I have to give Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis credit for two things in the following clip:
- Calling out the inaccurate and harmful narrative that America is hopelessly racist and must be torn down at her roots.
- Keeping it "PG" when much stronger language could have justly sufficed.
"It's a bunch of horse manure. I mean, give me a break. This country has had more opportunity for more people than any country in the history of the world, and it doesn't matter where you trace your ancestry from, we've had people that have been able to succeed."
The governor then took critical race theory out behind the wood shed and put it out of its misery with the flaming-hot truth:
"Here's the problem with things like critical race theory that they're peddling: they're basically saying all our institutions are bankrupt and they're illegitimate. Okay, so how do you have a society if everything in your society is illegitimate?
So it's a very harmful ideology – and I would say, really, a race-based version of a Marxist-type ideology. So we banned it in our schools here in Florida. We're not going to put any taxpayer dollars to critical race theory, and we want to treat people as individuals, not as members of groups."