Whistleblower claims Hasbro’s mandatory CRT training teaches that BABIES can be racist and by 5 years old ‘kids are showing strong and consistent pro-white anti-black bias’
- David Johnson, an engineering contractor, recorded racial bias training
- The Hasbro training was mandatory and hosted by firm The Conscious Kid
- The Conscious Kid co-founder Kate Ishizuka-Stephens said children’s racial bias escalates as they age
- Babies as young as three months old ‘already express preference by race’
- By age 5, Ishizuka-Stephens said, kids ‘show many of the same racial attitudes held by adults’
- The famed toymaker’s offerings include Monopoly, Battleship and Operation as well as My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and Potato Head
A packaging engineer working with Hasbro secretly recorded the company’s mandatory racial bias training, which teaches that a baby as young as three months old can ‘already express preference by race.’
David Johnson said he felt compelled to record the meeting ‘focused on CRT (Critical Race Theory)’ as soon as he learned about it.
The training, held by The Conscious Kid, states that babies’ racial biases only grow as they age, and that kids ‘as young as two are already using race to reason about people’s behaviors.
The training centered on media and child behavior, with Kate Ishizuka-Stephens explaining that children’s racist thoughts and behaviors escalate as they age and mimic adults
‘We may see this play out in daycare or on the playground – and how kids are starting to choose or exclude playmates and friends.’
Johnson worked as a contractor for the famed toymaker through London-based IT recruiting firm Harvey Nash, according to Fox News.
He first shared the contents of the training with the far-right group Project Veritas.
‘I felt parents really needed to know what was happening,’ he said.
The training was led by Conscious Kid co-founder Kate Ishizuka-Stephens.
It appears to suggest that children’s’ racial bias escalates as they observe adults and the social order around them, according to information shared with Project Veritas.
‘By age three, children are already starting to apply stereotypes, and research shows that they also may use racist language intentionally at this age.
‘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.’
It goes on to say that ‘white children’ can show ‘pro-white bias’ by age 5.
‘At the age of five, children show many of the same racial attitudes held by adults – 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.’
Hasbro and The Conscious Kid did not immediately respond to requests for comment from DailyMail.com.
Johnson believes the training reinforces racial division and that Hasbro wanted to pass that on to the children that play with its toys.
The Rhode Island-based company sells board-game favorites such as Monopoly, Battleship and Operation and toys such as My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and Potato Head, which dropped the ‘Mr.’ from its brand name and announced a gender-neutral version in February.
Hasbro contracted Johnson through the firm Harvey Nash. Above, Hasbro HQ in Rhode Island
The company markets board games like Monopoly and toys like G.I. Joe and My Little Pony
In February, Hasbro announced the Potato Head brand would feature a gender-neutral version
‘CRT teaches people – and at Hasbro they wanted to teach children – to judge people based on race. And that’s not something that I feel that I think Dr. Martin Luther King would’ve supported,’ Johnson told Fox.
‘That’s something [King] wanted to end in this country. It’s not the correct path forward that we should be taking.’
Contracting firm Harvey Nash says Johnson did not share any concerns with his employer before going to the Project Veritas, and that it had no part in The Conscious Kid’s lectures.
‘It is important to note that Harvey Nash, Inc. was unaware of and had no role whatsoever in developing or delivering the training in question,’ Marketing Director Robert Grimsey said in a statement provided to DailyMail.com
‘It is not and would not be appropriate for us to pass judgement on training that our clients choose to develop and/or deliver to their employees and contractors.’
Johnson’s behavior is being investigated to see if ‘any of our client’s or our own policies (including ones around confidentiality) were violated.’
Speaking on Hannity Monday night, Johnson disclosed he has since been suspended and had lost access to Hasbro work accounts.