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Critical Race Theory

At its core CRT is the false idea that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and that all of our nation’s institutions, - the law, culture, business, economy, education - are designed to maintain white supremacy 


CRT is Divisive

CRT divides people into two groups: Oppressors or Victims

Statue of blind and equal justace for all people

What is Critical Race Theory?

Why is it Important to Know about Critical Race Theory (CRT)?

President Biden has unleashed Critical Race Theory on U.S. Schools through grant programs to schools. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.” 

What is CRT?

CRT is a theory or view of humanity heavily influenced by divisive hate-promoters such as Marx, Lenin, Gramsci, Schmitt, Marcuse, Foucault and Freire. In CRT, Marx’s class conflict is replaced with race conflict for causing violent revolution. The goal is the same—to destroy Western civilization and impose a top-down authoritarian, centralized government. CRT was developed from Critical Theory and Critical Legal Theory in the 1990s by Harvard law professor Derrick Bell and others. In short, CRT trains people to think that everything is racist.

“You may have been told Critical Race Theory is not being taught in the Springfield schools, but that is simply not true. It's being cloaked under terms and programs like Social Emotional Learning,  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Culturally Responsible Education, Restorative Justice which is also called Restorative Practices.”

–Calvin Morrow, President Christians Uniting for Political Action

CRT’s main ideological dogmas:
  • CRT is designed to divide and conquer. It is predicated on racial divisions and a social dichotomy of victim vs. oppressor. All black people are oppressed and all white people are oppressors. If you are white and won't admit you are racist, that means you are racist by implicit bias. To reduce implicit bias, you must self-criticize, confess to privilege, and apologize to the oppressed race. 

  • Persons are not individuals having unique identities. A person is only a representative unit of a group—such as race. Other oppressed groups are categorized by sexual identity, disability, religion, and socioeconomic level. Identification with more than one oppressed group is called intersectionality

  • CRT’s social justice construct assumes racism is the cause of social injustice and this assumption does not need to be proven. People who are white are inherently racist at birth. For CRT proponents, only social justice matters. The Biblical view and Western civilization’s “innocent until proven guilty” principle do not apply. Social justice is about treating people differently to get equal outcomes

  • All unequal outcomes— also known as inequity—are attributed to race and are the responsibility of the oppressor group. [NOTE: That’s why Common Core was imposed on the U.S., to eliminate unequal outcomes in education.] 

  • “Whiteness” is used to describe achievement, delayed gratification, progress, schedules and deadlines, the nuclear family, Christianity, meritocracy, race-blindness, the written word, facts and objectivity, logic and reason, mathematics and science. Often used to mean “capitalism.” 

  • CRT suppresses dissent by using cancel culture: publications withdrawn, college admissions rescinded, online presence wiped out, business relationships ended, jobs terminated. 

  • CRT seeks to make some children feel guilt and anguish—not because of anything they have done, but solely based on the color of their skin. 

  • CRT fundamentally violates Biblical values, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—which guarantees equal protection of the laws, Title VI/VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and anti-discrimination laws. 

Here are some words, phrases, and ideas you can look for to identify CRT: 

  • Racial justice is a journey and the work will never be finished. “Do the work” is a common phrase. 

  • We must disrupt the current policies and practices. 

  • Everyone must act. No one can opt out. 

  • Racism is our country’s original sin. 

  • Saying “All Lives Matter” is racist. 

  • “Whiteness” is used to describe traditional characteristics of success, i.e., hard work, punctuality, correct math answers and is often used synonymously with “capitalism.” 

  • White fragility used to describe why white people are afraid to talk about racism. 

Who’s For, Who’s Against

Today, two of the highest paid promoters of CRT are Robin DeAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi. 

Notable CRT opponents include James Lindsay, Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Chris Rufo, Thomas Sowell, Bob Woodson, and Carol Swain. 

Trump issued an executive order to ban CRT indoctrination at the federal level. Biden rescinded that order upon taking office. 


Parents Must Fight Back!
  • Recognize CRT through its fraudulent packaging. Call it out and resist. Don’t blindly trust schools and teachers. 

  • Watch for CRT in schools, talk to each other, organize. Millions of parents have fled government schools (e.g., public, charter) over the last year for homeschooling and private schools. 

  • Speak with your kids to deprogram them at home. This needs to start with young children in the early childhood because CRT indoctrination starts in the pre-school grades. If you know students who plan to major in education, talk to them about how to spot CRT in their college assignments. 

  • Parents and others have filed CRT lawsuits relating to freedom of speech, compelled speech, and hostile work environment. Be aware of these cases and seek counsel when appropriate. 

  • Our best hope now rests with the states. Several states have passed laws or filed legislation to ban CRT indoctrination, including Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and Missouri (HB 952, Rep. Brian Seitz – District 156, Taney County, Branson). 

For More Information

Visit Christopher Rufo’s P.A.C.T. webpage for parents.


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