UPDATED 3:50 PM PT – Sunday, July 18, 2021
A college professor said many people have pretended to agree with race opinions in fear of being attacked on social media. Columbia University professor and author John McWhorter recently made the comments during a PBS interview, which discussed critical race theory in schools.
McWhorter criticized the creators of CRT by claiming the theory established a perspective that led people to deem everything as racist. In addition, McWhorter said this was no way to run a society and many people conformed to the ideology so they wouldn’t get called out.
“After last summer, there was this educational opportunity many of these people saw where you could start saying that you needed to do this within this racial reckoning and if you don’t do it, you’re a racist,” he explained. “So if you go against them, you get called a racist in the public square. For nine out of ten people, that’s enough to make them follow along.”
Straw man alert!
OF COURSE we should teach about slavery & racism (who are the 27% morons who allegedly don’t?)
What we should NOT teach is CRT: that slavery is the ONLY REASON America exists, that ALL white people are racists & that America is irredeemably racist.
That’s BS. pic.twitter.com/JA15SVKBGA
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 18, 2021
McWhorter recently released a new book titled “Woke Racism,” which explains how so-called anti-racist teaching is actually hurting minority communities. He went on to say he believes once classes get back in person, things may get better because students will have face to face interaction.