"Why are we going backwards in America?" father Kory Yeshua told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Thursday, while discussing critical race theory. "Are we trying to go back to Jim Crow? We're going back to segregation."
Yeshua appeared on "The Ingraham Angle" after a video featuring himself and his daughter on the subject went viral. This comes as many states are taking action with legislation to prevent critical race theory which suggests that modern-day white Americans are inherently racist and must atone for their sins, such as The 1619 Project, from being taught in public schools.
“I think that anybody who doesn’t have in their mind that they want people to be judged, you know, by just your race or your color or your creed, nationality, you know, I think that goes through all spectrums, you know: Liberal, Democrat, right, left, it doesn’t matter," Yeshua said.
Below is a transcript from this segment of “The Ingraham Angle”:
Kory Yeshua: How we treat people is based on who they are --
Royalty Yeshua: And if they're nice.
Kory Yeshua: -- and not what color they are.
Royalty Yeshua: And if they're nice and smart.
Yeshua: See? This is how children think right here. Critical race theory wants to end that. Not with my children. It’s not going to happen. We need to stop CRT, period, point blank. Children do not see skin color, man. They love everybody.
Laura Ingraham: Well, that message from Kory Yeshua to his daughter, Royalty, is something every parent should agree on. Now he’s just one of many parents across the country speaking out against critical race theory and the damage it's doing to our kids in school. Kory Yeshua joins me now. Kory, thanks for being with us. Why is it so important for you to talk about this issue with your young daughter?
Kory Yeshua: Well, it goes toward the youth. You know, it goes toward young people. You know, I want my daughter to treat people with respect no matter if they're black, white, yellow, brown. Like I said in the video, you know, I want people to know that people should be judged by their character and not by their color.
Ingraham: There was a moment today on television when Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, he made a point about critical race theory. Watch.
Eugene Robinson: The right-wing is all aflutter about, you know, critical race theory. History has a way of winning. History has a way of making its effects known, no matter who tries to stop this phenomenon. So we're going to keep telling the truth.
Laura: Kory, is this rejection of critical race theory, as he said, a “right-wing”-only issue, in your view?
Kory Yeshua: No, absolutely not. You know, I think that anybody who doesn’t have in their mind that they want people to be judged, you know, by just your race or your color or your creed, nationality, you know, I think that goes through all spectrums, you know: Liberal, Democrat, right, left, it doesn’t matter.
Ingraham: Well then some schools in the Washington, D.C. area, Kory, they are actually having these race polls or surveys. Some consulting group gets paid a lot of money to come in and tell everybody how racist they are, even if they don't think they are, of course they are. And so the white kids have to separate into one group and then the black kids or the people of color separate into another group and they have to do different workshops. And the white kids have to do the workshop where they apologize and examine their racism. What about that approach to teaching and education?
Kory Yeshua: Why are we going backwards in America? Are we trying to go back to Jim Crow? We're going back to segregation. We need to be moving forward. We need to be teaching people there's no difference between you if you are white or black. Why is that so hard for some of these people that are implementing these things in schools, I don't understand. It's so racist. It is so racist.
Ingraham: Well, the point they're making is America is systemically racist to her core and because America's systemically racist, everything has to be taught through that lens to prevent further corrosion of our country.
Kory Yeshua: Well, Frederick Douglass said that the Constitution is a glorious liberty document. And I believe the same thing. And if, you know, Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King believed that we were systemically racist and there was no way that we could change, then I don't think that they would have fought as hard as they did to change. They knew we had something called the Constitution, right? And it is for liberty of all men, right? And all races and all creeds. So, yeah man --
Ingraham: Kory, this interview is going to be seen by a lot of people, but your viral video was awesome. Thank you so much for joining us and best to your daughter.
Julia Johnson is a CNSNews intern and student at the University of South Carolina.