The conservative culture warrior pretends that we fixed racism in the US.
“See also, those who have long wanted to push LGBQT folks back into the closet and are now using the specter of trans “groomers” to disguise their rather straightforward homophobia.”
I don’t know anyone who wants to push LGBT people back in the closet. We just don’t want drag queens hanging around children. Everything you write is in bad faith.
Another of your denialisms and deflections is redlining. In fact, most of your examples and grievances against America come from decades ago when you lived in the South and Derrick Bell had a tough life. But what about family disintegration? What about 70% of black kids being born out of wedlock? Does THAT have any impact on black progress? Nope, we can never talk about that because of race obsessives like you. It’s always redlining. Did you notice how many black families got destroyed by the 2008 housing crisis that was caused by the OPPOSITE of redlining? Look it up.
I used to be deeply sympathetic to left-wing racial grievances in the 80s and 90s but 30-40 years of the same circular endless griping about redlining (AND NEVER ANY OTHER FACTORS) from racial scolds like you killed it for me.
What I find so deranged about your writing is your own denialism. You pretend that CRT is just discussed at a few law schools when it has been growing as a concept and spreading across academia, government, the nonprofit world, so many of our institutions for more than two decades now. Where have you been the last 20 years? Maybe you’re too young to remember life after 9/11, but the first purveyors of CRT began cashing in shortly after by calling everyone racist against Muslims and Sikhs on top of being a hopelessly racist country against blacks, based on a small handful of people being rude in a country of over 300 million.
You say “some radicals on the Left are too quick to inject race into every discussion” as if it’s something that occasionally happens. Are you joking? Are you gaslighting? Do you mean the New York Times, the Washington Post, most of the MSM, the entire Democratic Party, all of academia, governments at every level, the entire nonprofit world? Have you ever worked in any of these institutions? They are run by CRT/DEI trainers now. That’s certainly not a function of Rufo appearing on Fox News one night. This race-obsessed philosophy is being systematically incorporated into the work of so many institutions and yet you pretend it’s confined to a few law and education schools.
And then you talk about “anti racism” as if it’s done anything good in this country other than turn Americans against each other and get Trump elected. You’ve accepted all the absurd mythology of the left around race because you grew up in the South. I’m sorry you had to grow up in the most racist part of the least racist country in human history.
Ultimately, you seem to think CRT is only one very narrow specific thing that barely impacts the world around us. And you disregard how it has taken over all of these institutions and built an entire victimhood narrative that cannot be challenged at a time when our country has never had less racism. It is either denialism or gaslighting.
Thanks for your research and response. It doesn’t seem that Trump is a true believer, so I don’t expect apologies from him for past or present sin/ errors. However, his presidency demonstrated in numerous ways, such as personnel and policy choices, that he isn’t racist, or at least much less, NOW. Sadly, the current prez and Trump have racist skeletons in their closet, but neither have confessed.
Trump’s election was a victory for minorities and whites. His 1972 rental policies are no longer his ideology.
We all are to blame for the stupidity of continuing to hate because of the way we look. If we were all blind we would hate because we don't like the way someone else sounds!
Until we all see each other as the human race and love each other for good and bad nothing will change!