On the subject of #CriticalRaceTheory I had a conversation with a person that is against it. I found out the misguided reason they dislike it so much. Here it goes.
-The main issue for them is that CRT tells them America is inherently racist and built on racist policies. My reply
1) That is NOT what CRT wants to teach. Critical Race Theory is an ADMISSION that America did not ALWAYS stand for what we learned after the civil rights movement.
2) There would have been no NEED for a civil rights movement without a LACK of civil rights brought on by racism
3) CRT teaches that America built itself into a new nation where all men were created equal, but at the time they did not consider African Americans even HUMAN
4) When freed, Jim Crow laws and other policies resulted in a message that: "you are free, but we dont have to accept u"
5) If we are to truly be equal and free, we must remember we were not always equal and free.
6) Equality is achieved when we acknowledge a past that left those previously not deemed human at an economical disadvantage they STILL have not recovered from.
7) Once we see what the problems were in the past, we can recognize and eliminate it in the present, so we can never repeat it in the future. Critical Race Theory doesn't want to "live in the past". It wants to keep the past from infecting our future. #wednesdaythought

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