FL Legislator Slams CRT With Byron Donalds' Life Story

FL Legislator Slams CRT With Byron Donalds' Life Story

Spencer Roach is not done with Critical Race Theory

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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December 21, 2021

State Rep. Spencer Roach (R-79) recently appeared on a talk show where he slammed Critical Race Theory (CRT) with the life story of Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL).

Rep. Roach has possibly been the strongest opposition to CRT in the Florida legislature, once telling the Floridian that the ban issued on the curriculum was not enough.  The South Florida representative has plans to further Florida's restrictions on CRT, but in the meantime, has battled the concept on radio and television programs.

Out of the 58 members of Congress that are African American, Rep. Byron Donalds is one of the two black Republicans in the 117th Congress.

Roach went on to narrate Donalds' improbable path to Congress:

"Here we have a man of color from Brooklyn, New York, grew up in a single-parent household, been arrested, he's never had anything handed to him, and Byron Donalds is worth over $1 million," Roach said.

The state representative then paralleled Donalds' life with rhetoric that surrounds race today, "What is so dangerous about the message of Byron Donalds and his life story is that if he can make it, truly anyone can make it in this country."

Both Donalds and Roach have made waves in the political arena in response to CRT curriculum and opinions.  Donalds once flat out called the practice un-American in a Fox News appearance, and Roach slammed the school board in his own constituency over the radicalization of education.

Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a Junior at Florida State University studying Political Science and has lived in Florida for 16 years. He has previously been awarded the "Spirit of the American Legion" award and is a lifetime member of the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars. Outside of the classroom and writing, he is on the FSU Mock Trial team, and enjoys reading and studying: American history, politics, and comparative religion, while being a full time Patriots fan.

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