Ben Shapiro vs Smug Race Baiter on Real Time with Bill Maher

On Friday night the Daily Wire co-founder, Ben Shapiro and an MSNBC contributor, Malcolm Nance appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss critical race theory.

The reason for the need to have this discussion, as pointed out on the show, is the sudden prevalence of critical race theory occurring in mainstream discussion. The fact that this ideology is incrementally being introduced in schools as part of daily learning and is quickly becoming the new, ‘taboo’ subject no one is allowed to oppose or denounce.

But what is it exactly?

Bill Maher first poses this question to Ben Shapiro, to which he responds, “critical race theory essentially argues that racism is baked into all the systems of American society and that any sort of neutral system is in fact a guise for racial power.” He goes onto to describe how critical race theory authors believe that things such as meritocracy and capitalism are merely guises for power which uphold systems rooted in racism.

The same question is then posed to Malcom Nance, to which he sarcastically responds, “oh, I agree with everything he just said.” He goes on to describe how Ben Shapiro’s characterisation of critical race theory, as done so by the CRT authors, is grounded in truth.

Ben Shapiro points out the fact that if CRT is grounded in truth, why is it that Malcolm Nance has merit? If the system is set up to deny the very same groups that Malcolm is part of, how did he succeed?

Ben Shapiro points out evidence of CRT manifesting itself in schools by pointing out that Americas fifth largest school district has recently lowered its standards with regard to testing in order to “alleviate disparities in outcome.”

The discussion very quickly descends into a nonsensical exchange of political talking points.

The clip finishes with Malcolm Nance asking if this is what Ben Shapiro does on his show? “Because it sucks.” Ben Shapiro responds, “I will comfort myself by sleeping on my bed made of money.”

Watch the exchange here:

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