CNN's Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo were gabbing on Thursday night, and the topic of Critical Race Theory (CRT) indoctrination came up.
Lemon stated to Cuomo, "So, if you are the person who happens to be telling the history, you are going to be telling it in your favor."
"And the best way to correct that, so that some people aren't over-indexed in the history of the country, is to have all voices, as many voices as possible, included in that history."
Cuomo chimed in:
"You know, I had somebody today say 'Well, you know, I'm just ... I'm worried. I don't want people lecturing my kid like hey "you're white, you're bad because of this and this". I said 'why do you think that's what it will be?"
"I said, 'that's the only problem, is your perception [sic].' Why wouldn't you want your kid to understand the roots of slavery, and the legacy of slavery? How it is played out for enslaved people, as a culture, throughout the years? Why wouldn't you want that?"
Lemon broke into laughter and responded:
"You don't think that telling people that they were beaten, and sold and lynched, makes them feel bad?"
"That's the idea ... that's the whole thing about what privilege is that people don't like to have their pleasure interrupted, their peace interrupted. And so, people thing that it should be the way it should be because they have been taught that in this country."
"But, you know, telling people, having people come to the realization, especially ancestors [descendants] of slaves, that they were enslaved, and that they were beaten and they were sold, that they weren't able to accrue wealth, they weren't able to go to school, weren't able to go vote ... you think that makes them feel good?"
"So, the folks on the other side, stop making it about you, and be curious instead of judgemental, that's all."
CRT, in fact, goes way beyond what the two gentlemen above describe. There is strong evidence that CRT, as it is taught in much of the world, teaches hard-line Marxist-Leninist principles to children.
There is also strong criticism that CRT teaches children to hate their own country and heritage, which Cuomo flat-out denied.