The ideology which undergirds antiracism is Critical Race Theory, which is fundamentally neo-Marxist in that it bifurcates society into white oppressors and the black oppressed. It seeks to destroy societal unity and the American culture of opportunity and meritocracy. Every person, regardless of race or ethnicity, can create their own success—not so, according to the antiracists. Any phrase, concept, or term that has Critical Race Theory as its intellectual scaffolding is defunct and morally bankrupt.
Actual, true racism is discrimination or prejudice based on outward perceived or real ethnic or racial attributes. It is nothing more.
Discrimination and prejudice based on outward perceived or real ethnic or racial attributes has occurred and does occur in America, as it has in every culture and in every age throughout history.
Every human being is susceptible to ethnocentrism and racism. Having “power,” however, is not a prerequisite to be a racist. Racism can be found in every tribe, tongue, and nation.
When the word “racism” is used to mean anything other than discrimination or prejudice, it should be condemned as a false use of the word. When virtually everything is racist, nothing is racist.
The wickedness of actual, true racism must be unwaveringly opposed and eliminated. But since the terms “antiracism” or“antiracist” are loaded with Marxist ideology and Critical Race Theory, these terms must be disputed and not accepted as legitimate descriptors.
Judging people based on perceived ethnic or racial attributes is exactly what antiracists do by claiming a whole race of people (whites) are oppressors and another whole race of people (usually blacks, but also “people of color”) are oppressed.
Antiracists assert that individuals in each respective racial group are collectively beholden to and responsible for the entirety of their own racial group’s choices and actions—no matter how long ago they made these choices and actions.
It is ignorant and actually racist to claim to hate racism while simultaneously blaming an entire racial group for collective sins.
“Whiteness” is used by antiracists to lump diverse and complex subcultures or ethnicities, based on the color of skin, into one unified, privileged group.
Antiracists use hyperbolic terms like “white supremacy” to castigate and demoralize an entire racial or ethnic group, accusing them of collective guilt.
Antiracists presuppose the guilt of a whole race of people and the innocence of a whole other group of people—all based on immutable, external characteristics.
Antiracism extols discrimination: “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.” – Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist, pg. 19.
Terms like “systemic,” “structural,” and “institutional” racism are loaded with assumptions that have to be explained with evidence before one can have meaningful dialogue. If antiracists give no evidence and only make loaded assertions, they must be called out and critiqued for their biased presuppositions and false use of language.