Race Is Now the Elephant in the Room



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We are in real danger of doing deep, lasting damage to the very fabric of our nation by making everything into an issue of race. In fact, the more we blame every problem on race, the deeper our race problems will get. We will see things that are not there. We will misdiagnose the symptoms. We will overcompensate. We will make things worse.

In the end, we will deepen the divides that do exist and create new divides where they do not exist. And rather than foster reconciliation, healing, unity, and progress, we will produce bitterness, resentment, anger, and condemnation. We will go backward rather than forwards, all in the name of justice and equality.

Yet every day, from our children’s schools to the popular culture, a false and dangerous narrative is being pushed. We either confront it, or we implode.

Mary Margaret Olohan stated concisely that, “CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race.”

If someone is rude to you, it’s because of race.

If you get fired and another person gets hired, it’s because of race.

If you get sick and your neighbor doesn’t, it’s because of race.

If you get a poor grade in school, it’s because of race.

That’s because everything is about race and America is fundamentally racist.

If you are white you are guilty by default; if you are a person of color (especially black) you are a victim.

That is now the lens through which everything must be seen. That is the filter through which everything must be interpreted. That’s why I said that soon enough, we are seeing things that are not there.

Consequently, since many things have nothing to do with race, yet we are told that everything has to do with race, we end up ignoring the real issues that are race-related. And so, rather than focusing on valid concerns (which do exist), we create new (and non-existent) areas of concern. We regress rather than progress.

When we claim that math is racist and grammar is racist and reading classical literature is racist, we actually create racial tension, as many push back against this crazy social engineering.

When we pull the race card unless there is equality of outcome, we exacerbate the victim mentality.

And when we put a constant emphasis on the color of people’s skin that becomes the main thing we think about. Ironically, this leads to the exact opposite of Dr. King’s dream that his four little children would one day “live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Today, we’re doing the exact opposite, putting the greater emphasis on the color of one’s skin, as if skin color were more determinative of a person’s character and potential than what is inside of them.

And when we constantly make everything into a matter of race, then race becomes the first – and primary – thing we see………

 


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