Should Catholics Support Critical Race Theory?editor
Is Critical Race Theory likely to take root in UK schools? Looks like the educational establishment think it should – click here…
Talk about systemic white privilege and seeing rampant racism everywhere is now part of the new normal in the USA. Do we really want that to happen in the UK? What kind of society would result from indoctrinating children with the idea that whites are oppressors, while people of colour are victims?
Should Catholics see “race” at all? Aren’t we all created equal before God – that is, with equal access to His grace, equality of opportunity, especially the opportunity to become saints? Is it even possible to be a true Christian and harbour racist thoughts, let alone engage actively in racism at any level?
This is the type of person that supports the critical race theory: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10143199/NJ-professor-says-got-motherf-s-talking-white-people.html Say no more. There’s enough white, middle-class, liberal angst in the West already, without adding to it. No race has a perfect heritage or history. Bad things have happened throughout history alongside good things, but that is no reason to re-write it and pretend something else happened. I suspect these people are just jumping on a bandwagon so that they can profit by it. The case of Patrice Cullors, founder of the Marxist BLM, is an example. Any criticism of, or investigations into her wealth are simply dismissed as ‘attacks by the far-right’: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9672747/BLM-founder-Patrisse-Cullors-erects-35k-fence-new-1-4M-house-bought-CASH.html This theory should NOT be taught in our schools, but I have no doubt it will be, as the majority of teachers have been brainwashed by the extreme left.
I couldn’t believe my eyes, reading your first link: “We got to take white people out’ – What???!!!%%*****
This is a very sinister development indeed. Teaching kids to hate other people and because of their race! I am struggling to believe this is not an April Fool joke.
It’s very true that what happens in the USA soon makes its way to the UK. So we can look forward to the same nonsense in schools here, it it’s not already being taught, which I suspect it is.
That really is sinister. Being white is a very dangerous occupation these days.
That report about the BLM founder is mind-blowing: BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors has been busy upgrading her ‘Marxist’ mansion in the rustic but ritzy Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles County amid the fallout over her $3million property portfolio.
Somehow “WOW” doesn’t cover it! Astonishing, brass neck to beat all brass necks.
I totally agree with your conclusion – we’ll be hearing the rubbish about white privilege and oppression and black victimhood all over the place. SO unfair to black children as the father in the video clip below shows (posted today at 7.21pm).
It’s a diabolical ploy, of course. The msm was claiming that the Republican who won the Virginia local election did so by playing the racist card, even as he was appointing the first Black American woman to a top post.
Incredible stuff. We are living in unbelievable times, to the point where future generations will find it hard to believe the history books chronicling said times…
The thing to watch out for in Scotland is the power of the teacher union(s), if they have any. The largest teacher unions in the USA are the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, both of which are fully on board with any leftist scheme, including CRT.
Moreover, these union members will do anything to protect their power over the children in the schools where they teach. You may have read about an Association of School Boards sending a complaint letter to the US Attorney General, a rank leftist named Merrick Garland, about the widespread problem of parents showing up at school board meetings to protest CRT.
Garland immediately responded with a letter threatening said parents and implied that they were domestic terrorists. He was roundly criticized for this outrageous abuse of power by a few members of Congress, but the sword still hangs over heads.
So if there are teacher unions in Scotland, watch out for them! Odds are pretty good that they are subversives, since a main objective of the secret societies is to gain control over education.
Yes, we have teachers’ unions – a variety across the UK but one major union in Scotland – the Educational Institute of Scotland – to which the majority of teachers belong.
I’ve been watching the fantastic parents fighting back against CRT in American schools. It’s amazing to see parents, of all races, refusing to allow this nonsense to be taught to their children. Here’s one example, a parent speaking at a school board meeting in June – plenty more since then.
The problem for us, though, is that we have been subjected to Socialism in practice for many years now, so we are used to being told what to do, think etc. and to trust Government. There’s very little fightback about anything – we have the example of explicit sex-education to prove it. Hardly a whimper of protest when that arrived in our schools. I suspect this will be the same.
That excellent black man is proving in few words that anyone can succeed if they work hard and I think that’s true here as well nowadays. The problem in the UK is more class based than race or religion based. In theory anyone can get into Oxford University, but in practice it helps if you’ve attended certain private schools.
We definitely do not want race-hate imported from America so I hope CRT doesn’t reach the classrooms in the UK to any serious degree.
Yes, I remember the surprising presence of socialism when I visited your fair land.
I looked up the EIS website out of curiosity, and was not surprised at all to find their front page dedicated to COP26 and their “climate change campaign.” But here’s a surprising nugget from their “COVID 19 update” page:
“Whilst double vaccination does offer a level of protection, it is clear, given the record high number of teachers infected despite nearly 94% double vaccination, that it is not a guaranteed protection.”
There it is, right in plain sight. Useful idiots, awaken!
WOW! That’s really very interesting. I would not have expected the EIS to be vaccine sceptics. That really is interesting.
I heard one of the GB News commentators recently floating the idea of more restrictions, if not lockdowns, to spoil Christmas. And sure enough, the Scottish Government is already preparing us. Anyway, the GB News commentator (I think it was Patrick Christys) said that despite the virus not bothering anyone at COP26 – a conference of people getting together from all over the world, shoulder to shoulder, few, if any masks in sight, and no vaccine passports required, no infections of Covid-19 reported. Similarly, the virus left the thousands of protestors on the streets of Glasgow alone. No infections reported there, either. However, the politicians are now beginning to worry that if you have your granny over for Christmas dinner that could be dangerous.
Yes, this is one very VERY interesting virus!
