The Post Millennial editor Libby Emmons made an appearance on Fox News's "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday night to discuss the adaptation of several books by Ibram X Kendi, a critical race theorist, into Netflix specials.
Netflix announced two weeks ago that they would be adapting three of Kendi's books into Netflix shows for all ages, including Antiracist Baby, which is meant for preschoolers.
Antiracist Baby asserts that readers must advance "equity," a concept whereby one actively discriminates on the basis of race and disregards equal opportunity in order to establish equality of outcome. It further suggests that one must promote equity to be antiracist, and that anyone who does not actively discriminate on the basis of equity is a racist.
Asked how parents can "fight back" against the adoption of critical race theory in institutions and governments, Emmons said that it's "a pretty big problem," and that "Antiracist baby directs toddlers to confess their racism, and I think also in putting these kinds of programming, feeding it to toddlers and little kids, where teaching kids that the only way to look at the world is through the leans of race, where teaching them that race is the most important factor about a person."
Ingraham pointed to a Ted Talk given by Kendi last year where he repeated his talking point that one cannot be "not racist," they are either racist or antiracist.
"I think that's the idea," Emmons responded. "I think the idea is that white people are complicit for the racist sins of their ancestors, and that every white kid is responsible for this history, and it's just not reasonable and it goes completely against everything we were taught by the civil rights movement."
Emmons suggested that such ideas insult the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who famously said in a speech that he dreamt of a world where people were not judged "by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
"It's just a reversal of everything we understand about equality," Emmons said. "We know that we were created equal under God, we know that there are no things that you can tell about a person based on looking at them... And here we are being told to do exactly that, not only to do that to others, but to do that to ourselves."
The previous Trump administration had banned the introduction of critical race theory in government institutions and companies contracted by the government in an effort to combat discrimination. The ban was revoked via executive order on President Joe Biden's first day in office.
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