Tag: Antiracism

Parental Rights in Schools

 

What is the Biblical Basis of Parental Rights?

The biblical basis of parental rights exists upon the family’s foundation–the first institution established and ordained by God. When parents come together and marry and then decide to have children, the parents are the primary teachers of their children concerning education, moral guidance, and ethical values within their family. Children also learn to co-exist with others inside the family, hopefully leading to co-existence with others in public. The biblical basis of parental rights is upon the foundation of marriage and family.

The Key to Student Excellence Is Married Mothers and Fathers

 

Standardized tests–SATs and ACTs–are disappearing from undergraduate admissions. Only 20 states, including Washington, D.C., require the SAT for high school juniors. Over 80 percent of four-year colleges have spurned standardized tests for admissions this year.

The removal of standardized tests was because blacks’ and Latinos’ scores were consistently lower than their white and Asian counterpart on these tests.

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This one will no doubt get me in lots of trouble. But the frequency of these incidents seems to be increasing, so I need help with the conclusion I have been approaching for several years: Racism is a rational, logical conclusion supported by evidence. The latest iincident is a melee in a Waffle House restaurant […]

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Et Tu, National Hockey League?

 

Ice hockey is a popular winter sport. It originated and remains popular in our coldest climates. Think Canada. Or, perhaps Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Even Russia. Those countries and the United States usually win medals at the annual world championships and the quadrennial Winter Olympics. Professional ice hockey leagues permeate almost every European country, including the Baltics.

In the United States, some children who grow up in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and the far reaches of northern New England learn to skate at the same time they learn to walk. It is one of the most challenging sports to play, played on ice at high speeds and requiring enormous hand-eye coordination, with no small amount of violence.

Antiracism: Another Addition To The Anti-White Toolbox

 

Ibram X. Kendi: As soon as you see a name like this in the public arena, you know you’ve got trouble. And when you see all of our institutions, including the United States military, being infected with the neo-Marxist, race-based rantings of someone with a name like this, you know you’ve got really big trouble.

So, who the hell is Ibram X. Kendi? Well, let’s see … He’s got the African/Muslim-sounding name. His original name was Ibram Henry Rogers, but he rejected the white/European sounding parts (how original!) and replaced them with names from Kenya and southern Africa, two places where there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell he will ever be taking up residence. He’s an author, a professor, and a “historian of race and discriminatory policy in America,” because, of course, that’s a thing that a racialist ingrate wants to obsess over.

Eric Kaufmann joins Brian Anderson to discuss progressive authoritarianism in universities, the distorted perception of racism in the U.S., and the genealogy of modern progressive ideology.

Christopher Rufo joins Brian Anderson to discuss his recent work on critical race theory (CRT) in American schools, the whistleblowers behind much of his reporting, and President Biden’s decision to revoke former president Donald Trump’s executive order banning CRT-inspired training in the federal government.

Find the transcript of this conversation and more at City Journal.

Rejecting Antiracism: Christian Conversations for Forgiveness and Reconciliation

 

I recently came upon the antiracism belief that individualism and merit are “racist.” Antiracists refer to them as “American white values.” The racializing of individualism and merit-based achievement seem to be exclusive to those who share the antiracist worldview. More and more people are eagerly embracing the tenets of critical race theory and antiracism as a public posture that exemplifies the noble pursuit of “racial justice.” I want to highlight what should be obvious– the fad of racializing everything, even a long-standing virtue as individual merit, is further eroding our already-fragile civic ties while trivializing real racism.

One of the problems with antiracism is its practice of condensing the complexity of unique individuality into shallow representations of “race.” This antiracist position refuses to see people– as people. There’s nothing distinctive about individuals in antiracism’s anthropological methodology. Antiracist ideological convictions demand advocates ignore the intrinsic worth of people in favor of a racialized preconception that divides people into two classes: oppressed, (blacks and other non-white “minorities”) and oppressors (white people). Shelby Steele called this reductionism a form of racial blindness. He wrote,

People who are in the grip of [racial blindness] … always miss the human being inside the black skin…Your color represents you in the mind of such people. They will have built a large part of their moral identity and, possibly, their politics around how they respond to your color. Thus, a part of them–the moral part–is invested not in you but in some idea of what your color means. And [if] they see you– the individual–they instantly call to mind this investment and determine, once again, to honor it. They are very likely proud of the way they have learned to relate to your color, proud of the moral magnanimity it gives them an opportunity to express.