Chip and Joanna Gaines Attacked For Donating To Candidate Fighting Critical Race Theory

Wikimedia Commons, By Ahmet Yalçınkaya

HGTV powerhouse couple Chip and Joanna Gaines donated to a Waco school board candidate who is fighting to keep critical race theory out of classrooms. 

The Magnolia Farms owners donated $1,000 to the candidate and sparked the ire of the liberal media. “Financial support of a candidate calling for such a ban appears to run counter to the public image of the Texas-based Gaineses, who are credited with helping turn Waco into a tourist destination,” published the San Antonio Current. 

It was later confirmed that the candidate was Shannon Braun, who is Chip Gaines’ sister. Left-wing outlet Jezebel snarked, “Instead of donating $1,000 to this sinister cause, Chip could have had another “uncomfortable conversation”—with his sister.”

“F*** TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines and the house they rehabbed in on. I’ll bet you 25 of my cow pies that neither of the Gaines can tell you accurately what Critical Race Theory actually is,” tweeted one critic.

Braun’s platform is “give our kids the education they deserve,” and views critical race theory as “the single most divisive threat” to education.  

The hotly contested academic movement teaches that racism is a social construct that is embedded into the U.S. legal system and governing policies. On her campaign social media page, Braun says, “I will vote down anything and everything that further promotes critical race theory in our school district and actively work to remove all critical race theory.”

The Texas school district she is running for doesn’t teach the theory, and does not plan to, so Braun’s ideology is seemingly aligned with the Waco schools she is seeking to represent.  

“As we encourage our students to take ownership of their learning, they often have choice in how they approach an assignment or the topic they research and study, as long as they can demonstrate mastery of the TEKS,” The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) said in a statement. “This does not mean, however, that Critical Race Theory is part of GCISD’s curriculum.”

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speedle
speedle
1 year ago

I am in the general Waco area (Central Texas), and I have never met any morons around here that support the critical race theory agenda. It’s kinda like how I would be curious to see an alien from outer space just to see what they look like.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 year ago
Reply to  speedle

The CRT people look a lot like your neighbors (which makes war with them difficult,) and so do some of the space aliens, while the majority of them take on a wide variety of appearances (there are many races of them, and one of them looks like the dinosaurs did not die out but evolved on.) Just so you know.

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 year ago

Just another loud mouthed vulgar journalist that thinks everybody should bend down and kiss his ass and agree with his and others outrageous ideas

Michael Sanders
Michael Sanders
1 year ago
Reply to  Anti communism

Well SAID

Linda Gill
Linda Gill
1 year ago

So us conservatives don’t know what the C R Theory is. Why don’t THEY know most of us are NOT racist and dislike anybody who is! We have failed in this miserably. Do they really believe we thought slavery was ok?! C’mon people.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda Gill

Our side freed the slaves and welcomed them to compete in the market, and then Johnson and the Crime Party threw money at them with the Great Society and Affirmative Action and they jumped wholesale into the “security” and control of the Government Farm. With that and Communism, the Crime Party is destroying the Republic.

Eileen Macaione
Eileen Macaione
1 year ago

Chip and Joanna have a right to donate to whomever and whatever they choose. They are admirable people who are an integral part of their community and do much for their community. What has the journalist done lately for her community???

I too am strongly opposed to Critical Race Theory no matter where it is taught and I
will/would campaign in my own school district to keep it out of Medford, New Jersey’s children’s curriculum. Young minds needs truthful information and the chance to learn to think for themselves when given the proper information. Indoctrination is not education!!

Take that and stuff you, you big windbag!!!!

Christine
Christine
1 year ago

I thought when you went to college to become a journalist you wrote and cared about the truth. What happened to their ethics. It’s a free for all against anyone but the cult dembots.

Michael Sanders
Michael Sanders
1 year ago
Reply to  Christine

Its all about how much money they can get and who’s ass theyll kiss to get it

Sid Norris
Sid Norris
1 year ago
Reply to  Christine

There are no ethics or integrity or morality in journalism or news media.

