Eddie Glaude, Jr., a Princeton professor recently said that people who believe the 2020 election was stolen and are against Critical Race Theory are part of a “racist retrenchment” in the US.
While speaking to MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Glaude, Jr. said, “With the holiday, we now have an occasion to think about the second founding. That is to say, the emergence of the U.S. nation-state shorn of slavery, not racism, but it’s the second founding where the U.S. nation-state is born without the institution of slavery. Although the 13th Amendment is passed about six months later, ratified 6 months after Juneteenth, Juneteenth still symbolically represents the end of slavery in the United States.”
Believing that the 2020 election was stolen has nothing to do with race. If you observe reality, it’s clear that there were many discrepancies during the 2020 election that feeds doubt that President Joe Biden was fairly elected.
Critical Race Theory (CRT), on the other hand, has been highly politicized, but why? CRT teaches that people of color are systematically oppressed. Teaching children that they’re oppressed based on their race is extremely dangerous. The teaching can make children feel inferior to their white classmates and create hate between students.
There is also no law in the U.S. that places one race above another. If there were, it would be a violation of federal law.
It’s not only white people that condemn CRT, a black father at a school board meeting explained that his family has slavery in their lineage and said, “I am not oppressed. I am not oppressed and I’m not a victim.” The father also said that CRT is “fanning the flames of what little embers are left.”
Glaude Jr. added, “With the collapse of radical Reconstruction, there is a kind of violent backlash, a kind of betrayal, and that betrayal comes with the lost cause. It comes with a history that is being written that writes out the violence that obscures what we have done as a nation.”
During Reconstruction, Republicans fought for black people to have the same rights as white people. When the 14th Amendment was added to the Constitution, southern states followed suit.
Glaude Jr. said, “So, it makes sense that in a moment where we see racist retrenchment, where we see extremist forces on the rise trying to in every way, undermine our democracy, that there would be this anti-CRT movement, right? No matter what you think about Critical Race Theory, we need to understand the relationship between Critical Race Theory and White Replacement Theory, that they go hand in hand. We need to understand its relationship to Stop the Steal and voter suppression. They go hand in hand because we saw it at the latter part of the 19th century, as Jim Crow was taking root and the ideology of Anglo-Saxonism was overrunning the country.”
The great replacement theory suggests that white people are being replaced by immigrants. In the days after the Buffalo, New York shooting that left 11 black people shot, there was a condemnation of the great replacement theory. The shooter in Buffalo, New York was actually anti-conservative, even though mainstream media is trying to group him in with conservatives.
It’s also frustrating to see Glaude, Jr. say that voter suppression goes hand in hand with these other so-called white supremacy ideologies. Everyone wants equal voting rights, but the idea that voter security is racist is ridiculous.