Conservative journalist and thought leader Tucker Carlson warned that Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) ideology — which rewards groups based on god given classifications such as race and gender while demonizing and punishing others — could lead to violence if allowed to continue in its current form.
While speaking with Breaking Points host Saagar Enjeti, Carlson likened the rise of DEI standards in hiring, legal proceedings and economic outcomes to Jim Crow laws. “I mean, it’s grotesque. The idea that certain people on the basis of immutable characteristics get certain privileges and other people are hurt on the basis of their immutable characteristics, like that’s totally incompatible with America,” he said.
“It’s gotta be a colorblind meritocracy or it can’t keep going because it’s a pluralistic society. There’s no majority of anything that has anything in common,” the former Fox News host added.
Carlson went on to stress that the future of the United States depends on the preservation of merit-based systems.
“And also, by the way, we’re going to get to violence really soon if this stuff continues,” he added. “If you tell people that this group or that group is bad because they’re in that group, because they look a certain way or because their parents looked a certain way, if you tell them that over time, that group’s going to get hurt. And we don’t need to guess about this. Well, actually, it happened in Europe not that long ago, but it’s happened throughout history.”
When discussing the causes of the ideology’s spread — which accelerated in the aftermath of the George Floyd riots in 2020 — Carlson blamed “white guilt and self-hatred.” He did note that the ideology will not stop with white Americans and added that he would be just as outspoken if other groups were being targeted in similar ways.
“It’s totally immoral, it’s the thing we said we hated Jim Crow and the Nuremberg laws. I mean name it it’s like it’s the original sin of man attacking people on the basis of things that they can’t control they were they were born with.”