Here we go.
Television and home remodeling megastars Chip and Joanna Gaines, based in Texas and known for their openly Christian views, have donated $1,000 to the school board campaign of Shannon Braun, a sister of Chip Gaines.
Now some social media users are going after the couple—with some even calling them “racist” and pledging not to buy their home furnishing products at Target or anywhere else.
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Part of Braun’s position for her school board candidacy is that the highly controversial critical race theory (CRT) should not be taught to children.
She’s said that, if elected to the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Texas, she’d would do all in her power to stop it from being taught in the schools.
Related: Three School Board Battles Capture the Pushback Against Critical Race Theory
In a recent campaign video, Braun said she would “vote down anything and everything that further promotes critical race theory in our school district and actively work to remove all critical race theory.”
Part of the problem, however, is that some media outlets and others online have mischaracterized the couple’s actions.
Check out these tweets and headlines that appear to state that the Gaines couple donated directly to an anti-CRT campaign, which is not the case:
Some individuals on the left were very quick to call out the couple, as FaithWire and others pointed out.
Wrote one person on Twitter, “Shocking the gentrifyers are against even knowing about actual American history.”
Another individual said she will now “not watch their show or buy their products.”
Still another said this, “I am so disappointed to hear this … I can’t support anyone who’s against factual American history. We white people have been persecuting [people of color] for way too long.”
But see this tweet:
And check out these additional tweets for more information and reaction:
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—By CNJ Staff