SUMMARY: In easy to understand, straightforward language, Relevant’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.
KEY QUOTE: “Somehow the Gospel is so feeble, so anemic, that some legal theory is going to somehow circumvent the Church and overthrow it? And it’s going to prevail over the kingdom of God while the gates of hell won’t. It’s the most preposterous thing that I can ever imagine.”
More curated articles on critical race theory:
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 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.Read more
ARTICLE: I’ve Been a Critical Race Theorist for 30 Years. Our Opponents Are Just Proving Our Point For Us
Co-editor of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement Gary Peller says that the vehement backlash against critical race theory makes is readily apparent why critical race theory is needed. Using simple, real world examples Peller details how CRT can help analyze social practices (policing, education) and how they are affected by racism.Read more