Critical Race Theory Foe Offers Ideas for Fighting It | Beaufort County Now | Christopher Rufo explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis how to face the dangers of Critical Race Theory.

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    Christopher Rufo explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College's Imprimis how to face the dangers of Critical Race Theory.

  • 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 explaining critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism. Originally, the Marxist Left built its political program on the theory of class conflict. ...
  • ... But rather than abandon their Leftist political project, Marxist scholars in the West simply adapted their revolutionary theory to the social and racial unrest of the 1960s. Abandoning Marx's economic dialectic of capitalists and workers, they substituted race for class and sought to create a revolutionary coalition of the dispossessed based on racial and ethnic categories. ...
  • ... 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.
  • There are a series of euphemisms deployed by its supporters to describe critical race theory, including "equity," "social justice," "diversity and inclusion," and "culturally responsive teaching." Critical race theorists, masters of language construction, realize that "neo-Marxism" would be a hard sell. ...
  • ... In contrast to equality, equity as defined and promoted by critical race theorists is little more than reformulated Marxism. In the name of equity, UCLA Law Professor and critical race theorist Cheryl Harris has proposed suspending private property rights, seizing land and wealth and redistributing them along racial lines.

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