A CBS contributor went on air, during a Sunday broadcast of “Face the Nation,” saying a ban on “assault weapons” is like America’s fight to end slavery.
During a segment in the show meant to recognize Juneteenth, famed Critical Race Theory activist Ibram X. Kendi said American freedom is freedom from “assault rifles.”
“I’m actually going to teach her that … throughout this nation’s history, there’s [sic] been two perspectives on freedom, really two fights for freedom. Enslaved people were fighting for freedom from slavery, and enslavers were fighting for the freedom to enslave.”
He continued by saying, “And in many ways that sort of contrast still exists today. There are people who are fighting for freedom from assault rifles, freedom from poverty, freedom from exploitation. And there are others who are fighting for freedom to exploit, freedom to have guns, freedom to maintain inequality.”
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Kendi went on to say, “I really want to get her to understand there are multiple kinds of freedom, and she should be fighting for and joining with those who are fighting for freedom from something like slavery. And the way kids can understand it is, kids understand bad rules.” He also said, “there are things that are not fair in society. And that’s why, let’s say black people, have less. It’s not because they are less.”