Opinion: Parents Do Not Have the Right to Deny History

Parents Do Not Have the Right to Deny History

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Parents certainly have rights, but they do not have the right to stand in the way of justice, truth, or democracy.

In the wake of Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the Virginia governor’s race, many savvy political analysts are pointing to his gameplan of talking up schools and “parents’ rights.” They see this as a way to stoke backlash to perceived “Democratic overreach.” Sure enough, many journalists have swung behind this narrative, interviewing parents who say they are swayed by the Republican arguments - those parents invariably happen to be, as far as I have seen, almost exclusively white.

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