‘If Obama’s not woke enough for you, NOBODY is’: Voddie Baucham warns there’s NO END to what critical race theorists can ‘problematize’
Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr., preacher, professor, and author of the No. 1 best-selling new book, “Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe,” joined “The Glenn Beck Podcast” on Saturday to uncover the truth behind the sinister social justice movement that has taken America by storm: critical race theory.
Baucham, who currently serves as dean of theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, has faced his share of backlash from the Left, which has tried to silence him for speaking out against critical race theory. He explained the radical Marxist worldview behind the so-called social justice movement and broke down how critical race theory is a dangerous attack on America’s ideals, Christianity, and Western culture itself.
Over the past year, critical race theory has taken root in our schools, companies, culture, and government. It’s not enough to be against racism, you have to be an “antiracist,” proponents say. Our kids are now learning this toxic critical race theory-based idea starting from infancy. Baucham told Glenn that “anti-racism” is actually the exact opposite of what it sounds like?
“Anti-racism was popularized really by Ibram Kendi in his book ‘How to be an Antiracist,'” Baucham explained. “Kendi argues that the opposite of racism is not not-racist. The opposite of racism is antiracism, and here’s what he means by that: When you see racism as
systemic — not personal animosity as we receive from a biblical perspective, from a traditional perspective, right, which is the hatred of a person, despising a person, looking down on a person, because of their particular race or ethnicity. But Kendi and the critical race theorists are arguing that racism is systemic, so you see disparate outcomes, and whenever you see disparate or unequal outcomes, you are seeing the product of systemic racism.”
“If racism is systemic, then, if you’re not tearing down the system that is creating these disparities, then not-racist is actually racist. And you’ve got to move beyond that to anti-racism, which means that you’re constantly problematizing … being critical in the oppressor-oppressed mode and looking for areas in the system that are creating disparate or unequal outcomes, and fighting against that in order to get equal outcomes,” he continued.
“Absolutely, they definitely can. It’s amazing,” Baucham agreed. “There’s no end to that. Recently, a school I think in Chicago, was considering renaming itself after Barack Obama, and they decided not to rename the school because Obama didn’t ‘do enough for illegal immigrants.’ Now listen, if Obama’s not woke enough for you, nobody is. And that’s the point, nobody is because you can always find some other intersection, if you will, and press at that point. You can problematize anything. We can divide people up into infinite, minuscule subcategories and always point to the fact that somebody, or some group of somebodies, has been underrepresented or mistreated.”
Watch the video clip below for more or enjoy the full episode with Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr. here:
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