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What is “Critical Race Theory”?

This is a term that if you have not already heard it, you soon will. It has been hiding in obscure academic journals over the last decade but is now coming to the light of day, helped along by the Black Lives Matter movement. Like BLM, it has its roots in Marxism. Socialism and Communism come out of the writings of Marx or Marxism which divides people by social/economic class. The workingman will never get his fare share until he overthrows the rich Bourgeois and then distributes the wealth equally. With the Critical Race Theory, they simply replace the economic class warfare with race warfare. Redistribution of wealth will now be done according to race. “UCLA Law Professor and critical race theorist Cheryl Harris has proposed suspending private property rights, seizing land and wealth and redistributing them along racial lines.” Terminology used in connection with Marxism has been replaced with words that are more acceptable to Americans such as equality, equity, social justice, inclusion and diversity. The end result of these words is: the end to private property, individual rights, equality under the law, federalism and freedom of speech. It is a system whereby heads I win and tails you lose. It is not possible for “white” person to be anything other than be a raciest and therefore must have their property confiscated for the greater good i.e. black people. This goes back to the fact that there will never be unity among the races without faith in Christ which makes all Believers one body in Christ (see Galatians 3:28). As long as the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is rejected, there will always be division and hatred among the different ethnic groups of this country and of the world.

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