DeSantis calls systemic racism ‘a bunch of horse manure’
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted the concept of systemic racism in a Friday town hall with Fox News. He called the idea “horse manure” and said America has more opportunities than any other country.
“Well it’s a bunch of horse manure,” DeSantis said, “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 who have been able to succeed and all.”
The governor tore into Critical Race Theory and questioned how a society can stand if the people subscribe to that line of thinking.
“And here’s the problem with things like critical race theory that they’re peddling,” DeSantis said. “They’re basically saying that all our institutions are bankrupt, and they’re illegitimate, okay so how do you have a society if everything in your society is illegitimate.”
DeSantis had led the fight against this growing ideology, having banned it a month ago in his state.
“So it’s a very harmful ideology and I would say really a race-based version of a Marxist-type ideology,” he said. “So we’ve banned it in our schools here in Florida, and we’re not going to put any tax dollars to critical race theory. And we want to treat people as individuals and not as members of groups.”