Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi — a leading proponent of Critical Race Theory (CRT) — posted and later deleted a tweet that accidentally refuted the entire left-wing ideology.
On Friday evening, Kendi shared an article from The Hill noting that many white students applying to college falsely claim that they belong to racial minority groups — specifically, “to improve their chances of getting accepted” or “get minority-focused financial aid.”
Kendi explained: “More than a third of White students lied about their race on college applications, and about half of these applicants lied about being Native American. More than three-fourths of these students who lied about their race were accepted.”
tfw you accidentally blow up your entire life’s work in a tweet and have to delete pic.twitter.com/wvxJsAyDsR
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 29, 2021
Many social media users quickly realized that a true “systemically oppressive” nation would not go out of its way to expedite and bankroll the education of “oppressed” racial groups — to the extent that students in the “oppressor” category would falsely identify as purported victims of the system in order to reap its benefits.
Kendi quietly deleted his tweet. “Cynical Theories” author James Lindsay, however, observed: “Kendi admits it’s not actually a privilege to be White in America?”
“LOL Kendi shot himself in the foot today too,” he added.
CRT — as summarized by Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro — argues that “racism is baked into all the systems of American society and that any sort of neutral system is in fact a guise for racial power.”
“And so what that boils down to in sort of practical terms is, all disparity equals discrimination,” Shapiro explained. “If you can see any stat where black people are underperforming white people, this means the system was set up for the benefit of white people and that white people have a duty to tear down these systems in order to alleviate the racism that’s implicit in those systems.”
In an interview with The Daily Wire, Slow To Write blogger Samuel Sey explained that CRT opposes the core tenets of Western civilization — as well as the core tenets of the Christian faith.
“Critical race theorists label what the Bible calls good as evil, and they label what the Bible calls evil as good,” Sey noted. “Critical Race Theory essentially labels Christianity as racist. For instance, Critical Race Theory rejects the biblical concept of impartiality by labeling colorblindness as racist. Naturally, that encourages partiality or racism against white people.”
“Critical Race Theory also rejects the gospel’s proclamation that all people fall short of the glory of God. Instead, they believe white people are uniquely evil and non-white people are uniquely innocent,” he added.
Former Secretary of State and current Hoover Institution Director Condoleezza Rice also dismantled the ideology in a recent interview with ABC’s “The View.”
“One of the worries that I have about the way that we’re talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past. I don’t think that’s very productive,” Rice said. “Or black people have to feel disempowered by race. I would like black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that, I don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white. So somehow, this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction.”