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Only a Critical Race Theorist Could Be so Racist

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Posted: Dec 21, 2020 1:30 PM
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Only a Critical Race Theorist Could Be so Racist

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Critical race theory allows racists to say racist things so long as the racism is directed at the right people. According to the theory, white people deserve to be hated on because white people benefit from white supremacy and structural racism. Proponents of the theory believe only white people can be racist and openly call for discrimination against whites. It's truly sickening.

Case in point: The Nation, a leftist rag, recently published an article, titled "The Votes of Black Americans Should Count Twice." Such a title isn't racist, you see, because the victims of the proposed racism are white and therefore deserve it. In the article, the race-obsessed author, Brandon Hasbrouck, an assistant professor at Washington and Lee University, asserts that black votes are worth less than white votes. What does he mean by that? Does Dominion Voting Systems have some algorithm that counts fewer black votes? Of course not. 

The author believes the core problem lies in the Electoral College, which Hasbrouck calls a "structurally racist" system set up "to protect the interests of slave states." Armed with ignorance about history and our system of government, Hasbrouck claims black votes are "devalued" because blacks lack the population numbers to overcome white people. 

"Wyoming, which has just 580,000 residents and is 93 percent white, gets three electors because of its two senators and one representative in the House. By comparison, Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District—which includes Atlanta, has 710,000 residents, and is 58 percent Black—has no dedicated electors or senators and can only occasionally overcome the mostly white and conservative votes from elsewhere in the state. This devaluation of Black votes allows our political system to ignore Black lives, and the consequences are devastating."

Hasbrouck is touching on the idea of minority rights, which, ironically, was the reason the Electoral College was created in the first place. Hasbrouck also views the interests of whites and blacks as antithetical -- if one group wins, the other loses. But what's truly laughable is Hasbrouck's assertion that our political system is somehow ignoring black lives. 

The most senior black lawmaker in Congress, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), essentially handpicked Joe Biden to become president. We had months of Black Lives Matter riots and both presidential nominees campaigning heavily for the black vote. BLM murals were painted in cities all across America, and President Trump unveiled a "platinum plan" to spend half a trillion dollars shoveling capital, jobs and opportunities into black communities. The CDC was just about to skip over the elderly for lifesaving vaccination because blacks and other ethnic minorities are underrepresented among adults age 65 and over. 

While Hasbrouck believes that abolishing the Electoral College and the U.S. Senate would be ideal, he sees double-counting black votes as both a cheap and easy way to make reparations for slavery.

"One of the largest objections to monetary reparations is the impracticality of implementing them on a scale that would meaningfully address the injustices. Vote reparations, in contrast, would be a simple, low-cost way to begin to make amends."

Other large objections to reparations: The Africans, Arabs and Europeans who captured and sold slaves, the people in the United States who owned and used slaves as well as the slaves themselves are no longer with us. Descendants of these people are several generations removed and compensation from them, as Walter Williams put it, is now beyond our reach and "a matter that will have to be settled in hell or heaven." 

But returning to the terrible idea at hand, Hasbrouck believes in the moral superiority of black voters and sees blacks as the primary drivers of the country reaching "a more perfect union."

"Because white votes currently count more than Black ones, double-counting Black votes would restore electoral balance. Vote reparations would be a giant step toward remedying our nation’s long history of denying and devaluing Black votes. To address systemic racism, we must transform how we choose our government. Even if vote reparations aren’t instituted, Black voters will keep tirelessly dragging our states toward a more perfect union. But just imagine our country if our votes counted twice."

This racist idea of counting black votes twice isn't new, but it's one likely to become more popular as critical race theory takes hold of the left. Critical race theory has become the new scientific racism, the old pseudoscience used to justify racism against blacks. Instead of scientific racism, the universities have created something new: social-scientific racism.