WABE's Week In Review: Trump's lack of influence on Georgia's GOP primary moves incumbents to November

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp waves to supporters during an election night watch party, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Atlanta. Kemp easily turned back a GOP primary challenge Tuesday from former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, who was backed by former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia’s GOP primary was seen as a test of Donald Trump’s grip on the Republican Party. The former president targeted several statewide Republican incumbents but failed to oust any of them.

The highest-profile races included ones for governor and secretary of state. Those were two offices Trump blamed for him losing the 2020 election based on unfounded allegations of voter fraud.

Get more on the results of Tuesday’s primaries and what to expect next in our podcasts Georgia Votes 2022 and Political Breakfast.

“I’ll still teach the same way”…

Howard Knight shows her students several recent racist incidents reported in the media. Here, students at a Houston high school held “Thug Day” as part of Spirit Week. (Kaitlin Kolarik/For WABE)

It’s now illegal in Georgia to teach certain “divisive concepts” in K-12 public schools, including that U.S. is systemically racist or individuals are inherently racist. Critics say the law is an attempt to stop teachers from mentioning race at all in the classroom.

But that isn’t stopping some teachers from talking about race. We hear from one of them.