President Trump is taking on the odious ideology known as critical race theory, or CRT. Kudos. But the right must prepare for a long war.
Following my investigative reporting (including in The Post) shedding light on taxpayer-funded hard-left brainwashing in federal agencies, the president issued an executive order to prohibit the US government from using CRT as part of personnel training. More recently, the White canceled a training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that framed “racism as a public-health crisis” and blamed “systemic racism” for COVID-19’s disparate impacts.
These trainings, based on neo-Marxist notions, treat “whiteness” as a moral blight and malign all members of that racial group as complicit in oppression. Universities, corporations, churches and nonprofit organizations across the country have adopted them.
The ideology and racial narrative that underly these programs pose a grave threat to the ideal of colorblind justice under the law enshrined in our constitutional system. If CRT’s charges against America were true, then the vicious violence of antifa and Black Lives Matter protests would be justified.
Christopher F. Rufo is a contributing editor of City Journal, documentary filmmaker, and research fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty.
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