Yes, your baby is a racist.
That’s according to the Arizona Department of Education, which created an “equity toolkit” on how parents can better talk to their children about race.
According to the toolkit, babies as young as 3 months begin to “look more at faces that match the race of their caregivers.” It warns: “Silence about racism reinforces racism by letting children draw their own conclusions based on what they see.”
The kit also includes recommended readings that suggest that white people are “ignorant, color-blind, and racist,” according to Discovery Institute scholar Christopher Rufo, who first reported on the toolkit.
By age 2½, children use race as a means to choose who they are going to play with, the toolkit says. “Expressions of racial prejudice often peak at ages four and five.”
“By kindergarten, children show many of the same racial attitudes that adults in our culture hold — they have already learned to associate some groups with higher status than others,” according to the toolkit.
So how does a parent fight back? Well, according to the experts at the Arizona Department of Education, children must be made aware that “the reality in which they are embedded ascribes unearned privileges to their whiteness.”
All of this nonsense can be ascribed to critical race theory, an academic movement made up of social justice warriors looking to examine the role race plays in cultural, moral, societal and legal issues within the U.S.
The movement has penetrated all aspects of our society — and at its core, it’s inherently racist by demonizing the entire white race.
“Critical race theory training sessions in public agencies have pushed a deeply ideological agenda that includes reducing people to a racial essence, segregating them, and judging them by their group identity rather than individual character, behavior and merit,” Mr. Rufo wrote in The Wall Street Journal last year.
Mr. Rufo has studied critical race theory and was instrumental in guiding former President Donald J. Trump’s executive order which banned such training in federal agencies. President Joe Biden reversed the order on his first day in office.
Such training teaches federal employees that America was “built on the backs of people who were enslaved,” and that all white Americans are complicit in a system of white supremacy “by automatic response to the ways we’re taught,” Mr. Rufo explained in the Journal.
Critical race theory and diversity trainings have not only flourished within the federal government but in Fortune 500 companies and schools as well. Coca-Cola was slammed last month for training its employees to “be less white.”
It’s also a big business. In the U.S., diversity training is worth $8 billion a year, according to Iris Bohnet, a public policy professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Yet, there’s no evidence this diversity training actually leads to more diversity within these institutions — it only reinforces the idea that white people are inherently racist — no matter what advances our society has made.
Mr. Trump was right to ban critical race training on the grounds its basic tenets “are inherently sexist and racist,” and “perpetuates racial stereotypes and division and can use subtle coercive pressure to ensure conformity of viewpoint.”
It is indeed a destructive ideology, which no one is safe from, including your 3-month old.
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