Jeff Utsch, The Tatum Report
June 11, 2021
Tatum Report LLC
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another summer of white-guilt, a time in which the irrepressible attraction of Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is the rage — speaking both in terms of fashion and emotions.
Do we even know what it is? It’s amazing how many chime in on such a loosely defined doctrine, no?
But, for those who condone or condemn, and I will momentarily explain why the latter is better, we will work with the following: CRT is a decades-old movement of American civil-rights academics that
examines history through a lens that, ahead of time, has been ground to reveal that white supremacy is at the root of societal ills. Virtually every aspect of American life must be approached by looking at how Whitey has stacked the deck to hold down everyone else.
Do Latino, Asian, Indian or Black populations have any responsibility, even culpability, for any problems? Oh, sure, but they must be viewed through a lens-of-victimization clearer than the finest ever made by Leica.
Anyone remember those old-fashioned lines about, being judged by the content of your character instead of the color of your skin?” Sorry. That’s so....60’s!
Disclosure: I am a white man. Second-disclosure: I vest faith in the individual, regardless of his/her pigmentation. That is why I am not going to argue both sides of this insidious theory; there are not two sides — or, at least, there should not be.
If you are among the deceived –those who subscribe to CRT– then you adhere to a doctrine that:
Places you in groups and judges accordingly, ignoring the eloquence and accuracy of Marin Luther King’s message.
Belongs to a Marxist-style indoctrination but divides along racial lines instead of socio-economic ones.
Pits races against one another and ramps up rhetoric and anger instead of finding common ground.
Encourages people to place race above all else.
Promotes equity over equality and justifies immoral and unconstitutional means to meet an end.
Fails to recognize progress made in America and elsewhere through the centuries.
Deludes people into believing that living up to American ideals was only to benefit whites in America, and done selfishly, with malice.
Teaches false history about America and its founding principles.
Fails to recognize the role America has played in a worldwide abolitionist movement.
Never mentions the overwhelming number of whites who played a key role in the struggle to make reality a promise that “all men are created equal.”
Creates anger, mistrust, hatred, racism, bitterness, and victimization in the Black community.