The Movement Against Critical Race Theory Is Deeply Necessary

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According to the establishment media, critical race theory, or CRT, is a distraction. It is a right-wing smear. It is a conservative attempt to quash the dark side of American history.

Most of all, according to the establishment media, you must never — ever — pay attention to the infusion of CRT into the nation’s institutions of power. According to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, controversy over CRT is a “creation … It keeps people watching or it keeps people clicking.”

According to CNN’s Bakari Sellers, CRT is just “America’s history.” According to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, those who criticize CRT are merely attempting to prevent “us from learning our history.”

Critical race theory, of course, is not America’s actual history. It is a perverse worldview, unsupportable by the evidence, in which all of America’s key institutions are inextricably rooted in white supremacy; it is an activist campaign demanding the destruction of those institutions.

The founders of CRT have written as much.

According to CRT founders Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, CRT is founded on two key premises: that “racism is ordinary, not aberrational — ‘normal science,’ the usual way society does business, the common, everyday experience of most people of color in this country”; second, that “our system of white-over-color ascendancy serves important purposes, both psychic and material.”

This means, according to Delgado and Stefancic, that “racism is difficult to cure or address” and that a formal commitment to legal equality on the basis of color-blindness is merely a guise for further discrimination.

Furthermore, CRT founders say that whites are unable to understand racism, and that “minority status … brings with it a presumed competence to speak about race and racism.”

CRT therefore holds that racism is embedded deeply in American life, unconsciously into white American psyches, and that it is impossible for white Americans to understand their own racism or that of the system, let alone to remove it.

The only solution: tearing away the only systems that have ever provided widespread liberty and prosperity. As fellow CRT founder Derrick Bell wrote, “The whole liberal worldview of private rights and public sovereignty mediated by the rule of law needed to be exploded.”

CRT isn't merely a tool of legal analysis, either, as many of its dishonest defenders claim. Delgado and Stefancic are clear:

"Although CRT began as a movement in the law, it has rapidly spread beyond that discipline. Today, many in the field of education consider themselves critical race theorists ... Political scientists ponder voting strategies coined by critical race theorists ... Unlike some academic disciplines, critical race theory contains an activist dimension."

So, what has CRT accomplished? The near-complete subjugation of our higher educational system, which now traffics regularly in CRT-related theories; the corruption of our establishment media, who parrot the anti-Americanism of CRT as "just history"; the infusion of CRT into nearly every area of the government, under the Biden-esque Newspeak of "equity." And yet, if Americans notice this -- if Americans lobby school boards to bar indoctrination in the cultish nonsense of CRT -- these institutional actors tell those Americans that there is nothing to see.

The grassroots pushback against CRT is rooted in the best of the American tradition: a rejection of racial essentialism in favor of individualism, an enthusiastic endorsement of agency rather than determinism, a willingness to stand united against tribalism.

We all ought to fight those who have hijacked and weaponized our institutions against all of these traditionally American ideals. Anything less would be an abdication of the trust we have been given -- a trust that has resulted in liberty, equality and prosperity beyond imagining for nearly all of human history.

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19 thoughts on “The Movement Against Critical Race Theory Is Deeply Necessary”

  1. Our racism is in our DNA. The Constitution was written, making a Black person 3/5 of a person.
    That’s the start of it. Slavery was acceptable. That immediately put the Black person in an inferior
    position, also viewed as less that a total being. Many don’t know that a Black man was exhibited in
    a cage, in the 1800’s. Chinese people were treated as so much detritus, but they helped build the railroads.

    It just may be human nature to some beneath others. However, our history is not really kind towards other
    races. That is fact. One can’t argue, we treated all with respect and love, not when we have a history of
    owning people.

    1. Are you aware that Africans were sold into slavery by blacks? Doesn’t that make them inherently racist?

    2. If you studied history more completely you would have discovered that the 3/5 a person was put in place to keep the southern slave-owning states from using their slaves (who were not allowed to vote) as a way to increase their representation in Congress so they could outvote the States that we’re seeking to free the slaves. You also would have learned slavery was all too common throughout the world. Whites were enslaved as much as every other race. Black Africans sold their own people to be shipped to the Americas.

