While the United States isn’t a perfect country, the media’s unrelenting focus on George Floyd was—and still is—a distraction designed to keep us from seeing what’s really going on. And the death of George Floyd is just one example. There are countless other cherry-picked news stories that fit a certain narrative designed to divide us and take our eyes off of what’s really important. And while we’re all looking the wrong way, a bitter and insidious form of racism is doing more harm to black communities than the police ever could. This racist ideology takes many forms, but two of the most potent and deadly are critical race theory and the abortion rights movement.
But the answer to racism cannot be more racism, and the remedy for white supremacy, where it does exist, cannot be a new system of black supremacy. Scripture doesn’t tell us to repay evil with evil, but to overcome evil with good (1 Peter 3:9).
CRT is deleterious lie, because while it promises to right wrongs, it does nothing to lift anyone up. White people, of course, are condemned as racist, regardless of their specific actions. They’re turned into second-class citizens at best and demonized at worst. But black people are no better off. Individual responsibility is replaced with predetermined outcomes, so blacks are robbed of the dignity that comes with hard work and determination.