There is much debate across the country about teaching children Critical Race Theory. Recently, The Epoch Times reported that over 5,000 teachers, principals and librarians signed a petition at the Marxist-based Zinn Education Project vowing to teach Critical Race Theory to their students, even if it is outlawed. While whether it was all teachers or activists who signed the petition remains in question, it is alarming that there is such commitment to this Marxist doctrine within the US government school system. The Zinn Education Project produces so-called “history lessons” based on books by Marxist writer Howard Zinn. Herein, you see where Critical Race Theory has its divisive and extreme origins. Let’s understand more.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is defined by Britannica as a theory based on the premise that “race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of color. Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.” Harvard University says CRT “is a regime of white supremacy and privilege maintained despite the rule of law and the constitutional guarantee of equal protection of the laws.”
Harvard University continues, ”critical race scholars identify and embrace a radical tradition of race-conscious mobilization as an empowerment strategy for African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other persons of color. Affirmative action is a wedge allowing a broader inquiry into why wealth, education, power, and employment are distributed as they are and also a way to re-invigorate nationalist, rather than integrationist, approaches to racial justice. They oppose apparently neutral rules, such as color-blindness, and one-person, one-vote, because they have helped to produce school systems, employment settings, mass media outlets, and housing arrangements that are racially segregated or vehicles for white domination of persons of color.” This is a false belief that white people are evil and perpetuate an evil system against all people of color.
It is divisive and against the premise of equality, true equity, and moral character. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s axiom that all men should be judged by the content of their character rather than by the color of their skin is negated by Critical Race Theory. Moreover, it goes against God—as all things Marxist do. As is written in Galatians 4:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” No one is evil due to the color of their skin, but they are redeemed by being born again into Christ. An alternative to teaching hateful Critical Race Theory, would be to teach the loving, character-building, and unifying principles of the Bible—as was done before the Marxists were allowed to teach in government schools.