Critical race theory may be the Democrat-Left's filthiest, ugliest Big Lie. It defines America as inherently and irredeemably bigoted, denounces all whites as racial oppressors, and diminishes all Blacks as racially oppressed victims.
Lies, lies, lies.
The third lie is the worst.
Black Lives Matter, the ''diversity'' police, and other ''systemic racism''-mongers relentlessly claim that white privilege and white supremacy blockade Black success. Blacks think, ''Yes, we can.'' The Democrat-Left replies: ''No, you can't.''
Last June, Seattle staged interrupting internalized racial superiority and whiteness. This segregated brainwashing program for white municipal workers accused them of rendering people of color ''unable to imagine a way forward that comes from a place of humanity and empowerment.''
So, Blacks are paralyzed victims, as helpless as butterflies ensnared in a tarantula's web of white racism.
This frightful fantasy is concocted to leave Blacks cold and scared — all the better to swaddle them in the warm, loving arms of the Left. Ultimately, like every Democrat effort, this is about getting elected, retaining power, and controlling Americans as tightly as possible. If this cleaves America like an ax-split log, so be it. If whites must be vilified unfairly as bigots — to a man, woman, and child — who cares?
And if Blacks feel not empowered but enfeebled within an alleged whirlpool of white hate, then too bad. The Democrat-Left's insatiable thirst for total political domination must be quenched, by any means necessary.
The Atlantic on April 3 covered Ndona Muboyayi. She enrolled her son and daughter in Evanston, Illinois' government schools in 2018. She recalls, ''within the first year, my children were being taught about white supremacy and white privilege and that all white people were rich and racist.''
Since age 11, her son dreamed of becoming a lawyer. But, before long, he had abandoned his aspirations. ''Mommy,'' he explained, ''there are these systems put in place that prevent Black people from accomplishing anything.''
''That's what they're teaching Black kids,'' Muboyayi said. ''The narrative is, 'You can't get ahead.'''
The Democrat-Left deliberately preaches this gospel of black failure:
The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture published a chart last July detailing Aspects & Assumptions of Whiteness. It listed ''hard work,'' ''decision-making,'' ''intellect,'' ''The King's English rules,'' and ''Be polite.'' Ergo, the assumptions of Blackness would include sloth, indecision, idiocy, illiteracy, and discourtesy. Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke could not expect less of Blacks.
''Like we got this standard English thing,'' said New York University education professor David Kirkland, creator of New York State's ''culturally responsive + sustaining education'' curriculum. ''We don't even know why we tell people to you know, um, learn standard English.''
''By saying that this is a standard English or even an English-only classroom, we are consenting to the, you know, the master narrative,'' he added in a March 6, 2019, speech at The University of Texas at Austin. ''But beyond that, we are also reinforcing narratives of white supremacy, narratives of anti-Black, anti-brown racism; unchecked within the work that we do. And this leads to multiple forms of oppression.''
So, Black kids, don't ''act white'' by embracing correctly written and spoken English. Personal and professional self-improvement ist verboten.
And remember: English is not an evil, whites-only language, perhaps like Finnish. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) Rather, Blacks speak proper English in Jamaica, Kenya, South Africa, and numerous majority-Black nations.
Robert S. Harvey trivializes Black achievement. Writing last August 17 in Education Week, he attacked ''the romanticisms of talking about Black folks and our progress in America through an individual lens.'' He added: ''Every lesson is an opportunity to talk about the legacy of systemic racism, not solely the wonder of individual stories. And when we neglect to talk about how systemic racism is embedded within American structures — education, justice, employment, housing, and healthcare — we unintentionally teach students that 'really good, really successful' Black folks are exempt from racist structures.
''Ignoring the existence of a structure I exist within perpetuates the alternative fact of a personal American Dream while ignoring the oft-experienced Black communal reality of an American Nightmare,'' Harvey continued. ''What is it to know of the first successful pericardium surgery performed by Daniel Hale Williams without talk of persistent health-care disparities between races and the biases of medical practitioners who disregard the symptoms of Black women?''
So: Whitewash Black excellence and obsess over the inescapable, racist ''system.''
''In other words,'' American Enterprise Institute scholar Frederick M. Hess wrote, ''rather than explore complicated realities or suggest that individuals can shape the course of their lives, teachers should push students to view themselves as passive victims of circumstance. Harvey is literally instructing teachers to avoid teaching students about the heroic or honorable accomplishments of historic personages'' and ''encouraging educators to dismiss individual accomplishment and personal agency.''
Just how ugly could all of this get?
''I've spent a lot of time in Central Africa because my dad is from the Congo,'' Muboyayi told The Atlantic. ''And some of the propaganda that's being spread right now here in Evanston is similar to some of the divisiveness that took place in Rwanda before the massacre.'' She cited the April 7 to July 15, 1994, genocide in which bitter tribal acrimony and vicious hate broadcasts prompted the Hutu majority's mass murder of some 800,000 minority Tutsis. This butchery slashed Rwanda's population by 10 percent and Tutsis by 70 percent. Global outrage finally stopped this 100-day slaughter. Though not the world's deadliest genocide, it surely was the swiftest.
''I'm not saying that is what's going to happen here,'' Mboyayi continued, "but when you start labeling people in a negative manner based on their race or ethnic group, this leads to division and destruction, not finding common ground and positive solutions.''
Critical race theory's ''anti-racist'' racists are serving potentially terminal social cancer from huge, boiling cauldrons. They are ladling defeatism into the bowls of lacks and sickening America with their evil stew. They must be ridiculed, shunned, defunded, and dismantled.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Read Deroy Murdock's Reports — More Here
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