What is Critical Race Theory? James Lindsay, Michael Rectenwald Roundtable
Michael Rectenwald, author of Beyond Woke, and mathematician James Lindsay, author of Cynical Theories, join David Gornoski to address a certain subject that was brought up during the presidential debate by Chris Wallace, namely Critical Race Theory.
What is this ideology that has crept into the universities? James Lindsay says, “this ideology that we’re up against today has cherry picked from the critical theory tradition, from the postmodern tradition, liberal traditions of social justice, [and] liberalism itself to concoct a rather horrifying totalitarian ideology that we’ve worked backwards to explain.”
Is Critical Race Theory just racial sensitivity training as Wallace claimed? Michael Rectenwald says it goes further than just that. “Rather than seeing race as one aspect of society… it sees race as an all-determining totality that reaches into every aspect and informs all experience.”
How does this ideology shape the human psyche? Why does it exclude the need for evidence and logic? How do we tackle this ideology? How can we formulate a genuine alternative to Critical Race Theory that deals with real injustice and helps real victims? Listen to the full podcast to find out.
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