The intellectual vanguards of wokeness and critical race theory demand that the most fundamental aspects of self-government and preservation of individual rights be abandoned to serve the cause of destroying “systemic racism.” Jarrett Stepman writes:
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore a growing, insidious ethos overtaking America’s most powerful institutions.
Individual merit and reasoned debate are out. “Lived experience” and the hierarchy of group grievance are now what matter most.
Even truth is considered meaningless. Narratives are everything.
The concept of fundamental human equality, derived from ideas at the heart of America’s founding and famously rearticulated by civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have a Dream” speech, is now being replaced by the enforced “equity” of the woke.
The end result, ironically, is the resegregation of America.
[Jarrett Stepman, "The Resegregation of America,” The Daily Signal, March 31]