The battle over critical race theory has been heating up for a while, and for once, conservatives seem to be fully engaged before it’s too late. As I wrote yesterday, the recent successes at the local level against CRT curriculum in schools have put the left-back on their heels. They didn’t expect the pushback they’ve gotten (they are used to the right just folding, after all) and they are desperately looking for a way to get conservatives to voluntarily surrender. That’s not going to happen.
On that topic, Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a blistering rebuke of CRT, saying it’s no different than a Klansman in “white sheets.”
— The Hill (@thehill) June 18, 2021
Naturally, that upset people in the mainstream media because they resent anyone who would dare call them out for their hypocrisy and double standards. You can’t position yourself as a champion against racism and then push CRT, which at its very core is racist. You only have to look at Ibram X. Kendi, the current figurehead pushing CRT, and his “anti-racist” movement understand that.
Kendi proposes that racism isn’t actually racism if it’s creating “equity” in the system. Note the distinct language shift from the prior term of “equality.” In other words, the proposition is that racial discrimination is actually good if it somehow elevates those viewed as “oppressed” by current systems. Of course, how the current systems cause oppression is a question always left unanswered. Are there specific laws that need to be changed? Which ones, exactly?
Further, to push the perverted idea that it is moral and necessary to be racist in the pursuit of equity, CRT proclaims that white people hold implicit, inbred racial views and benefit from “privilege” that justifies discrimination against them to balance
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