Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe accused Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin of making an attempt to ban Black authors from faculties, resulting in fees McAuliffe was calling him – and fogeys talking out in opposition to college boards’ progressive agendas – racists. 

“Glenn is spending his final days of the campaign focused on banning award-winning books from our schools & silencing the voices of Black authors,” McAuliffe tweeted Monday. “I know we can read between the lines and see these Trumpian dog whistles for what they truly are.”

“On November 2nd, we must reject these politics of hate and divisiveness. But we can’t do it if you don’t get out and vote,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe fist bumps former U.S. President Barack Obama during his campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 23, 2021. 

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe fist bumps former U.S. President Barack Obama throughout his marketing campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 23, 2021. 
(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

The books McAuliffe alluded to are “Genderqueer” and “Lawn Boy,” each of which, some dad and mom have complained, comprise graphic pictures inappropriate for adolescents’ eyes. Debate has additionally raged over academics’ use of Toni Morrison’s “Beloved,” which comprises graphic depictions of intercourse, violence and bestiality, whereas describing the horrors of slavery. 

In response, the Youngkin marketing campaign informed McAuliffe they didn’t want to get the ebook banned, however solely to inform dad and mom in regards to the specific textual content. Even the Washington Post, Youngkin famous, got here to that conclusion.

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin waves to the crowd at a campaign event with Nikki Haley, the former Governor of South Carolina and Ambassador to the UN, in McLean, Virginia, July 14, 2021. 

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin waves to the gang at a marketing campaign occasion with Nikki Haley, the previous Governor of South Carolina and Ambassador to the UN, in McLean, Virginia, July 14, 2021. 
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Some steered McAuliffe was additionally calling dad and mom racist by extension. Virginia dad and mom have begun confronting college boards over what they deem to be inappropriate studying supplies and have typically sounded off in opposition to the instructing of important race idea.

McAuliffe was already on skinny ice with dad and mom for suggesting at a gubernatorial debate they don’t have any proper to problem educators and faculty boards relating to what their youngsters are studying.

‘I don’t suppose dad and mom must be telling faculties what they need to train,” McAuliffe said, drawing sharp criticism. 

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President of Loudoun County GOP Women’s Club Patti Hidalgo Menders, a mother to six boys, called McAuliffe’s comments “simply incorrect.” 

“Parents are the primary educators of any baby, and we do elect these native elected officers to symbolize us and our youngsters, and what he mentioned is that oldsters are usually not allowed to have a say on what our youngsters study, and that’s simply incorrect,” Menders said.

Amy Jahr sings the Star Spangled Banner after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, in Ashburn, Virginia, June 22, 2021. 

Amy Jahr sings the Star Spangled Banner after a Loudoun County School Board assembly was halted by the varsity board as a result of the gang refused to cool down, in Ashburn, Virginia, June 22, 2021. 
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Youngkin took the alternative method and argued dad and mom must be extra concerned within the selections of native college districts. His marketing campaign has since used the Democrats’ phrases in opposition to him in marketing campaign advertisements. 

Polling exhibits the race is a lifeless warmth with Election Day per week away.