‘Slaves Built This Country’: Disney Kids’ Show Pushes CRT-Inspired Interpretation Of History

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Disney has released the second season of “The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder,” a children’s show promoting a Critical Race Theory-inspired interpretation of history.

Clips from the colorful kids cartoon show an ensemble of characters repeating the phrase “slaves built this country,” in reference to the United States.

“Slaves built this country. And we, the descendants of slaves in America, have earned reparations for their suffering. And continue to earn reparations every moment we spend submerged in the systemic prejudice, racism, and white supremacy that America was founded with and still has not atoned for,” the characters said.

The Disney+ Originals animated series was released Feb. 1 for streaming. (RELATED: ‘The Corporate Kingdom Has Come To An End’: Florida Legislature To Strip Disney Of Self-Governing Status)

“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” features main character Penny Proud addressing topics culturally sensitive to the black community, like interracial dating and Juneteenth.

Executive Producer Latoya Raveneau, a self-described “biromantic asexual,” revealed that Disney show-runners were welcoming of her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda,” boasting that she “was adding queerness” to children’s programming.

The show will air on the Disney Channel on March 4, continuing Disney’s pattern of releasing content on both its streaming service and linear network as the company abandons its old strategy of prioritizing subscribers over money made from its programming, according to What’s On Disney Plus.

This is not the first time Disney has faced backlash for wading into politics. Last year, the company found itself in the spotlight when “Lightyear” featured a lesbian kiss and “Strange World” featured a young, gay protagonist. Both movies flopped at the box office.

The issue spilled over into a political battle between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after the governor signed “The Parental Rights in Education Act” on March 28. Critics alleged the law amounted to a “Don’t Say Gay” bill.