Washington Post Defends Its Partisan Hit Job on Critical Race Theory Opponent Christopher Rufo

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For the past couple of months, the flashpoint in the cultural civil war being fought out in the United States is Critical Race Theory. While apologists for this racist nonsense will tell you that CRT is “an academic theory,” they know as well as the opponents that what is being opposed are the twin notions that every institution in the United States relies upon white supremacy and that Black and brown kids, but not Asian kids because they are essentially white and totally down with white supremacy, are oppressed and do not have the agency to make any decision for themselves. So, in addition to being a racist form of the Marxist dialectic that merely substitutes “white” for “capital,” we can look forward to being lectured on how CRT is only a failure because “true” CRT has never been tried.

Five states, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, have passed laws forbidding CRT-based ideology in public education. Some states, like Florida, have used executive action to stop this madness. Seventeen other states have introduced legislation to accomplish the same goal, though the bills’ prognosis in some of those states is not good.

The left is not happy. Official action to bar racism from being taught in public schools definitely throws a wrench in the progressive effort to divide the nation into competing race-based interest groups dependent upon the Democrat-run federal bureaucracy to sort out winners and losers.

One prime mover in the resistance to having racist principles introduced to school children has been Christopher Rufo. He explains CRT and the dangers in the great short video below.

His opposition to CRT is not limited to YouTube videos; he’s been a feature on every television show that examines the potential damage of this pernicious pseudo-intellectual cover for the vilest form of racism.

What annoys the racist left so much about Rufo is that he uses their own materials to show how corrupt and dangerous their ideas are. See our coverage of Rufo’s exploits: City of Seattle Holds Segregated Racial Sensitivity Training Session; Here Are the Disturbing HandoutsYou Are Racist’: Images Pop Up Online Revealing San Diego’s White Privilege Wringing of Teachers; and Public School District Offers Free ‘Antiracist Therapy’ for White Teachers.

He gets results; see Sen. Tom Cotton Fires Off Letter to Lockheed Martin in Response to Reported ‘White Men’ Training.

He also doesn’t just hide on friendly venues; he’s not afraid to debate proponents of racism on their own ground.

And some of the more noxious and low-wattage proponents of this form of racism are afraid to engage him, see MSNBC’s Joy Reid Gets Owned After Accusing CRT Critic Pushing for Debate of ‘Making White Man Demands.’

Anytime you get too effective, you can be assured that some part of the media will do a nasty, falsehood-laden hit piece on you. A couple of days ago, it was Rufo’s turn as the Washington Post’s Laura Meckler took aim. This is how it starts:

President Donald Trump was watching Fox News one evening last summer when a young conservative from Seattle appeared with an alarming warning, and a call to action.

Christopher Rufo said critical race theory, a decades-old academic framework that most people had never heard of, had “pervaded every institution in the federal government.”
“Critical race theory,” Rufo said, “has become, in essence, the default ideology of the federal bureaucracy and is now being weaponized against the American people.”

President Donald Trump was watching Fox News one evening last summer when a young conservative from Seattle appeared with an alarming warning, and a call to action.
Christopher Rufo said critical race theory, a decades-old academic framework that most people had never heard of, had “pervaded every institution in the federal government.”
“Critical race theory,” Rufo said, “has become, in essence, the default ideology of the federal bureaucracy and is now being weaponized against the American people.”

The reaction to Rufo’s appearance that evening on Fox News was swift. The next day, Trump demanded action and, Rufo was soon in the White House for a meeting. Two days later, his budget chief issued a memo laying the groundwork for the federal government to cancel all diversity trainings. An executive order followed.

See that. President Trump was watching Fox News. He sees someone he doesn’t know talking in conspiratorial terms about “a decades-old academic framework that most people had never heard of,” and calls him to the White House for a meeting. A flurry of activity ensues. How many anti-Trump/Lincoln Project/Bulwark narratives can you count here.

There was just one problem. Meckler just made some stuff up and got a lot of fundamental things wrong.

The Post responded by issuing a “clarification,” as if the story only had a few small points that needed further explanation.

But it wasn’t a clear-cut win. Though the Post had to retract…I mean, clarify…the lies told in the story, they elected to stand by other crap just because they could.

We are engaged in a Manichaean struggle for what remains of the soul of the United States. If you think the fight against instruction and policies developed based on the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) is not important, you aren’t paying attention. Too many on our side (allegedly)…cough, David French, cough…are supportive of racism and racial identitarianism being taught in elementary and secondary schools…one of the “blessings of liberty,” I suppose…and inflicted upon employees who are bullied into going along (muh private company) for fear of losing their jobs. As expected, the US media have lined up solidly on the side of totalitarianism.

If we don’t resist, we know how this plays out. These people are not interested in accommodation; they are focused on the destruction of American culture and American society. You can’t opt-out of this fight because they will not let you.