When my wife, Judi, and I travel to California in our RV, we listen to satellite radio. We’ll listen to oldies, love songs, country western and news channels. We’ll also discuss our family situations and current events. It’s about a seven and half hour journey one way, so we do a lot of conversing. We drove our Winnebago to Long Beach on March 21. We stayed in Long Beach a few days and saw our youngest son and his family. Then we drove down to El Cajon to see our other son and his family and to celebrate our granddaughter’s birthday. Then we drove home. We had a lot of time to discuss the issues of the day.
One of the issues we discussed at length, concerned us both, because of our own family and because we think that it is so anti-American and wrong headed. This is a theory that has been around since the 1980s, but was never taken seriously until the last few years. It is the “critical race theory”. According to an article by Tommy Curry, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University for the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Critical race theory (CRT), the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of colour. According to critical race theory (CRT), racial inequality emerges from the social, economic, and legal differences that white people create between “races” to maintain elite white interests in labour markets and politics, giving rise to poverty and criminality in many minority communities.”
There is so much wrong with CRT that it is difficult to know where to begin. First, it is the antithesis of Dr. Martin Luther King’s factual statement, that people should be judged by the content of their characters and not the the color of their skin.
Second, it takes away individual responsibility for one’s own poverty and/or criminality and places the blame, not on any individual, but the entire “white people”. It’s the old, “the devil made me do it” excuse, only now the devil is “white people”.
Third, it endows victimhood on all people of color and makes villains of the rest of us, regardless of any positive actions or intentions. CRT is actually the embodiment of racism. If you are a minority race, you are excused of any misdeeds or lack of success because of your color. If you are white, no matter what you have done to promote racial harmony and equality, you are trying to enhance “elite white interests”.
While discussing this asinine theory, while driving back to Arizona, my wife, Judi, noted that many colleges are already teaching CRT, some local school boards across the country are proposing it be taught in our high schools and possibly elementary schools. She wondered what effect this would have on our two biracial grandsons. They love their mother, who is black and our son, their father, who is white. They have a tight knit, close, loving family. If CRT is taught to them in school, (assuming they ever reopen schools in California, again), what confusion will that cause in them? Will they believe their teachers in school or what they see for themselves at home?
The leftist politicians are currently preaching “unity” for the whole country, but the Critical Race Theory promotes the polar opposite. If you disagree with CRT, they deem you a racist. We conservatives contest every accusation and point out the real racism of the radicals agenda, like CRT.