The Lure Of Critical Race Theory

And 3 ways you can avoid falling in the trap.

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White privilege, microaggressions, reverse racism, social justice, et cetera.

All words I'm tired of hearing, and so are you as I can imagine.

They're all words that have been used to support a leftist, Marxist agenda.

But there's two more. Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory.

Earlier this month, I heard a story on the news where President Trump was putting a stop to taxpayer-funded Critical Race Theory training for employees at federal agencies.

Chris Rufo, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation sat down in an interview on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to discuss the nature of this training program.

An article on the Heritage Foundation website detailing this conversation describes Critical Race Theory this way:

“Critical race theory,” which has its roots in Marxist principles, claims that all problems in American society can be blamed on racism, and that white people are oppressors based only on the fact they are white. The theory is commonly taught at colleges, and more recently has been spreading to corporate America, public schools, and government offices."

Just turn on the TV, and you'll see how pervasive in our society this is.  

Anthony Anderson went on a rant with Jimmy Kimmel at the Emmys. It was supposedly a skit but it made a lot of people uncomfortable, including me when I watched the clip for the first time.

In this clip, Anthony Anderson, best known for his role in "Black-ish" antagonized Jimmy Kimmel to chant "Black Lives Matter" repeatedly to which Jimmy nervously but compliantly did.

 I've spoken at length about Black Lives Matter and other anti-American political movements that are gripping our society and our need for a counterrevolution. 

Part of knowing how we can combat lies being promoted as truths is by first recognizing them as lies.

Lies from the devil himself.

Yep. You read that right.

Both Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory are all about splitting humanity into different categories and then declaring who is good and who is evil. One is based on power, the other on race.

It's a problem we've had as humans since the Garden of Eden. 

What was the lie that the snake told Adam and Eve?

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

-Genesis 3:4-5 HCSB

God and only God has the right to determine what is good and what is evil. Period.

Our job is to live according to the standard He has set. 

We have a standard to pursue that will bring about true justice. Justice according to God's standard and that standard is the gospel.

Here's a great table that put out that may help shed some light on critical race theory:

Both Critical Race Theory and Critical Theory present a dangerous lure because it promises power for whoever subscribes to it. But it means treating people as less than or even subhuman to get that power.

Here are two ways you can avoid falling into that snare:

1. Read up on history and recognize trends:

Both of these theories look an awful lot like Scientific Racism and other dehumanizing theories that were popular in the early 20th century.

2. Recognize that every person is made in the image of God:

God created us all and declared us valuable. Adam and Eve were the very first parents of all us.

3. Love and serve those around you:

Look for ways to love and serve those around you. Everyone is fighting a silent battle. Turning the other cheek and washing feet is hard but servant leadership is the best kind there is!

That's all I have for you this week! Have a great weekend and a great week.

Live Free! And stay safe! (coronavirus is still going around.)

-Jordan Blackwood

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