On the 700 Club this Thursday, Pat Robertson jumped into the Critical Race Theory debate, calling the academic framework a “monstrous evil” that is targeting American children.
“What is it?” Robertson said, referring to CRT before providing his interpretation. “That the people of color have been oppressed by the white people, and that white people begin to be racist by the time they’re 2 or 3 months old, and that therefore the people of color have to rise up and overtake their oppressors. And then, having gotten the whip handle—if I can use the term—then to instruct their white neighbors how to behave. Now, that’s critical race theory.”
According to Robertson, this the way “the communist take over.”
They try to destroy the children,” he added. “It is a monstrous evil. … And so the white people are supposed to feel guilty, and they’re supposed to have white guilt, and the people of color are supposed to cleanse them of that guilt by taking over. It is a monstrous evil.”
While the definition of CRT and how it’s applied remains disputed, Right Wing Watch explains it as follows:
Technically, critical race theory is an academic framework for examining the ways in which systemic racism shapes and influences national and social institutions. But to right-wing activists who refuse to understand this, it has instead become a catchall phrase used to attack anything they dislike. This has created a vicious cycle whereby right-wing commentators misrepresent what critical race theory is and instead attribute to it a cavalcade of hypothetical horrors that, in turn, generates panic and outrage among other right-wing activists over something they don’t understand.
Watch the video below: