GOP Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters recently made remarks to the Sun City Republican Club noting that he has moved on from generally stating that Critical Race Theory is racist. For the third time, Masters has expressed the belief that Critical Race Theory is specifically “anti-white racism.”
“All it does is teach kids to identify in racial terms. Right? You are good or bad, depending on what you look like,” Masters commented to the audience.
“At this point it is straight up anti-white racism. I don’t think we’re allowed to say that. But let’s call it what it is. It is toxic, and it does not belong in our schools.”
Masters’ remarks came during a long winded rant about Critical Race Theory, which has increasingly come up among conservatives using it as a point of debate in the months leading up to the 2022 midterm elections.
Masters said on Tucker Carlson’s program on Fox News back in November that his advisers warned against his discussion of CRT on-air, but “I can navigate issues like this,” he said.
“I think it is important to have people who are going to be bold and take the arrows and talk about some difficult subjects in our country. So I said critical race theory is anti-white racism. I went on to explain that it is bad for white kids, obviously. But it is bad for black kids and Latino kids, it is bad for every kid to hear that toxic crap.”
Additionally, Masters claimed that scarce coronavirus treatments are being rationed based on race, a concept for which he blamed CRT.
“If you’re a white person, it doesn’t matter if you are more sick, you’re not going to get this therapeutic because we have a limited supply and it should go to a person of color who is historic[ally disadvantaged],” he said. “If you do that too much, even if you let that take root at all, pretty soon you don’t have a real country anymore.”