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Critical Race Theory – Seven Hard Truths

raceCritical Race Theory (CRT) is all the rage – and causing outrage. This anti-individual, anti-American, fear-focused rebranding of Marxism is now in schools. School boards, afraid of being called racist, are buckling. But parents, grandparents, and students are fighting back. See, e.g., Critical Race Theory: These states are already cracking down on the controversial concept | Fox News. And a recent AMAC poll – tens of thousands responding – shows CRT tops the list of nine national concerns. Finally, America is standing up. See, https://amac.us/poll/which-of-the-following-issues-would-you-like-to-see-amac-action-prioritize-please-choose-three/.

What was once just annoying – pushers of class warfare based on race – is getting personal. As weapons of Marxism show up – name-calling, accusation, intimidation, doxing, firings, suspensions, threats, and violence – reality hits home. America is under fire.

The core idea behind CRT is not “equal opportunity” to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

CRT guts Martin Luther King’s dream that Americans “not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character.” CRT despises individualism, such dreams.

The goal of CRT is to de-legitimize America, flip the tables on institutions protecting individual liberty, equal opportunity, upward mobility, free-flowing labor and capital, and freedom itself.

In place of these constitutional values, CRT aims to reduce us to black and white, incite race warfare, concentrate power, redistribute wealth, and fundamentally remake America.

You say, “whoa – is it that bad?” The answer is – as around the world – yes. But Americans are different. They are standing up to CRT. They are giving voice to seven hard truths:

First, America is about individual equality, not group equity. The idea behind CRT is that America is just groups, defined by skin color. They do not see America as individuals with separate souls, goals, dreams, schemes, skills, hopes, and God-given attributes.

Of course, the CRT premise is false. We are born, think, live, dream, and awake each day as individuals, not groups. The nation might be divided a million ways – by age, gender, height, weight, hair, eyes, accent, attitude, education, income, geography, health, and, yes, race. But we are individuals.

As a self-governing people, we have a constitution that recognizes our individuality, gives us each the same rights under law. Our differences give us separate paths to success, defined by free will. The government’s job is to get out of the way, not bulldoze us level.

With foresight, our constitution also is self-correcting by amendment. While the first ten amendments came with the articles, others – such as the 13th ending slavery, 14th applying equal protection (of individuals) to states, and 19th giving women the vote – came later.

So, that is CRT’s first lie. Black, white, brown, tan, amber, olive, sallow, bronze, pink, chiffon, baize, or none of the above, we have individual rights – no “group equity” in our constitution.

Second, equal opportunity is not an equal outcome. The constitution, as amended, gives all Americans an equal shot. If we fail perfection, the goal is to keep trying – an equal shot at education, employment, property ownership, returns, and resilience. The goal is equal protection, the right to rise or fall, succeed, fail and try again – equal under the law.

This is the opposite of CRT’s guaranteed outcome, materially leveling by group. The idea behind CRT is concentrating power to equalize outcomes, regardless of who earned what. Returns on hard work and trust in the individual – are gone.

Third, CRT is itself racist. CRT not only assigns all life grievances by one race to another. It suggests black and white citizens with equal education, employment, ideas, industry, and effort cannot attain similar outcomes. Why?

Because the principle of merit-based achievement is rejected in favor of reverse racism. Easier to hate and blame than love and support.

That approach is anti-American, ironically rife with racial putdown. Rather than faith in the possible and the individual, CRT defines the possible as impossible – and blames that on race.

For the CRT crowd, race is all that matters, pitting one against another, teaching the assumption that we are not equal in God’s eyes or eyes of the law, and never can be in each other’s eyes. Have you ever heard of anything more pathetic than teaching children resentment, blame, and hopelessness? In CRT’s world, an elite equalizes outcomes by race, kills the American Dream.

Fourth, CRT denies upward mobility. CRT denies the idea that hard work and equal protection succeed. Upward mobility is the gaping hole in Marx’s bucket, draining it of power. Put differently, to believe in CRT; you must believe your skin color defines your ability to succeed. If you believe that, you buy into the lie. Ask someone like Colin Powell, who became a four-star general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Secretary of State lived the American Dream.

Fifth, CRT immorally pushes intergenerational guilt.

