Many have no knowledge of what the Critical Race Theory (CRT) is. Others are absorbed in it. Many are passive about it, others are zealot defenders of it. Some avoid negative reference to it for fear of the reaction. Many defenders of it aggressively attack opponents.
One major negative about it is it is directly opposed to what Martin Luther King, Jr. built his life’s work on. CRT divides the populace on the basis of skin color. Martin Luther summed up his aspiration in his “I have a dream” speech: “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” I personally always have shared that dream. May that dream yet be fulfilled.
Historically when socialism has caused a revolution it has begun its efforts by dividing the people. There are many national examples of this. Currently socialists in America highly favor the principal. CRT tends to do this proposing the color of one’s skin predetermines a person’s role in life. This is precisely what Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting against.
In the beginning of the emergence of Marxist Socialists take over of a nation it has begun by erasing the nation’s history, undermining confidence in the essential documents of the nation, and ultimately the overthrow of the government. That is not an opinion, it is history.
CRT in diversity training includes a variety of gender theories and sex education for children as young as 8 years old. These are diversity factors that tend to divide society.
America is a heterogenous society. Such is the easiest to divide. There was a day America was once proudly referred to as a melting pot. That implies becoming one, melting together. Catalysts must be found to achieve that today.
A long time ago there was a person who shared with us such a principle and summed it up succinctly: “Love one another....” Can we become such a culture? Yes, we can. We are diverse, but not as much as Jesus’ Apostles with questionable backgrounds: Peter given to temper fits, Simon, a Zealot, intent of killing Romans, James and John given to personal interests, Thomas inclined to be overly inquisitive, and Matthew a thieving tax collector. If they could and did love one another, so can we.
Can our community become an oasis typifying such? Yes, we can. Think big! We can be an example to the nation and help achieve healing in the land.
We must learn to disagree without being disagreeable. Some disparage those with whom they disagree by attacking their character, impugning their motive, assaulting their mentality, and deriding them totally. Those who know their position is defenseless are most guilty of this.
Most of us share in common a desire not to be judged on the color of our skin, but by our character. I have many friends I admire and have loved for a long time who are black. Black is beautiful, so is white. Red, and yellow, brown and bronze, black and white, they are precious in His sight — and mine.
To have a better life, make better choices. Among my collection of favorite quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. this is my most favorite: “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Me, too. That is a very good choice.