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Opinion: Critical Race Theory’s Antiracist programs are doing us more harm than good.

I have a huge problem with Critical Race Theory (CRT), not because I think we should ignore racism and social inequalities, but because I think its so-called Antiracist programs are likely to do us more harm than good.

A perfect stranger who has undergone Antiracist training would probably dismiss my discomfort as a product of White Fragility… but I’m not even white. Contrary to popular belief, white people aren’t the only ones who object to CRT. For example, this black mother who doesn’t want our children indoctrinated with genocidal tendencies:

“I’ve spent a lot of time in Central Africa because my dad is from the Congo. And some of the propaganda that’s being spread right now here in Evanston is similar to some of the divisiveness that took place in Rwanda before the massacre.” (The Atlantic)

It may seem like an exaggeration, but — myths of inherent superior/inferior racial status, sectarianism, scapegoating, and collective shame and blame driven by moral imperatives — common themes used by Critical Race Theorists in America today were what turned seemingly ordinary Rwandans into ruthless murderers.

Read more at the Human Security Centre, about how propaganda triggered the Rwandan genocide.

“… sacralization of values interacts with willingness to engage in extreme behavior in populations vulnerable to radicalization. In addition, social exclusion appears to be a relevant factor motivating violent extremism and consolidation of sacred values.” — Scott Atram, How People Become Radicalized

Read more at Scientific American, about how social marginalization and sacred values are key factors for extremism.

Themes used in Critical Race Theory have historically and scientifically proven to radicalize people for violent extremism. Ironic… since its popularity grew out of a desire to reduce racial tensions and violence.

Watch: Forensic Psychologist justifies controversial statements she made during a seminar on “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind” at Yale School of Medicine.

Justice for Black Farmers Act ruled unconstitutional.

A Wisconsin federal judge has ruled that the Justice for Black Farmers Act is unconstitutional, because it attempts to compensate for one type of discrimination by creating another.

The bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators Booker, Warren, Gillibrand, Smith, Warnock, and Leahy as part of the American Rescue Plan, and it would have distributed financial awards to African American farmers and ranchers equal to 120% of the loans and debt they incurred during the pandemic, plus additional grants to help them gain land ownership, irrespective of earnings, wealth or actual pandemic impact.

“Reparations” was not part of the bill’s language, but many viewed it as a land expropriations measure meant to compensate for the “long-term effects of slavery and segregation”.

A lot of people are going to be upset about this, and I am confident that social justice groups will appeal. But is it truly just to replace one system of institutionalized racism with another? And would any amount of reparations ever compensate for injustices that spanned several generations, and for centuries?

The only way to overcome immutable historical grievances is to make sure that those horrible things remain in the past. Slavery and segregation were evil as fuck. Thank God we abolished them both.