Rep. Burgess Owens on the One Positive Thing to Come Out of the CRT Controversy

Representative Burgess Owens recently appeared on Fox News to talk about “critical race theory” (CRT).

Owens, a former NFL player, flipped the Utah seat he occupies from blue to red in 2020, defeating Democrat Ben McAdams. Mia Love famously flipped the same seat from blue to red in 2014, becoming the first black person ever elected to Congress from Utah and the first black woman elected as a Republican from Utah. The seat flipped again when Love lost to Democrat McAdams in 2018.

The host asked Rep. Burgess what he thought of teachers embracing CRT.

He called CRT “pure racism.” Rep. Burgess said he grew up in an area where people where taught to see others “from the prism of their skin color,” but overcame it. He said this is why school choice is so important. One positive thing to come out the CRT controversy is that parents across the country now have sympathy and empathy for other parents who don’t have access to choice to get away from the “bullies and cowards” in government schools.

Watch the clip below for more:

Rep. Owens and Senator Mike Lee (both from Utah) earlier this month wrote a letter to the IRS commissioner protesting his decision to deny Christians Engaged non-profit status, claiming that the group’s principles on “the sanctity of life, biblical marriage, and biblical justice” were associated with party platforms.

The IRS reversed the decision after a backlash.

“Religious prejudice should never be tolerated, especially from our federal institutions,” Rep. Owens said after the reversal. “I’m glad to see this biased determination reviewed and corrected.”

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  1. CRT and the entire “woke” fad among the Black and White liberals could be older than imagined. It can certainly be traced to the Black Power movement, Black studies and “Black Is Beautiful.” Some can suggest its origins within the Civil Rights Movement. School desegregation and forced bussing had tumultuous results. Still others could argue the association between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson as “not the right time.” and “too much too soon.” All of these instances were very controversial at the time (but would eventually become important parts of American history).