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CBS: Words Are Racist

Jeff Katz
March 11, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Just when you thought liberals had run out of things to make racist, they come up with more.

On Tuesday' broadcast of "CBS Morning News," a segment was dedicated to a new book that essentially teaches kids that words and phrases are used in everyday life have some sort of racist connotation. The children's book,  Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, was co-authored by CBS News contributor Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. 

Co-host Michelle Miller shared her concern over our children supposedly being lied to about history in school, "And speaking of the book, so many misconceptions and truly lies throughout the history of what children are taught about their history. I hate to put it that directly, but, you know, when you go back and you look at people like a Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, these founding fathers who were so revered, how do you re-teach that?"

Co-host Anthony Mason also threw out some words in the dictionary that are now viewed as racist: "Tony made reference to it in introducing you, even terms like ‘Black Monday,’ ‘Black Sheep,’ can be freighted with a negative connotation that sometimes we don’t even realize."