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ANALYSIS: The Left Has Reintroduced Its Marxist Critical Race Theory Under New Friendly, Names

Critical Race Theory

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 4 – Give stinkweed another name, and it will still stink, and the same goes for the new name for Marxism – what the left now calls “Diversity and Inclusion,” a moniker that sounds benignly acceptable. But it’s far from being as benevolent as it may sound, according to Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, who says it is a devilishly new way to indoctrinate our private and public sector institutions with socialist claptrap.

Here’s how Rufo put it: “Critical race theory [CRT] is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s and built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions over the past decade. It has been injected into government agencies, public school systems, teacher training programs, and corporate human resources departments in the form of diversity training programs, human resources modules, public policy frameworks, and school curricula.” In order to do this, they renamed their intent by simply changing the name, and among CRT’s aliases is Diversity and Inclusion [D&I].

It would appear that its proponents have accepted the fact that CRT has been exposed for what it is: a different kind of racial prejudice. And so they are seeking to give it a new name, one with a ring to it that suggests a kinder, gentler motivation. But there is nothing kind or gentle about the CRT or Diversity and Inclusion movement. If one dares to dissent, says Rufo, the theorists declare that it is  irrefutable evidence of a dissenter’s white fragility, unconscious bias, or internalized white supremacy.”

Instead of bringing diverse sectors of the population together, the movement seeks to divide them as never before. Indeed, “It rejects the most fundamental beliefs of our nation, that we are all equal under the law and should have the same opportunities to prosper and pursue happiness based on individual merit,” as the Heritage Foundation explains it.

Rufo says CRT – or Diversity and Inclusion – is a way of acquiring political power by foisting its Marxist teachings on our public and private institutions by transitioning it’s messaging from the classroom to the boardroom. It needs to be confronted no matter what name is used by demanding answers to a few basic questions: “Do they support public schools separating first-graders into groups of ‘oppressors’ and ‘oppressed’? Do they support mandatory curricula teaching that all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism? Do they support public schools instructing white parents to become ‘white traitors’ and advocate for ‘white abolition’? Do they want those who work in government to be required to undergo this kind of re-education? How about managers and workers in corporate America? How about the men and women in our military?”

Blaine Pardoe is a New York Times bestselling author who wrote the book, Blue Dawn, that is focused on the notion that the progressive left’s goal is to overthrow the government. He says that “D&I runs amok” in corporate America. Pardoe wrote about his experience with D&I while working at a major accounting firm. His remembrances of that time were published by Townhall a few weeks ago and revealed that many companies are initiating D&I programs, including the accounting firm where he worked. He says that these programs are described as “mandatory training” in which employees “are forced to sit down and talk about your racial and sexual biases, whether you have them or not. In fact, if you don’t have them, that often means you have them but are in utter denial,” he says.

So, what do you learn in these sessions? Pardoe writes that you learn that when you are working on a project, you need a so-called “good balance” on your team, you need “men, women, gays, trans, etc., and people from different cultures. Where a decade ago we were told, ‘You should just put the best people on the job, regardless of their backgrounds,’ now the mantra is, ‘You need to look at all of their factors, starting with races and sex, and base your decisions for staffing around that.’ The myth they sell is that if you do that, you will produce a better product. So even if you know people who can get the job done perfectly, and do it fast, if they are not of the right mix, you can’t include them on your teams. Even on the surface it seems like you are making work take longer and potentially not be as good…but that is contrary to D&I so it is glossed over.”  

It’s no way to run a business, but it is a way to spread the false concepts of Diversity and Inclusion and the socialist Critical Race Theory from the classroom and into the real world.  

The Heritage Foundation report notes that “diversity, equity and inclusion training, is especially concerning. Diversity training is a Trojan Horse for Critical Race Theory. It’s not about teaching people to put aside possible biases and to judge others according to the content of their character. It’s about ending “Whiteness” and forcing White people to acknowledge their “complicity in White supremacy”… It holds that all Caucasians are racially biased and constantly discriminate without even knowing it, whereas “people of color” are incapable of biased or discriminatory behavior. This is racial stereotyping of the worst kind.”


