A contractor working with the American toy manufacturer Hasbro has blown the whistle on controversial Critical Race Theory exercises its staff are being required to sit through, including passages in which they are told that babies have racist tendencies from as young as three months.
David Johnson, a packaging engineer contracted with Hasbro, recorded a training session which was later passed on to the investigative journalism enterprise Project Veritas, in which the lecturer told Hasbro staff that “by 3 to 6 months, babies are beginning to notice and already express preference by race.
“By age three, children are already starting to apply stereotypes, and research shows that they also may use racist language intentionally at this age,” the lecturer claimed.
“White children at this age may report explicit or overt negative attitudes towards people of colour,” Hasbro staff were told.
It went on. “By age four, kids are showing a strong and consistent pro-white, anti-black bias”, and apparently, by the age of five “children show many of the same racial attitudes held by adults”.
“Two-year-old racists is just an absurd concept”, whistleblower David Johnson told media when asked about the training, which he confirmed was mandatory.
“This is Critical Race Theory in practice,” Johnson warned. “They explain that the white children in particular have the particular bias against black people. It’s a mainstream ideology now, and it’s in a lot of our institutions.
“I oppose the indoctrination of children that they wanted to push, and I felt that more people needed to know about it,” Johnson said when asked why he chose to blow the whistle on the practice.
“I don’t know what’s going to be the fallout of this. I’m sure I’m going to have a lot of detractors and critics. But I think this is a hill worth dying on,” he added.
Johnson, who was contracted to Hasbro via IT recruitment firm Harvey Nash has reportedly been informed via a phone call that his access to Hasbro systems have been suspended pending an investigation into whether he breached confidentiality agreements by publicising the controversial training.
“At this moment, your assignment with Hasbro — your access to all company–related information has been suspended for the moment while they do this investigation,” said the Harvey Nash president, according to Project Veritas.
Responding to the public exposure of the training, Hasbro’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Dolph Johnson, said: “If we think we can influence the social good, that’s the role we think we ought to play as part of our company.”