Recently, a whistleblower at Hasbro, secretly recorded and leaked a company training session which argued that babies as young as three months show a racial bias.
The whistleblower was a black packing engineer, David Johnson, who shared the footage with Project Veritas. The training, done by California-based non-profit “The Conscious Kid,” essentially mimicked teachings of Critical Race Theory, and claimed that kinds “as young as two are already using race to reason about people’s behaviors.”
“We may see this play out in daycare or on the playgrounds and how kids are starting to choose or exclude playmates and friends,” the training claimed. Then they continued with the lecture, claiming that children as young as exemplify a racial preference and show a “pro-white bias.”
“By age three, children are already starting to apply stereotypes, and research shows that they also may use racist language intentionally at this age,” the training said. “White children at this age may report explicit or overt negative attitudes towards people of color … By age four, kids are showing a strong and consistent pro-white anti-black bias.”
The nonprofit, The Conscious Kid, giving the training, has also been linked to the “cancellation” of Dr. Seuss books and Nickelodeon’s race-based special.
“At the age of five, children show many of the same racial attitudes held by adults,” the training continued. “Children are really sensitive to the status of different racial groups in our society and show a high-status bias towards white people, which is the socially privileged group in our society. White children show pro-white bias at this age.”
The Conscious Kid supports taking actions that “disrupt racism” in young children by promoting “age-appropriate” “anti-racist” literature. Hasbro’s training was executed by The Conscious Kid co-founder Kate Ishizuka-Stephens.
Hasbro has claimed that the training by the non-profit to Hasbro employees was mischaracterized by Project Veritas in comments to the Daily Mail.
“Our mission is to create the world’s best play and entertainment experiences that connect children, fans, and families around the world,” a Hasbro spokesperson said. “We occasionally invite third-party speakers for optional sessions to discuss diverse viewpoints. As always, the views expressed by external speakers are their own and do not reflect the views of the company.”
David Johnson, the employee who shared the training with Project Veritas, has been placed under investigation to determine whether or not he violated company policy, including a confidentiality agreement. He told Sean Hannity on Fox that he was suspended by Hasbro and that he lost access to all of his work accounts.