Joe Rogan said during an episode of his “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast this week that the school his 9-year-old daughter attended back in the spring of 2020 pushed a woke “anti-racist” agenda on her in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
“When the whole George Floyd thing happened, one of the schools that my kids were going to back in California released this email, saying that it’s not enough to not be racist, you now must be anti-racist,” Rogan said. “And my kid’s nine at the time. What does that, what does that mean? These kids are not even remotely racist. Like, they have all sorts of different kinds of friends.”
“They — I’ve never heard them discuss it once,” Rogan continued. “It’s just ‘I like this person and she’s nice to me and we like to play together and we both like the same things’ and let’s — so to tell a 9-year-old that you have to be anti-racist, well, then they go looking for racism, they’re gonna go looking to confront it.”
Rogan said that he was all for teaching kids that racism is bad “but if you want to tell my 9-year-old, they have to be anti-racist, what does it mean?”
Rogan often takes shots at woke ideology, including going as far as predicting that the woke mob will, if left unchallenged, eventually make it so that “straight white men” are “not allowed to talk” or “go outside.”
Rogan made the remarks during a portion of an episode during which he and a guest were speaking about how difficult it would be to create a raunchy comedy movie in today’s politically correct environment.
Rogan and the guest had the following interaction:
GUEST: I was listening to a podcast the other day that I love that sorts of like a mental health podcast. And this lady was telling the host who’s like a straight white guy. He was like, I’m learning about privilege. And he was saying even my self-deprecating humor is a little bit offensive because it’s my privilege to do self-deprecating humor because as a straight white male people assume I’m joking, but other people couldn’t make such jokes because of whatever history and they were literally discussing earnestly how straight white men shouldn’t really try to be funny.
ROGAN: Was that guy a castrato?
GUEST: It felt a little castrato-y. I mean, it was just a really bizarre conversation.
ROGAN: You can never be woke enough, that’s the problem, it keeps going, it keeps going further and further and further down the line. And if you get to the point where you capitulate where you agree to all these demands, it will eventually get to straight white men are not allowed to talk. Because it’s your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history. It will be you’re not allowed to go outside because so many people were imprisoned for so many years. I mean, I’m not joking, it really will get there. It’s that crazy. You know, we just got to be nice to each other, man. And there’s a lot of people that are taking advantage of this weirdness in our culture, and then that becomes their thing. Their thing is calling people out for their privilege, calling people out for their position. You know, it’s so f***ing crazy times.
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