I recently wrote an article here on Freedom Outpost called “Obama – Divider-in-Chief – Says Race Relations May Worsen if He Doesn’t Get What He Wants” and so far, it has received over 3,000 “likes” and roughly 200 tweets with 459 comments as I write this article.
The comments contain the usual back and forth and at times, unkind attacks. However, what I found to be most fascinating is what some people offer as incontrovertible fact. One individual made sweeping generalizations that can best be described as sound bites from the “Critical Race Theory” promulgated years ago by Derrick Bell.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) “recognizes that racism is engrained in the fabric and system of the American society. The individual racist need not exist to note that institutional racism is pervasive in the dominant culture.”
It recognizes? Notice the nuanced verbiage there. It assumes that racism is “engrained” in American society at its core and that every white is part of the problem. It doesn’t attempt to prove it. It simply assumes it.
CRT gives blacks permission to believe in something that provides a plausible-sounding reason for what they see in society. Because it is believed that racism is truly “engrained in the fabric and system of the American society,” it stands to reason that it must be fought against. A militant response is expected by many within the black culture of America toward this “engrained” racism.
CRT has given rise to the belief in “white privilege,” which essentially states that white people – by virtue of the fact that they are white (and for no other reason) – have a privileged position in America. What this means is that groups like the NAACP, Affirmative Action, BET, and a plethora of others are mandatory in order to continue to fight against the “engrained” racism that is allegedly part of American society (though not proven to be). People like Al Sharpton are necessary, they believe.
With respect to the article I wrote on Obama, there were many posters. To one in particular, CRT is a foregone conclusion. Another person rejected the claim of racism and noted that his entire family arrived to America well after the end of the Civil War, so he could not have been part of that racism that existed then. This response did not matter to the resident CRT expert who replied this way:
“Your family may not have owned slaves but they most likely did not challenge the mistreatment of nonwhites and most likely went along with the treatment of nonwhites as subhuman during Jim Crow and thereafter. So shut up about that. Blacks are where they are today due to the system of white supremacy racism and the whites who allowed it and continue to allow it. When was the last time you challenged discriminatory practices against nonwhites in banking, housing, education, employment, or voting rights? Never. So you and your family are just as guilty as anyone else of promoting white supremacy racism.”
The individual responding in the above quote agrees that the other person might not have owned slaves (since they were here after the fact), but they were still racist. Notice how the claim is that his family “likely went along with the treatment of nonwhites as subhuman…” and also indicated that the same person’s family had never “challenged discriminatory practices against nonwhites…” How would he know this? He can’t know it, but simply assumes that this is the truth. Why? Critical Race Theory.
Without facts or proof, the person has simply decided that the other person is “just as guilty as anyone else of promoting white supremacy racism.” How can they do this? Because they have bought into CRT lock, stock, and barrel. It is their ideology and it is their weapon against the white race (as if we all think and act alike). American Thinker rightly refers to Critical Race Theory as “A Cult of Anti-White Resentment.” That’s all it is because it provides a plausible (though completely inaccurate) reason for some blacks and other minorities to hate whites.It also excuses their reprehensible behavior toward whites.
The person went onto explain how being white creates white privilege. “White supremacy refers to the fact that whites control every major social institution in American society for the benefit of white people. Whether you asked for it or not, if you are white, you will benefit from being white due to that fact.”
But just because major corporations are owned by whites does not mean I benefit solely because I am white. Those white owners could care less about me.
If anything, the reverse discrimination that is occurring and has been occurring for decades in America is something that is seen as acceptable by minorities because it supposedly “rights the wrongs.” This has nothing to do with true justice and the blacks who think like the one quoted above do not care about truth or justice. They care only about “equality” which is a nebulous characteristic at best and based on political correctness where decisions are made based solely on emotion virtue, not facts.
When will we arrive at “equality”? That’s debatable and as far as militant blacks are concerned, the answer is “never” so all the things that artificially prop up the minorities in this country need to remain in place and become even stronger so that the oft-pursued “equality” will one day be seen.