Critical Race Theory (CRT) Part 2: Fighting Back!

CRT is a key part of the much larger elitist ‘Woke’ crusade determined to transform (make that, destroy) our Constitutional republic, born of freedom, turning it into a Marxist-designed, authoritarian state, dominated by a greatly- enlarged federal government exercising complete power and control, the extent of which was never envisioned by our freedom-driven Founding Fathers (Yes, Founding FATHERS, in this delightful unisex land of imaginary non-gender-distinctions).  It would, thus, be useful, if not infuriating, to step back and take yet another look at how Critical Race Theory is defined and manipulated.

CRT traces its roots, you’ll be delighted to know, to Marxism, just exactly what we do not need to be dealing with in a free society, although it’s exactly what the elitist politicians, activists, and other America-is-evil believers wish to implement. Writes Bruce Thornton: “CRT has nothing to do with civil rights or improving black lives or making them ‘matter.’ It’s about increasing its practitioners’ power in our institutions in order to ‘fundamentally transform’ the U.S. from a country of ordered liberty and limited government to an illiberal socialist tyranny.”  ‘Have a nice day’ doesn’t seem overly appropriate at this point!  As you’ve no doubt heard, CRT seeks to establish, and hammer home, the two categorial groupings in our society: the oppressed (non-whites) and the oppressors (whites).

Right away you can see the traditional link to Communism, as you’ll recall from your history courses: the oppressive elite political class was in power, and the oppressed class was everybody else. The revolution came and dumped the powerful elites, replacing them with the Communist Party political oppressors, while everybody else remained right where they were in the oppressed class!  Mr. Thornton continues with this line of ideological reasoning: “So no oppressed person, meaning any ‘person of color’ defined by superficial physical characteristics, can be ‘racist.’ Only ‘whites,’ (who because of their historically oppressive institutions enjoy ‘white privilege’ no matter their social class), are ‘racists.’ Putting CRT as a tool in the hands of the ‘oppressed,’ as Marx himself was said to have stated it, is “a weapon to use against an ‘enemy’, which it wants not to refute, but to ‘exterminate.”  Thus, the whole ‘fundamental transformation’ end game of the social-justice-seeking-and-demanding socialist (combo white and non-white) elites is not about simply winning a philosophical debate.  It’s precisely about dramatically changing American society, its laws, structures, and governance, permanently. Or put another way, destroying forever American traditions, laws, opportunities, promises, and dreams.

Taking a look, now at Critical Race Theory without the Marxist death-grip, “CRT is a school of thought that generally focuses on how power structures and institutions impact racial minorities.”   And the emphasis here is one thinking of, and advocating for, groups, instead of individuals.  So, apparently, this would conveniently, and mistakenly, change the Founding concept from ‘all men are created equal’ to ‘all groups are created equal.’  Those in favor of CRT emphasize the fact that it is intended to enhance “dominant group understanding of, and empathy for, what the oppressed experience on a regular basis.”  University law school professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig has reportedly stated that: “Racism is not extraordinary.  Race and racism are basically baked into everything we do in society.  It’s embedded in our institutions.  It’s embedded in our minds and hearts.”  Let’s just say that is but one view of race and relations in America, stated by a reported expert on CRT.

And finally, you’ll be relieved to know, just a couple more such entries in the attempt to define Critical Race Theory so that it can actually be understood, or more to the point, understand what our children are being taught (i.e., subjected to). Writer Eli Steele describes it this way: “One of the key tenets of CRT maintains that it is morally permissible to racially discriminate against another race, as long as it racially engineers blacks and other approved minorities upward.  What gave CRT its vast power was that it offered Americans the moral absolution from the charge of racism in return for conforming to its tenets.”  In other words, it appears, if white Americans accept and adopt the teachings of Critical Race Theory, hook, line, & sinker, they can be semi-excused for being racists.  Sort of sounds like a new category called “acceptable racist”?

Finally, and we’ll move on to the issue of defending our children, and university students, and corporate/government employees from the imposed CRT movement.  John Hinderaker ( offers a perhaps clearer, easier to understand, explanation of three key basic tenets of the CRT ideology.  “Critical Race Theory is essentially racism, circa 1850. It holds that (1) the most important thing about a person is his or her skin color, (2) you have rights as a member of a racial group, not as an individual, and (3) members of the same racial group have similar personality and character traits.”  And there you have it.  CRT is pro-skin color as the key personal designator, and it is the racial group that dominates, with the individual having far less importance, if any real standing at all.  Skin color and racial group, uber alles!

