Letter: Critical race theory should not be taught in schools


Evidently our local outspoken advocate for Critical Race Theory doesn’t like that in an earlier letter, I outlined why Critical Race Theory should not be allowed in public schools. In desperation to try to salvage his precious Critical Race Theory, he mentioned “intersectionality” as if that is some academic marvel that everyone should learn about. Well, it’s not an academic marvel, but everyone should learn what it is.

As part of Critical Race Theory, intersectionality is a doctrine put forth by activist lawyers that seeks to place people into groups according to their race, gender or sexuality. It defines those people not as individuals who are responsible for their actions but people who are part of a group of either victims or oppressors.

The minority is considered to be the victim. The majority are considered to be oppressors. For example, in Critical Race Theory, a white-skinned, heterosexual Christian male is considered to be part of a group of guilty oppressors. A black, gay, female transgender would be considered to be part of a group of innocent victims.

As part of Critical Race Theory, intersectionality also teaches that those in the “oppressed” group have greater moral superiority than those in the oppressor group.

If Critical Race Theory is allowed into public schools, children will be taught that the voices of black children (the victims) should be heard and their demands met, while white-skinned children (the “oppressors”) are morally inferior and their demands are not as important. Thus, Critical Race Theory and its doctrine of intersectionality teaches children to be racists.

It gets worse. According to the doctrine of intersectionality, the greater the victim, the better the person. And the less victimized a person is, the more of an oppressor they are. If Critical Race Theory / intersectionality is allowed into public schools, it will teach children that they need to be victims in order to be good people. This is absolutely horrific and just another reason why Critical Race Theory has no place in our public schools.

Remember, it was Martin Luther King’s dream that his children would grow up in a world where his children would not be defined by the color of their skin but rather, by the content of their character. Critical Race Theory and the doctrine of intersectionality are diametrically opposed to Martin Luther King and to the common sense of all responsible, decent and moral people everywhere.

Michael Bradley

Oak Harbor