I write in response to Why is Critical Race Theory under attack?, the Local Voices piece published on 08-09-2021.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a worldview whose premise is that there are really only two classes of people; the Oppressor class (the Haves) and the Oppressed class (the Have-nots). The only way to change, for the better, the society in which we live is for the Oppressed class to get rid of the Oppressor class.
CRT posits that there must be EQUITY (everyone being equal in terms of possessions, power & prestige). Equity may be achieved by force if necessary. On the other hand EQUALITY (everyone being treated equally and given equal opportunities under law to acquire possessions, power & prestige) is the vision of the US Constitution and the written laws interpreting it.
To achieve EQUITY in the CRT worldview the oppressor must be eliminated and all their possessions, power and prestige redistributed equally to everyone. To achieve EQUALITY, however, people are encouraged to love and live in harmony with each other as fellow image-bearers of God to help each achieve his/her potential. CRT is the polar opposite of the worldview of the US Constitution and the Biblical principles that are its basis.
This, I believe, is one reason that people object so strongly to CRT thought being taught in our schools and adopted by several government agencies.
My comments are based on the writings of Christopher F. Rufo, graduate of Georgetown University and executive director at the Documentary Foundation who has directed four films for PBS. My comments were also based on notes from a lecture by Meeke Addison, co-host of a radio program on American Family Radio.
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