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Pence wades into school debate roiling Va governor's race

Mike Pence
Posted at 9:50 PM, Oct 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-28 21:50:05-04

PURCELLVILLE, Va. -- Former Vice President Mike Pence has hailed activist parents in suburban Washington who are decrying school curriculums as un-American.

He declared Thursday that instruction about the effects of institutional racism has left children “being taught to be ashamed of their skin color.”

The fight over schools has become a flashpoint in Virginia's governor race. Polls show a dead heat in it between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin ahead of Election Day on Tuesday.

Pence spoke at Patrick Henry College, a Northern Virginia Christian university in Loudoun County, which has become a hotbed for the issue.