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Critical Race Theory is Irrational

by Lewis Loflin

The far left seems to dominate college campuses determined to remake society in their image. Through the use of deconstruction from French philosopher Jacques Derrida they have invented a fantasy known as Critical Race Theory (CRT) among a number of other "theories" that defy reason.

What is Critical Race Theory? UCLA School of Public Affairs says,

Critical Race Theory was developed out of legal scholarship. It provides a critical analysis of race and racism from a legal point of view. Since its inception within legal scholarship CRT has spread to many disciplines...CRT identifies that these power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy, which perpetuates the marginalizing of people of color. CRT also rejects the traditions of liberalism and meritocracy.

Legal discourse says that the law is neutral and colorblind, however, CRT challenges this legal "truth" by examining liberalism and meritocracy as a vehicle for (white) self-interest, power, and privilege. CRT also recognizes that liberalism and meritocracy are often stories heard from those with wealth, power, and privilege. These stories paint a false picture of meritocracy; everyone who works hard can attain wealth, power, and privilege while ignoring the systemic inequalities that institutional racism provides.

This is why I hate using terms such as liberal with these people - they reject in total liberalism which only confuses the issue. They are not Marxist having abandoned at least economic Marxism.

Let's highlight the main points critical race theory:

CRT rejects liberalism even though "liberals" support it. The question becomes are liberals hiding their true convictions or are they useful idiots?

CRT rejects meritocracy as being racist and used to keep people of color down. They assume blacks, Latinos, etc. are simply too stupid to compete in an open and equal basis with whites. (That is racist in itself.) Anytime there is a lack of economic or social "equality" as they define it, that in itself is racism.

CRT has infiltrated nearly every corner of academia.

Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. (November 6, 1930 - October 5, 2011) was the first tenured African-American Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory. In a radio interview with CUNY TV March 20, 2007 shows his real orientation as he says,

"We live in capitalist society where some people are going to make a whole lot of money, gain a whole lot of power by the exploitation of a whole lot of other people. Now in that kind of society how do you keep the people from down below from rising up..."

He goes on to say "great thinkers" believed it couldn't work. Would you like to guess who those great thinkers were? As he goes on what he has done is remap Marxism where the bourgeoisie are white people and the proletariat are non-whites who must rise up and destroy the white bourgeoisie.

Anti-white racist Gloria J. Ladson-Billings is a teacher educator on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education who invented,

"the theoretical element of whiteness as property. She describes whiteness as the ultimate property which whites alone can possess. It is valuable and is property.

The 'property functions of whiteness'-rights to disposition, rights to use and enjoyment, reputation and status property, and the absolute right to exclude-make the American dream a more likely and attainable reality for whites as citizens. For a CRT critic, the white skin color that some Americans possess is like owning a piece of property. It grants privileges to the owner that a renter (or a person of color) would not be afforded."

Karen Pyke invented the concept of "internalized racism or internalized racial oppression." The victims of color are brainwashed into believing they are inferior by whites so they can retain power.

"Storytelling/counter storytelling and "naming one's own reality"-using narrative to illuminate and explore experiences of racial oppression." In other words make up nonsense nobody can verify and label all whites as guilty of it.

"White privilege refers to the myriad of social advantages, benefits, and courtesies that come with being a member of the dominant race, such as a clerk not following you around in a store or not having people cross the street at night to avoid you."

Sure affirmative action racism helps white people? I guess the white ability to learn to read, stay in school, get a job and stay off welfare, drugs etc. really is racist to the victims of color that refuse to do any of it.

The vast majority of poor white people that do the same stupid things have near identical results. And this nonsense isn't just Blacks and Latinos, but women, Asians, homosexuals, or anyone else with a bitch real or imagined. Never mind that Asians as a group have among the highest standard of living in America, they still face oppression even though I haven't figured out what that is yet.

I can list this mindless nonsense all day. Judge Richard Posner of the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals blasted critical race theorists and postmodernists as the 'lunatic core' of 'radical legal egalitarianism.'" To quote,

What is most arresting about critical race theory is that...it turns its back on the Western tradition of rational inquiry, forswearing analysis for narrative. Rather than marshal logical arguments and empirical data, critical race theorists tell stories - fictional, science-fictional, quasi-fictional, autobiographical, anecdotal-designed to expose the pervasive and debilitating racism of America today. By repudiating reasoned argumentation, the storytellers reinforce stereotypes about the intellectual capacities of nonwhites.

Ref. The Skin Trade, NEW REPUBLIC at 40, Oct. 13, 1997 (book review). Let's take the case of Henry Louis Gates Jr. President Obama's buddy that came over for a beer and a chat after being arrested in Cambridge for his abusive behavior towards police.

His only criticism of CRT is when campus anti-hate speech laws also applied to anti-white hate speech. This is in opposition to the Critical Race Theory agenda. That is enforcing hate speech or hate crime laws in favor of whites is simply protects white power. As power brokers whites have no rights or protections under hate crime laws according to Attorney General Eric Holder before Congress.

Alex Kozinski is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He says of the book Bending the Law Are radical multiculturalists poisoning young legal minds? notes:

If truth does not exist, if merit is merely an expression of power, if there is no objective reality, then meaningful discourse is impossible and the hope of a just and equal society is a hoax.

How, for example, can one respond to Prof. Patricia Williams's assertion that it doesn't matter whether Tawana Brawley was telling the truth or lying when she claimed she was kidnapped, raped, tortured and smeared with dog feces by white men? Either way, Williams says, Brawley was "the victim of some unspeakable crime."

