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Identity Politics and Systemic Racism Theory as the New Marxo-Nazism

Denying America’s founding in liberty

"The 1619 Project, which was sponsored and originally published by the New York Times, insists that America was founded on the reality of slavery with the arrival of the first Africans brought that year in chains to Virginia. But more than that, it is asserted that “racism” has been the political, cultural, and economic foundation of “America” through all of its history. This has been reinforced with a push for the introduction of a “systemic racism” curriculum in government schools across the nation that from kindergarten through high school would attempt to indoctrinate the next generations on the inherent and inescapable “evilness” of America due to its racist past and its equally racist present.
This includes the assertion that the Declaration of Independence of 1776 is neither a milestone in the country’s history nor really means anything other than as a “smokescreen” to hide the reality of race hatred on the part of many, indeed, nearly all white people against “people of color.” Furthermore, not only is the history of the United States all “fake news” because it denies the country’s racist origin and nature, even science and mathematics are prejudiced impositions of “white culture” to deny the existence of alternative ways of thinking and understanding reality. Hence, some of these proponents have declared that to say that 2 + 2 = 4 is a white racist tool to oppress non-white peoples for purposes of continued Caucasian control of humanity."

This article was originally published in the August 2021 edition of Future of Freedom.

Category: Free Society

This post was written by:Richard M. Ebeling

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. He was formerly professor of Economics at Northwood University, president of The Foundation for Economic Education (2003–2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College (1988–2003) in Hillsdale, Michigan, and served as vice president of academic affairs for The Future of Freedom Foundation (1989–2003).

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