Wrote New York Post columnist Miranda Devine: “In reality, CRT is simply another version of a deadly old ideology that is Marxist and utopian in nature – only this time, it seeks to divide people by race, rather than class.”  Others see CRT as but a distraction to hide what they say is really going on behind the see-thru curtain. “It’s no accident that the governor of Georgia does not want to teach Critical Race Theory but is also restricting voting rights, especially for brown and black folks.  These are the same thing. The distraction is CRT, (while) over here, I’m going to restrict voting rights,” said CNN’s Kamau Bell, reportedly.

The interesting thing about that statement is that the false restriction of voting rights assertion is the real distraction, attempting to cover up CRT instruction in our educational institutions, and especially within our elementary schools.  And for the record, those states bold enough to close the door to vote fraud, as much as possible, are in no way restricting access to voting for anyone.  The aim is to return to free and fair elections, the kind that we have traditionally trusted to be so.

Supporting CRT instruction, an assistant dean of student affairs at a well-known East Coast university posted the following recently: “All White people are racist in that all White people have been conditioned in a society were one’s racial identity determines life experience/outcomes and Whiteness is the norm. And that includes me! (she is white).”  Rebutting the seeming CRT intent of dividing, rather than unifying, the races, activist critic Chris Rufo said: “Critical Race Theory is a grave threat to the American way of life.  It divides Americans by race and traffics in the pernicious concepts of race essentialism, race stereotyping, and race-based segregation – all under a false pursuit of ‘social justice.’ CRT training programs have become common place in academia, government, and corporate life, where they have sought to advance the ideology through cult-like indoctrination, intimidation, and harassment.”

“We can conclude,” wrote Roger L. Simon, “that critical race theory and all its evil spawn in various curricula are little more than a form of child abuse, one so extreme that it promises to tear our country apart.”  Thankfully, in that regard, America’s caring and concerned Mothers are catching on to the dangers of CRT “instruction,” especially as it impacts those in the younger, formative grades, and they are beginning to let their extremely concerned voices be heard.

Mrs. Xi Van Fleet, a brave woman who escaped China’s cultural revolution when she was 26 years old, expressed her concerns about CRT to Virginia’s Loudoun County School Board last week.  Said she: “You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history.  Critical Race Theory has its roots in cultural Marxism.  It should have no place in our school.  The communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people.  The only difference is they used class instead of race.  (In China) We were taught to denounce our heritage, and Red Guards destroyed anything that was not communist…statues, books, and anything else.  We were encouraged to report on each other. This is, indeed, the American version of the Chinese cultural revolution.”  She is concerned that caring Americans don’t really understand what’s going on with CRT instruction: “They (parents) are thinking they are doing the right thing.  Being against racism sounds really good.  But they (CRT) are basically breaking (apart) the system that is against racism.”

Florida Mother, Keisha King, testified before Florida’s State Board of Education: “CRT is teaching that there’s a hierarchy in society where white male, heterosexual, able-bodied people are deemed the oppressor, and anyone else outside of that status is oppressed.  I don’t know about you, but telling my child or any child that they are in a permanent oppressed status in American because they are black is racist – and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children, or any child is racist as well.  This is not something that we can stand for in our country.”

An English teacher from a highly-regarded private school in Bergen County, New Jersey just recently resigned her teaching position with the school because CRT was being used to create a “hostile culture of conformity and fear, causing white male students to believe they are “oppressors.”  Mrs. Dana Stangel-Plowe continued with her concerns: “The school’s ideology requires students to see themselves not as individuals, but as representatives of a group, forcing them to adopt the status of privilege or victimhood.  As a result, students arrive in my classroom accepting this theory as fact: People born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed.  Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on.”

Speaking to the related cancel culture move on university campuses, Yeonmi Park and her mother fled North Korea in 2007, and she remarked, as an American university student now: “I realized, wow, this is insane. I though American was different, but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Koreas that I started worrying. I felt like (there is) regression in civilization.  North Korea was pretty crazy, but not his crazy!  I don’t know why people are collectively going crazy like this, together at the same time.”

One of the great support statements for the reality that people are all just people, not different colors, was articulately-voiced at a Bloomington, Illinois school board meeting by black radio host and father, Ty Smith. The good news is that this school system doesn’t teach CRT and is reported to have no intention of starting.  Ty Smith’s impassioned testimony further supported and cemented that decision. Referring to CRT, Mr. Smith said: “To me, it’s a bunch of nonsense, virtue signaling, playing off people’s emotions.  The only race there is, is the human race.”  And here comes is his perfect slam-dunk against the oppressor-oppressed canard: “How do I have two medical degrees, if I’m sitting here oppressed?   How’d I get where I am right now, if some white man kept me down?”  He followed up on that beautiful CRT argument-ender with this: “When it comes down to it, people are people.  My sons never had to talk about white or Asian people.  They knew they were people.  They were their friends, they played with them.  I don’t get why people try to focus so much on race. What is so important about the color of my skin?”  Ty Smith spoke the way most rational, loyal Americans would.  And, certainly, the way Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would in traditional American support for the value of character rather than skin color!  We are, simply, all American people, regardless.