... While the radical multiculturalists still make up only a minority in the law schools, they are loud and militant. They wage open warfare over appointments and tenure, the selection of deans, the scope of affirmative action and the imposition of speech codes. They brand those who oppose them as sexist, racist or worse. Farber and Sherry (the authors of the book) relate the experience of Randall Kennedy, a black Harvard law professor who wrote an article critical of radical legal scholarship. When efforts to dissuade him from publishing it failed, he was denounced for selling out his race.

Can all this be shrugged off as schoolyard fun and games? Hardly. What students are taught during their time at law school profoundly affects the way they will do their jobs...

What happens when graduates of a college that indoctrinates their students with this rubbish become teachers, deans, judges on the Supreme Court like the last two placed there only based only on race and gender, newspaper editors, etc.?

Something called "Pacific Educational Group" (PEG) Are putting Derrick Bell's Critical Race Theory in public elementary and high schools focusing on "Systemic Racism." Founder Glenn Singleton on WMEZ of Macon, GA (undated) (http://www.13wmaz.com/video/1501538722001/1/Glenn-Singleton-On-What-Is-Pacific-Educational-Group) said the following:

More formally, we engage in what is called systemic transformation, which is operating from a framework of whole system change that works with everyone in the system from the board of education to beginning teachers...

Critical Race Theory...helps the educator now be able to understand how race influences our day-to-day experiences and the historical implications of race...

Narrator: Education experts agree that educators must be given the tools that help them examine and address the role that race plays in the success or failure to educate and engage black, brown, and Native American Indian students.

California teacher Matthew Kertesz: When our black and brown students underperform, it's not based on any lack of ability, but it's because equal resources isn't the same thing [sic] as equally served. So our schools often falsely assume that kids of color can and will simply change and thrive in an environment based on white culture. Now, when our schools and society truly value our black and brown youth -- and that's shown through school culture, and practice, and policy - then we'll start to see equal performance.

Narrator: The consultants at PEG design and deliver individualized, comprehensive support for school districts in the form of leadership training, coaching, and consulting. Working at all levels -- from the superintendent to beginning teachers - PEG helps the educators focus on heightening their awareness of institutional racism.

This is the nutcase that invented racial program at Seattle Public Schools. The original had been at http://www.seattleschools.org/area/equityandrace/definitionofrace.xml on 25 May 2006 but was pulled after they press jumped on it. To quote part of it:

Cultural Racism:
Those aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype, and label people of color as "other", different, less than, or render them invisible. Examples of these norms include defining white skin tones as nude or flesh colored, having a future time orientation, emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology, defining one form of English as standard, and identifying only Whites as great writers or composers.

Institutional Racism:
The network of institutional structures, policies, and practices that create advantages and benefits for Whites, and discrimination, oppression, and disadvantages for people from targeted racial groups. The advantages created for Whites are often invisible to them, or are considered "rights" available to everyone as opposed to "privileges" awarded to only some individuals and groups.

If one is shaking their head at this you are not alone. This is the mindset of our education system today. Source: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 1197 eds. Adams, Bell & Griffin

In another section on "equality",

To achieve equity, according to Young (1990), "Social policy should sometimes accord special treatment to groups" (meaning non-whites)(p. 158). Thus, the concept of equity provides a case for unequal treatment for those who have been disadvantaged over time. It can provide compensatory kinds of treatment, offering it in the form of special programs and benefits for those (non-whites) who have been discriminated against and are in need of opportunity."

They assume racism merely on the basis of differing outcome. That book is used in colleges and is required to get a teaching degree! It does little more than incite racial hatred against whites. No wonder we have more and more violent attacks on whites in recent years.

Individualism and having a future time orientation is racist??? I'm sorry but proper English is required and not stupid Ebonics. To quote WIKI:

On December 18, 1996, the Oakland, California school board passed a controversial resolution recognizing the legitimacy of "Ebonics"-what mainstream linguists more often term African-American Vernacular English-as a language. The resolution set off a maelstrom of media criticism and ignited a hotly discussed national debate.

For students whose primary dialect was "Ebonics", the Oakland resolution mandated some instruction in that dialect, both for "maintaining the legitimacy and richness of such language... and to facilitate their acquisition and mastery of English language skills." This also included the proposed increase of salaries of those proficient in both "Ebonics" and Standard English to the level of those teaching LEP (limited English proficiency) students and the use of public funding to help teachers learn AAVE themselves.

Total Rubbish. In the case above that was an effort to split blacks away from and isolate them from the general society by the CRT racial socialists. Arizona took action against the CRT racists when they passed Hb2281 in 2010 that says:

THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO TREAT AND VALUE EACH OTHER AS INDIVIDUALS AND NOT BE TAUGHT TO RESENT OR HATE OTHER RACES OR CLASSES OF PEOPLE. 15-112. Prohibited courses and classes; enforcement A. A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL IN THIS STATE SHALL NOT INCLUDE IN ITS PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION ANY COURSES OR CLASSES THAT INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: 1. PROMOTE THE OVERTHROW OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. 2. PROMOTE RESENTMENT TOWARD A RACE OR CLASS OF PEOPLE. 3. ARE DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR PUPILS OF A PARTICULAR ETHNIC GROUP. 4. ADVOCATE ETHNIC SOLIDARITY INSTEAD OF THE TREATMENT OF PUPILS AS INDIVIDUALS.

I think I've presented enough here on this issue. It's time white people wake up to this nonsense and the danger it posses. Marxism has simply mutated into a form of racial socialism, the very same kind of racial socialism of the National Socialist Workers Party or Nazis. Simply substitute whites for Jews.

 

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