CBS News amplified Marxist rhetoric from activist Ibram X. Kendi to “transform the nation” by dismantling what he called “racist narratives and policies” that supposedly plague America and its institutions.
In a video originally posted to CBS News’ Twitter account, Kendi, an open anti-capitalist with a long history of calling for racial strife, argued that the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death was not justice.
“Chauvin is headed to jail, but is America headed to justice?” the CBS contributor asked. “Is justice convicting a police officer or is justice convicting America?”
"Is justice convicting a police officer, or is justice convicting America?”
CBS News produces an Ibram Kendi segment arguing it’s insufficient to convict Derek Chauvin, we must also “convict” America and impose “anti-racist” policies that “transform this nation." pic.twitter.com/bvVGjEyjZF
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 21, 2021
During the two-minute segment, Kendi argued that Floyd’s death was not an isolated incident but signaled the “problem is structural” using his familiar narrative that “white terror is as American as the Stars and Stripes.”
“The problem is, every single American who sees George Floyd and Breonna Taylor is dangerous, rather than the policies that lead to health disparities, under-resourced schools, disproportionate black poverty and unemployment, and few resources for all of us suffering from drug abuse, from mental illnesses, from despair,” Kendi said.
True justice, Kendi said, comes when “racist narratives and policies” are removed from American institutions and replaced with racist critical race theory policies disguised as progress.
“Justice is not closing a case. Justice is not closing the cell door on Chauvin. Justice is closing the door on racist narratives and policies that endangered Floyd, that still endanger black people, that endangers America,” Kendi concluded. “Justice is opening the door to an anti-racist future where American fear is endangered. Where I no longer live in fear. Where Americans no longer live in fear of me. Justice has convicted America. Now we must put in the time transforming this nation.”
CBS News is owned by Viacom, one of the biggest mass media companies. They did not respond to The Federalist’s questions asking if amplifying an activist who hates capitalism contradicts their company’s practices.