Critical Race Theory, (CRT), has been lauded by academics, left wing media, politicians and race hustlers as the expose’ of our country’s inherent racism. It is not. It is the result of confused thinking, victimization theology and unsupported concepts that encourage whining, sniveling and excuses for those who can blame their lack of success and effort on whatever minority status they possess. It has brought forth such bewildering ideas and terminology as “systemic racism”, “white privilege”, “microaggressions”, and “code words”.
Like the emperor’s new clothes, one can look right through it, and see the naked truth. When one analyzes the words in a tweet by multimillionaire LeBron James, after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery by a white father and son, one can see a nugget of truth in the statement. LeBron tweeted, “We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?”
The truth in that statement is that blacks, particularly young black males, are getting hunted and killed everyday. Sometimes, they don’t even have to step out of the homes as bullets come through the windows and walls of their homes to those inside. Being completely ignorant of the facts, LeBron, when commenting on the killing of a black man by white suspects, came to the conclusion that blacks are being hunted down by whites everyday.
A look at the federal statistics from 2018, which have been pretty consistent for the last decade or so, show that of the 2,925 black murder victims that year, 234 of the black victims were killed by white suspects. 2600 were killed by other black suspects. This gives proof that black murderers kill other blacks at twelve and half times the rate that white murderers kill black victims. So LeBron’s charge that blacks are being hunted everyday, has some truth to it. The problem with this elite millionaire’s charge, is that it implies that it is racist white people who are hunting hapless black people when in the vast majority of the cases the hunter/killers are black criminals. CHARGE: white racists are hunting and killing blacks everyday. VERDICT: Not Guilty.
A major problem with the Critical Race Theory, is that it assigns wrongdoing not to the individual who commits the misdeeds, but to the group the individual belongs to. The most half witted example it that of reparations for slavery. No one alive today in our country, was ever a slave or a slave owner. Yet, the reparationists want the government or Caucasians to pay black citizens for the crime of slavery. One of my sisters has an honorable discharge from one of my relatives from the U.S. Army at the end of the Civil War. Since our relatives fought to end slavery and our family roots were in Indiana, should we have to pay reparations for white slave owners in the South? CHARGE: all white people are responsible for slavery that ended more than 150 years ago. VERDICT: Not Guilty.
The same goes for lynching, Jim Crow laws and the enforcement of segregation. Not Guilty, Not Guilty, Not Guilty. I did not engage in any of those things and I will not burden myself with the guilt of others. Neither should anyone else. According to the Critical Race Theory, however, I am guilty because the perpetrators of those evils, (all of which I am personally opposed to), were white and I was born into that group. When one is declared a wrongdoer, not because of what he did, but because of the color of his skin, isn’t that the essence of racism?