Kate Ferris
Kate Ferris
1 year ago
Reply to  Christine

NADA truth 😞

BrewDubbs
1 year ago

GO CHIP AND JOANNA! We need more people with a platform to stand tall and right (correct)!

My soapbox is much shorter and most don’t care what I have to say.

lionel s ducote
lionel s ducote
1 year ago

Ear Plugs for sale! That’s all it takes to Over ride these cancelers, cancel them first and don’t even let their word reach your eardrums. “ForWard March!”

Beverly
1 year ago

Chip and Joanna have been criticized for their faith. It does not surprise me they would come after them for fighting this awful race theory in the schools. If I had a child in school, I would want them arrested for pornography, sexual discussions with a minor. This behavior is not the norm. Kids can experiment and learn these behaviors once they are 21 and older. We already have the basic sex education in school. I learned the baby development in the 6th grade. We went to a museum and saw what a baby looked like each month in a women’s womb. Race Theory is too extreme.

Karen R Sheerin
Karen R Sheerin
1 year ago

I will let HGTV know that if they take action against Chio & Joanna I will never watch HGTX again. Hit em where it hurts. This is war!

jjjjj
jjjjj
1 year ago

Totally agree! And remember there are at least 74 million of us and that is a lot of power. We just need a strong leader to step and organize the Conservatives.

Jeffrey Moore
Jeffrey Moore
1 year ago

I’m glad they donated to someone fighting CRT. CRT is totally evil! The very idea of any race having any unchangeable character flaw is bad enough. But teaching one group of children that they are evil and irredeemably so is heinous child abuse! But then, so is teaching another group of children that they are morally superior to that first group.

Melissa Martin
Melissa Martin
1 year ago

What happened to treat others with respect and disregard their color. Everyone bleeds red, period. CRT is stupid and disrespectful to all those that dealt with slavery. It should be math, science, English real history some music and sports. THAT’S IT.

Barbie0262
Barbie0262
1 year ago

They’ll be just fine.

Original Anna
Original Anna
1 year ago

Wow, such nastiness from those who hate our kids. Critical race theory teaches kids their whiteness is a problem and blacks they can’t learn that 3 plus 3 equals 6 because whites have held them back. This is pure getting control over kids white and black, to divide them and teach them the answer to life is to practice activist tear down everything instead of building theory. This is Marxist teaching of BLM a democrat communist organization that wants to divide this country so democrats can make their progressivism meaning socialist power control permanent. The problem is not that the school isn’t teaching CRT right now, the problem is that there be someone who stops the board when suddenly there are people on the board installing CRT because it is done suddenly and secretly hoping that parents are too late to do anything about it. Chip and Joanna, you as an American citizen can donate to whomever you want. And keep protecting your three kids from those who hate our kids and hate this country. Go for it.

libra
libra
1 year ago

Both Chip and Joanna are college graduates and are successful business people. They have followed the ideals of Capitalism and have started successful businesses and made jobs for many others in their community. What ever happened to teaching reading , writing , arithmetic and the history of this Great USA to children instead of filling their heads with divisive, Marxist theory? Why fill young minds with this trashy idea that has never worked throughout History?.I think the author of this downer trash needs to find another profession instead of promoting hatred between the races–get a real job.

R. D. Goe
1 year ago

Chip and JoAnn, two wonderful Americans growing up in the heartland…. I can add more to the jingle but I think you get the idea !!!

Mary
Mary
1 year ago

Good for Chip and Joanne!!

Maria
Maria
1 year ago

Critical race theory=white supremacy teachings

jjjjj
jjjjj
1 year ago

Good for Chip and Joanna. I totally support them! The liberal who is whining can do to themselves what they wished on Chip and Joanna. Thank God Texas has mostly sensible people. Wished I lived there.

ANDREA MORENO
ANDREA MORENO
1 year ago

hate and shaming are evil. All you have to do is study up on crt and you see how evil it truly is….