Episode 99

The Roots and Fruits of Critical Race Theory

My wife Chelsea returns to Truthspresso to talk with me about Critical Race Theory ("CRT").

We look at recent news articles about CRT infiltrating schools and making parents upset.

What is a "critical theory"? We see that it's unquestionably Marxism and Freudianism combined. It looks for two classes in history: oppressors and oppressed.

What is the goal of a critical theory? We notice that it's end goal is to impose Marxism as a solution to historical ills.

We check out the New York Times' "1619 Project" to see how it wants to define U.S. history in terms of CRT.

Next, we read parts of the "About" section of the Black Lives Matter ("BLM") website to see that the stated goals seem laudable. However, if words mean how BLM treats them, this mission can have dangerous effects and a never-ending pursuit.

We also listen to the viral video from Patrice Cullors, one of the three Black women co-founders of BLM where she said that they were "trained Marxists."

Finally, as CRT is infiltrating churches, we turn to the Scriptures to see how our Christian identity and unity is in Christ, not our ethnicity and history.

Sources Cited:

Dana Kennedy, "Inside the growing underground network of parents fighting ‘anti-racism’ in NYC schools," New York Post, April 24, 2021.

"Help Gabrielle & William Clark," Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism, Accessed May 2, 2021.

Good Hope (channel), "Black Lives Matter is Led by "Trained Marxists" (Patrice Cullors | Co-Founder)," YouTube, Accessed May 2, 2021.

Dave Breese. Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1992.

Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, "White Supremacy Culture," Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, ChangeWork, 2001.

Brandon Clay and Frost Smith, "Critical Race Theory in the Church," Answers In Genesis, September 29, 2020.

Scriptures Referenced:

Philippians 3:7-10,13-19

Philippians 4:11

Galatians 3:26-29

Galatians 6:2

Colossians 3:9-15

John 17:21

1 Peter 5:5

Podcast Promotion:

Prescribed Truth with Jamal Bandy

Truthspresso episode 0066: "Critical Race Theory or Christ? - A Discussion with Jamal Bandy part 2"


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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.