Banning critical race theory is bad, but real danger is belief in right to ban ideas

Banning critical race theory is bad, but real danger is belief in right to ban ideas
Derrick Bell, a mentor of Barack Obama, is one of the founders of critical race theory. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – The main problem with the author’s thesis is that it overlooks the reality that critical race theory doesn’t trade on history but on revisionism embraced by ‘The 1619 Project’ and like fantasies.]

One verity about banning an idea is that it significantly magnifies its antithesis, which is perhaps the true goal of those seeking to ban critical race theory.

Regardless of whether they will admit it, politicians throughout American history have frequently, both covertly and overtly, viewed the exploitation of racial animus as a convenient way to get votes; thus, any attempt to examine and reduce the roots of this animus is anathema.

One major criticism incessantly lobbed at critical race theory is that it is too mired in reminding America of past injustices.

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But, as George Santayana warned, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And if educators are prohibited from teaching history, both the good and the bad, people certainly cannot learn from it.

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