By Chris Turner
Director of Communications, TBMB
Two years ago, few had ever heard of Critical Race Theory and now it is on the verge of becoming an ideological pandemic. Lines are drawn, passions are high, sides are forming, and the divide is widening.
For Christians, it gets complicated. Where should we fall on the issue?
Scholars generally agree that Critical Race Theory (CRT) seeks standards to determine how one’s race affects their social standing.
It arose from the legal field in the late 1980s to challenge the idea that racial inequality had been solved; that racial inequality was no longer an issue in American society following Civil Rights and Affirmative Action laws. Other categories (known as Intersectionality) then arose – such as ability, gender, age, class, and religion – to assist in determining inequality and to identify equitable solutions through social and legal actions to remedy issues like social justice and human dignity. [Read more…]