CRT is a fraud because the only way to justify putting one race down for another, openly teach resentment is to pin the past on the present. The premise is wrong. Intentional infliction of intergenerational guilt, making successors responsible for ancestors, is fundamentally immoral.

Morality centers on individual accountability, not accountability for distant progenitors. Must a newborn Japanese baby pay for Tojo’s horrors? Newly born German baby account for Hitler? Is moral accounting due for cross-enslavement by 3000 African tribes? Is modern Turkey responsible for the Ottoman enslavement of Eastern Europeans? The point is we have individual sovereignty under natural, constitutional, and statute law; every life is sacred, belongs to itself.

Consider Ezekiel 18:20: “The child shall not share the guilt of the parent.” How much more great, great, great grandparent? And intergenerational debts, called “peonage” or “debt slavery,” are illegal. To resuscitate such concepts in the service of CRT and resentment is immoral.

Sixth, CRT empowers elites to persecute. Every Marxist country in the world, every country that has ever picked a racial, ethnic, religious, or economic group to blame for society’s ills, has done so by empowering an elite to push mass persecution. That is not America, but where CRT leads.

Seventh, CRT ignores data. Perhaps the biggest lie in CRT is that America is racist. No country in the world attracts more minorities than America. We are the magnet, largest immigrant population in the world, 40 million Americans born elsewhere – most minorities, many African.

By wealth, Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans account for 25 percent of America’s millionaires – proving the American Dream, upward mobility, and capitalism. And Pew Research reports most Americans see racial diversity as good. So much for CRT.

In the end, CRT is Marxism, pushing resentment, blame, guilt, fear, silence, and compliance. Do not buy it. Americans cleave by values, not skin. Critical Race Theory is junk – a disgrace.

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Patty deBingo
1 month ago

Thank you for this information. I’ve posted it and sent to friends who may want info. on CRT and its disasterous intent.

JohnS
1 month ago

This country needs Donald Trump back in the White House real soon.

Pamela Kennedy
1 month ago

Thank you AMAC for unifying like minded Americans who stand for our Constitution and God’s standards that has led and preserved this Great Nation Under God from her beginning. We are very grateful to you and President Donald Trump for all you have done and are doing to protect what True Americans are standing for and have died for! We stand together with you !

Carol Murphy
1 month ago

I never would have believed in my life time or ever I would see my country USA in the throes of Marxism. Or socialism. I breaks my heart for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Please keep fighting for ours and our future children’s freedom. Your magazine is a hope that I have passed around. Thank you. Carol Murphy

Anne Simonetti
1 month ago

Read “The Making of America” The substance and meaning of the Constitution which is issued by the National Center for Constitutional Studies. Excellent!

Anne Simonetti
1 month ago

Study the Constitution. Arm yourselves with the truth and fight back.

Grady Adams
1 month ago

Our problem in this country is that we’ve forgotten our Creator!! The True and Living GOD, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the same GOD that led the children of Israel out of Egypt and for all of eternity has existed and loved us so much HE became a living SACRIFICE, pure and acceptable and took our sins, our wrath that we as sinners deserved on Calvary’s tree and rose again on the third day, has been forgotten in this country!! Our forefathers even though not all believed, all feared HIS judgement and set up our Constitution based on HIS Holy Scriptures. They feared and trusted HIM enough to know that mankind is sinful and we needed HIS guidance to create the greatest nation. Were our forefathers perfect? No, sinners are just that, sinful, but they knew a HOLY, RIGHTEOUS, JUST and LOVING GOD would direct and see us through if we would only trust and obey HIM! Our laws were based on HIS LAWS and as Israel learned, when you turn to false gods, HE’ll eventually turn you over to your sinful desires (Romans 1). HE created us as one race, different ethnicities, and male and female and in HIS image (Genesis 2) and HE made us spiritual beings and we’ll either worship HIM and give HIM the glory or self destruct. Until the leaders of both parties and the people of our land fall on their faces before HIM and repent of our wicked ways and seek HIS forgiveness, grace and mercy, we’ll continue to fall under HIS judgement. HE is KING of kings and LORD of lords and HE rules (Psalm 2). We’ll either bow here and worship and adore HIM or we’ll do it on judgement day (Philippians 2:9-11). That’s what we need to do.

