"Lean into the culture war": House conservatives push fight against Critical Race Theory

In a memo sent to members of the Republican Study Committee, its chair Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana said the “backlash against Critical Race Theory is real." Banks framed the GOP's opposition to the ideology “as an effort to renew American patriotism and rebuild our country.”...

“We believe that individuals should be judged based on the contents of their character, not their skin. And we believe that America’s institutions should be colorblind, just as our Constitution is colorblind,” states the memo, obtained by POLITICO. “This is the same vision shared by civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.”

And if it wasn’t crystal clear, the memo — titled “Lean into the culture war” — goes on to say: “We are in a culture war … we are winning.”