By Andre E. Johnson | Religion Dispatches
Published in June of 2021

SUMMARY: 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.

KEY QUOTE: “In short, the belief that CRT and Intersectionality are problematic comes not only from a lack of understanding of the terms, but how conservatives and white evangelicals have positioned them as anti-faith—and more particularly, anti-Christian. Thus, while more people are hearing more—and hopefully learning more—about CRT, more are also opposing it because they believe their faith teaches them to do so. I suggest that an understanding of how this rhetoric works and the foundations that this rhetoric is built upon is a start and should be included in any discussion or teaching going forward.”

DID YOU KNOW? We have curated numerous articles on racism and critical race theory.


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ARTICLE: What is Critical Race Theory?

In clear and concise prose with plenty of opportunity to dig deeper the editors of Faithfully Magazine list the core concepts and roots of critical race theory in addition to the inception of and current iteration of the backlash against critical race theory. An excellent starting point to learning about CRT.

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