Fox News’ Juan Williams suggests concerned parents of schoolchildren are racist

Juan Williams, easily one of Fox News’ most liberal contributors, crossed the line recently in the eyes of many, as he wrote in a piece for The Hill that he believes conservatives upset with what’s happening in schools is “code” for racism.

According to the Washington Examiner, Williams wrote his controversial — and downright insane — opinion as the education issue moved to the top of the list as far as hot issues leading into the Virginia governor’s race, which also happens to be the state where the education issue has blown up in recent months.

Williams claims that conservatives using the education concerns of parents is nothing more than “code” for racism, adding that the topic is being used by conservatives, including supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, as a “rally cry” for parents who want to “stop classroom discussion of Black Lives Matter protests or slavery because it could upset some children, especially white children who might feel guilt.”

Adding to his ridiculous tirade, Williams stood behind the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) letter to the Justice Department in September in which they suggested that concerned parents at school board meetings were “domestic terrorists.”

“It is not long ago that racist Southern politicians rallied against integration with an argument for ‘states’ rights,’ a call to be free of federal laws seeking to end segregation,” Williams wrote.

He added: “Now the message is that white parents are being ignored when they complain that their children are uncomfortable learning about racism.”

Not surprisingly, a number of conservative commentators responded to Williams’ piece, suggesting that his talking points were straight from a played-out Democratic trick — call “racism” when something doesn’t go their way, like the possibility of Democrat Terry McAuliffe losing his bid for the governor’s mansion.

It’s truly sad that Democrats continue to pull the race card at every turn, although they’ve played that hand enough times that it’s starting to lose the punch it once had.