Marxist critical race theory (CRT) and The New York Times‘“1619 Project” attempt to indoctrinate Americans into thinking their society is fundamentally or “structurally” racist. Not everyone accepts this. The Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York (CACAGNY) are speaking out.
They are issuing a powerful statement condemning critical race theory. The group is urging Chinese Americans to oppose it saying:
“Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a hateful, divisive, manipulative fraud… One way or another, CRT wants to get rid of too many Asians in good schools. Asians are over-represented. CRT is today’s Chinese Exclusion Act. CRT is the real hate crime against Asians”
Critical race theory teaches racial disparities must, by the fact they exist, be proof of some hidden racial bias. Well, no. That is a false premise. All differences are not evidence of discrimination. But, that civil rights laws explicitly forbid such discrimination does not matter not to advocates.
White by adjacency
Americans of Asian ancestry have an overrepresentation in colleges and universities. There are numerical disparities within certain high-income professions too. CRT effectively teaches that American society is structurally biased in favor of Asians. CACAGNY argues:
“CRT appears in our workplaces under the cover of implicit bias/sensitivity training. It infiltrates our schools pretending to be culturally/ethnically responsive pedagogy, with curricula such as the New York Times’ 1619 Project and Seattle’s ethno-mathematics… From its very roots, CRT is racist, repressive, discriminatory, and divisive.”
The Chinese American group laid out the main “dogmas” of critical race theory, including:
- You are not a person. You are only your race, and by your race alone you will be judged.
- Justice is about equal rights, but Social Justice, or equity, is about equal outcomes. Only Social Justice matters; Justice does not. To achieve equal outcomes, forget equal rights.
- All unequal outcomes by race — inequity for short — are the result of racial oppression.
- All Blacks are oppressed and all Whites are oppressors. This is systemic: never ask whether oppression occurred, only how it occurred. Everyone and everything White is complicit.
- If you are White and won’t admit you are racist, you are racist by implicit bias. To reduce implicit bias, you must self-criticize, confess to privilege, apologize to the oppressed race.
- Whiteness is belief in, among others: achievement, delayed gratification, progress, schedules and deadlines, meritocracy, race-blindness, the written word, facts and objectivity (they deny lived experience) , logic and reason (they deny empathy), mathematics and science (until they are de-colonized and humanized).
- CRT suppresses dissent with cancel culture: publications withdrawn, college admissions rescinded, online presence wiped out, business relationships ended, jobs terminated.
The Chinese American group presents three instances of CRT at work: In June 2020, Seattle ran an “anti-racism” training. It began with the claim; all White people have a natural sense of racial superiority. The training requires participants to confess their complicity in “white supremacy”. It requires participants to become “less white”. Participants are required to become accountable to black people in their every thought.
In August 2017, Nevada high school senior William Clark took a mandatory class. The curriculum for the class told students white people are racists. White racists enjoy the privileges of oppression. Classmates, teachers, and administrators allegedly began harassing Clark. The reason? He was identified as white.
In January 2021 in Cupertino, California a school teacher told an elementary school math class: They live in a dominant culture of white, cisgender, educated Christians. The culture is a creation to hoard power. As CACAGNY explained, “a Chinese parent found out about this and organized parents to stop it. It reminded them of Mao’s bloody Cultural Revolution.”
Racism and discrimination are wrong
CACAGNY explains, although Chinese Americans “are people of color and therefore start from the oppressed side of CRT’s binary… as we overcome discrimination and achieve upward mobility, we are now White by adjacency”. The Chinese American group claims Black Lives Matter rioters with CRT signs assaulted a CACAGNY rally supporting merit-based education.
CACAGNY condemns various forms of sleight of hand in use to allow selection of “lower-qualified Blacks” over “better-qualified Asians.” The practice is prevalent at universities like Harvard and top high schools. CACAGNY calls on Asian Americans to loudly denounce critical race theory and to fight back saying:
“We need to recognize CRT through its fraudulent packaging, call it out, resist. Parents need to watch for CRT in schools, talk to each other, and organize, like the Cupertino Chinese parents… Regardless, parents need to speak with their kids to anti-indoctrinate (or un-doctrinate) them at home. This needs to start early, because CRT indoctrination also starts early. Don’t trust schools and teachers blindly.”
CACAGNY acknowledges former President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban CRT on the federal level. It also notes the Biden rescission of the order upon taking office. That means state and local efforts provide the most promise in fighting this form of racism. Republicans in various states are filing legislation to block the indoctrination of kids with the 1619 Project. These efforts are likely to grow.
Can you build on it or only destroy with it?
CACAGNY made powerful arguments against Marxist critical race theory. This ideology is inspiring much of the destruction from the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots last summer. Protesters were expressing outrage at the treatment of George Floyd. Many of the protests devolved into looting, vandalism, and arson. Lawless thugs were acting in the name of fighting racism, destroying black lives, black livelihoods, and black monuments.
Vandals toppled a statue of George Washington in Portland. They spray-painted “1619” on the statue. Claremont’s Charles Kesler wrote in The New York Post, “Call them the 1619 riots.” Hannah-Jones responded in a now-deleted tweet “it would be an honor” to claim responsibility for the destructive riots.
Parents of all races should oppose this dangerous and divisive ideology. Critical race theory pits Americans against one another on the basis of skin color. That is racism at its core. It teaches children a basic distrust of the social elements making America great. CRT inspires violent and deadly riots. It is incapable of building anything. All it can do is destroy people places and things.