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Oct. 20, 2021, 6:00 a.m. EDT

Embracing critical race theory plays into China’s hand

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The  victimization cult CRT begets  robs black youth of the necessity to become fully formed adults. It can alienate black youth, creating a  deep disaffection and sense of “not belonging”  in a society that does indeed value their contributions large and small.

It cultivates an entitlements culture that serves to encourage the worst racial prejudices of the 18 and 19 centuries and most insidious outcomes of the 20 Century.

Consider the white accountant whose son is denied admission to an elite  Boston high school  to satisfy racial goals. Will he hire a black contractor to paint his house?  

Too many of our resources are devoted to implicit racial quotas that the Biden Administration now seeks to embed in all aspects of public policy—from  support for farmers and small businesses  to  appointments to the National Academy of Sciences

Worse, the  American Federation of Teachers  and  National Association of Education  have gone woke. And  CRT is under attack by state legislators  who realize left unchecked its venom will create a disaffected generation and a nation without a mission.

We can’t claim the high moral ground in competition with China and lead a Western alliance obsessed by false demons.

<STRONG>Peter Morici is an economist and emeritus business professor at the University of Maryland, and a national columnist.</STRONG>

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