There Is No Monster Under the Bed in Critical Race Theory
There are no boogey-men, no reasons for the white citizens of America to run for cover or take on the burdens of what transpired. I’ve written on this before…and not very long ago. CRT is simply history and if we are to know ourselves, we—Black and White, Hispanic, Asian and Native Americans—must know that history. Otherwise we’re living a lie and, worse yet, perpetuating that lie as our culture tries to move forward.
I recently suffered my own wake-up call
I read the other day that the City of Evanston, Illinois had just become the first U.S. city to issue slavery reparations. Experts say it's a noble start. Well, perhaps it is, but I’ve never believed much in giving people money for things that happened before they were born. It fails to both resolve and absolve.
Evanston is my home city. I was born and lived there until I was twenty. My fondest memories are of a small city where a bus or bicycle took you everywhere, you knew your neighbors and had a family doctor. For thirty years th…