Author of 'Anti-Racism' Book Mocks Parents Whose Kids Would Be Forced To Read It


Critical race theory might be the left’s worst idea to date, and that’s saying something.

This strange “theoretical” ideology, developed in leftists academia, teaches its disciples to use racial stereotypes and posits that America is systemically, irredeemably racist.

On Nov. 6, one of the activists pushing this nonsense gleefully mocked parents who aren’t buying in, noting that their children will be forced to read his “anti-racism” book in school.

“Knowing your children will one day be forced to read my book on anti-racism in school on your tax dollars makes me so happy,” Frederick Joseph wrote.

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Joseph, author of “The Black Friend: On Being A Better White Person,” is a progenitor of anti-racism, another aspect of the critical race theory ideology that posits racial identity as the most important aspect of a person’s identity.

Anti-racism essentially teaches that people can’t merely be “not racist”; instead, they must be fully “anti-racist,” which requires one to view all individuals by their racial identity.

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This classically liberal approach — to treat everyone equally regardless of their group identity, to ensure that everyone is given equal access to opportunities regardless of their immutable characteristics — is deemed to be not only highly problematic by anti-racist activists, but also a tool of white supremacy.

The idea of colorblindness instead is seen as a myth that white people use to uphold their own privilege by failing to identify the unseen forces of systemic racism (which these scholars have yet to prove exists in the modern day).

Essentially, the ideology is doing the opposite of what it says — it is teaching people to be more racist and to judge everyone by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character.

And Joseph is mocking parents because his book — due out from Candlewick Press on Dec. 1 — will be used to teach these ideas to young children in public schools.

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While many of these schools claim to be secular in nature and avoid teaching the religious principles found in Christianity, many of them have no problem teaching the strange, theoretical philosophies of anti-racism and critical race theory that also are based on faith rather than evidence.

“I don’t support religious indoctrination of children in public school, which is why critical race theory should be banned,” conservative and Christian commentator Matt Walsh wrote on Twitter.

Except that while Christianity teaches followers to treat each individual as uniquely made in the image of God, anti-racism and critical race theory teaches its disciples to treat everyone differently based on which race they belong to.

It’s no wonder racial tensions in America continue to boil over.

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Michael Austin joined The Western Journal as a staff reporter in 2020. Since then, he has authored hundreds of stories, including numerous original reports. He also co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of supervising staff reporter. His responsibilities now include directing the reporting team.
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