Tuesday, 16 March 2021 – The United States is fast becoming a country where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that his four little children would live in a nation where they would “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” is being destroyed in today’s cancel and woke culture hysteria.
Democratic-socialists in Congress, Big Media, and Big Tech are exploiting white American guilt on race for political and business advantage.
People who would ordinarily stand up for their principles, friends, and colleagues when attacked for expressing non-woke political viewpoints cower in fear of loss of job, promotion, or social acceptance.
The Chinese Communist government must be rolling over and laughing as it watches how easy it is to intimidate Americans: “Call them racists, and they will fold like wet spaghetti!”
What does it say about a community that would allow a left-wing Marxist-leaning race-based curriculum—the Critical Race Theory (CRT)—to be taught in their schools indoctrinating Black, white and bi-racial children with a message that whites are racists?
Did you ever think that in the United States of America, parents would sit by and permit a school system to teach their five- and six-year-old children that their white parents are racists?
As noted in the Epoch Times, the Arizona Department of Education has gone so far as to provide teachers and parents with an “equity and diversity toolkit” stating that babies show the first signs of racism at three months old and white children “remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness” by age five.
If you think that is bad, there’s more!
According to Christopher F. Rufo, writing in the February 24, 2021, New York Post, the Buffalo Public Schools adopted a curriculum that includes teaching that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism” and where teachers ask white students to atone for their “white privilege.”
What does a white parent tell their six-year-old child who asks at the dinner table, “Mommy, are you and daddy racists? Am I a racist because I am white?”
And what does a Black parent say when their Black child asks, “Are all white people racists who hate me?…Are police going to shoot me because I am Black?”
To the growing number of interracial couples in our country with bi-racial children, I ask, are you going to sit idly by while a public or private school tells your beautiful and innocent biracial children that their ‘white’ mother or father is a racist?
The same applies to white parents who adopt Black children.
The question for all is whether we will allow progressive Democrats and their radical left-wing allies destroy the psyche of our children and grandchildren and take away their innocence by making them view the world through racial glasses?
I have not seen any national outcry against such race-based instruction. After all, who would dare speak up and be called a “racist” for opposing racist teachings?
Where does such a race-based philosophy lead?
Just look at what Democrats and president Biden did for colorblindness in the $1.9 trillion so-called Covid-19 relief bill.
They gave an estimated $4 billion in aid to Black, Hispanic, Asian and other “socially disadvantaged” farmers providing up to 120 percent of debt relief from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans–white farmers were excluded.
Black farmers have indeed been the victims of unequal treatment by the USDA for decades. However, that is no reason to punish white farmers who had nothing to do with such discrimination.
Race is not the only thing on the left’s socialist agenda.
It also includes efforts to end gender identity.
Just look at the so-called language guide of the New York City private elite Grace Church School, which suggests replacing “mom and dad” with “grown-ups, folks or family” or use “people” instead of “boys and girls.”
Don’t be surprised if the School deletes the word “Church” from its name!
As of now, the left is winning the war of intimidation and indoctrination, especially on race.
The question is whether white, Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans who believe in Dr. King’s dream will fight back and say:
“Enough is enough.”
Clarence V. McKee is president of McKee Communications, Inc., a government, political, and media relations and training consulting firm in Florida. He is the author of “How Obama Failed Black America and How Trump Is Helping It.”