A growing challenge

Dear Editor:

Defending critical race theory gets more challenging as its opponents’ claims in The Ellsworth American get weirder. CRT cannot be taught in schools. A fact. If college students, asked to consider the impact of racism on our history, decide not to, people who agree with letter writer V. Paul Reynolds [“Concerned about CRT,” Sept. 16] have nothing to worry about.

Reynolds’ fear that CRT “contains the seeds of this country’s ultimate destruction” is unjustified, as is his claim that CRT’s roots are Marxist. Groucho? Zeppo? Harpo? Not Karl.

Mr. Reynolds’ claim, equally preposterous, is that CRT aims to create “a revolutionary coalition of the dispossessed based on racial and ethnic categories.”

On the other hand, a revolutionary coalition of those who fear being dispossessed already exists. It’s called white supremacy.

Peg Cruikshank


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