CRT reverses Rev. King's dream
June 24, 2021
To The Eagle:
The analysis of Critical Race Theory in last week’s Eagle was concise, elegant, and precisely backward. Classifying all white people as oppressors and all other skin hues as victimized underdogs, reverses Reverend King’s dream by calling for men to always be judged by the color of their skin and never by the content of their character. Regarding this as an indelible trait imbuing a permanent aura of white privilege or superiority renders it both hopeless and inescapable.
Such hopelessness breeds mental health problems and suicidal reveries in school-age children, which is why so many governors, legislatures, and parental groups across the country have taken action to get this destructive stuff out of our schools, along with malevolent tropes like environmental doom and sexual ambiguity. We in this community should express appreciation that our local schools have not gone there and pray that they don’t.