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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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Hary Vee
1 month ago

I would like to see some evidence to back up these claims, im writing an essay against CRT in school but I can’t find evidence anywhere and this articles just full of buzz words

Teala
1 month ago
Reply to  Hary Vee

If you don’t have to write the essay against CRT, I suggest you instead write it for CRT. This article twists CRT’s real meaning to make it easier to argue against and appeals to readers’ emotions instead of actually arguing the point. The reason you can’t find any evidence is that CRT is not a bad thing! That’s why no one can cohesively argue against it.

Berie
1 year ago

I have been reading many articles about CRT as my school district is battling it and trying to save our souls. This is probably the best I have read because it speaks to the average person rather than the scholars in our midst. Great work! I will share with the folks around me who are in this fight against CRT.

Rafael
1 year ago

Outstanding summary of CRT and ammunition to discuss/debate with advocates of this “theory.” It seems like some cannot distinguish between theory and proven axiom.

Teala
1 month ago
Reply to  Rafael

It seems that some cannot understand what a logical fallacy is versus a real argument. This article distorts and twists CRT to make it easier to attack, and appeals to readers’ emotions instead of really arguing the point. I’m sorry that you’ve been fooled by it.

Sally Larson
1 year ago

The fear of the White Right seems to come from some perceived guilt. I don’t understand why they can’t see this has nothing to do with them unless they realize that maybe they have some long-forgotten assumptions that affect the way they interact with another race. That alone is worth bringing to the forefront of our awareness.
I’ve mentioned before an example of this from the NFL. They were using ““race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function. The practice made it harder for Black retirees to show a deficit and qualify for an award. The standards were created in the 1990s in hopes of offering more appropriate treatment to dementia patients, but critics faulted the way they were used to determine payouts in the NFL concussion case.” June 2, 2021, 5:10 PM EDT By The Associated Press
A misconception and assumption that affected the lives of these black players. This is worth eradicating from our White conciseness.
Another example comes from an interview a musician Dayle Davis was giving to a KKK member. He asked why KKK members hated black people. His response was, “Well we all know that all black people have within them a gene that makes them violent.” August 20, 20175:59 PM ET Heard on NPR All Things Considered
Again, this is a belief based on “nothing” and has inappropriately affected the way some white people have viewed black people and have therefore treated them with hate.
Studying CRT helps students understand how misinformation can affect how different races are seen and treated in our society. It’s about time, what’s so scary about that?

Teala
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally Larson

Thank you so much for posting this! I had to read this article for school and it was horrifying seeing so many comments from white supremacists and Republicans who say they love God more than anything but can’t even seem to follow his message of loving each other. Your comment was a beautiful breath of fresh air.

Patty deBingo
1 year 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 year ago

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

Pamela Kennedy
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

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

Grady Adams
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

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

VIETNAM VET 67-68
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

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

J. Farley
1 year 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 year 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 year ago
Reply to  J. Farley

????????

Wayne Peterkin
1 year ago

Very good. I applaud the author.

Jorge L Rios
1 year ago

One more thing to mention is that all the finger pointing by todays marxist democrats about America beeing racist is omiting the fact that THE DEMOCRATS were ALLWAYS the ones who were racist and wanted to keep the blacks as slaves and not give them ANY rights or freedoms. Any freedoms or rights that blacks ever got was because of the Republicans efforts NOT THE DEMOCRATS. So any accusations about who is racist should be directed at the ones who actually did it, not all of America or all whites.

JohnH
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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!

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