Have we made progress on race?

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Earlier this week, I read something that completely sums up the problem with critical race theorists and their rhetoric of division.

Ibram X. Kendi, author and leading proponent of the “anti-racism” movement within critical race theory, wrote an article in The Atlantic that manages to cast the election of Barack Obama as a step backwards for racial equality. To paraphrase his position: Kendi feels that the election of the first Black president was not a good thing for the end of racism in America because it persuaded people that we had reached a milestone where racism wasn’t as big of a problem anymore.

George Bernard Shaw is reputed to have said that, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” Kendi’s comments about the Obama election might be the summit of that absurdity.

Given the pure confusion that critical race theory has caused in our discussion about racism in the United States, I thought it would be a good idea to address it in Wisdom for Today. As I explain in the most recent episode, anyone who marched in the civil rights movement can testify to the vast changes in race relations since that era. (To watch the episode, click the video above or go to YouTube.)

No one is claiming that we have eradicated racism entirely – that would be like claiming that we have eradicated sin. There is still work to be done.

But it is foolish to act as though we have not made great strides toward racial equality. And it is damaging  to heap feelings of guilt, blame, and victimization on the people who have tried to hard to make America a more equal and tolerant society. All it will do is lead to more anger and division.

The uncomfortable truth is that the proponents of critical race theory sell racism as their product. They need to find racism in every corner of our country in order to offer their solutions, books, interviews, and classes as the “cure.”

CAAP is committed to putting all Americans on the path to the Promised Land. To do that, we must put a stop to critical race theory and its divisive rhetoric. You can help by sharing our words, liking and sharing our videos, and supporting our ministry. Let’s join together to make this a country that embraces Biblical principles!