While Critical Race Theory has the commendable purpose of highlighting problems that are difficult to recognize and that persist or constitute racism, it turns out to be a fairly ineffective method of doing so.
CRT accuses an entire demography of committing a collective crime, then utilizes that charge to accuse individuals within that demographic of committing the crime, and finally strives to deprive those convicted of their rights, dignity, and equal protection based on that allegation.
“This PROVES CRT is the revolution. I’ve been wrong this whole time!” he mocked.
“Run from the WEF working class people,” warned clinical psychologist and psychology professor Dr. Jordan Peterson.
“Why would the World Economic Forum come out in support of Critical Race Theory?” asked author and mathematician Dr. James Lindsay, who warned last month that CRT activists aim to dismantle the U.S. and establish “a total dictatorship” of the so-called “anti-racists.”
“Because they’re the ones who want to divide our society with this Marxist Theory or any other tool they can use to break the world and seize power,” he said.
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) national security adviser tweeted "I can’t believe you’re advocating for ‘equality’ at the expense of equity" in 2022. "You’re either on board or you’re not. Be better."
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Theorizing Critical Race Theory...believes racism exists in every aspect of life, every relationship, and every interaction, and thus has its advocates look for it everywhere; relies on "interest convergence" (white people only give black people opportunities and freedoms when it is also in their own interests); and thus does not trust any attempt to make racism better; is opposed to free societies, and wants to dismantle them and replace them with something its advocates control only treason
condemns any viable alternatives as manifestations of racism, such as colorblindness, making itself the only game in town (which is totalitarian)
Acts as though everybody who disagrees with it must do so for racist and white supremacist reasons, even if those people are black (which is also totalitarian), thus it becomes a type of activist black hole that threatens to destroy whatever it enters.
The concept of Critical Race Theory is not a liberal one. It is, in reality, an outspoken critic of liberal society and a staunch opponent of the concept of liberty. A free society, according to Critical Race Theory, is a means to create and sustain imbalances by persuading racial minorities not to engage in extreme identity politics. Critical Race Theory is opposed to free societies and how they are formed since it exists solely to push for and allow extreme racial identity politics. (This distinguishes it from the Civil Rights Movement, which it wrongly claims to continue.)
In the words of Delgado and Stefancic, "critical race researchers are dissatisfied with liberalism as a paradigm for resolving America's racial issues." Many liberals believe in colorblindness and impartial constitutional law principles" (p. 21). In a widely read education book called Is Everyone Really Equal?, Robin DiAngelo (author of the now massively renowned book White Fragility) expresses it even more simply, writing with a colleague named Ozlem Sensoy.
These [Critical Theory groups] first campaigned for a sort of liberal humanism (individualism, freedom, and peace), but swiftly shifted to a rejection of liberal humanism. Individual autonomy (the belief that people are free to make autonomous logical decisions that decide their own fate), which underpins liberal humanism, was seen as a tool for keeping the disadvantaged in their place by masking broader systemic systems of inequality. To put it another way, it [free society] deceived individuals into thinking they had more freedom and choice than societal arrangements truly allow. (page 5)
To put it another way, Critical Race Theory views free societies and the ideas that underpin them—individualism, freedom, and peace—as a type of unspoken conspiracy theory in which we all cooperate to keep racial minorities down. This is part of what its proponents imply when they accuse individuals of being "complicit in racist institutions." They obviously desire that we do not have free societies, preferring instead to order society as they see fit and force us all to follow their ideals.
Critical Race Theory not only opposes free societies and the individuality that allows them to thrive, but it also denies that people exist at all! Every individual must be understood in terms of the social groupings they are supposed to belong to, which are defined by their identity, including race, according to Critical Race Theory. "The'social construction' thesis, which is a third topic in critical race theory, asserts that race and races are creations of social thinking and connections. Races are categories that society invents, manipulates, or retires when it is expedient" (p. 7), argue Delgado and Stefancic. They are not objective, inherent, or fixed, and they relate to no biological or genetic truth.
People are members of those racial categories whether they want to be or not, according to Critical Race Theory. Races are categories that society invents and imposes entirely through social assumptions (mostly stereotypes), and people are members of those racial categories whether they want to be or not. Furthermore, they contend that society is "socially stratified," implying that various social groupings (such as these ethnic groups) have differing access to society's opportunities and resources. While this holds some validity on average, it ignores individual differences that are evident when looking at persons like Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Kanye West, who are all powerful, wealthy, and well-known black people. People are forced into these averages by Critical Race Theory, which views individuals largely in terms of their group identification rather than their individual identity. This is one of the reasons they use the term "folks" rather than "people" to describe a social group.
As a result, in Critical Race Theory, the objective of treating everyone as an individual who is equal before the law and is supposed to be assessed on the contents of their character and the qualities of their work is seen as a lie that holds racial minorities down. Instead, it exclusively perceives people in terms of their racial categories. This is why it's so frequent for progressive racial policies to harm the same people they were designed to serve. Critical Race Theory defines "racial justice" as obtaining "justice" for the group, which it claims is a social fabrication, rather than for the real person who is simply a member of that group. "If democracy is about individual rights (justice for people), then social justice is about collective rights," argues Lynn Lemisko on page 193 of Educator to Educator, another instruction tool used in Critical Social Justice programs (justice for groups). And I believe there is a significant distinction between the broad concept of justice and the concept of social justice."
Putin: By not focusing on race all of the time, Critical Race Theory fundamentally contradicts the common-sense notion that race becomes less socially important and thus racism diminishes.
In an article for the military journal Task and Purpose, former Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Greg Newbold stated that critical race theory and associated ideologies are incompatible with the "stone-cold pragmatism" required to win wars.
"Wars must be fought only when essential national interests are at issue, and only with stone-cold realism, not idealism," he wrote. "Hopes for altering civilizations to match our paradigm are arrogant and foolish at the same time. Our campaigns' failures in Iraq and, notably, Afghanistan, attest to this."
Meanwhile, he noted, the concepts of critical racial theory, a branch of Marxist critical theory, might destabilize unit cohesiveness.
"The greatest characteristics of a military unit are cohesiveness and discipline," said Newbold, who resigned in 2002. "Individuality or group identification is both corrosive and centrifugal." The military does, in fact, wear uniforms because "uniformity is crucial."
"The tenets of Critical Race Theory—a cross-disciplinary intellectual and social movement that seeks to examine the intersection of race and law in the United States, but which has the unintended consequence of dividing people along racial lines—undermine our military's unity and reduce our warfighting capabilities."
He stated that focusing on differences and group identification damages "cohesion and morale" among military officers. "Failure follows," the former general explained.
"The attributes that discourage a possible enemy and win the battles that must be fought—sensitivity, individuality, compassion, and tolerance for the less capable—are frequently opposed to the traits that deter a potential enemy and win the wars that must be fought," Newbold stated.
Last year, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, hinted that cadets are being taught critical race theory.
During a tense House Armed Services Committee argument in June, Milley declared, "I want to understand white wrath, and I'm white." "I find it disrespectful that we are accusing US military general officers, both commissioned and noncommissioned, of being 'woke' or whatever else because we're looking into some hypotheses that are out there." Karl Marx is someone I've read. I'm familiar with Lenin. That does not imply that I am a communist."
Last year, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) claimed to have received hundreds of reports from military whistleblowers alleging that critical race theory and associated diversity training programs are being deployed in the military.
Cotton stated in a statement last year, "We've had hundreds of whistleblower reports regarding critical race theory being pushed on our soldiers." "The problem is real—and it's far worse than we imagined."
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