A school board in Colorado Springs recently voted to ban critical race theory (CRT) instruction after testimony from a black father, who argued racism in the U.S. would “by and large be dead” if it weren’t for certain institutions “keeping it on life support.”
“I am a direct descendant of the North American slave trade. Both my parents are black. All four of my grandparents are black, all eight of my great great grandparents, and all 16 of my great greats,” the unidentified father said during the board meeting, according to a video shared Thursday by prominent CRT critic Christopher Rufo.
“I am not oppressed. I’m not oppressed and I’m not a victim,” he proclaimed.
CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.