VIRGINIA — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday night ripped into Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order issued Saturday that bans the use of critical race theory or related “inherently divisive concepts” in the state’s public schools, with a spoof on a Time Life collection of books called the “Glenn Youngkin Collection.”

The satirized advertisement for the Time Life Books Collection states that each week, readers will receive a “Youngkin-approved text that avoids addressing racial inequality” such as a “Raisin in the Fun” and “To Thrill a Rocking Bird” and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Karaoke.”

The spoof goes on to say that “you and your children will love to learn that racism is over, and there’s no reason to think about it anymore.”

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The campaign by conservative groups against the teaching of critical race theory began in late 2020 as a backlash against the nationwide protests against the killing of George Floyd and a call for racial justice in the nation.

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