Rioters topple statues of our Founding Fathers, activists are rewriting school textbooks, mobs are eroding the freedom of speech, and the virtues of hard work and commitment we hold dear are being eviscerated. So-called “woke” crusaders have redefined the vital concept of justice in America. The root of their rage is Critical Race Theory.
On June 29, 2021, Goldwater Institute Director of Communications Mike Brownfield hosted a live video discussion about the growing use of Critical Race Theory in everyday life from K-12 public schools and university classrooms to employee training seminars and corporate boardrooms. Guest speakers Kevin Jackson and Jonathan Butcher discussed this cultural tipping point and its corrosive impact on public discourse, including how all of us can learn from serious failures of the past while keeping alive the promise of the American Dream. You can watch the event below.
Critical Race Theory is a perspective on modern life—a worldview—that seeks to explain the events and ideas in politics, education, entertainment and the media, the workplace, and beyond in terms of racial identities. Even George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the U.S. Constitution itself are subject to being canceled out of American culture—their names are being removed from public schools, for example—for failing to satisfy the Left’s racist perspective. Activists use Critical Race Theory to reject the fundamental principles on which our freedom is based, pervert the idea of justice, and deny everyone’s rightful claim to an opportunity to pursue the American Dream.
Our Special Guests:
Jonathan Butcher is a Senior Fellow at the Goldwater Institute and is the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation. He researches and testifies on education policy all across the United States. He is currently writing a book for Post Hill Press discussing critical race theory in schools and America’s national identity.
Kevin Jackson is CEO of Seeking Educational Excellence, a non-profit of The Kevin Jackson Network. Kevin hosts The Kevin Jackson Show on radio and he is a highly sought after national speaker and three-time Amazon best-selling author. A prolific writer, commentator, and business leader, Kevin brings a bold and unique perspective on politics and culture today.
Read more about Critical Race Theory here.