Caitlyn Jenner has vowed to fight “critical race theory”, claiming that it “teaches racism” to kids, in a rollercoaster interview.
Speaking to Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner on Wednesday (23 June) about her run for California governor, Jenner was asked about her thoughts on “critical race theory”.
In the interview, neither Jenner nor Faulkner actually defined critical race theory, which is essentially the belief that racism is embedded within legal systems, policies and society rather than just being an issue of individual prejudice, and Jenner appeared to think that it meant “teaching” children to be racist.
Jenner declared: “I will do everything to fight critical race theory being taught to our children.
“This generation coming up is probably the least racist generation, the most open-minded generation in the history of our country, we don’t need to set them back and try to teach them racism.
“So I am totally 100 per cent against that.”
She continued: “The reason I’m running for governor is that I’m standing up. I don’t like what’s been happening in our state, it’s been horrible, the decline of our state.”
The California gubernatorial candidate was, of course, asked vaguely about her thoughts on “transgender policies”.
The former Olympian and reality TV star repeated her go-to line, saying: “I’ve been very outspoken about this, I believe that we need to protect girls’ sports in schools, high schools, I think that’s extremely important.”
Bizarrely, her conversation with Faulkner then shifted to the topic of whether Jenner would make a good president.
Despite just moments before insisting that trans girls shouldn’t play sports in school and that children should not be taught about racism in society, Jenner said: “I am a Republican, but I’m an inclusive Republican. I think that’s what the Republican party is missing… I want the Republican party to come to me.”
Caitlyn Jenner recently claimed that coming out as Republican was harder than coming out as transgender
Earlier this month, Caitlyn Jenner said it was “easier” for her to come out as trans to her family than it was to say that she was running for California governor as a Republican.
Speaking again to Fox News, she said: “I’ve talked to all my family about running for governor and to be honest with you, it was easier to come out as trans than as a Republican candidate for governor, it was a lot tougher to sell.”
Discussing step-daughter Kim Kardashian, she added: “I have not asked her to be involved in my campaign, but I guarantee you, as time goes on and I become governor, I’m sure she’ll have my ear.”
Recent polls have shown that just six per cent of California voters would consider voting for Jenner.