“America is a racist country.”
This has been proclaimed by the radical Left that seeks to tear down our society and implement their utopian vision (whatever that looks like) come hell or high water.
And, in a way, they are right…America has become more racist, but it’s not because of white conservatives. Rather, it’s because of the radical Left.
In their quest for a post-racial utopia, Leftists have divided Americans along racial lines and have demanded “equity” over equality, making us more racist than we were before.
There was a time not so long ago where discussions of racism appeared to be over. Our past wasn’t perfect, but it was understood that widespread racism was in our past and we were collectively determined to keep it there.
There was good reason to believe this. The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s had made great progress and led to the elimination of codified discrimination.
There was increased integration among school children, biracial couples were socially accepted, and opportunities for minorities in the job market increased.
In school, children were taught about the sins of our past, with an emphasis on how the country overcame the dual sins of slavery and discrimination.
Kids were taught about great Americans like Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass, who dedicated their lives to freedom for all Americans, regardless of race.
These heroes never advocated for the banishment of the principles embedded in the Constitution, but rather pointed to the documents to make the case that all men were created equal in the eyes of God and were to be treated equally under the law.
As MLK said in his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, “Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.”
Sadly, the country has come a long way since MLK said that people of all races should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
Today, schoolchildren are taught the thinly-veiled racist tenants of Critical Race Theory instead of the benefits of a color-blind meritocracy.
Critical Race Theory has become the template that they use to divide the country by claiming that white people are inherently racist and must be made to admit their racism by kowtowing to the mob.
If white people get defensive and proclaim that they aren’t racist, that is proof that they are indeed racist. Failure to admit their racism is an example of their “white fragility.”
Individual whites can’t claim that they aren’t racist because they favor race-neutral laws.
Basically, there is no winning with these people. If you are white, you are racist, no matter what you claim.
Equity is not the same as equality. They claim that America is racist because racial groups don’t have the same outcomes financially, economically, and in employment.
Income inequality is often cited as proof that racism exists in America, but that is a simplification of the argument.
Equity means that all races, classes, and genders must have equal outcomes.
Equity is now the policy of the Biden administration, which has mandated that all federal departments and agencies prioritize equity over merit.
They are even collecting data to ensure equity.
President Biden issued an executive order that said that “Many federal datasets are not disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, disability, income, veteran status, or other key demographic variables. This lack of data has cascading effects and impedes efforts to measure and advance equity. A first step to promoting equity in government action is to gather data necessary to inform that effort.”
This is all unnecessary. It is a national tragedy that Critical Race Theory and equity have become the standards by which the Left wants us all to live.
Great progress had been made, and in many ways, America had become a post-racial society.
But those days are over.
Kids will grow up learning that they are different from their peers of different races. They will be taught that they have nothing in common, and learn to divide themselves into classes of “victims” and “oppressors.”
And worst of all, they will be taught that America is a terrible country and that not all Americans are created equal.
Americans have always had their differences but were able to unite behind the principles that the American flag represents.
The goal was to make America live up to those principles—not to undo those principles and replace them with radical racist theories meant to divide the country.
America is no longer a post-racial society, and that is a result of the Left, not the Right.
And that is a shame indeed.