Something is very wrong in our world. Every time you turn on the TV or browse social media, you can see it for yourself. You’ve probably seen it at work and at your local schools as well. In fact, you’ve probably experienced it firsthand.
I’m talking about racism.
Racism is of course not new to the United States of America. Our history is stained and marred by slavery, the KKK and Jim Crow, among other horrors. But the type of racism today is different: it is more subtle but just as damaging.
Today’s racism is not the historical oppression of blacks by whites. Today’s racism is one of personal philosophy and ethics, one that turns a blind eye to the killing of black children in the womb in the name of choice; poisons the minds of those who escape the horror of abortion in the name of education, and condemns the rest of the black community to victimhood in the name of justice, while reversing the edge of racism for stabbing whites of all socio-economic backgrounds.
In the fantasy world of progressives, almost everything is racist and anyone who disagrees with their views is a racist. They have no desire to see Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream come true; they do not wish to see people of all colors and creeds coming together as one American people. Instead, they hope to see tribal divisions grow and street violence continue.
Progressives yearn to undo the progress America has made since the Civil Rights Act was first passed in 1964. They talk about fairness but never about equality. They scream about social justice but say nothing about real justice when the suspect’s skin color doesn’t match their story. They say they care about black lives, even as they support policies that make abortion the number one killer of black Americans. Progressives seek to fool the black community into thinking they want the best for us, but in reality almost everything progressives come up with does irreparable harm to the black family, abortion being one of the biggest lies.
Abortion and critical race theory are poisonous plants that both grow in the bitter soil of racism. I believe they are among the greatest evils that persist in our time. The pro-life cause has been in the hearts of most white evangelicals since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been embraced to the same degree by black Christians, although I hope that we can change that. CRT is a new plague, and while some believers are beginning to understand the harm it is doing to our society, many others have embraced it as a fairer way to view our world.
The picture painted by CRT supporters is bleak. If racism is embedded in all areas of society and in all the systems that permeate our lives, what hope is there? The short answer: there isn’t. The solution, according to many CRT proponents, is to completely tear down the system. Our institutions, our laws, our free markets and our traditions must all go – with no real alternative offered to take its place.
This won’t happen overnight, so to get things done ― as progressives dictate ― white people must call out their “white privilege” to stand in solidarity with black people. But the answer to racism cannot be more racism, and the cure for white supremacy, where it exists, cannot be a new system of black supremacy. Scripture does not tell us to repay evil with evil, but to overcome evil with good (1 Peter 3:9).
CRT is insidious because while it promises to right wrongs, it does nothing to uplift anyone. White people, of course, are condemned as racists, regardless of their specific actions. Individual responsibility is replaced with predetermined outcomes, so black people are robbed of the dignity that comes with hard work and determination. Progressives distribute the crown of victimhood to black people like a garland, but only fools wear it.
Racism is not color, it is a sin.
John Amanchukwu is the author of a new book, ERACED, which explores the myths surrounding abortion and critical race theory and the left’s sinister plot to destroy the black community and divide the church.