Critical Race Theory is Rooted in Cultural Marxism

by | Jan 19, 2020 |

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The message is clear: If you are unfortunate enough to be born with black skin, you are forever a second-class citizen who pays a race penalty. Under this reasoning, the most-affluent blacks rank below the poorest whites when it comes to privilege and opportunities. More than 50 years of affirmative action programs and race consciousness has done nothing to change the trajectory or opportunities of people born without white skin. According to critical theory, every dysfunctional condition in black urban communities can be traced to slavery and its aftermath. There is no place for individual choice initiative.

“Next to that of the family, there is no influence more potent for good or evil over the lives of individuals than the associations of school days.” David Lipscomb (Lipscomb University co-founder).

Christian education is in deep trouble when educators adopt the failed theories of the secular world and teach them as superior or equivalent to biblical teachings about how we ought to live our lives as Christ followers.

What was once a dangerous trend only in Christian universities has seeped down into private Christian academies. This has been done through the introduction of critical race theory into the middle and upper schools. “Woke” white and black teachers fancy themselves social justice warriors.

Critical race theory is rooted in cultural Marxism; its purpose to divide the world into white oppressors and non-white victims. It uses personal narratives of marginalized minority “victim” groups (black, Hispanic, female, and homosexuals) as irrefutable evidence of the dishonesty of their mostly white heterosexual oppressors.

When it comes to race, there is no way out. Critical race theory assumes that racism is permanent and affects every aspect of our society to include political, economic, social and religious institutions.

Being born with white skin is valuable property, and any notion of societal attainment of colorblindness, where race or ethnicity does not hinder opportunities is impossible. Neutrality in law and decision making is a pipe dream that can never be achieved. Therefore, the oppressive system must be dismantled and destroyed.

This flawed theory of the world suggests that race and ethnicity will always taint and pollute every decision, the result being that racial minorities will consistently lose out to whites because of structural racism.

Critical race theory can create anger, frustration, and despondency among anyone in the victim categories who internalize the destructive message.

Messages Matter
Fortunately, I reached my formative years before critical race theory and cultural Marxism became as commonplace as they are today. Even though I was born and raised in rural southern poverty during the era of segregation, I was not taught to hate white people or to hate America. To the contrary, my black teachers stressed our need to work hard and excel. I was a proud American who never doubted she lived in the greatest country in the world. Sure, I knew about segregation and the Ku Klux Klan, but I also knew change was coming. My black teachers talked about integration and the opportunities it would bring black people.

Although I dropped out of school after finishing the eighth grade, married at age 16 and had three children by age 20, I nevertheless earned a high school equivalency and eventually five college and university degrees. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia while working a full-time job nights and weekends at Virginia Western Community College where I earned my first degree. I have always valued hard work and the promise of the American Dream.

When I made my way to college, white teachers and mentors encouraged me to continue my education. They steered me into academia, where I excelled. No one around me encouraged me to see myself as a victim. I never fixated on the fact that I was black, poor, and female in a majority white milieu. I doubt I would have achieved success had I been exposed to the negative messages we send white and black children today. I think it is disgraceful how we teach children to view each other with suspicion and distrust.

What takes place now in educational settings is a shaming and emasculation of white children, especially boys. Black children are encouraged to identify as victims and to organize themselves into separate racial categories.

That gives us black student unions and organizations such as Black Lives Matter that insist it is hate speech to argue All Lives Matter.

It is unfortunate that these negative messages fostering division have not only encompassed university campuses but are now flourishing in K-12 Christian schools. One white student at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville reported to his parents that he was barred from entering the library because the Black Student Union was meeting there.

Many of the black children who attend private Christian academies are on scholarships paid for by white people, yet the race agenda and harbingers of gloom and doom tell them that white racism is harming them. There can be no grounds for gratitude and forgiveness.

When I look out on the horizon, I view race relations from the perspective of a black woman who believes in God’s providence and the prospect of racial reconciliation that comes from forgiveness and the application of New Testament principles. It is time for us to rediscover the Golden Rule (to do unto others as you would have them do unto you). I believe this would go a long way toward bringing understanding to people of goodwill regardless of their race or religious background.

It is important to keep in mind that today’s Americans are not responsible for the sins of generations ago.

Furthermore, slavery was an institution that blacks, native Americans, and whites participated in as slaveholders. Black slaveholders did not just own family members, some were in the business for profit.

Religious organizations and the church world are no longer safe. It does not matter whether it is the Church of Christ or the Southern Baptists. Social justice warriors steeped in Marxism have infiltrated and begun the process of dismantling the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). In summer 2019, the SBC passed a resolution endorsing critical race theory and intersectionality as analytical tools for understanding race in America. This is troubling because of the theory’s Marxist roots. Instead of class warfare between workers and owners, Marxism always promises never-ending conflict between victims and oppressors.

