The cynical political game of Critical Race Theory (CRT) relies heavily on the public’s ignorance of history to achieve racial division and promote the theory that “systemic racism” and “white supremacy” run rampant in America. CRT perpetuates the false notion that all white people are inherently oppressors, and all black people are perpetually oppressed.
There was great resistance to slavery; the Mennonite Quakers’ first formal slavery protest was in 1688. By 1711, the founding fathers passed colonial legislation to outlaw slavery, but the British Crown overturned that law. The Quakers in Pennsylvania set up their first abolitionist society in 1774.
Facts about history have been so distorted that many do not know that whites helped escape slaves with the Underground Railroad, died alongside blacks for helping them, and according to the Tuskegee records, one-third of all the people lynched in America were white. Well-known abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Levi Coffin, “the president of the Underground Railroad,” were invaluable to the effort to end slavery.
CRT promotes group stereotypes and prejudices. It is dressed up as history, but it is insidious and racist in its ideology and is full of misrepresentations. For Example, Thomas Sowell writes, “Two crucial facts have been filtered out about the history of slavery: (1) the institution of slavery was not based on race and (2) whites as well as blacks were enslaved.” Sowell goes on to write, “For most of the history of slavery, which covers most of the history of the human race, most slaves were not racially different from those who enslaved them.”
To counter the false narratives of CRT history, YAAHA has documented black leaders in every field imaginable to counteract the false narrative that our black citizens have not accomplished much. Supporters of CRT do not want to share these remarkable accomplishments of blacks in history because it destroys their narrative of victimhood and denies the role models that black and white children need for encouragement.
Did you know?
- CRT’s phony scholarship claims that the American Revolution was fought to maintain slavery. Instead, blacks fought in an integrated Continental Army to free their country from tyranny.
- Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln agreed that the Constitution was a glorious document contrary to CRT teachings.
- Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison had a common purpose of urging the end of slavery, but Douglass felt that slavery was not condoned in the Constitution; Garrison did.
- CRT ignores that Abraham Lincoln believed that the Declaration of Independence proclaimed universal equality.
- CRT scholars state that Frederick Douglass’s writings support the idea of CRT. Not true! Douglass’s speeches encouraged self-reliance and independence.
- Critics of the CRT were active in the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King’s chief of staff, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked tirelessly to inspire people to judge others by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. CRT promotes racial identity.
Finally, CRT is not an anti-racist program; it is precisely the opposite. It keeps people in boxes. It convinces people that they are victims, and it paralyzes them. Terms like “white privilege” and “white supremacy” describe anyone who does not conform to CRT’s racist ideology. The only acceptable speech is theirs.