(Natural News) Critical Race Theory, the idea which forces people to not say certain things or avoid taking certain stances may infringe on people’s civil and constitutional rights. This is according to Dr. Carol Swain, a former professor of political science and law at Princeton University and Vanderbilt University.
The driving force behind Critical Race Theory is the idea that the people of the world are divided into oppressors and the oppressed. In the United States, “all white people are considered oppressors who benefit from undeserved advantages,” said Swain in an interview with the Epoch Times.
“[Whites] are deemed guilty of having set up a system of systemic racism,” she continued. “The demonization of one group of people because of the color of their skin is something that is discriminatory.”
Civil Rights Act protects people against having Critical Race Theory forced on them
In her interview with the Epoch Times, Swain pointed out that white people who’re forced into Critical Race Theory-based training do not realize that they’re protected in the same way that black people are protected. This is thanks to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, religion, national origin and disability, Swain explained.
“We’re not a country where it’s acceptable to bully and shame people because of the color of their skin,” she pointed out.
She explained that Critical Race Theory can create a hostile environment at work or may cause psychological harm to children at school. On the latter, she noted that parents have reported depression, trauma or other problems in their children who’d been told that, because of the fact that their ancestors inflicted harm or just because of their whiteness, they are also guilty of oppression. (Related: Critical race theory is just anti-white racism.)
In addition, Swain also pointed out that the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees certain protection to all people, regardless of whether or not they’re American citizens.
Finally, she pointed out that, if a public institution such as a school tries to restrict people’s speech or behavior, it may also count as a violation of the First Amendment.
Teaching Critical Race Theory in colleges and universities is a problem
Swain has raised particular concern about how Critical Race Theory was being pushed in colleges and universities around the country. She discussed as much during a recent interview with Fox News‘ “Fox & Friends,” pointing out that because of this, nearly half of college students have been given a negative view of America, according to a survey.
Swain pointed out that, in both public and private colleges and universities, the overwhelming majority of administrators and faculty are either liberal Democrats or are “steeped in Critical Race Theory and anti-Americanism.”
More importantly, many of these colleges and private universities are getting millions of dollars in federal funding – with some as much as half a billion – despite teaching anti-Americanism.
She stated that these universities are “cheating their students. They are cheating them and they’re harming our country because if you hate America, why would you risk your life to go into the military to fight for a country that’s evil?”
In addition to hating the country, she pointed out that Critical Race Theory teaches white youths to hate themselves. This, she said, has led to an increase in suicides among the youth.
“We have created a hostile learning environment, the suicide rate for youth, you know, is exploding. And we wonder why.”
Finally, she concluded with how teaching Critical Race Theory in college doesn’t unify but rather divides. In her words, it teaches “division between males and females, [that] males are the oppressors, females are the victims. With the critical race theory, Whites are the oppressors, minorities are the victims. ”
“They are destroying everyone’s life and we need to stand up and we are.”
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