Civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell ripped former President Barack Obama for mocking Republicans’ concern that critical race theory is threatening the United States.
Terrell was responding to comments Obama during a Monday interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, in which he said Republicans should be focusing on solving climate change and not going after critical race theory. (RELATED: ‘There Is No Evidence’: Horace Cooper Says Obama Uses A ‘Talking Past’ Technique To Ratify His Own Perception)
Critical race theory (CRT) holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.
“He is the last person on earth that should be promoting the critical race theory,” Terrell said Wednesday.
“He became president of the United States. when you promote a theory of hate that specifically targets a particular group of people – i.e. being white – that is a discussion that affects every American in this country. Who in this world oppressed President Obama? He became president! It makes no sense for him to be carrying the water supporting critical race theory.”
“The point is very simple to me,” Terrell said. “The critical race theory is a racist policy that did not hurt President Obama, and it’s untrue. It’s un-factual. It’s not true at all. All it does is divide this country. It is a very important issue that needs to be resolved.”