Two things I have learned from reading Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, the two U of Alabama professors who have written seminal books on CRT: One, they deny the genetic basis of race. The old paradigm that the world is populated by 5 large race classes is too simplistic, according to them. I tend to agree, but I wouldn’t reject genetics wholeheartedly. Two, they deny the hope of a hero of mine, MLK, who yearned for a color-blind society, a term which is anathema to most CRT advocates. So, of the two things I’ve learned thus far in this briar patch of theories and high emotions, which is the more important?
I’d say the latter. Why? One, because MLK thought it a worthy goal. Two, it fits snugly within my faith. Three, attaining a color-blind society seems near impossible, which in my book is the perfect reason we should pursue it.