Almost six decades ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for a better world, imploring us to judge others by “the content of their character.” He offered a vision of an America that united people across racial, political and economic lines – a vision we can all believe in.
Proponents of “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) do not offer such a view. They only offer a world of endless grievances and revenge, little inconvenience and abuse of their power to ruin lives.
Where Dr. King saw a world of equals, CRT only envisions victims and revenge. Where Dr King called on Americans to see each other’s character content, the CRT calls for acts of drama and human sacrifice to nullify culture. Where Dr. King offered equality before the law – the only true objective equality – the CRT only offers “fairness,” the subjective decisions of petty tyrants about who gets what, when and how.
CRT is an enrichment scheme perpetrated by self-proclaimed “victims”. It’s a sham that makes money for rabid CRT supporters, granting them power over the lives of others and exerting their revenge against a seemingly endless stream of offenses – real or imagined. CRT does not solve problems; it tears apart the social fabric of a nation by perpetuating an “us” versus “them” mentality.
While CRT supporters insist their platform only serves to expose America’s racist past, nothing about it offers a way to shape a better future. Evidence of the beneficial action of CRT is surprisingly scarce. He blames all white Americans, regardless of their thoughts or actions. If “whiteness” is inherently oppressive and evil, then America is a morally bankrupt entity that deserves nothing but blame – then America is evil, and so are all patriotic Americans, white or otherwise.
At the heart of the CRT is the concept of “equity” (not “equality”, which is an important distinction). Supporters of the CRT believe in equal outcomes, with all Americans in one place, rather than in the meritocracy implied by equal opportunity.
Which brings us to the fundamental question: What does the better world of CRT look like? I can see Dr King’s vision of a world in which we are all equal before the law, we treat each other as we wish to be treated and succeed or fail on our own merits. But CRT’s equity world is indescribable at best and insidious at worst. What makes this world a better place for everyone?
Indeed, the CRT only exists to allow a privileged few to express their perceived resentment through racist revenge against those they determine to be – always wrongly, of course – better placed in life. CRT seeks to control the allocation of money – other people’s money – with its supporters striving for success through seven-figure consulting contracts. It is a form of propaganda based on revenge embodied by the woman wishing death on relatives who do not adhere to it. CRT supporters are on a mission to punish children who do not bow to them.
The worst irony of all is that the CRT does nothing to combat real racism. Propaganda like Critical Theory Race programming cannot train people to be less racist, according to new research in Israel. Meetings aimed at forcing the brutal eradication of racist thinking, through weak tools such as “diversity training”, do not ultimately change discriminatory views and behavior. In the words of behavior specialist Roni Porat: “The dearth of organizations on the ground that apply appropriate scientific methods to examine the effectiveness of their programs is a global problem. “
I remember Daryl Davis, a black man known to have attended Ku Klux Klan rallies. Inspired by Dr King, he taught us all how to engage in real and meaningful interactions, rather than scoring cheap political points. Davis stepped out and kissed real KKK members to convince them of his humanity, and he changed hundreds of his mind in the process.
But the CRT is not meant to fight racism – for its foundational principle is based on the endless existence of racism and anti-white racism being the only cure. The CRT is not about bringing Americans together or giving us a better view of the world. It’s a leftist ideology with a cute cartoon, but it never answers the question: who pays? Who decides ? Who controls?
The whole CRT machine is about money (other people’s money), power (to decide how the money they don’t deserve is to be spent) and revenge (for every little light, real and imaginary ).
At its core, “Critical Race Theory” is more of an age-old and ugly ideology of hateful and divisive racism, and its supporters can’t describe their better world because they don’t offer one.
Today more than ever, we must be united in rejecting hatred and division – whatever the fancy new label – while standing up for Dr. King’s dream of a better world.
Dan Backer is a seasoned campaign lawyer, having served over 100 candidates and PACs, including two of the biggest pro-Trump super PACs. He is a member of Chalmers & Adams LLC, a political law and litigation firm.