Biden embraces racist 'critical race theory'
On his first day in office, President Biden rescinded the Trump administration’s executive order prohibiting critical race theory training for federal agencies and federal contractors. This is a sad reversal for Americans committed to colorblindness in public life. But while the president’s order is binding at the federal level, state legislators still have a say in the matter. They should not shrink from resisting this pernicious philosophy.
Critical race theory understands the world by viewing everything — society, economics, education, family, science — through the lens of “whiteness” and white racism. White people, according to CRT, drift in a kind of amniotic fluid of privilege and unearned gifts based on the brutal ideology of “white supremacy.”
Critical race theory includes values such as hard work, objectivity, deferred gratification, family and respect for the written word as intrinsically racist and claims that by “centering” these values American culture relentlessly suppresses black achievement while boosting white mediocrity into advancement.
The “theory” — unfalsifiable because any argument against it can be dismissed as an expression of “white fragility” — demands that whites relinquish their unearned societal privilege and work to uproot racism from their own minds and from society at large.
CRT training sessions have become standard across academia, public education, corporate America and government. Highly paid experts in indoctrination conduct multi-day seminars explaining how racist attitudes infect even the purest intentions and why white employees are and will always be racist.
When they see it for what it really is, most Americans abhor critical race theory. President Donald Trump’s order declared that it would be “the policy of the United States not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the Federal workforce . . . and not to allow grant funds to be used for these purposes.”
Besides being racist, it is an idiotic theory that makes excuses for failure. Whiteness has become a slur used by the left to denigrate those who disagree with this nonsense. Someone should bring a civil rights suit against those attempting to push this theory in the work place or in academia.