What is Critical Race Theory?
Western society is going through fundamental and far reaching changes and we have passed the time when we can deny it. For many people the idea of transformation is exciting. To them it means better things on the way and a better world coming. But this is a naïve and dangerous view. Not all doctrines or changes are good. In fact, many of them are dangerous, even evil.
Critical Race Theory
One example is Critical Race Theory. If you’re not familiar with it you soon will be, and you’ll be shocked. It is spreading through our institutions at record speed. Critical Race Theory (which I will hereafter refer to as C.R.T.) teaches that the world is made up of oppressors and the oppressed and the greatest oppressor of all is white people. It is clear about this. Anyone who has encountered C.R.T. knows just how fanatical it can be. To C.R.T. true believers white people are racists…whether they know it or not. C.R.T. teaches that “white supremacy” is the source of all that is wrong with the world, and that Whites are inherently racist and responsible for the world’s evils. No one else can be racist except them.
C.R.T. theorists use the term “Whiteness” to refer to attitudes and values based on the European cultural norms that make up our society. They want those values dismantled and destroyed. And that’s not all. Ultimately, they want an end to western civilization. Their goal is clear, and they are not shy about expressing it. C.R.T. is a highly aggressive and discriminatory doctrine. It is anti white, anti historic and anti rational. And, unfortunately, they have succeeded in creating an appalling form of discrimination and racism based on a hatred of western society and all it stands for.
C.R.T. is spreading quickly. Many U.S. school districts have accepted it in their curriculums and even wholeheartedly embraced it. It has invaded other parts of society as well, such as corporations, universities and government. In Canada the Global Affairs department is teaching the principles of C.R.T. to its employees. Yes. You read that right. They are even boasting that, in doing so, they were inspired by C.R.T. Some of the ideas being promoted include the idea that whites are the only ones who can be racist, and that concepts like individuality, objectivity and punctuality are “white supremacist” ideas that need to be discouraged or eradicated. In some American schools teachers are required to go to racially segregated seminars in which, if they are white, they are taught that they are promoters of “unconscious racist bias” and must learn where they are situated on the pyramid of “white supremacy.” How could this have happened?
Colour not Merit, Identity not Humanity
It happened because, over the last six decades, radical left wing ideology grew in western society, and we did not do enough to oppose it. Now it has taken root. We are living in a new world where skin colour counts more than merit and identity with a “oppressed” group matters more than your humanity. Ironically, this is the exact opposite of what Dr. Martin Luther King advocated in his famous 1963 speech in which he hoped that his children would be judged “not on the colour of their skin but on the content of their character.” Now we have returned to a reverse version of the world he fought against, a world in which skin colour can determine your fate and segregation is once again practiced and encouraged. Identity politics and radical leftist ideology have gained power in our society unopposed by many people who should have known better.
A New Civil Rights Movement
It’s time for us to create a new movement that will resist the racial animus and obsession of C.R.T. and relegate this new form of hatred to the “dustbin of history.” It is up to us to restore balance to our world, to honour reality and merit and to tell the truth about our history and humanity. In doing so we will be enlisting ourselves on the same side as Dr. King in a new way against the kind of bigots he once opposed. This new form of racism must end, but that can only happen if we refuse to accept the flawed and prejudicial ideology it is based on and fight for what is best in ourselves and the human spirit.