'White guilt' discussion triggers Fox News host: 'I'm teaching my daughter not to see color'
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Fox News hosts argued on Wednesday that white children should be taught not to see color, leaving them blind to racial disparities.

Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth kicked off a segment about racial awareness by complaining that one school had circulated a chart that outlined the stages of "white identities," from white supremacists to white abolitionists.

"There's been some backlash and some people are not liking it," co-host Steve Doocy reported.

"What about the abuse directed at white kids?" Hegseth wondered. "They're told to be guilty for the color of their skin. Haven't we been trying to move past that idea?"

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt agreed.

"Yes, it's a tough topic," she remarked. "And Black Lives Matter -- I'm not speaking for you guys -- but I hear their complaints and it makes me sad and I have paid more attention to that, teaching my daughter not to see color, to see that everyone is God's child. She's five years old. We haven't had those major conversations yet."

Earhardt said that Americans may need to talk about racism "as a country but to put it in our schools and to force those conversations, a lot of parents are saying in New York that it's too much, that they want to be able to talk to their kids about those things and not have the school manipulate or to force them to think a certain way."

Instead of racism, the Fox News host said schools should "focus on mathematics, focus on history, focus on why we're paying these tax dollars to send our kids to school."

"Don't have these conversations at school," she added. "Leave that up to the parents."

Hegseth argued that "certain people" are being condemned "for the color of their skin."

"What I want to teach my kids is that you don't see someone by the color of their skin," he opined. "That's the whole idea that we are one blood. Something like this takes us backwards and says, 'No! You're identity is the color of your skin, white or black.'"

After quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to make his point, Hegseth added, "It's serious because kids are learning it."

"It's real," Earhardt remarked.

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