Kneeling before the Black Lives Matter lobby won’t do you any good. BLM’s radical ideology has no room for forgiveness or reconciliation.
BLM policies reflect critical race theory (CRT), a direct decedent of Marxism. According to critical theory, there is no objective reality. Those in power shape our perceptions, our words, and our institutions.
Critical race theory applies these ideas to race: Our words, governments, and institutions all serve the interests of white heterosexual men, who are on top of the power hierarchy.
All discrepancies in wealth, housing, arrests, and illness between whites and blacks are caused by systemic racism stemming from white privilege. The ideology of BLM has no room to consider individual virtues and vices, failures and successes, all white people are oppressors, and all black people are oppressed.
It does no good to argue, because critical race theory holds that any statistic, fact, or story that contradicts their theory is shaped by the white dominant culture, so those who disagree need to shut up and listen to “counterstories.” As the UCLA School of Public Affairs puts it:
CRT also recognizes that liberalism and meritocracy are often stories heard from those with wealth, power, and privilege. These stories paint a false picture of meritocracy; everyone who works hard can attain wealth, power, and privilege while ignoring the systemic inequalities that institutional racism provides.
Far from being part of the solution, BLM believes traditional families contribute to the problem: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”
As Ryan Bomberger points out, “Every ‘village’ that has fatherless families is a village that suffers higher crime rates, higher drug usage, higher abortion rates, higher drop-out rates, higher poverty rates, and so much more.”
BLM member group M4BL published a manifesto that makes it clear that they aren’t interested in diversity or reconciliation. They want power. They demand: “Community control of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, ensuring that communities most harmed by destructive policing.”
If you care about black lives and racial harmony, stand up to this Marxist reboot.