      But most importantly the United States was the first country to write in their governing documents all men are created equal under God and that we receive our rights from God to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The importance of our liberties being from God is that it is supposed to keep our government, the “leaders” of our government from taking our rights away from us.

    3. Samantha – can you provide for me a list of other countries that exercised slavery at the same time America allowed it and have since abolished slavery? No nation is perfect, but America has done more to the right the wrongs of the past than any other country.

      If you disagree, that’s your right, but then I would suggest you find a better place to live, PLEASE. I don’t want you stuck in a nation you believe is inherently racist.

      Just remember, America builds walls to keep others out – not in.

    4. Humans discriminate every day about everything. It’s why you chose jam over cream cheese on your bagel. But we
      are wise enough to recognize not to discriminate against other races. Laws can be made and enforced, but we are
      all different. We can regulate a person’s social racist behavior but we cannot change what occurs in the heart and mind in one fell swoop. Time heals all wounds.
      We are all only human, fraught with all our imperfections, and we have and will continue to live with it. And adjust.

    5. Racism is not in our DNA. Slavery in the Middle East existed long before the U.S. was even a nation and it dwarfed it by millions. In fact, slavery has existed in all of history and all races have been the perpetrators and victims of slavery at one time or another. Also, Blacks enslaved Blacks, Native Americans enslaved Native Americans, and Whites enslaved Whites. Slavery even existed in other parts of the world after the U.S. Civil War. For instance, slavery was legal in Saudi Arabia until 1962, and in Oman until 1970. Actually, the U.S. is one of the leaders in eradicating slavery.

    6. I agree; except that you left out the fact that the first slave
      owner was a black man. One of the wealthiest men in South Carolina was a former slave whose owner set him free. He bought slaves to work his land. I’m Native American; we were slaves. The Egyptians held the Jews in slavery for 430
      years. There is never an excuse for slavery: but it has been around for thousands of years. America definitely not the first country to practice slavery. Slavery is being practiced today; it’s called human trafficking.

    1. The Dept of Education was created under Jimmy Carter in the late 70’s. The current budget for the Dept. of Education is . . . . . . ready folks . . . . . . . $68 BILLION!! As of 2018, the Dept has 3912 employees.

      If America did without this COMMUNIST department before the late 1970’s, we can do without it now!! Use those funds to prop up the Social Security fund which has been funded by the WORKING PEOPLE of America.

  2. CRT could be real constructive is it told the truth. How no slaves where captured by mean white people, but instead sold by African chiefs for goods the whites sold to them. How the majority of people who owns slaved treated them pretty damn well, because you don’t buy a slave then beat them or whip them like in the fantasy movie Roots.
    How American has helped the black people ever since they have been free. Trying to bring them up to the same level as everyone else. How America threw money at them with the war on poverty thru liberal Johnson. School Busing, voting rights, affirmative action etc etc. And yet, they still call whites recast, they burn and loot at the drop of a hat. They have the highest crime rate of an race. They cause their on racial divide by calling themself African Americans when 99.9% have NEVER been to Africa, etc etc. Yep, CRT would be great if we address the real problem instead of covering it up and keep refusing to tackling the real problem.

  3. One question that nobody in the news media has asked about the “critical race theory” yet and should be asked!! Under CRT, they say that all white people are ‘racists”!! If that is true , why has not one Cheater criminal Democrat Party Mob white leaders like CHEATER Joe Biden , Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi been replaced by colored political party leaders, aren’t they white racists leaders too”????????? Fair is fair!!!!!

  4. We need a united front of every State to be able to be strong enough to confront this theory which is a big part of the communist teachings and ideas
    If we don’t stand together against it, they will continue brain washing our children;;s minds as they have been doing for a long time
    Communism needs people divided so that there is no group big and strong enough to confront them I think that it is time to get together and fight to get what is our great country

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