According to the narrative, all white Americans are guilty oppressors who have benefited from membership in a race we know they did not get to choose. Once the oppressor label is accepted and internalized, a deadly silencing and shaming takes place. The shamed oppressor is not allowed to engage in a conversation with accusers. At younger and younger ages, our children are being taught to suck it up. There is nothing to absolve one from collective guilt or permanent victim-hood. How very sad! But it is not too late for us to choose unity over division.

Avatar

Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and law professor at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Dr. Swain is an author, speaker, and the host of the podcast Be The People. Passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square, she is an author, public speaker, and political commentator.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
9 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ted Floyd
Ted Floyd
2 years ago

Thanks for rational and compassionate analysis.
Raised a poor, Southern, white guy who lived through integration and affirmative action eras that were needed and beneficial for elimination of Jim Crow laws , if not cultural mental aberrations and dispositions of black and white.
The CRT and rampant religious and political Marxism, is indeed the enemy of unity in our culture and plays into victimhood and racism among blacks and anger at reverse discrimination and racism among whites.

IrishMailey
IrishMailey
2 years ago

My people are/were NJ Pineys of the Pinelands and considered by urban “sophisticates” as peasants, and were a mix of poor whites, blacks, Mexicans, and outliers. You can read John McFee;s The Pine Barrens. As a young person, I was very active in civil rights, the Freedom Rides, and voter registration. No one talked about victimhood or “racism,” but we fought for full citizenship, voting rights, and color blindness (as Justice is blindfolded). Race theory has been worse for ALL peoples by changing academic standards, creating hatred and resentment, and producing less educated and poorly prepared students than ever before.

LuAnn
LuAnn
Reply to  IrishMailey
7 months ago

producing less educated and poorly prepared students than ever before.
It is easier to enslave an uneducated population. Enslavement is the goal.

RDG
RDG
2 years ago

Segregation is the obvious solution.

Tom Dent
Tom Dent
2 years ago

Thank you for an enlightening read. I am from poor white raising in Appalachia and understand discrimination, not from your perspective but from poor white Southern America. You are absolutely right on the mark with what has been happening in this country.

trackback
Critical Race Theory is Rooted in Cultural Marxism – America Out Loud – Wince and Nod
1 year ago
Scott Michaels MD
Scott Michaels MD
1 year ago

Thank you for your insight and well presented essay. We are at a juncture we’re me must join hands as patriots and move in a positive direction as a united country.

trackback
Cultural Marxism is White Genocide | Economic & Multicultural Terrorism
1 year ago

[…] Critical Race Theory is Rooted in Cultural Marxism […]

trackback
The Woke Gospel – MentorLink
10 months ago

[…] challenge is that this pervasive philosophy and ideology which has Marxist beginnings is coming at the next generation from many directions, and now some churches are joining in […]

GreggH
GreggH
8 months ago

There are many parent groups that are fighting this. I’ve been trying to get in to speak at several area churches about CRT, DEI and CSE. I’m being told that the elders or board members are not allowing this. Either they’re afraid of backlash or they’ve adopted these as part of their own pastoral preaching in order to appeal to a broader congregational base for their church. These pastors are faithful servants of Christ and his church. Would they sacrifice future generations of children’s educational experiences just to grow the size of their church and it’s coffers? I think not. So how do we get churches to open their eyes and help stop what is destined to happen if they turn a blind eye to neo Marxist ideology? I left the Episcopal church because of their open adoption of these programs. Yet, the church continues to shrink as Christianity has joined the ranks of white supremacist organizations that must be shamed and canceled by the woke mob. This is a Sword of Damocles approach that will end badly.

Veronika
Veronika
8 months ago

Great article! You’re right on! Thank you for sharing the insightful truth! Neither you or I have chosen to be born white or black! All people have obstacles in life! I have obstacles too! I don’t get a pass for being white! And congratulations for accomplishing so much in life! You are an inspiration!

dennis richardson
dennis richardson
7 months ago

If you are black you have a right to my bank account & my income thru taxation, due to the fact, only in your perverted, reprobate mind, that I am a racist and a white supremacist. That will not fly. Many institutions in America will die before this lie is finally defeated. It is a Rothschild lie, due to the FACT that their fractional reserve banking is mentioned in Habakkuk 2: 6. Henry Garman has stated just that on his former web site “Spirit of the Jubilee”. Rothschild bankers are gangsters and instigators of dishonest currency that is condemned in Amos, Proverbs, Hosea, Micah, Psalms, Ezekiel. Debts that last more than seven years will lead to slavery, as Jeremiah warned. The Sanhedrin were banker gangsters then & now through the Hillel created ungodly Pruzbul civil document. It was not then & is not now the Almighty God approved solution to poverty. Debt cancellation is, Leviticus 25: 8. Note Deuteronomy 15: 5.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.

While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.

The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.

Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and receive your 20% discount on your first order.

