Critical race theory is the new Common Core. “Critical race theory is a practice. It’s an approach to grappling with a history of White supremacy that rejects the belief that what’s in the past is in the past, and that the laws and systems that grow from that past are detached from it,” said Kimberlé Crenshaw, a founding critical race theorist and a law professor who teaches at UCLA and Columbia University.
The thing of it is, a great deal about our past is not being taught. We’re getting one side of the story. Nearly everyone agrees that slavery was a moral evil. A war was fought over it. Are there still bigotry and racism in the United States? Yes. Is racism “systemic,” built into every system of our nation? To hear some people describe it, everything is racist — from math to grammar. Even the way white people walk is said to be racist.