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Critical Race Theory is to Blame for Chicago Violence

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Hello Americans, I’m Todd Starnes. Stand by for news and commentary next. 

Over the weekend hundreds of teenagers terrorized downtown Chicago. Motorists were injured. Stores were looted. Cars destroyed. Graphic video shows a mob of black kids beating up a white woman. Watch below and click here to follow my Rumble channel.

“In no way do I condone the destructive activity we saw in the Loop and lakefront this weekend. It is unacceptable and has no place in our city,” Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson said in a statement. “However, it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities.”

So the progressive mayor-elect is more concerned that you might demonize the mob that assaulted that innocent young lady.

Violence is so bad in places like Philadelphia and Memphis that many businesses are shutting down and residents moving out.

Four Walmart stores are closing in Chicago.

Walmart also announced they were pulling out of war-torn Portland, Oregon. Nike shut down one of its stores over high crime. And Cracker Barrel, the Southern-themed restaurant chain, said they had had enough.

And just the other day the woke outdoor company REI announced it was shutting down its flagship store in downtown Portland. 

In an emailed announcement they said that the store “had its highest number of break-ins and thefts in two decades, despite actions to provide extra security.” 

“The extra security measures required to keep customers and employees safe are not financially sustainable,” a company spokesperson told Oregon Live.

Do you blame Critical Race Theory for the violence plaguing many large American cities?

The one common denominator — the mobs are mostly made up of young and angry black teenagers. 

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what critical race theory looks like in real life. Read more about it in my book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”

A generation of children raised to believe they are the oppressed and big business is the oppressor.  A generation raised to believe that the police are the enemy. A generation raised to judge white people by the color of their skin.

But it’s also about the breakdown of the American family. Parents who are not raising their children with a firm, but loving hand. Parents who are allowing their kids to roam the streets well after dark. Parents who are not teaching their kids right from wrong.

It’s past time to get your kids off the streets and into a church, and out of the public schools and into a private or homeschool. That’s the only way to fix what is broken in America.

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