In a recent op-ed, racist and FOX News political commentator Juan Williams took a swing at parents who dared to demand the right to determine what their children are taught in public schools; accusing them of being white racists.
Webster’s Dictionary defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities. In other words, racists like Williams believe that the race of an individual is the final determinant of an individuals’ character and the actions they take.
The far-left often uses words like “racist” and “racism” as a catch-all to describe the actions of white people they don’t agree with, particularly when the disagreement involves nonwhites and/or blacks.
However, as Juan Williams shows us in his op-ed, “black racism” is becoming more common with the far-left as they push to indoctrinate our children with the teachings of Critical Race Theory and other “anti-white” racism ideology. Using the Virginia governor’s race as a backdrop, he said in part (via The Hill):
Virginia Republicans are back with a new and improved “Culture Wars” campaign for 2021. The closing argument is once again full of racial division — but this time it is dressed up as a defense of little children.
The rallying cry is “Parents’ Rights.”
It is a campaign to stop classroom discussion of Black Lives Matter protests or slavery because it could upset some children, especially white children who might feel guilt.
The “Parents’ Rights” campaign message at first glance looks to have zero to do with race.
That puts Democrats on the defensive. They are in the uncomfortable position of calling the attention of suburban white moms to divisive racial politics being used by Republican Glenn Youngkin’s campaign.
Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate, calls the Republican message a “racist dog whistle.”
“Youngkin’s closing message of book banning and silencing esteemed Black authors is a racist dog whistle designed to gin up support from the most extreme elements of his party…,” McAuliffe said in a statement.
There is a long history behind the latest racist political appeals.
It is not long ago that racist Southern politicians rallied against integration with an argument for “states’ rights,” a call to be free of federal laws seeking to end segregation.
Now the message is that white parents are being ignored when they complain that their children are uncomfortable learning about racism.
Critical race theory — broadly, a focus on racial disparities as a fact of American life — is not explicitly taught in Virginia’s public schools or anywhere in American public schools. But Republicans nationwide have made it a boogeyman to excite racial divisions and get their base to the polls.
The conservative Heritage Foundation and other big right-wing donors have fueled the fire with what they call the “Great Parent Revolt of 2021.” They see this as a conservative response to what Heritage dubs “the radical tide of educators, nonprofits and federal education bureaucrats who are working to rewrite American history.” (emphasis mine)
Juan Williams’ anti-white racism opine also included a defense of the recent decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to treat parents concerned about Critical Race Theory and the explosion of Marxist ideology being taught in public schools as “domestic terrorists” engaging in “criminal activity.”
I wonder if Mr. Williams believes black parents fall into this category since a majority of black parents oppose Critical Race Theory.
The juxtaposition of the racism of the past and Critical Race Theory to attack parents’ rights and defend teaching anti-white racism to our children has become an acceptable practice by racists like Juan Williams.
For example, critical race Theorist Ibram X. Kendi — Joe Biden wants Kendi’s anti-white teaching and the 1619 Project taught in public schools — believes the only way to repair the damage done by the racism of the past is to create a new anti-white racism of the present and the future:
“The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.” (emphasis mine)
In addition to being an ideology promoting anti-white racism, critical race theory has its roots in Marxism, which explains why it’s been embraced by Black Lives Matter. BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullers admits that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists.”
Critical race theory served as the inspiration behind the death and destruction we witnessed during last summer’s riots. It also serves as the fuel behind the government-sanctioned, taxpayer-financed, anti-white racism reparations movement picking up steam at the hands of anti-white racists like Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Black Lives Matter, and Biden’s ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
Juan Williams concluded his racist rant disguised as an op-ed with these words:
“This movement is not about parents. It is about exciting the far-right base by stirring up racial division.”
Sure, there are idiots who judge others by the color of their skin instead of the content of their character, but that doesn’t mean that parents objecting to Critical Race Theory and the Marxist ideology behind it fall into that category. The Bill of Rights gives every parent, regardless of the color of their skin, the right to criticize government and to exercise the power over government given them by God and protected by the Constitution.
It is reprehensible for anyone to judge the actions of someone simply because he or she is black. Likewise, it is equally reprehensible to judge the actions of someone simply because he or she is white.
Racist Juan Williams is no stranger to playing the “whites are racist” card when he’s faced with facts for which he has no answer. Instead of open discourse, he’d rather try to shut down those who reject the far-left with the “old, white, far-right” label.
Not only is it the epitome of lazy journalism, it destroys the legacy of progress made by black Americans since the days of Martin Luther King.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.