Caitlyn Jenner vows to fight critical race theory in schools if elected as governor of California

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Caitlyn Jenner has vowed to fight critical race theory in schools amid her campaign for governor of California.

The 71-year-old Republican sat down with Fox News' Harris Faulkner to discuss a wide range of topics related to the political landscape in the Golden State.

In recent months, Jenner has received a mixed response for her conservative proposals - such as banning trans girls from competing alongside cisgender females in school sports, as well as her support of the death penalty.

Now, the former Olympic decathlete has had her say on critical race theory being taught in schools - and she is firmly against it.

Check out what she had to say about critical race theory in schools below:

Jenner declared: "I will do everything to fight critical race theory being taught to our children.

"This generation coming up is probably the least racist generation, the most open-minded generation in the history of our country, we don’t need to set them back and try to teach them racism. So I am totally 100 percent against that."

She continued: "The reason I’m running for governor is that I’m standing up. I don’t like what’s been happening in our state, it’s been horrible, the decline of our state. I'm proud of those people there that are standing up and trying to make a difference. I encourage that."

Elsewhere in the interview, the reality star claimed: "I'm a proud Republican but an inclusive one. I think that's what the Republican party is missing. I have conservative economic values that worked throughout history. Less tax and regulations work."

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She added: "On the social side, I'm inclusive to everybody. I don't want to be put in the box if you are a Republican. I'm on the outside. I want the Republican party to come to me. We need to be more inclusive to everybody and that's what I'm running on."

Faulkner and Jenner also touched on one of the gold medalist's most controversial policies - trans girls in school sports.

She told the Fox News anchor: "I believe we have to protect girls' sports in school and high school. I think that's extremely important. There is more to the issue than that. And the Olympic committee had the first transgender athlete that will be competing.

"But at the Olympic level... there are rules and regulations for trans athletes to be able to compete. At the high school level, there really isn't. And so we need to just continue."

Jenner announced her run for governor in April in the hope of replacing Democrat Gavin Newsom.

Despite her political ambitions, a recent poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies showed that a meager six percent of registered voters in California would back her.

In any case, state officials confirmed last week that a recall election would take place, per CNN.

Featured image credit: Alamy / MediaPunch Inc

Caitlyn Jenner vows to fight critical race theory in schools if elected as governor of California

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By VT

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Caitlyn Jenner has vowed to fight critical race theory in schools amid her campaign for governor of California.

The 71-year-old Republican sat down with Fox News' Harris Faulkner to discuss a wide range of topics related to the political landscape in the Golden State.

In recent months, Jenner has received a mixed response for her conservative proposals - such as banning trans girls from competing alongside cisgender females in school sports, as well as her support of the death penalty.

Now, the former Olympic decathlete has had her say on critical race theory being taught in schools - and she is firmly against it.

Check out what she had to say about critical race theory in schools below:

Jenner declared: "I will do everything to fight critical race theory being taught to our children.

"This generation coming up is probably the least racist generation, the most open-minded generation in the history of our country, we don’t need to set them back and try to teach them racism. So I am totally 100 percent against that."

She continued: "The reason I’m running for governor is that I’m standing up. I don’t like what’s been happening in our state, it’s been horrible, the decline of our state. I'm proud of those people there that are standing up and trying to make a difference. I encourage that."

Elsewhere in the interview, the reality star claimed: "I'm a proud Republican but an inclusive one. I think that's what the Republican party is missing. I have conservative economic values that worked throughout history. Less tax and regulations work."

size-full wp-image-1263104539
Credit: PA Images / Alamy

She added: "On the social side, I'm inclusive to everybody. I don't want to be put in the box if you are a Republican. I'm on the outside. I want the Republican party to come to me. We need to be more inclusive to everybody and that's what I'm running on."

Faulkner and Jenner also touched on one of the gold medalist's most controversial policies - trans girls in school sports.

She told the Fox News anchor: "I believe we have to protect girls' sports in school and high school. I think that's extremely important. There is more to the issue than that. And the Olympic committee had the first transgender athlete that will be competing.

"But at the Olympic level... there are rules and regulations for trans athletes to be able to compete. At the high school level, there really isn't. And so we need to just continue."

Jenner announced her run for governor in April in the hope of replacing Democrat Gavin Newsom.

Despite her political ambitions, a recent poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies showed that a meager six percent of registered voters in California would back her.

In any case, state officials confirmed last week that a recall election would take place, per CNN.

Featured image credit: Alamy / MediaPunch Inc