Nikki Haley calls for every governor in America to ban funding for critical race theory in schools

Her comments come as school districts garner nationwide scrutiny over CRT initiatives.

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday eviscerated critical race theory, calling for “every governor in the United States” to “ban” the racially charged academic movement.

“Think about a 5-year-old that starts kindergarten and they don’t know anything about color. If she’s White, you’re telling her she’s bad. If she’s Brown or Black, you’re telling her she will never be enough and she’s always a victim. That’s harmful for the well-being of our children,” Haley told “America Reports.” 

Haley’s comments come as school districts nationwide have been scrutinized by parents in recent months over CRT-themed topics being taught in some classrooms and CRT seminars being offered to teachers and administrations. 

The former South Carolina governor argued that teaching critical race theory will have “long-lasting effects” on children. Moreover, Haley asserted critical race theory does not need to be taught to children in kindergarten as it is on the collegiate level.

Furthering her point, Haley recalled being “teased” as a kid for being Indian, sharing what her mother’s response was to the situation.

“I remember getting teased when I was younger in rural South Carolina and my mom would say, ‘Your job is to show them how you’re similar and not how you’re different,'” Haley said.