During Bill Maher's "Real Time" show on Friday night, Maher got into a tense exchange with long-time recurring guest Michael Eric Dyson over the subject of critical race theory (CRT) for misrepresenting Critical Race Theory and the parents concerned by the ideology.

"The point is that parents who were spooked by Critical Race Theory, none of whom can define it, when you ask them what it is, they don’t know. And if you say you're concerned about history in America, when it comes to black history, it becomes a dead end," said Dyson.

Maher cut in to say, "I find that a disingenuous argument because I don’t think that is what people are objecting to. I think there are maybe some place in this country where people will, but they are not objecting to black history being taught. There are other things going on in the schools."

Dyson replied to say, "Like what?"

"Like separating children by race and describing them as either oppressed or oppressor. I mean, there are children coming home who feel traumatized by this. That's what parents are objecting to," explained Maher.

"You do know that the beginning ... of Critical Race Theory in modern times was two years ago, Christopher Rufo, a white guy who said, look, I'm reading the anti-racist literature, I see this Critical Race stuff, this stuff will make good publicity, and he began to drive it home ... We got stories on both sides. I do think you're underestimating the anti-black sentiment that's deeply entrenched, that's way beyond Trump," replied Dyson.

Loury then chimed in with a completely different angle:

"First of all, it's American history that we are talking about. And the question is, in what register to we tell the history of America. Blacks don't have a separate history."