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John McWhorter Critiques CRT in “The Elect”

John McWhorter is in the process of writing a book about Critical Race Theory called “The Elect” in which he purposes:

1. to argue that this new ideology is actually a religion in all but name;

2. to argue that to understand it as a religion is to see coherence in what may seem like a welter of “crazy” or overblown behaviors;

3. to explore why this religion is so attractive to so many people;

4. to show that this religion is actively harmful to black people despite being intended as unprecedentedly “antiracist”;

5. to show that a pragmatic, effective, liberal and even Democratic-friendly agenda for rescuing black America need not be founded on the tenets of this new religion;

6. to suggest ways to lessen the grip of this new religion on our public culture.

https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-elect-neoracists-posing-as-antiracists

Serial excerpt 1:
THE ELECT: NEORACISTS POSING AS ANTIRACISTS AND THEIR THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA

Serial excerpt 2:
THE ELECT: THE THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FROM ANTI-BLACK ANTIRACISTS

Serial excerpt No. 3:
THE ELECT: THE THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FROM ANTI-BLACK ANTIRACISTS (We can only move on in full awareness that this is a religion. Not “like” one — but an actual one.)

Serial excerpt No.4:
THE ELECT: THE THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FROM ANTI-BLACK ANTIRACISTS (They will object that they are “dismantling structures” – while enjoying making people cry and dismantling nothing.)

Serial excerpt No.5:
THE ELECT: THE THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FROM ANTI-BLACK ANTIRACISTS (Why it won’t do to admit this is a religion and “own” it – The Elect harbor a religion that harms black people in countless ways.)

Serial excerpt No.6:
THE ELECT: THE THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FROM ANTI-BLACK ANTIRACISTS (Finishing up on how the new concept of “social justice” is unjust to black people.)

Serial excerpt No.7:
THE ELECT: THE THREAT TO A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA FROM ANTI-BLACK ANTIRACISTS (Why do so many kind, intelligent people join something so illogical and punitive?)

McWhorter Challenges the Victimhood Mentality that Pervades Antiracist Rhetoric

John McWhorter seeks to give solutions to the current cultural crisis. It’s easier to complain and he’ll definitely be hated for his solutions. Read his article,

“DO BLACK PEOPLE ENJOY BEING TOLD THEY ARE WEAK AND DUMB?

THE ELECT HOPE SO.”

He says, “Tracing, facing and erasing what psychology titles the Victimhood Mentality will be key to, among other things, saving America’s educational system.”

In a word, there are people who exaggerate the degree of their victimhood, and by extension, groups of people who do. For clinical details, this article is useful; I also recommend this overview. There is a whole literature on this syndrome.