The Real ‘Critical Race Theory’

Taken from Imprimis: Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It

The Sandia National Laboratories, which designs America’s nuclear arsenal, sent white male executives to a three-day reeducation camp, where they were told that “white male culture” was analogous to the “KKK,” “white supremacists,” and “mass killings.” The executives were then forced to renounce their “white male privilege” and write letters of apology to fictitious women and people of color. In Springfield, Missouri, a middle school forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix,” based on the idea that straight, white, English-speaking, Christian males are members of the oppressor class and must atone for their privilege and “covert white supremacy.”

Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. It’s time for this to change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.

In summary, critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, over the past decade it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions. It has been injected into government agencies, public school systems, teacher training programs, and corporate human resources departments in the form of diversity training programs, human resources modules, public policy frameworks, and school curricula.

The fact that critical race theory is becoming the operating ideology of our public institutions is not an exaggeration—from the universities to bureaucracies to k-12 school systems, critical race theory has permeated the collective intelligence and decision-making process of American government, with no sign of slowing down.

This is a revolutionary change. When originally established, these government institutions were presented as neutral, technocratic, and oriented towards broadly-held perceptions of the public good. Today, under the increasing sway of critical race theory and related ideologies, they are being turned against the American people. This isn’t limited to the permanent bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., but is true as well of institutions in the states, even in red states, and it is spreading to county public health departments, small Midwestern school districts, and more. This ideology will not stop until it has devoured all of our institutions.

Conservatives in both the federal government and public school systems have related that their “equity and inclusion” departments now serve as political offices, searching for and stamping out any dissent from this official orthodoxy.  In short, these institutions themselves have become monocultures: dogmatic, suspicious, and aggressively hostile to a diversity of opinion.

Critical race theory is no longer simply an academic matter, critical race theory has become a tool of political power. Critical race theory prescribes a revolutionary program that would overturn the principles of the Declaration of Independance and destroy the remaining structure of the Constitution of The United States. And, on his first day in office, President* Biden rescinded President Trump’s executive order banning critical race theory-based training programs in the federal government.

Americans are naturally outraged that critical race theory promotes three ideas—race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation—which violate the basic principles of equality and justice. Anecdotally, many Chinese-Americans have said that having survived the Cultural Revolution in their former country, they refuse to let the same thing happen here.

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Also, there is a “how to” road map to impact what is being taught in America’s schools. This 34-page Toolkit is easy to understand, offers examples, talking points and how to effectively remove Board Members who are not listening to parents and concerned citizens. This toolkit is being offered by Citizens for Renewing America, a group led by Trump administration budget director Russ Vought. Here is an an A-to-Z guide on how to combat Critical Race Theory and reclaim our local school boards!