Respected black author Shelby Steele spoke out very much against CRT, as simply a means of capturing “white guilt.”  Said Mr. Steele: “I think people have to begin with the understanding that Critical Race Theory is a device designed to capture white guilt.  It has no other meaning, no other purpose, no other function than that.  It wants to capture, to once again accuse whites of racism. What bothers me the most is that the whites – we have been doing this now for 70 years, and whites still don’t get the point.  You are being had.  You are being shaken down over a history that you had nothing to do with, and there has to be someone standing up.”  A very effective exposure of the true reality of what is going on, what is truly being attempted by proponents of CRT, as it continues to spread through schools and virtually every other American institution or enterprise.  Out thanks to the brilliant Shelby Steele for so effectively pulling back the anti-white racism curtain.

Reportedly, at least 165 local and national parent-led groups have formed across the country to combat CRT.  States and school boards are being forced to listen, and very often, take positive corrective action.  The Georgia State Board of Education became the first state board to ban both “the teaching of tenets of CRT and ‘action civics” in Georgia’s public schools.  “Action Civics” is the sub-movement that encourages high school students to participate (for credit/grades) in public protests, typically in favor of liberal causes.

Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida, among other states, have moved to prohibit the teaching of CRT in their public schools.  With regard to CRT, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis referred to it as being “offensive to ask taxpayers to fund teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other.”  In that one simple sentence, the key negatives of CRT instruction are effectively summarized (hate for country/hate for each other).  Georgia Republican Vernon Jones responded to questions about CRT this way: “The problem is you’re taking young people who are next to another young person and pitting one against the other, and you say to even white children, ‘Look you’re responsible for what happened hundreds and hundreds of years ago,’ and they don’t have a clue.  It’s race-based, and its being taught in a way that you’re actually teaching racism.”

So then, Critical Race Theory is ‘unmasked’ to actually promote racism, rather than discourage it; to label white males as oppressors and non-whites as the oppressed (apparently including white females in the latter group?); to turning young kids, especially, against one another: to effectively blame today’s white children for the racial sins and wrong-doings against non-whites that occurred well over than a century ago (and with which today’s youngsters had zero knowledge or participation); and CRT also introduces a very definite political-based movement within public schools, thus seeming to violate a long-standing public school instructional environment which should be kept non-political.

On that very important ‘political’ note, perhaps the most effective way to conclude this examination of CRT, is to provide, in part, the articulate and informed remarks made to the Lakeview, Minnesota school board by a nine-year-old female student who so effectively managed to light the attending school board members’ knickers on fire.  Said the young lady in her testimony: “The other day, I was walking down the hallway at Lakeview Elementary School to give a teacher a retirement gift.  I looked up on the wall and saw a BLM poster.  I was told two weeks ago at this very meeting … no politics in school. I believed what you said at that meeting.  You told us to report any BLM (posters, signs) in our schools.  Apparently, you know they’re (posters) in our schools because you made the signs. You have lied to me and I’m very disappointed in all of you.  You can’t even follow your own rules.  Get the posters out of our schools.  Courage is contagious, so be courageous.”  Thankfully, more and more individual parents, and parent groups, are now, indeed, being courageous, and doing so with determination, on behalf of the well-being of their (our) children.


(Marxist CRT background & quotes via, Bruce Thornton, 6-10-21; CRT definitions, quotes, & Angela Onwuachi-Willig quote via, Sam Dorman, 5-14-21; “Absolution” quote via, Eli Steele, 5-24-21; Hinderaker definitions via, John Hinderaker, 6-10-21; Devine quote via, Miranda Devine, 6-13-21; Bell quote via, Pam Key, 6-4-21; University assistant dean quote via, Sam Dorman, 5-26-21; Rufo quote via, 5-14-21; Simon quote via The Epoch Times,  Roger L. Simon, 6-2-21; Mrs. Xi Van Fleet quotes via, Miranda Devine, 6-13-21; Keisha King quote via, Sam Dorman, 6-13-21; Dana Stangel-Plowe quote via, Danas Kennedy and Tamar Lapin, 6-8-21; Yeonmi Park quote via, Melissa Koenig, 6-14-21; Ty Smith quotes via, Joshua Q. Nelson, 6-18-21; Shelby Steele quotes via; Virginia Kruta, 6-3-21; Georgia school board action via, Dr. Susan Berry, 6-7-21; DeSantis CRT quote via, Hannah Bleau, 5-21-21; Vernon Jones quote via, Beth Baumann, 5-24-21; Nine-year-old student’s chastising quote via, Mike Miller, 6-20-21).