Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is blasting Critical Race Theory claiming it is being promoted by “woke white folks” and proclaims she solidly stands against race as a social construct.
She stated on Monday that we are all one race, with human beings sharing 99.5 percent of the same DNA. King believes this is what should be taught to students throughout their education, not racial division.
“It might surprise you to know I support Critical Race Theory. Or, to be more exact, I believe it’s critical to understand – maybe more so than at any other point in our shared history in the U.S. – that there is only one race, the human race. There is no White race, no Black race, no red race, no brown race, no yellow race, no mixed race. There is one critical human race,” she wrote in an op-ed for Fox News.
“I’m not trying to gloss over the current controversy about what our nation’s children should be taught about race or racism. I just want to state from the outset that race is a social construct that I refuse to afford any more power. In reality, we are all one blood,” the renowned activist contended.
“The Critical Race Theory we’re fixated on now is an academic discipline that has been prevalent in American universities since the 1970s. At its core is the belief that racism underlies everything — our legal system, education, banking, housing, even language,” King posited.
Critical Race Theory contends that the United States is an inherently racist nation and that the color of your skin is used to manufacture social, economic, and political inequalities that divide white and nonwhite Americans. Critics of the controversial theory claim that it casts all white people as oppressors, and all minorities as victims.
“The only reason people are discussing legislation against it is because of recent events,” King remarked.
The evangelist went on to reference the 1619 Project which bases American history on slavery and racism. She also invoked the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, and accused them of hopping on board the Critical Race Theory bandwagon.
“Out of this unrest and amid calls for defunding the police came a renewed focus on how to teach children not only about the events they were seeing on their streets and screens but about slavery and racism,” she continued.
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“The mobs on the street, many of them woke White folks, demanded a new look at civil rights heroes like Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln,” King noted. “More insidiously, they would stand for nothing less than the total erasure of the contributions of our nation’s founders if they had been slave owners — which most of them were.”
More than two dozen states have now introduced legislation to halt the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools.
“But these laws are not the answer, nor is teaching white students that they are privileged and black students that they are disadvantaged,” King asserts. “The answer is found where it always is, in the truth.”
“America will never erase slavery from its past, but there is no reason to live with it in the present,” she declared.
“We are more alike than we are different,” King said. “We are one blood. We are one human race.”
King’s powerful words rang true for many:
I love what alveda king said, so true, and to add that we are all imperfect humans, but have come a long way, since then
— stacy olmino (@StacyOlmino) August 10, 2021
“… when I hear the term critical race theory, I say what’s critical to know is that human beings share 99.5% of our DNA. That’s what our students should hear from pre-school on.
“We are more alike than we are different. We are one blood. We are one human race.”
— Stephen A. Miskin (@Sam1963) August 10, 2021
— Spiritual Warrior (@JoeyTerrell1) August 9, 2021
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