CRT vs. the Privilege of Being An American, by Art Kleinschmidt

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Why can’t the privilege, which should be open to all of us, be that of being an American?

By Art Kleinschmidt, American Greatness, October 25, 2021

Art Kleinschmidt, MBA, PhD is the former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He also served at HHS at the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration.


As a licensed mental health professional my entire therapeutic orientation was geared toward helping people rise above their unfortunate circumstances to achieve their dreams. It is from this paradigm that I view critical race theory (CRT), and it leaves several unanswered questions. For instance, why is race deemed “critical“ if it is the one aspect of a person he or she cannot control? Holding a person accountable to something beyond one’s control is the opposite of empowering, in fact it’s rather shaming.

Moreover,  CRT has been around since the 1980s. What happened to make it experience such a resounding comeback in 2019?

During the Obama years the Left deployed the Occupy Wall Street crew to push the “99 percent vs 1 percent” version of class warfare. As wealthy liberals never seem burdened by self-awareness, well-heeled celebrities such as Susan Sarandon and Alec Baldwin were happy to cheer along from the Upper East Side. …

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