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Bill T
9 months ago

Our next Supreme Court justice will be a woman of color regardless of her constitutional beliefs and oath to our rights and freedoms as free and proud American citizens. It’s the worst decision any POTUS has ever made and guaranteed he’s going to get rid if the old and bring in the start of there new agenda for our broken country. He’s the biggest enemy of our constitutional rights and is a progressive compromised thief. There leftist Marxist takeover of our schools has already been accomplished and now its onto bigger and more destructive movements against all freedom loving Americans. There total hypocrites and elites who have only one objective, destroy everything and everyone in our country and the World. Globalist takeover is extremely dangerous and very real . It’s happening right in front of our eyes in lightning fast speed.

Centurion
9 months ago
Reply to  Bill T

I fear the same. Hopefully, “ditch mitch” McConnell will keep his promise to kill any and all of Xao Bai-Din’s nominations.

Becky
10 months ago

Such despicable BS!! I have worked with blacks and whites. I only care whether they can do the work. All else is BS.
I have queer and straight friends. I don’t care a crap about one thing besides are they good, kind, and loyal friends.
Commies are insane.

Karen
10 months ago

Still waiting for a coup!

Jon
9 months ago
Reply to  Karen

Karen, That coup took place in the early morning hours of Nov. 4, 2020 but is vigorously denied to this day. Meanwhile, the Marxist Marionette and his Bidophile minions are dismantling our economy while defying our Constitutional law

Deb Rockwell
10 months ago

Most of us are so sick of the equity and diversity nonsense that we don’t even hear them anymore. They’ve become a bunch of noise making fools. 2022 is their grand finale. Their show will go down in flames (which is what it deserves).

Terry de Pirate
10 months ago

The deceiver is working his wily ways to deceive and work his agenda to take over America through socialism & Marxism. We have to pray to God our Father continually to counter these attacks on our freedoms. God save America!!

Robin Walter Boyd
10 months ago

Deceit is one of the major tools of Progressives. Even the term “Progressive” is deceitful. Due to an end of Nineteenth Century organization called the Progressive Movement having a positive connotation, when Communism fell out of favor in the U.S., American Communists started referring to themselves as Progressives. Russian Jews fleeing Stalin had been treated much better under Lenin’s Communism than they had been treated under the Czar. For this reason, Russian Jewish immigrants came to the U.S. strongly believing in Communism. The entertainment industry at large were Communist leaning. American Communists didn’t stop pushing the extreme Socialist structure, they just called themselves something else. Progressives made it seem that fascism was an opposing ideology to Communism when in reality, Communists are also fascist. Who promotes racism the most? Those Progressives who are always calling everyone racist when ethnicities have nothing to do with an issue. The Progressive pushed Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor does it provide the same level of care. If it’s midnight and some Progressive politician tells you it’s dark out, you really should check for yourself.

Becky
10 months ago

The premise is correct. Progressivism is communism. Period.
Communism always devolves into Fascism. Always.

Carol
10 months ago

What happens when this “Diversity and Inclusion” crap creates folks in say medicine that don’t know what they are doing and kill folks on the operating table? Or an engineer that got passed up the ranks for how they look and now they design buildings or bridges that collapse, killing hundreds? Or a military that has folks in charge that have no understanding of warfare, just all this Marxist crap and they have no idea how to defend this country? Or will this country have the courage to defend itself if necessary cuz all the people have been reduced to nothing but leftist snowflakes screaming every time someone hurts their feelings?

All this reminds me of the young folks in that old movie “Time Machine” being bred as food for the Morlocks show lived in the mountain! Is American to become like those young people for China or Russia or maybe both? Slaves to do whatever the Marxist masters want? Scary!

PaulE
10 months ago
Reply to  Carol

To answer the question in the last sentence of your post, that would be yes. Compliant, unquestioning useful idiots unable to think for themselves and blindly obedient to their masters.

Morbious
10 months ago
Reply to  Carol

Your guess is as good as anyones as to when the people of this country have had enough. The only sure thing is that we’re not there yet.

Judy
10 months ago
Reply to  Morbious

Oh I don’t know….a lot of people have bought a gun, or two or three, and are still buying them.

joe mchugh
10 months ago
Reply to  Judy

Judy, to quantify your description, “…a lot of people have bought a gun, ….” The demand for ANYTHING related to firearms is skyrocketing. The dearth of ammunition stock at the gun dealer stores is so bad that people have turned to reloading their own ammunition.
Double quandary, the gunpowder and primers, needed for one to reload, have also disappeared from the shelves of the gun dealers.

