God loves black people as much as he loves everyone else. That’s why he rebukes black people just as much as he rebukes everyone else. Christ shows no partiality. We should be more like him, and less like critical race theorists. The Bible is just as sufficient for teaching you how to love black people as it is for teaching you how to love everyone else. You don’t need to follow critical race theory to learn how to love black people, just follow Christ.
Christians who embrace critical race theory are right about one thing: many white Christians are not loving black people. Except, they don’t know they are speaking about themselves.
If you love black people, you should hate critical race theory. If you love critical race theory, you’ll be tempted to hate people—especially black people who hate critical race theory.
When we choose to disagree with God to agree with critical race theorists, we’re not loving God and we’re not loving black people. When we choose to love critical race theory, we’re not choosing to love people, we’re choosing to love a philosophy—a philosophy that encourages us to love sin.
This is why some of the most hateful words I’ve ever received are from white people who believe they are loving black people by hating me.
If that surprises you, don’t be. Critical race theorists believe their racist ideas are antiracist. They believe their lies are truth. So why wouldn’t they believe their hate for black people like me is actually love for black people like me?
After all, isn’t that inevitable? Ideologies created out of hate for God cannot produce love for people. Since critical race theorists like Derrick Bell and Kimberlé Crenshaw hate Jesus, why should I expect their disciples to love any of Jesus’ disciples, including black Christians like me?
If critical race theorists are foolish enough to suggest God is racist, why wouldn’t white critical race theorists be foolish enough to suggest black Christians like me are racist too?
This is why I wasn’t surprised when earlier this week, one white critical race theorist said to me:
“I have absolutely no problem telling you directly that you promote racist, anti-black ideology for profit.”
Indeed, he has absolutely no problem telling me that—he has absolutely no problem telling me the only possible explanation for why I reject critical race theory is because I hate myself and my black mother for giving to birth me, her black son.
He has absolutely no problem telling me that because he doesn’t love black people—otherwise, he would love me. He doesn’t love black people, he just loves critical race theory.