One cannot combat the eugenics of the past by using eugenics in the present, which is what critical race theory is doing. To say the racism of the past, that saw the rise of eugenics take hold under former President Wilson, has any merit in today’s society is to ignore far more than the bloody end of a war that helped bring about an end to slavery in the United States.
Modern science has proven the science of the past wrong. Biologically, there is no difference between humans regardless of their outward appearance. All people have varying abilities and these abilities do make a difference. No person excels in all areas and there is no shortage of failures of the past and present when attempting something when one does not have the ability.
Race, from a purely scientific standpoint, does not exist. To say racial inequality exists is to give emphasis to what has been proven nonexistent. It is akin to claiming nothing has changed, regardless of the science that has done exactly that.
There was a time in the United States when anti-Semitism did run rampant and was every bit as open as racism. There were places of business denied based on nothing more than the color of one’s skin or the religious affiliation that happened to be part of by birth. It did not matter that most Jews were secular in the United States, as is the case today.
The Klan, which had been dying out prior to Wilson, saw a rebirth that he and others encouraged. Movies were made that romanticized the Klan, which were shown in the White House to Wilson. His praising of those movies, along with others of influence, was one of the primary reasons for the rebirth.
Wilson, as one of his first acts as President, segregated the military and fired just about every person who happened to be of, as he believed, a lesser race. That segregation would not end until Truman started the process and Eisenhower gave it teeth. Two World Wars were fought without ever thinking of ending segregation.
The Tuskegee airmen, who were the best bomber escort fighter pilots in WWII, had to face ridiculous hurdles, since Washington, including former President Roosevelt, did not believe black men were capable of flying in combat. It did not matter that the Canadians already had a military made up of combined races, including their Air Force, which did have successful black pilots.
Eugenicists were so focused on race, that any evidence to the contrary had no bearing on anything. Despite what was happening in Europe under the eugenics beliefs of the Nazis, nothing changed in Washington. Roosevelt remained committed to eugenics, which is the reason he never stopped the segregation that most likely prolonged the war.
When Roosevelt died, he left Truman surrounded by people of a similar mindset to the one he had. Truman faced an internal threat of the entire Cabinet quitting is he welcomed Israel as a new nation. Even after much of the horrors of the Nazis became known, the anti-Semitism continued from those who predated Truman.
Those institutions that had been put in place to prevent people from working or living where they wished were removed over time. The Clan that was on the rise following Wilson, is now little more than a crippled and shattered shell of what it once was. There is no university that prohibits anyone based on race or religion from gaining access to any profession in the United States.
Critical race theory is a continuation of eugenics that continues to put emphasis on race over individual abilities. Included in race are the Jewish people as a whole from an anti-Semitic viewpoint. The universities that have been slowly pushing critical race theory is where the greatest number of anti-Semites can be found today. It is no secret that anti-Semitism has been growing on college and university campuses.
Emily Benedict recently published an article at Tablet Magazine entitled, California Is Cleansing Jews From History, where she points out the more problematic problems with the proposed California curriculum based on critical race theory. “In one sample lesson, she saw that a list of historic U.S. social movements—ones like Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, Criminal Justice Reform—also included the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement for Palestine (BDS)… BDS’s primary goal—the elimination of Israel—was not mentioned. Kaplan also saw that the 1948 Israel War of Independence was only referred to as the “Nakba”—“catastrophe” in Arabic—and Arabic verses included in the sample lessons were insulting and provocative to Jews.”
Critical race theory, at its heart, is based on race, which makes it divisive by its very nature. It seeks to cast all members of races, as they classify them, merit or demonization based on nothing more than how one appears. Jewish people, regardless of their actual origin, as solely European in nature, which does make them the target of critical race theory.
Critical race theory blames the past for the problems of the present. There is not one thing being spoken about that will solve the current problems as they exist. Not one word about the poor schools with a high dropout rate. Nothing about the illiteracy rate that increases with each generation, which limits the jobs people can do.
There was a time when some states did prohibit educating people of African descent, but that is no longer the case. The public school system, particularly in the inner cities, does have problems that do contribute to the drop out and illiteracy rates. That is never mentioned by those who preach critical race theory.
Anything based on race, including critical race theory, is eugenics. No matter how the package is wrapped, it is still based on a science that has been disproven time and again. Ability knows no color.