National Education Association endorsed teaching this nonsense in all K-12 schools but has deleted the information about it off their website.
- Jefferson County Republican Party chairman Paul DeMarco is calling on the Alabama Legislature to prevent situations like this across the state, adding that “parents should be able to sit in the program to monitor what’s going on.” He emphasized that the biggest issue is “hiding this program from the parents.” Huntsville City Schools also use the ADL program.