Ty Smith, made the comments at a meeting of Illinois’ District 87 School Board, according to a report from Cities 929, a radio station where Smith also hosts a talk show.
The video was shared by Benny Johnson, chief creative officer of conservative student organization Turning Point USA. It had been viewed over 3 million times.
“When you talk about Critical Race Theory, which is pretty much going to be teaching kids how to hate each other, how to dislike each other,” Smith told the school board.
“It’s pretty much what it’s all gonna come down to. You’re going to deliberately teach kids ‘this white kid right here got it better than you because he’s white’ and you’re gonna tell a white kid ‘the Black people are all down and suppressed.'”
“How do I have two medical degrees if I’m sitting here oppressed?” Smith said..
Smith said that Black people are being told that White people will keep them down. He said that this hadn’t been his experience despite facing difficulties in his life.
“Not one white person ever came to me and said, ‘Well son, you’re not going to get anywhere,'” Smith said.
“Black folks are getting told by other Black folks, ‘you’re never going to be able to get out there in the world because white folks are never going to let you get anywhere, the white man is going to keep you down,'” he went on.
“How did I get where I am right now if some white man kept me down?” Smith said, saying he was now in charge of some white people. Smith said that CRT is reversing Dr. Martin Luther King’s message that people should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
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