The liberals scoff at the idea that a few citizens are preparing for the chaos of a failed infrastructure across the land. The liberals have faith that the government is not only the answer to all things desirable, but also the protector against those who reject socialism.
What the liberals cannot grasp is the repercussions of a debased dollar. When a loaf of bread costs $3.00 on Monday and $10.00 on Tuesday, it becomes somewhat difficult to buy gasoline that costs $20.00 or more.

At some point, (probably when the people’s protests turn into food and energy riots across the land), a general upheaval will manifest. That’s when the Democrats and their acolytes will start to run for their lives. There will be no shortage of volunteers for the marksman to perform the necessary function that causes even more splintering of the wood posts set before the brick walls. To survive, a liberal would try to assure anyone who stops to listen that he, or she never voted for the like of obama, Hillary or Biden.
Whoa to any liberal who trips up by using certain words or phrases.like diversity, assist the underprivileged, help those who lacked opportunities to succeed, or any thing that tries to justify taxes for supporting the taxsuckers.

James Madison saaid it best: “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” The Founding Fathers weren’t exceptionally prescient, they just understood the beguiling power of envy, greed and sloth.

Bill on the Hill
10 months ago
Reply to  Carol

I can’t speak for anyone else, however I’m not ready to become an Eloi to be devoured by the Morlocks…The Time Machine, a personal all time favorite btw…
Bill… :~)

R.J. from Arizona
10 months ago

Proof positive socialism is alive and well in the US. We must treat it like cancer, agressively and with powerful resources in order to save the patient, which is our republic.

Bill on the Hill
10 months ago

It is time to break out the scalpels & cut this cancer out of our society once & for all…
Bill… :~)

Becky
10 months ago

Beyond a doubt! Yes.

Art
10 months ago

GO AHEAD. SHUT IT DOWN. YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. THIS WAS NOT REVOLUTIONARY THINKING. IT WAS AN EXAMINATION OF THE TRUTH. AMAC HAS BEEN INFILTRATED.

Judy
10 months ago
Reply to  Art

By you.

Art
10 months ago

AM I MISSING SOMETHING???? CRT. CRT. HAS BEEN REIMAGINED AS “CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING,” THIS CANCER HAS BEEN METASTASIZING FOR SOME TIME. WHAT CAVE HAVE YOU BEEN HIBERNATING IN?????? GO OLD WHITE FOLKS AS WE ARE THE ONLY GROUP NOT BITCHING ABOUT OUR EXISTENCE. LET’S GO GRAY!!!!!!!!! MAYBE THAT IS THE DESIRED COLOR FOR THE POPULATION.

Arlene
10 months ago

All of this Marxist, Socialism, communist crap makes me sick to my stomach! Why would anyone want to live in a non free country?! Having power over other people isn’t that wonderful.

joe mchugh
10 months ago
Reply to  Arlene

Arlene, you are engaging in the projection of your feelings. While it is true that being a subject of an authoritarian government would be to experience of the common misery that the people in the old U.S.S.R. must have felt, the communist hierarchy lived very well. Dictators, kings, and other tin-pot dictators seldom voluntarily give up their power.

In other words those that seek power in a socialist tyranny want to be supported as expected for elites. The common citizen of that “Utopia”? Not so much.

Morbious
10 months ago

The left never goes away. They will engage in tactical retreats to regroup but only to figure out the next line of attack.

PaulE
10 months ago

Marxism has always been about manipulating language to hide the real agenda being espoused to the general public. That CRT, which is really nothing more than old fashioned racism being redefined to make it more acceptable to teach in public schools, shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. After all, the term Progressive was hijacked by American Socialists in the1920’s as a means to hide their true ideological belief in Marxism from an American public, that had begun learning about what socialism / communism really produced in Russia.

Marxism has relied on a constant re-branding of language and terms ever since to mask the real intent of what they are advocating for. Whatever it takes to divide and weaken America internally, so that Marxism can be pitched as the solution to everything that ails America.

Morbious
10 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

And, of course, crt is only a branch of critical theory, introduced by metastases from the frankfurt school. It was ‘the ruthless criticism of all that exists’. In my opinion, this intellectual cancer is why so many younger folks despise their country. Send your kid to college and get back a younger bernie.

Carol
10 months ago
Reply to  Morbious

And the sad thing is that it isn’t college anymore that gets a younger bernie, but now high school, middle school and elementary! Even pre-schools have that drag queen reading crap! All this indoctrination has been going on for a long time all in the long run to crank out good little Marxists that won’t challenge the power addicted politicians that want to control everything!

