SUMMARY: Critical race theory is being used by many people as a weapon and many people are not taking the time to dig into what CRT actually is. Is critical race theory a tool that Christians can use? Absolutely. Is it a tool that Christians will use to direct church doctrine? No. As Christians we must be nuanced and distinct in our response to CRT.
KEY QUOTE: “I believe that Christians can find common ground with CRT when we seek to understand the complex ways that our economic structures, legal systems, education and care systems might be disadvantaging people, and when we use our voices, our privileges, our positions, our homes and our workplaces to restore dignity and promote equality not only for individuals and families, but in the systems and structures of our communities.”
DID YOU KNOW? We have a learning capsule about critical race theory to help learn and think Christianly about CRT.
More curated articles on critical race theory:
In easy to understand, straightforward language, Relevant Magazine’s Tyler Huckabee details the incarnation of the war against critical race theory, the varying definitions and key tenets of CRT, and how Christians should respond.Read more
Although the anti-critical race theory rhetoric didn’t really begin in earnest until 2020 (hint: an election year), the groundwork was being laid back in 2018 by evangelicals on blogs, speeches, and sermons. Reporter Andre E. Johnson traces the roots and motivation of white evangelicalism becoming obsessed with opposing CRT.Read more
In clear and concise prose, the editors of Faithfully Magazine list the core concepts and roots of critical race theory in addition to the inception and current iteration of the backlash against critical race theory. With plenty of opportunity to dig deeper, this article is an excellent starting point to learn about CRT.Read more