White children ‘don’t deserve innocence’: CNN guest pushes pounding shame into kids at a young age

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CNN was slammed for allowing airtime to an “anti-racism” activist who declared that white children “don’t deserve innocence.”

Activist and author Tim Wise gave a bigoted lesson to CNN viewers this week on the guilt of “white privilege” and how white parents can properly be an ally of “anti-racists.”


(Source: CNN)

Wise contended that children need to be repeatedly taught about their white privilege and police brutality when they are very young, claiming that their innocence must be sacrificed because black children have had their innocence robbed due to fears instilled into them growing up.

“One of my children’s teachers sent all parents a letter yesterday. And it was a link to this article,” co-host Poppy Harlow said on “CNN Newsroom,” referring to an article about discussing white privilege with the young. “When should parents do this with their kids and how?”

“Well you know, we started doing it when our kids were like six, I’m sure they hated me at the time for trying to talk about white privilege when they were trying to watch a Disney film,” Wise replied.

“But to be perfectly honest, its a great place to explore it. The media, the things our kids are being exposed to, and no, at first they’re not going to understand, but you keep coming back to it, keep coming back to it at age-appropriate ways,” he added.

The author of several books, including the memoir, “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son,” Wise has spread his views on race issues to audiences at conferences, college and high school campuses and community groups for 25 years. He effectively told the CNN audience this week that rather than focus on fostering unity and improving lives, children in white families need to be subjected to psychological abuse.

“I think the important thing for white parents to keep in the front of our mind is that if black children in this country are not allowed innocence and childhood without fear of being killed by police or marginalized in some other way, then our children don’t deserve innocence,” Wise said.

“If Tamir Rice can be shot dead in a public park playing with a toy gun, something white children do all over this country every day without the same fear of being shot, if Tamir Rice can be killed, then white children need to be told at least at the same age, if they can’t be innocent, we don’t get to be innocent,” he declared.

“If we could keep that in the front of our minds, then perhaps we would be able to hear what black and brown folks are telling us every day and have been for many years,” he concluded.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson cited Wise’s comments in a monologue this week, warning about those in power who seek to incite racial division, calling out the “cult” mentality growing in the country.

“Many in power are pushing hard for racial division, for hatred, for violence. And let’s pray they don’t get what they want,” Carlson said. “Tribal conflict will destroy a country faster than any plague.”

Parents were told by “Good Morning America” this week that must teach their white children to be “anti-racists” from “birth” and an author on “CBS This Morning” argued that babies can discern race and thus, the issue should be addressed as soon as they are born.

Wise was torched on social media for his comments on CNN, with many Twitter users slamming his call for parents to sacrifice their own children on the altar of political correctness.

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