BY T.F. STERN
There have been many discussions of late regarding the teaching of Critical Race Theory in classrooms across the country. There are varied opinions regarding the topic’s legitimate purpose, much less whether it should be used as an indoctrination tool in public schools where students are manipulated by social group think methods.
(Image, One Fish Two Fish, courtesy of Dr. Seuss clip art)
There used to be a simple thought process taught in schools, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. This strange concept is often called the Golden Rule. Jesus Christ shared this idea during His ministry and public-school administrators are reluctant to include it as part of basic social interaction, they have deemed it inappropriate based on its being religious indoctrination. Social media ‘Fact Checkers’ might say the Golden Rule doesn’t meet with current Community Standards.
The definition of Critical Race Theory makes it a bit more interesting, since those who are pushing this concept appear to have created their own religion, one which rivals Christianity; but I’m getting ahead of myself…
Wikipedia’s definition indicates that, “Critical race theory is an academic movement of civil-rights scholars and activists in the United States who seek to critically examine the law as it intersects with issues of race and to challenge mainstream liberal approaches to racial justice. CRT examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism.”
While similar to Wikipedia, Britanica’s definition holds that, “Critical race theory (CRT), intellectual movement and loosely organized framework of legal analysis based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of colour.”
It would appear that the intellectual community, academic activists who have taken over the public schools, have incorporated Social Justice as a means of correcting mankind’s propensity to judge people by the color of his/her skin. Not only to reprimand all lighter skinned individuals for having judged a person by the color of their skin; but to recompense those with darker skin for hundreds of years, even thousands of years of presumed oppression.
The Judeo-Christian justice system, that which the civilized world has used throughout recorded history, teaches an eternal principle, that individuals are responsible for their actions; responsible to their fellow citizens and, more importantly, responsible to God. Through the efforts of those wishing to replace that justice system with Social Justice, individual responsibility would be altered into a collective responsibility. This corruption of reality is at the heart of the intellectual argument.
We are now being instructed that all light-skinned people oppress all dark-skinned people. Where’s Dr. Seuss when you really need him? Isn’t this exactly the kind of insanity exposed through his playful use of poetry and illustration?
Instead of teaching Critical Race Theory, which plays to the less admirable aspects of the human condition, wouldn’t it be much wiser to implement the Golden Rule? Are human beings imperfect and tend to judge others by the color of their skin? Yes, and they always have been; but that’s not the issue being foisted off as Critical Race Theory. No, their agenda is the implementation of “it’s time to switch the roles of oppressors and victims”.
The rule of law is to be replaced with Social Justice, orderly society by chaos and so on. The Devil is in the details.
Heaven forbid we teach the up-and-coming generation they are children of our Father in Heaven, that He expects them to be responsible for their actions and are accountable to Him. Teach them to treat each other with respect the way our Savior taught during his ministry.
A simple children’s hymn teaches the Golden Rule:
Teach me to walk in the light of his love;
Teach me to pray to my Father above;
Teach me to know of the things that are right;
Teach me, teach me to walk in the light.
Come, little child, and together we’ll learn
Of his commandments, that we may return
Home to his presence, to live in his sight–
Always, always to walk in the light.
Father in Heaven, we thank thee this day
For loving guidance to show us the way.
Grateful, we praise thee with songs of delight!
Gladly, gladly we’ll walk in the light.
Text and music: Clara W. McMaster
Critical Race Theory is built on a lie, that collective guilt holds sway over individual actions. Throw it in the trash where it belongs, along with the rest of Satan’s plan for the human race.
Self-Educated American, Senior Editor, T.F. Stern is both a retired City of Houston police officer and, most recently, a retired self-employed locksmith (after serving that industry for 40 plus years). He is also a gifted political and social commentator. His popular and insightful blog, T.F. Sterns Rantings, has been up and at it since January of 2005.