Issues of racism are pertinent to the American community because U.S. citizens are multi-ethnic people. Race as a biological attribute is increasingly in the headlines of social studies about identity. Although there is no confirmed evidence of iconic differences between races in modern science, it is not entirely accurate to attribute them to a social construct. Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a practice of investigating the role of race in a society that argues that racism is a fundamental part of society. Quisha King disagrees with this position, concerned about racial injustice in city schools (Fox News, 2021). Using race as a social marker of humanity will fail to stop racism and lead to the deterioration of the position of people of color in society.
CRT arose to level the playing field in the courts: precisely to balance punishment based on individualism rather than societal ideals. Critics of the theory hold the view that racism results from the demoralization of society (Collins, 2019). Keisha King expresses concern about the problem of dividing children in schools into classes based on their race and, therefore, a different attitude (Fox News, 2021). Equating race as the most critical criterion of human society is unreasonable because it deprives children of development, and they no longer want to correct this injustice. King’s position is correct in terms of societal development because it seeks to eradicate the root cause of racism.
Fighting racism and all its manifestations is society’s responsibility, and shifting the burden to oppressed races hinders the development of democracy. Granting special rights to racial minorities is also racist because instead of a systemic struggle, it uses racism for good (Madibbo, 2021). This position is harmful because it is necessary to effectively fight the global problem on all fronts, not alienate small portions of rights.
Thus, race as identity and social criterion is seen as part of CRT, which people like Quisha King soundly criticize. King’s position is expressed in the opinion that the division into races will increase racism. This position seems correct because it will only improve the cultural stratification of society. An effective fight against racism cannot be achieved with an oppressed race.
Collins, P. H. (2019). What’s Critical about Critical Social Theory? In Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory (pp. 54–84). Duke University Press.
Fox News. (2021). Florida mom rips critical race theory: It’s an ‘insult’ [Video]. YouTube. Web.
Madibbo, A. (2021). The construction and negotiation of black-African identity. In Blackness and la Francophonie: Anti-Black Racism, Linguicism and the Construction and Negotiation of Multiple Minority Identities (pp. 157–176). Les Presses de l’Université Laval.