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:
I went on @FoxBusiness to discuss Critical Race Theory and how it is inherently racist. I hope you’ll join me in the fight to remove CRT from schools and stop the racist indoctrination of our children. https://t.co/gFYasngesB pic.twitter.com/7wTzB6rYMd
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) July 21, 2021
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.”