They call it critical race theory — CRT — a worldview that has been mainstreamed by the radical left as its vehicle to revolutionize the values and institutions of America.
While claims of widespread police brutality against Blacks have rightly sparked concern for fairness and justice, Marxist propagandists are exploiting this environment by claiming that all disparities between Blacks and whites, in terms of life outcomes such as income, education and jobs, constitute proof of inherent racism within our society.
CRT proponents view skin color as defining our society. Blacks and other people of color (POC) are defined as powerless and oppressed, whether they know it or not. Whites, solely by virtue of their "whiteness," are privileged oppressors.
In this iteration of Marxism, Blacks and whites substitute for the original Marxist proletariat worker oppressed by the bourgeoisie. This framework has mutated further to include other supposedly oppressed identity groups like women, LGBTQ and undocumented immigrants. The CRT movement originated in the university, with professors Derrick Bell and Kimberlé Crenshaw among the original American architects.
They believe that racism defines who we are as individuals and as a society. They use guilt to convince whites that, despite how they think or act, they are inherently racist, utterly bad human beings who can only be redeemed by acknowledging their racism and working to reinvent these radicals manipulate American history, obscuring and distorting facts and magnifying every fault in order to message that America is hopelessly rooted in sin.t America and its institutions.
Racial re-education via "diversity training" is employed in K-12, college campuses, corporations and governmental bureaucracies. Like Maoists during the Cultural Revolution, CRT trainers demand confessions of guilt and reprogramming in "struggle" sessions.
Federal employees, in diversity training sessions, are instructed that America's foundational principles and laws are racist — as are borders, the merit system, the two-parent family and religion. According to journalist Christopher Rufo, white Treasury Department employees are told to view their Black colleagues "in their pain" while white employees "remain silent, and "sit in the discomfort" of their own racism. They cannot protest if a POC "responds to their oppression in ways (the whites) don't like."
A Smithsonian Museum online graphic claimed that concepts like "objective" thinking, "hard work as a key to success" and "belief in a single god" are not values that unite Americans of all races, but are instead, "aspects and assumptions of whiteness."
The University of Minnesota just presented a 12-step re-education program to recover from being white, equating whites with KKK members.
Intent on tarnishing our history and heroes as racist, Black Lives Matters (BLM) and Antifa, the demolition squad of the CRT movement, destroy statues just as the Chinese Red Guards destroyed symbols of old China — churches, shrines, museums — for being part of "feudal" traditions. To celebrate Indigenous People's Day, they demolished statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt and ransacked the Oregon Historical Society.
With the soft bigotry of low expectations, the CRT movement demeans Blacks and other people of color as hopeless victims incapable of bettering themselves, while promoting their unquestionable moral authority to demand reparations and other benefits from white society. It rejects as racist Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of a day when people "will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
The left harshly punishes apostates for failing to accept its worldview, driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters and destroying reputations — the very definition of totalitarianism.
The CRT branch of the grievance industry discards as unimportant 360,000 Union soldiers dying while fighting against slavery, 50 years of affirmative action giving Blacks racial preference in education and employment and the countless laws prohibiting racial discrimination in America. The election and reelection of President Barack Obama is irrelevant to their narrative of systemic racism. They refuse to acknowledge the role played by inner-city self-perpetuating pathologies of crime, fatherlessness and drugs in causing disparate outcomes.
When Joe Biden was asked whether he believed that systemic racism exists within law enforcement, he responded, "Absolutely. But it's not just in law enforcement, it's across the board. It's in housing, it's in education, and it's in everything we do. It's real." At the first presidential debate, he refused to condemn the BLM looters and rioters and mischaracterized Antifa as "an idea."
On July 4, President Donald Trump declared,
"Our Founders launched… a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition. And yet … danger … threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for … a merciless campaign to wipe out our history … and indoctrinate our children … to hate their own country. … The American people … will not allow its values, history, and culture to be taken from them. ... No person who remains quiet at the destruction of this resplendent heritage can possibly lead us to a better future."
Trump acted to protect America's monuments, memorials and statues and has prohibited federal agencies from including in diversity training "divisive concepts" such as America or individual Americans being "inherently racist or sexist … or oppressive."
Americans have ignored this malignant CRT ideology for too long. Generations of university graduates have carried these ideas into the arts, media, government, public schools, corporations and into the Democratic Party. It now threatens to destroy our rights, freedoms, prosperity and confidence in who we are as a nation.
The barbarians are at the gates. The choice is yours.
Ziva Dahl is a senior fellow with the news and public policy group Haym Salomon Center. Ziva writes and lectures about U.S.-Israel relations, U.S. foreign policy, Israel, Zionism, anti-Semitism, and BDS on college campuses. Her articles have appeared in such publications as The Hill, New York Daily News, New York Observer, the Washington Times, American Spectator, American Thinker and Jerusalem Post. Read Ziva Dahl's Reports — More Here.
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