The Atlantic reports that critical race theory has become an obsession this year for Fox News. After being cited 132 times on Fox News shows in 2020, this year its mentions on the cable news network have practically doubled month after month. It was referred to 51 times in February, 139 times in March, 314 times in April, 589 times in May, and 737 times in just the first three weeks of June. As of June 29, 26 states had introduced legislation or other state-level actions to “restrict teaching critical race theory or limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism,” according to Education Week, and nine had implemented such bans.
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