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  Grady Adams

Grady Adams, you speak of “the eternal verities ” that we in America have forgotten. It is no secret that the faith based life is under attack, in our universities, in the media by those who would have America a collectivist state.
The persecution of religion is not new. It has always been a threat. Fortunately, there are those who say, “Stop! We will allow you to go no farther”.

Pamela Kennedy
1 month ago
Reply to  Grady Adams

Totally agree to what you said! We will either stand on God’s principles and continue to be blessed or fall for the lies of the evil ones led by Satan and suffer defeat! It is not the color of our skin but the convictions in our hearts! God made America Great through working in the hearts of True Americans of all skin color / race throughout our history. May God continue to work in all our hearts to keep us united with God’s Love and keep America Great! Let us all fight and stand United for Truth not lies!

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Grady Adams

Our Lord Jesus stated in the word “That the days would be as in Noah’s day”. We are EVIL being proclaimed as GOOD and Good as Evil. As much as I would love to see our nation REPENT, it is not going to happen. Continue to be a faithful believer and supporter of the heavenly Kingdom so you can be part of the Rapture that the Father has planned for his faithful children.

Honest Doug
1 month ago

If you want to see equal outcomes, look at a cattle barn.

VIETNAM VET 67-68
1 month ago

AS USUAL THE IGNORANT BLACKS WHO THE NEW COMMUNIST PARTY ARE USING LIKE LENIN USED THE BOLSHEVIKS TO OVERTHROW THE CZAR OF RUSSIA, BIDEN/KAMALA ARE USING ANTIFA AND BLM MORONS TO START A REVOLUTION OF INTIMIDATION, FIRE BOMBINGS, RACISM, STEALING DESTROYING BUSINESSES AND MURDER ALL IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE. THESE POOR IGNORANT BLACKS AND POOR IGNORANT WHITE TRASH WHO FOLLOW THEM ARE WORKING FOR GEORGE SOROS AND THE ENTIRE NEW COMMUNIST PARTY AND IF YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED IN ALL THE BLUE STATES THEY HAVE LET THEM DESTROY BUSINESSES, BUILDINGS, POLICE, MURDERING WHITE PEOPLE AND EVEN OVER 100 BLACKS WHO OPPOSED THEIR TIERNEY AND TREASON !!! MORE THAN THE ENTIRE POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY FOR 3 YEARS !! THEY ARE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMIES !! VIETNAM VET 67-68

Pamela Kennedy
1 month ago

Thank you for your service ! Americans are grateful for your service to keep America safe and free! Ignorance is the lack of knowledge or information and it can affect all races. Listening to lies and believing them instead of the truth can destroy anyone and everyone especially the innocent! Ignorance in the wrong hands is a powerful weapon used to destroy others. Our schools need to get back to the Basics in education and stop filling our children’s heads full of lies that are not upheld by their parents.

Walter
1 month ago

We have the Greatest Country in the world, it is just being run by hypocrites and idiots! If our country wasn’t so great, why is everyone trying to get into it? I can’t help but think, as horrific as the shootings were in Boulder, CO, it is so tragic that anyone got killed but weren’t all the victims White People that got killed? Wouldn’t this make this terrible situation a HATE CRIME against White People? I find anything as terrible as this like a Hate Crime against all of us Americans! I never heard the news mention this, maybe there were other races that were also killed. All in all these innocent victims were all Americans. Yet the Afro and Asian Americans have really jumped at the bit now, haven’t they without any regard as to our White population being killed. This government has done nothing to unite us-I guess they just want to let convicted felons out of prison and allow to roam our streets while defunding our police-what hypocrites we have at our highest level of government. I guess as well as the governmental officials are all protected at tax payer expense, the rest of us must fend for selves. Some of us can! I am frankly tired of hearing all this racial BS. America is a melting pot of many races-didn’t we learn this in school-that is what makes us Americans. That is what makes America GREAT. It just hurts so deeply to see our great country being dismantled despite all the sacrifices our soldiers of all races did to keep our freedom,

Xtech
1 month ago
Reply to  Walter

I agree with most of what you say, however, with the “president” obviously excluded, the people calling the shots are NOT idiots. They are communists (Obama) that have put into high gear the plan they have been patiently working on for 50 years. While their CORRUPT MEDIA covers for them, and distracts the usefull idiots with what should be non issues, trans bathrooms for example, the communists work to undermine the qualities that made America great; Faith, Family, Hard Work, and Personal Responsibility.