No Surprise, Everyone is Getting COVID-19

No Surprise, Everyone is Getting COVID-19

Low rates of hospitalization and death are expected, particularly with early treatment. Most patients now get through the illness with simple over-the-counter measures and without the need for prescription medications or monoclonal antibodies. By now, everyone should know the most effective initial treatment to handle the rapidly replicating…

Institutionalized Racism Determines Who Lives and Who Dies in New York

Institutionalized Racism Determines Who Lives and Who Dies in New York

New York is now first in the country to prioritize race as it relates to fighting Covid-19. It seems crazy to even say in 2022 that the color of one’s skin might literally mean the difference between who lives and who dies, but it’s true. This can be seen in the document recently released by the New York State Department of Health which lays out a plan on how they will distribute Covid 19 treatments…

A Growing Fascism Endemic in the Deep State is Your Insurrection

A Growing Fascism Endemic in the Deep State is Your Insurrection

No weapons of any kind were used or seen by any protestor subsequently apprehended. No evidence of any organized plan to invade the Capitol and overthrow the government, or kill or capture US politicians was uncovered, and no evidence of any conspiracy to commit such an action was determined. Not one offense rose to the level of a felony yet, without observing Habeas Corpus, every arrestee was denied…

Lies, Damned Lies, and Vaccine Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies, and Vaccine Statistics

In a New Zealand study, Spontaneous Abortions and Policies on COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Use During Pregnancy which showed a cumulative incidence of spontaneous abortion ranging from 82% (104/127) to 91% (104/114), 7–8 times higher than the original authors’ results. Even with these numbers, the shots are still “safe and effective. Heck, “only” perhaps “82% to 91% of pregnant women will suffer miscarriages if their unborn child is less than 20 weeks old” per the Kiwi study…

The Politics Behind the ‘War on Black People’

The Politics Behind the ‘War on Black People’

Welfare programs took care of inner-city families, but there was a catch – the father had to leave the home. In 1960, less than 30% of all  African American children were born into single-parent homes. Today, more than 80% are. Mothers with children could get welfare if they were single. Men in the inner cities found that the only economic opportunities they had were illegal…

Biden’s Misspoken Truth on Covid Says Plenty, “There’s No Federal Solution”

Biden’s Misspoken Truth on Covid Says Plenty, “There’s No Federal Solution”

But he hit the fear quotient and the long lines of fear-drenched sheep gathering at testing sites tells us that mass psychosis affects people like hoards of lemmings dashing into the sea following their leader. Didn’t this phenomena occur in Germany in the 1930s? Yes, it did! But, so long as fear works for Fauci and the CCP to panic the newest crop of…

It’s Time to Politicize School Board Elections

It’s Time to Politicize School Board Elections

Politico reports that Republicans across America are pressing local jurisdictions and state lawmakers to make typically sleepy school board races into politicized, partisan elections in an attempt to gain more statewide control and swing them to victory in the 2022 midterm elections. Perhaps the fact that parents are frustrated with corrupted school boards may explain why…

COVID Q & A with Dr. Henry Ealy #5

COVID Q & A with Dr. Henry Ealy #5

Does the vaccine keep you from getting Covid-19 now or has it ever or does it just keep the severity low? We have a family dispute. If required to get the vaccine for employment, which one do you feel has the least chance of side effects? I wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your Q&A shows. I never miss an episode! I am hoping you will consider the question below for your next session with Dr. Ealy…

So What’s a Latino and Black American’s Vote Worth?

So What’s a Latino and Black American’s Vote Worth?

What was witnessed were criminal acts being committed by state election officials, in many cases with little or no attempt to hide their activities. It was almost as though they were so confident that there would be no repercussions that they did it with impunity. Now it’s up to SCOTUS to show the courage necessary to void the 2020 election, and then…

Russia and China Collaborations Will Test America’s Global Leadership

Russia and China Collaborations Will Test America’s Global Leadership

With Russian and Chinese support and de facto protection, Tehran is escalating terror attacks in the region, reportedly including an October drone attack on a U.S. base in Syria and a November Iran-backed militia attempt to kill Iraq’s prime minister. Whereas no one can confidently predict if, how, or when the world will get through this perilous time, one forecast is certain…

Your Source for Free Speech, Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

 

Here we take on the challenges of our generation so that we can preserve future generations. Please consider making a contribution in the fight for liberty!

Header

I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.
Harry S Truman

iHeartRadio

The APPS are free; the mission is priceless!

Free APP
Healthycell Telomere

Podcast Networks

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Spotify
Pandora
Tunein
iHeart
Stitcher

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite APP

Our Columnists and Show Hosts

Truth For Health

Apple Podcasts

COVID Solution Summit

Apple Podcasts

Evacuating Americans & fully-vetted Afghan's at Risk - Help Us!

Apple Podcasts

Empowering and mentoring conservative trailblazers from Generation Z to win!

Apple Podcasts

Turning Point Action is Recruiting Precinct Chairs - Become a Grassroots Warrior Today!

Apple Podcasts

URGENT - KEEP NINE
Please join us to protect the Supreme Court:
Sign the Petition!

Apple Podcasts

The LATINO USA EXIT from the Democrat Party, click for details...

Apple Podcasts

Fighting corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity...

Apple Podcasts

Support wounded and fallen police officers. The Wounded Blue.

Wounded Blue
Share via
Copy link