Professor Eberhardt impugns the integrity of every American (and every agency employee) of any ethnicity or creed, because she claims we’re all unconsciously racist. This is beyond the pale. I look forward to future recommendations on the important issue of race relations. I can only hope they do not follow the same theme of “if you’re white, then you’re an unconscious racist and I can help you change.”
I’m a bi-vocational pastor who works in the real world. In my own small way, I am fighting against the anti-racism madness sweeping our society. If you are tempted to believe I am one of those, “ain’t got no racism in there here country!” evangelicals who worship President Trump and have the GOP party platform sown into my bible between Malachi and Matthew, I direct you to my comments on racism and Jim Crow(link is external), and about the dangers of Christian nationalism(link is external).
Corporate and government human resources (“HR”) offices are prime movers behind the new religion(link is external) of so-called anti-racism or critical race theory (“CRT”). This is a movement that’s captured the hearts and minds of the academy and the social science departments of colleges and universities. It may capture you, too. Here’s how it works:
- Employer watches the news and becomes worried.
- Employer decides it must be able to say it “did something” to combat racism.
- Employer turns to HR for answers. “Do some training, or something …”
- HR departments become desperate, then Google (or, perhaps, Bing) “diversity” and “racism training,” and forward random YouTube videos to employees to watch; sometimes watching is mandatory. There is often little attempt to vet the content to weigh the ideology and perspective of the video.
- HR also finds huckster trainers, many of whom drank from the same well as the YouTube videos. These huckster trainers have developed a cottage industry peddling a bastardized and popular form of critical race theory from “hot” authors like Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi.
- Employer can now say it “did something.”
- More employees are indoctrinated into a hot new religion many don’t like, don’t accept, and find extraordinarily offensive.
- Nobody says anything. The real problem goes unresolved in favor of a new religion that teaches people to hate themselves, their society, and live in perpetual outrage
I speak from experience. I am a government employee; a manager at a State agency. Just last month, our HR forwarded a video(link is external) to every manager and suggested we watch it and share with our subordinates. The video was everything I expected; an earnest academic telling everyone they’re racists because they aren’t black. Our society is soaked in racism, the trainer assured me. It impacts us all. We’re so racist, we don’t even know we’re racist.
Well, I replied to the email and sent a response to every single manager and Deputy Commissioner in the entire agency. I did it because I will not be intimidated by this evil worldview. Here is what I wrote: