QAnon devotee and Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has finally weighed in on racism. The internet was not impressed.
The conspiracy theory-obsessed Congresswoman recently took to Twitter to give her two cents on a popular children's book about race.
In her tweet, Greene managed to mischaracterize the book's thesis, miss the point of her own visual aids and give a shout-out to the manufactured conservative moral panic du jour about Critical Race Theory all in one go.
Antiracist Baby—written by professor, scholar and writer Ibram X. Kendi—is a children's book that explains race issues to children. Kendi is the author of several celebrated books on race, most notably How To Be An Anti-Racist.
In her tweet, Taylor Greene shared screenshots from Antiracist Baby, one of which reads, "Antiracist baby is bred, not born," meaning that anti-racist principles must be taught to children in order for them to be put into practice throughout life.
To Taylor Greene, however, the line has a far more insidious meaning—babies are born racist.
Her tweet read:
"Babies are not racist."
"Babies are not born racist."
The book, of course, suggests no such thing.
And by attempting to criticize Kendi's book, Greene essentially regurgitated one of its central points—racism is a learned, not innate, behavior and hence its antidote, anti-racism, must also be learned.
Greene then went on to decry as racist the concept of Critical Race Theory, a movement among activists and scholars which asserts American racism is a social construct with systemic impacts upheld and enforced by legal systems.
The theory has been around for more than 30 years, but it has only recently become the subject of pearl-clutching by Republicans, who claim the theory states all White people are racist and should never be examined because it might make White people feel bad.
All in all, the internet wasn't impressed with Greene's racism tutorial.
Greene has drawn wide criticism for several bigoted comments in her brief congressional tenure, most recently for comparing vaccination requirements to the Holocaust.
Her latest hot take isn't faring any better.