When David Johnson learned that Hasbro, the Rhode Island-based manufacturer of Play-Doh, Star Wars, and Marvel toys, learned that the company wanted to use Critical Race Theory when developing their new items for small children, he did not agree with the push. Now, Johnson has come forward with a video showcasing Hasbro’s use of Critical Race Theory in their toy development process.
Nevertheless, Hasbro does not have any plans to back down from making “woke” toys. They recently partnered with The Conscious Kid, which is an “organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth.” Hasbro, with the help of The Conscious Kids, will create more toys that are inclusive for all children who play to learn.
When Johnson, a former packaging engineer at Hasbro, learned that he had to attend a mandatory training session in Critical Race Theory, he knew that this would outrage conservative toy buyers, so he recorded a video of the training and passed it along to Project Veritas, which exposed the insider’s secret to the world.
Johnson, who is a Black man, was willing to risk his entire career to share the behind-the-scenes information that Hasbro shares with their employees.
The training in Critical Race Theory for Hasbro’s employees was led by The Conscious Kid co-founder Kate Ishizuka-Stephens. During the training, she explained that research shows that children develop a “pro-white bias” by the time they are five years old.
“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,” she says in the recorded video.
“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,” the Conscious Kids co-founder says. “White children show pro-white bias at this age.”
“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,” the Hasbro whistleblower said.
During a talk with Fox News, Johnson said: “That’s something [King] wanted to end in this country. It’s not the correct path forward that we should be taking.”