Max
10 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

No difference with CRT as the Democrats in Congress continue to try and get all their silly agenda items passed through the legislation with all the new names to try and hide what their true intentions are. The Demos will be working just as hard and fast to get what they need to consolidate control on the country during this year.

Diana Erbio
10 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Yesterday, AMAC posted my column “AMAC Column Timeless Warnings from Authors of another Time” that talks about how in 1946, George Orwell protested not just sloppy use of language, but intentional misuse of language for political purposes in his essay, “Politics and the English Language.” He warned that the worst thing one can do with words was to surrender them. 

PaulE
10 months ago
Reply to  Diana Erbio

He was quite correct with that statement regarding the surrender of language by large segments of society to avoid confrontation with the left and their ideals. By conforming to how the left wants to call things, society is effectively surrendering their ground to people who simply want to shut society up.

Just look at all the terms and phrases in the last 10 years alone, that are now supposedly off-limits by dictates from the PC crowd. Language is the expression of a society’s culture and transparency to discuss ideas and values openly in a civil manner. Yet the whole purpose of the PC culture espoused by the left is to shut down discussion completely. Only leaving the voice to the leftists that want to silence any opposition to them and their ideology. Far too many in our society are all too willing to be bullied into surrendering their voice for the sake of supposed “peace” (capitulation) with those that seek to remove our rights and freedoms.

Judy
10 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Problem is with them NOW is when we mention anything they don’t like or agree with, they don’t just spray spit and scream profanity, they become violent! They don’t get in trouble either, we do for ‘hate speech’ when they complain to authorities! At least that’s what they’re doing here in Commie Oregon! It’s totally insane!

anna hubert
10 months ago

I am not sure I understand correctly but does CRT mean that all non whie people are brothers in suffering the injustices of pale face if so is it OK for blacks to sue NYC because threir non citizen brethern can vote,I would think they should rejoice the more the merrier unless they are woried about something in which case it”s OK to be discriminatory

Morbious
10 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

I read kendis book. Crt is easy to boil down – there’re only two types of people, racists and antiracists. The latter consist of victims and reformed victimizers. To qualify as a reformed victimizer one must agree to everything handed down by kendi et al. There can be no debate with these people. All whites are either active victimizers or reformed and only the high priests of crt can absolve and certify individual whites as ok.

anna hubert
10 months ago
Reply to  Morbious

so you’ve read the book you must have the nerves of steel

Morbious
10 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

Thanks but no. It was like choosing to have healthy teeth drilled. I wanted to be able to say i was directly familiar and not reacting to conservative boilerplate.

Sharon Ormsby
10 months ago

Until we teach our children that all people are equal and worthy in God’s site, there will always be prejudice. There will always be inequality.

irene
10 months ago

home school your children.

Jeff
10 months ago
Reply to  irene

We homeschooled our 3 boys. They are 22, 19, and 17. They don’t buy into all the indoctrination of our education system.

Boz
10 months ago

Lefties just love to twist words. Leftist bills are ALWAYS the exact opposite of what the name is. For example, “The Affordable Care Act”. LOL!!!

Mike S
10 months ago

I worked for Boeing for 20 years and had this “Diversity and Inclusion” crap shoved down our throats continuously the last few years. You even had a “Diversity and Inclusion” goal you had to meet on your performance review. Everyone hated it but all we afraid to speak up. I saw many, many managers who had no business being there except they checked the “Diversity and Inclusion” box. I really think a lot of their current problems are a direct result of putting “Diversity and Inclusion” above competence.

Philip Hammersley
10 months ago
Reply to  Mike S

I recently retired from a formerly politically-neutral organization. But the last few years we started being fed “gender, equity, inclusion.” All Marxist garbage! “Equity” is another Marxist catchphrase which doesn’t mean “equality” as the normal person would think but instead special privileges for “victims.”

Judy
10 months ago

Agree…and of course real victims are people whose circumstances are affected by negative outside influences. Todays Progressive described victims have made choices in life which allows them to claim victimization. It’s really pathetic!

Tim Toroian
10 months ago

They want to play at “communist” so bad how about “disappear in the dead of night”?

Stephen Russell
10 months ago

Leave Public schools totally, School Choice
Home school

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