On this episode of HealthMade radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt interviews Professor Ted McAllister regarding the disturbing trend found in many schools and even businesses called Critical Race Theory. Critical Race Theory is a framework developed in the US to expose “racial power structures in society.” Its effects have spread from humanities classes in academia into the action we see in the public square and now in primary education. Rather than building on the successes of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, this framework undermines and betrays every ideology built during the Civil Rights Movement and sets our society up for division and potential failure.
- The impact of creating a focus on “anti-racism” in our education system
- A summary of the critical race theory that puts all people into two categories oppressor and opposed (with no opt-out available)
Listen to the Answers to the Following Questions:
- In what ways does Critical Race Theory discard the ideals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s,60s, 70s?
- Will we be a society with a goal of equity (not equality)?
- Does Emotional Affirmation, designed to protect feelings, undermine individual success and societal success?
- Can a Christian believe in Critical Race Theory?
More About Ted McAllister
Prof. Ted McAllister is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian College. He earned his master’s degree from Claremont Graduate School before completing his doctoral degree in American intellectual and cultural history at Vanderbilt University. A recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, he also received the Leland Sage Fellowship as well as several additional grants, including one from the Earhart Foundation. The author of a volume entitled Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Search for a Postliberal Order, he has completed a new textbook on American history entitled The Promise of Freedom: A History of the United States. McAllister has lectured frequently on the nature and future of American conservatism, including recent presentations at Oxford University and at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. In addition to his research into conservative philosophy, he is currently working on a history of the baby boomer generation.
McAllister serves as one of the editors of Rowman & Littlefield’s book series, American Intellectual Culture, which is designed to produce books that examine the intersection of culture and politics in American history. At Pepperdine, he teaches the core class entitled Ethical Dimensions of Public Policy: Great Books and Great Ideas, as well as a variety of elective courses that focus on putting policy debates in larger historical and philosophical contexts, including such classes as Comparative Federalism, Public Policy in Modern America, and American Democratic Culture.
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In an avid pursuit of worldly knowledge, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt conducts weekly interviews on HealthMade Radio with global integrative health experts, scientists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. These interviews are shared on our page to promote a community of health and education.
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