Victor. I know you will ,but many too many have forgotten the Horrible Obama Men. In fact the one who goes under the Stage name of Michelle ,is actually a lot worse than the one who goes by the Stage name of Barrack. These 2 Evil Men set the Tone for all of this Garbage. In fact the Michael one keeps going on about His Daughters ( who aren’t theirs ) being afraid of being attacked by White Supremacists. A pair of Evil Creatures who set the U.S.A. On many courses of action. But their is not one good one that could be named on this site .
When I was Young as in the early 60s in Scotland I most certainly came across C. R. T . O BTW those Letters didn’t stand for Critical Race Theory but they stood for Critical Religion Theory.
As a prime example especially in The West of Scotland.
No and I repeat No Catholic Footballer was allowed to play for Glasgow Rangers. At that time they were the Biggest Football Club in Scotland. No Catholics were allowed to Join The Police Force it was a Masonic Closed Shop . Anyone who says otherwise is Lying.
Their were no Catholic Judges or Sherrifs sitting on the Bench that also was a closed shop.
Were we as Catholics taught to Hate in School, most certainly not . But the People who Dressed up for the 12th of July and other Anti Catholic Marches most certainly were .
Av said on Here before that the Tradesman I was assigned to on my Very First Working Day told me ( on my First Day ) I would be as well packing the Job in . Am in my 70s now and well remember Scotlands Shame with Job Adverts that said . No Catholics need Apply . Around the West of Scotland then ,British Steel took in over 300 Apprentices every year and not ONE was a Catholic.
Again I have also said that people were promoted in Jobs simply because of who they were . I know not in the rest of Britain. But I witnessed good , very good Men passed over for promotion because they were Catholics. It is Scotlands Shame and is seldom if Ever talked about. So before this Horrible Scottish Government goes on about Critical Race Theory which is all B.S. maybe they can tackle the other problem first. Is it still there . Try it out you young Budding Catholics who would like to be a Professional Referee . Your chances are Zero.
As for the Race Theory it doesn’t seem to be a Problem with the Rotten BBC ,unless your White of course. Also it still seems to be a Problem when someone Black is dismissed from their Job , some not all of course still play the race card . Those who can remember John Barnes ,is a classic example.
It might be good if Catholics like ourselves who are aware of the dangers of such racist prejudice as you describe, were to pray to one of our wonderful saints “of colour” (as they say these days) – a favourite of mine is St Martin de Porres
Maybe if we ask this beautiful saint to intercede on behalf of those suffering the persecution of racism, and for those who are being misled by the political propaganda of CRT, he might plead for some miracles before the throne of God. Worth a try!
Yes Editor – also Blessed Isidore Bakanja who was martyred for refusing to remove his Brown Scapular: https://atxcatholic.com/index.php/2018/06/blessed-isidore-bakanja-martyr-of-the-brown-scapular/#.W0ifF9JKjGi If ever there was genuine injustice against a black man by a white man it was the case of Blessed Isidore. But he didn’t spout critical race theory – he fervently prayed for his white persecutor.
This critical race theory is a deliberate and very subversive attempt to divide the peoples of America. It’s great news that the American parents have wakened up to the danger in good time. It’s unlikely to happen here where the population is so woke already they’ll never waken up!
CRT is marxist nonsense which, like all nonsensical ideologies, boils down to “making up rubbish to explain why things are not the way you would like them to be”.
While it is fashionable in left wing universities etc, I am hopeful that its impact in the UK will be muted.
CRT and the like was undoubtedly a factor in the democrats recent loss in Virgina, so hopefully British politicians (a hopeless bunch, generally) can be relied upon to resist its spread – given to strongly support it is political suicide.
And a very good point made by Editor, that Catholics should not see “race” at all – someone should tell that to the Church, which is determined to divide us all up by race/culture and shoehorn us into vernacular masses.
I hope you’re right about the UK politicians, but I’m not so sure given the way they have gone along with the “trans” lobby.
Anyway, your comment about us not seeing race at all, reminded me of this lovely video clip which I posted on the Favourite Films thread recently. The innocence of these small boys thinking they could trick their teacher if they had the same haircut is just beautiful. Such innocence.
“Should Catholics see “race” at all?”
Yes, but only in the sense that St. Paul saw it:
“Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain.” (2 Cor. 9)
“Talk about systemic white privilege and seeing rampant racism everywhere is now part of the new normal in the USA.”
It seems to be the norm in American academia – from kindergarten through the universities – the entertainment industry, corporate news interests, and the leftists in the Democrat party as well as some of the states they govern.
In the rest of the country, such talk is greeted with eye rolls and derisive laughter.
Which isn’t to say the CRT crowd hasn’t had its victories and caused grave harm.
As vacuous and sophomoric fads inevitably do, in time it will be tossed aside in favor of the next novel perversity that can serve to amuse and occupy bored, cruel, and despairing materialists.
When that happens, the racial minorities who think they’ve struck oil with CRT will find their cries of discrimination fall of indifferent ears – their well will have been tapped out.
I do agree with much of this – however I think it is important to note – regardless of the ‘social system’ … God is always present. Neither can God’s laws truly be transgressed. God’s truths are what life is made of whether we call this panentheism, pantheism, theism, monism or any name we choose … God exists in compassion, kindness, Knowledge, Reason …
God’s laws certainly CAN be and ARE transgressed. All too often. If not, there would have been no need for any plan of salvation, the suffering and death of Our Lord: “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
Of course God is always present and making His grace available to us, but, in the end, we must exercise our free will to choose God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. If we choose any false god, then we are transgressing God’s very first Law. Check out the Ten Commandments – #1.
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