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.
“… 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
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.
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