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‘Critical Race Theory is the kryptonite of white evangelicals,’ professor declares

What makes Southern Baptists and other white evangelicals so outraged about Critical Race theory isn’t their claim that it fosters a distorted view of American law and history, but that it illuminates...

We will continue to teach Critical Race Theory

Our schools will continue to discuss ideas such as Critical Race Theory, and we will continue to have difficult conversations about how slavery, Jim Crow (a term coined in Louisville), and the constru...

The Jesus story is not a conspiracy theory, honest!

In a June 30, 2021, essay in The Atlantic, “The Senator Who Decided to Tell the Truth,” reporter Tim Alberta describes the work of Ed McBroom, a Michigan state senator who “spent eight months searchin...

Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana sent a letter to fellow Republicans on June 24, 2021, stating: “As Republicans, we reject the racial essentialism that critical race theory teaches … that our institutio...

Organized foes of Critical Race Theory shouldn’t set the direction of our school district

Last week, a phalanx of protesters showed up in force at the Fort Worth Independent School District school board meeting to challenge the racial equity and cultural inclusion initiatives our nearly 90...

White hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and eyes that dare not see

The hysteria over Critical Race Theory right now means many things. Most immediately, it means that the relationship between skilled right-wing demagogues and their audience in the U.S. these days is ...

What the Critical Race Theory debate has to do with Professor Harold Hill

I’m not an expert on Critical Race Theory, and neither are you. So let’s all stop pretending we know so much more than we do. This term, which refers to an academic construct that originated in law sc...

If Critical Race Theory really were about what my state representative says it is, I’d oppose it too

Rep. Jeremy Faison, chairman of the Tennessee House of Representatives Republican Caucus, recently wrote his “Viewpoint” regarding House Bill 580, outlawing Critical Race Theory in Tennesse schools. A...

Why Critical Race Theory could be good news for ‘nice white people’

A bedrock theological concept of my formation as a white American evangelical was the idea, best articulated by Paul in Romans 14-20, that there is a war going on within all of us between those things...

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