Critical race theory is the cultural battle of our time. State legislatures across the country are seeking to ban it, parents battle with school boards over it, and several Republican politicians look to make a name for themselves as the ultimate opponent of CRT.
Much of the attention to this previously obscure topic is due to journalist Christopher Rufo. Rufo has done a tremendous job of exposing racial indoctrination in corporations, schools, and government agencies over the last year. He’s even responsible for informing Donald Trump about this topic through a Tucker Carlson segment.
The battle against CRT is a positive development for the American Right and Rufo deserves credit for revealing these insidious practices to the public. But the mainstream anti-CRT movement has serious limitations, the most damaging of which is the hesitancy of its members to stress the primary target of CRT, which, of course, is white people.
Many conservatives share this strange sentiment, with some claiming that CRT is “anti-human” or even anti-black. It’s unclear how CRT harms nonwhites. Nonwhites are placed at the top of the moral hierarchy while whites are placed at the bottom. CRT teaches that whites owe reparations to nonwhites and that nonwhites are free from the sins carried by all whites. If the races were reversed in this hierarchy, we would all acknowledge that nonwhites are the ones harmed while whites are the beneficiaries. But some CRT critics prefer to think that both groups are equally harmed.
The Biden Administration’s small business relief plan included Asians in its “disadvantaged” groups prioritized for loans. The one group not prioritized: white males.
The easiest definition is that it’s simply anti-white racism. There’s no need to give an hour-long lecture on the development of Marxist thought or hone in on how it akshually harms minorities. Most Americans understand it’s anti-white racism and oppose it as such. Obfuscating the matter just makes it more difficult to fight back against it. Our opponents can simply say their teaching or training isn’t technically critical race theory—it just teaches the value of diversity. But when we know it’s anti-white racism, people can see through the lies and understand its purpose. Read more…