Posted on August 18, 2021

Critical Race Theory Aims to Murder the Souls of White Children

Jason D. Hill, The Federalist, August 13, 2021

A friend of mine told me a true apocryphal story. He is an old-fashioned “liberal” and a strong advocate of public education.

The Covid-19 lockdowns left him additional time to inconspicuously sit in on his sixth-grade son’s online classes. One afternoon, he observed an assignment in an English class in which all the white students were required to place their arms beside a brown paper bag.

The teacher, a white woman, asked if they noticed a difference in color between their skin and the brown paper bag. The white students verbally assented. The teacher then asked if the color of the bag looked close to the skin color of some classmates who identify as black.

The teacher then announced: “If your skin color is different from the color of the paper bag, then you are part of an American problem known as ‘systemic racism’ that does irreparable harm to all black and brown people. Further, if you identify as white, you enjoy something called ‘white privilege,’ which means you are practicing racism every day without knowing it.” The teacher then went on to ask the class if they had ever heard the term “reparations.”


I told him his son was being held hostage by a new national philosophy called critical race theory, a moral eugenics program. His son was being re-socialized to be an enemy of his family, himself, and the state. The murder of his son’s soul was taking place before his eyes.

At age 12, this young man had committed no egregious harm against any black person, yet he was being taught to feel that he was the cause of all harms inflicted on black people. His son, I said, would grow to feel resentment towards blacks and self-hatred.

By the power of his whiteness, he could cause much harm yet also alleviate blacks’ misery and suffering. He would be made to feel like a monster for holding that power. Simultaneously, he would be made to feel like the Devil for not exercising this power to rectify every asymmetry between blacks and whites regardless of whether the disparities were caused by racism.

It would not be enough for him to not be a racist. He would have to prove that he was also an “anti-racist.” This child’s curriculum would continue to include a phalanx of progressive nihilists who would call for the annihilation of “whiteness,” which his mind would come to understand as the annihilation of all white people, including himself.


Many practitioners of critical race theory would like us to believe they are not part of the moral eugenics programs suffusing the learning domains from K-12 to universities. Yet the calls to abolish “whiteness,” expurgate courses of all European thinkers, and the attacks against free speech are part of their agenda.

They call for equity, which means equality of outcomes plus reparations; inclusion, which is restricted speech banning anything some find offensive; and diversity, which is a violation of individual identity and enforced intellectual conformity. “Cultural competence” and “relevance” means catering to stereotypes of identity groups that results in a blank check to inform people they are not “culturally aware” and that they must modify their behavior. They believe dissent is proof of racial bigotry.


Until people realize that CRT is an extinction doctrine with the sole goal of stripping every white person of every defense they have to protect their self-esteem, agency, and free will, they will be prey for every American hating, Marxist-loving social ballast masquerading as an agent of change for the good.

A sixth grader can feel self-doubt when told such things because of the lack of an emergent identity that can track his successes in the world against forces that would seek to obliterate it. That child’s self-esteem can be destroyed by telling him that, by a process of chemical predestination, he genetically harbors the seeds of an oppressor. He is the carrier of a genetic pathogen—whiteness.

This whiteness is deterministic, and destructive of others’ agency. He must “democratize” his natural and cultivated talents that others do not possess. He must at some point see merit as a con game his ancestors built to keep blacks outside the domain of universal inclusion.