I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Politics Racism, abuse and ignorance=Critical Race Theory

What goes around, comes around. As far as America has come in stamping put slavery and its tentacles, a new generation of so-called intellectual elites now teaches that race isn’t inherent. Instead, according to Critical Race theory, the concept of race was invented specifically to oppress persons of color and that the US was racist from its inception.

This Marxist- based theory divides humans into classes based, not on character or location or any other criteria, but race. They conclude that so-called white persons are less-than, less deserving than, other races and inherently more oppressive. This theory throws away everything our Constitution stands for –individual rights, equality under the law, freedom to strive and achieve happiness. They also vilify hard work, initiative, and the family unit.

This theory, which is creeping across this nation in our schools and courts, actually takes us, not forward in race relations, but back to pre-Civil War. Many in the segregated South firmly believed, as do those who hold to the Critical Race theory, that how a person thinks derives from skin color—rather than environment, culture, family and. or national ties. They are encouraging everyone, including the courts, to judge not on the basis of the facts, not on the basis of what actually transpired, not even whether or not the action was criminal—but solely based on race.

This theory codifies discrimination into law. If you are black, no matter what you’ve done, you should get a pass. If you are white—even if you are the victim, since you are automatically the oppressor, your rights are to be stripped away, again, regardless of the situation or facts.

This hideous discriminatory theory has very real-world consequences. Many who are growing up with a European ancestry are made to feel shame just because they are who they were created to be. If they are attacked by a person with darker skin, they are to bow and scrape and apologize, rather than to protect themselves. Sounds a lot like reverse racism to me.

I read a news story about a schoolteacher who made the back and white students in class form two lines. Remember, these are just innocent little kids. She forced the white students, who’d done nothing wrong but be born with a certain skin pigmentation, to go down the line and apologize to the black students. How confusing for all the students. This is an abuse of the children in her care.

This is not the America envisioned by Martin Luther King jr. whose wish was for skin color not to even be an issue. Yet today, we see the race card played anytime a person with light-colored skin disagrees with a person with dark skin. According to Critical Race Theory, issues aren’t important, because only skin color matters.

But, blaming one race for all the ills of the world, will not bring peace or hope or unity.

Critical Race Theory is based on historical ignorance of slavery. In Bible days, the Jewish people were enslaved by the Egyptians. That’s what the story of Moses is all about.

The great American experience freed many oppressed people including Swedes and the Irish to become something more in America. Even in the early 20th century, Swedish children of poor families were sold, supposedly, as indentured servants. Some children became almost members of a family, others became slaves to those who purchased them. So this is White Privilege?

Those with European ancestry make up only a part of the world. Those with Asian ancestry make up a large slice of the world from China to many smaller nations. Arabs dominate in other countries and do a brisk business trafficking in blond, blue-eyed white women—who become sexual slaves. Something similar happens in countries dominated by those with a black background.

Do these so-called intellectuals of this theory even know how slavery came to Europe? African nations were tribal based, as were some of the Indian cultures in America. They fought killed and captured enemies. Many became slaves of the conquering tribe. When Europeans made contact, entrepreneurial Africans saw a way to make slavery pay. They sold their captured slaves to the ship Captains until slavery was spread throughout the countries dominated by Europeans.

Slavery did not have its beginning in the United States of America, nor was it set up to do so. Many opposed slavery from the very beginning. Like other peoples, many black persons came over as indentured servants, until someone brought slaves. Even so, slavery was dying out until the cotton gin was invented which made slavery profitable again. The inventor wasn’t trying to enslave, he was only trying to make a product to help planters have means to clean the cotton more simply and easily.

Critical Race Theory is not progressive in bringing people together—nor is it intended to do so, It is a throwback to an era of discrimination and evil. Instead of liberating a race, this theory when practiced, enslaves with lies, division and the encouragement to hate, encourages bullying, at behavior at least on par with the attitudes of deep south slavers. Why would we encourage the spread of such a devastating theory? The invented idea of White Privilege goes along with this discriminatory theory.

Each of us is a special creation of a loving God who wants us to accept who we are without apology or shame—just for being who we are. Accepting who we are and respecting one another means letting go hate to see beyond skin color to care about the person within. That was the dream and goal of Martin Luther King Jr. That is the goal we should strive for—not some flawed theory that hurts not helps, tears down, not lifts up and divides not brings together.

Let’s fight, not each other, but ideas and theories that seek to divide us through hate. Let’s look for and promote the good in ourselves and others. Also, let’s make sure the new health and sex education proposal coming from State Board of Education will not be accepted until rewritten to exclude both inappropriate sex content and this discriminatory Critical Race Theory.

© 2021 Carolyn R Scheidies

 

RESOURCES:

https://www.prageru.com/video/what-is-critical-race-theory/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhRPlsa-Y-0

https://www.britannica.com/topic/critical-race-theory (c)

Critical race theory (CRT), intellectual movement and loosely organized framework of legal analysis based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of colour. Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/22/marxist-critical-race-theory-seeps-into-us-courts/?utm_source=GOOGLE&utm_medium=cpc&utm_id=chacka&utm_campaign=TWT+-+DSA&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvr6EBhDOARIsAPpqUPHTFAne0a3QeJSicW6be-C5lLXVWon6rwc7jiJ9QaIyR7gHWazViJ8aAuU9EALw_wcB ©

Critical Race Theory — a Marxist framework that views society only through the lens of race-based oppression — is everywhere these days. In corporations, federal agencies, schools, and even the military, it sows hatred and division in the name of “dignity” and “equality.”

This ideology teaches that “Whiteness” is oppression and that all its manifestations — including “the nuclear family,” “objective, rational linear thinking,” and the idea that “hard work is the key to success” — must be stamped out. It rejects the most fundamental beliefs of our nation, that we are all equal under the law and should have the same opportunities to prosper and pursue happiness based on individual merit.

At its core, it rejects classical liberalism, especially its emphasis on equality under law, neutral legal principles, meritocracy and individual rights. It propagates racial stereotypes and teaches that the way people think and act is tied to their skin color, the same type of racist views taught in the segregationist South decades ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade#:~:text=The%20vast%20majority%20of%20those,by%20the%20slave%20traders%20in ©

The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were people from Central and West Africa, who had been sold by other West Africans, or by half-European “merchant princes” to Western European slave traders (with a small number being captured directly by the slave traders in coastal raids)..1, 2

  1. “Implications of the slave trade for African societies”London: BBC. Retrieved 12 June2020.
  2. ^“West Africa – National Museums Liverpool”Liverpool: International Slavery Museum. Retrieved 14 October 2015

https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectweden aives/feature/indentured-servants-in-the-us/

The information on how Sweden handled the children of destitute families came from a manuscript I was asked to evaluate. It was the life story of a Swedish man who became a well-known pastor both in Sweden and in the US around the early 1900s. It was put together from his own notes, journals and letters, along with the memories of his family members.



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