D.P.
1 month ago

How wonderful….another “theory” that when pushed takes on a life of it’s own…..and succeeds in undermining our children, our military, our whole education system, and our culture…………..it is a rerun of evolution.

Peter Koteas
1 month ago
Reply to  D.P.

All while WE sit on our hands and whistle. Not a single Representative, teacher, principal, or school board member should remain if they support this. Will it happen? I doubt it will even in red states.

The Rebel
1 month ago

This pucked up since you DELETE the earliest comments !!!

J. Farley
1 month ago

We don’t have a Critical Race Theory problem(CRT) in this country, what we have is a Critical Democrat Stupidity problem (CDS) and it contagious only morons and idiots get it and only way to get rid of it is through free and fair elections. God Help Us if we don’t .

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  J. Farley

J. Farley, 2024 is daily approaching and redress could be at hand.
Mother said, “John, God must love the idiots. He made so many of them”.

Pamela Kennedy
1 month ago
Reply to  J. Farley

????????

Wayne Peterkin
1 month ago

Very good. I applaud the author.

JohnH
1 month ago

Wonder what school Judge in California went to: thinks a Swiss Army Knife can be used to counter someone who has an AR-15 assault rifle. What about common sense theory?

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnH

Like the 3 R’s, common sense theory was tossed out the window.
Heaven forbid! our kids thinking independently and not accepting wacky social theories.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnH

His expression was meant to say the AR-15 is a highly versatile weapon. If was plain and clear to everyone but you.

Beverly
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

I asked several gun people if your answer made sense and they had no clue. Not so plain and clear to anyone!

JohnH
1 month ago

Thanks for excellent article on CRT. Who was powerful enough to push this in education. Wake up America, our schools have taught the Three R’s for 200-years & how can anyone argue this has not been good for all of America.

John Karkalis
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnH

John H, the highjacking of our educational system from preschool through the graduate level by agenda-driven social engineers is with us, and I have no idea what the solution is. Clearly, AMAC members are deeply concerned and up in arms over this — more so than the typical American anesthetized by “reality” shows and and the empty lives of so-called celebrities.
I can’t prove it, but if meaningful action comes it will be from the people who subscribe to publications like AMAC and respond to the important thought provoking essays, not from those individuals distracted by meaningless fluff.
The 3 R’s? In our schools today they have become quaint. Just ask a kid to fill out a job form using standard English.

Ron Howard
1 month ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

And don’t forget the readers of Epoch Times!

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnH

The Obama administration was staffed with socialists all 8 years of this two terms. Every Cabinet position, including the Secretary of Education which had to authorize CRT be taught throughout the country, was a card carrying socialist. Biden just brought most of them all back to staff his administration. Do try to educate yourself on who makes up these Democrat administrations. Their backgrounds tell you all you need to know about what they are going to push for once in power.

JohnH
1 month ago

CRT is a tool to make Americans hate each other. One of the goals of Communism is to spread this hate throughout a country. Teach History & not dwell over what happened in the past.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnH

Then you should have voted for Trump instead of Biden.

bricon
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Trump won!
Election was stolen!

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  bricon

True, but members of the Never Trumper crowd, like JohnH, were willing to vote Democrat just to try and ensure Trump didn’t get a second term. If you ever look at his string of posts over several weeks, it is pretty clear he is in that Never Trump camp of “go along to get along RINOs”.

Bill on the Hill
29 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

I concur, the above mentioned individual is a never-Trumper troll…Best to ignore him, STOP replying back to him… Like a puss filled pimple, eventually it goes away…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Robert Mark McLeester
1 month ago

Total nonsense, just another left leaning democrat socialist idea that won’t fly!

Gunny Joe
1 month ago

Sir a well written counter to CRT! I do think the usage of General Powell is weak, yes he has achieved great success, but still wets his finger for the political winds! The best example IMHO, is Booker T Washington, or any one of the people of today that view themselves a Americans that happen to have been black at birth. But a spot on teaching of what CRT is doing to, and where CRT is taking our Nation.

Ken Eikenberry
1 month ago

Critical Race Theory is “out to lunch”. It’s Marxist based, and anti-American.

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