Parents across the nation are protesting critical race theory (CRT) in their schools, and for good reason. CRT is a racist ideology that blames systemic racism for all disparities in outcome. It blames and shames white people (along with any other races who exhibit “whiteness”) under the pretense of lifting and affirming supposedly oppressed minority groups.
Not only does CRT cast white people as irredeemable oppressors, it stereotypes and infantilizes other people by making them helpless victims. This is counterproductive and toxic in any setting, but particularly in the classroom. How are students supposed to learn and mature when they are told their destinies are fixed and cooperation with people of other races is impossible?
Don’t Just Repeal Critical Race Theory, Replace It
According to CRT, the United States runs on an oppressive “system” that rewards whites and condemns people of color. Consequently, participating in such a system only perpetuates injustice. Therefore, the only way forward is for the